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Free Energy 5/29 NYC Bowery Ballroom Review

June 14, 2010 drainu182 0

By Britnee Foreman

Free Energy is just another brick in the wall…

being highly accessible and building on the litany of commercial-ready rock pop that floods the airwaves. In short, it is super manufactured to fit the mold it is intended to fit.

I recently had the chance to see the Philly based band at the Bowery Ballroom, and while the performance was good, it was slightly underwhelming. I was promised by the preceding band “to have my face melted …

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Vote for Free Energy on MTV’s Freshman 5

June 7, 2010 drainu182 0

Hey everybody,

MTV is showcasing our video “Bang Pop” on the Freshmen 5! At our shows you support us by getting your fists pumping in the air, right now we’re asking you to help us by getting your fingers clicking to vote for us to be the next Freshman on MTV here:

We appreciate your support.

-Free Energy

(Photo Credit: Ann-Sophie Fjelloe-Jensen)…

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Miniature Tigers Announce New Album Fortress Due Out July 27th, Tour With Free Energy Starts Today

May 26, 2010 drainu182 0

Hmm, where should we start here? The part where Miniature Tigers stay up all night with Neon Indian, fine-tuning the laser-like synths of their new single, “Gold Skull?” Yeah, that sounds about right.

“I won’t forget that experience,” says frontman Charlie Brand. “I remember the sun coming up and everyone in the room singing along. [Drummer] Rick [Schaier] was almost asleep on the floor as he did harmonies.”

While that part was captured during the Manhattan-bound mixing stages …

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TICKET GIVEAWAY: Free Energy and Jukebox The Ghost 5/29 Bowery Ballroom NYC

May 20, 2010 drainu182 0

One of the hottest bands from SXSW, Free Energy are currently on a national headlining tour. With support from Jukebox The Ghost, Free Energy will be playing Bowery Ballroom next Saturday May 29th. It’s sure to be an amazing show and we want to make sure that YOU DON”T MISS IT! One lucky winner will win a pair of tickets (or guest list+1) to see Free Energy live on May 29th!

If you wanna win, email us at

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Free Energy “Bang Pop” Video Premieres Today on MySpace

May 17, 2010 drainu182 0

Free Energy’s NEW video for “Bang Pop” premieres today exclusively on MySpace! Directed by Josh Nussbaum (Disney, MTV’s “Made”) and produced by Ben Nabors, the video was shot in a middle school just outside of the band’s homebase of Philadelphia. It features over 100 extras that turned the suburban middle school into a certified “Rock N’ Roll High School”! Among the extras are many of the band’s friends who also pitched in with catering, set design, and make up, …

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Free Energy Announces Spring Tour With Mates of State, NXNE Shows

April 27, 2010 drainu182 1

Shortly after the digital release of their debut album, Stuck On Nothing, Free Energy took over SXSW and made their television debut on Late Show with David Letterman and performed on Fuel TV’s “The Daily Habit.” Now the guys are taking over a stage near you this Spring and Summer! The band has just announced new dates with Mates of State and their shows at NXNE following their dates with Jukebox the Ghost (all dates below). …

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Hot Chip playing Myspace Secret Show in NYC 2/5

February 3, 2010 drainu182 0

UK electronic outfit Hot Chip ( will be playing a MySpace Music Secret Show in New York City on Friday, February 5 for their MySpace friends and fans in celebration of the release of their upcoming full-length album titled One Life Stand (Feb. 9, Astralwerks). Philadelphia-based DFA rock quintet Free Energy will open the performance. Doors for this all-ages event will open at 7 p.m. and entry will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, MySpace

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Second round of CMJ acts announced

September 8, 2009 drainu182 0

Just got the email with the next round of acts for CMJ. This is already shaping up to be one of the best lineups in years. Check out the newly announced artists/bands: The xx, Pig Destroyer, Eyehategod, Patrick Watson, Z-Trip, Midnight Juggernauts, Saul Williams, Janelle Monae, Superdrag, Laura Marling, U-God, Free Energy, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Bonerama, The Spinto Band, The Wheel, Pela, Hockey, Still Flyin’, White Tie Affair, The Wiyos, Obits, Bear Hands, Fanfarlo, Shaky Hands, First Aid Kit, …