10/03/13 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
10/04/13 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
10/05/13 Akron, OH Musica
10/07/13 Kalamazoo, MI Shakespeares
10/08/13 Pontiac, MI Pike Room
10/10/13 Rochester, NY Water Street
10/11/13 Albany, NY The Hollow
10/12/13 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands Gallery
11/07/13 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie's
11/08/13 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
Most of her set is from her upcoming CAVES album, which is coming out October 15th. The album is said to be a departure from her previous Charlatans At The Garden Gate. Songs from the new album included "Easy Out ", "Catalyst " , "Gold Star ", " Island Dream", and "No One's Gonna Know ". Rounding out the rest of the show was her latest work, a collaboration song with her guitarist, Buddy, for "Anti-Baby" and her set finale "Bourgeois Bouquet".
The Features came on stage around ten and played a nearly hour long set consisting of songs from their new fourth self-titled album, "The New Romantic ", "Fox on the Run", "With Every Beat ", "Won't Be Long", etc.
The thing to note this Nashville quartet is that they maintained a high level of energy throughout their performance. Most bands can only sustain that level for so long before "taking it down a notch", but The Features were consistently energetic.
For the encore, the band played one of their first song they wrote called "Thursday". The song was actually meant to be included on their debut 1998 album called Spongebath, but it was never released. The oddity eventually found itself as an A-Side off a 10" vinyl. The song was a nice way to end the evening, even if it was only Wednesday.
The Features will continue their mid-west tour through mid October in New York. Although I did not see official CMJ listing, I'm almost certain that the band may end up doing some CMJ showcase (since the event is taking place October 15-19 this year). Yes, we are covering CMJ 2013, so if they turn up, I'll let you know.
The Features at 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis (10/02/13)