EELS @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 7/29/11
Decked out in full suits, sunglasses, and long, scruffy beards at last Friday night’s Music Hall of Williamsburg show, EELS looked one part ZZ Top, one part O Brother, Where Art Thou, and one part Williamsburg woodsman. Taking his band through a solid set of catchy rock jams, lead singer and brains of the operation, Mark Everett, put on a highly entertaining rock show for the enthusiastic fans that gathered.
The band sounded spectacular with great guitar licks, slamming drums, and warm brass from “The Supernatural Snatch Brothers,” who were dressed in matching maroon-colored suits and, throughout the set, played trumpet, trombone, sax, and flute between the two of them. They cranked through such songs as the appropriate “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” as well as “Novocaine,” “I Like Birds,” “Love Of the Loveless,” “Tremendous Dynamite,” and tons of other great tunes.