Pernice Brothers @ The Parlor Room in Northampton, MA on October 19th, 2019
Pernice Brothers @ The Parlor Room in Northampton, MA on October 19th, 2019

Photo Gallery: Pernice Brothers @ The Parlor Room – October 19th 2019

After a nine-year hiatus, Pernice Brothers released their seventh studio album, Spread the Feeling, in September. Not that Joe Pernice hasn’t been busy in the interim – a Scud Mountain Boys reunion in 2013 produced that band’s fourth album, Do You Love the Sun; The New Mendicants, a project with Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub resulted in Into the Lime in 2014, and in 2015 he released Roger Lion with Brooklyn producer Budo. Still, a new Pernice Brothers album is something to celebrate, and this one is easily up there amongst Pernice’s best work. To accompany the release of the album, Pernice took the band out on an all-too-short northeast tour (their first since 2006), which included a stop last weekend in Northampton, MA at The Parlor Room.

Pernice opened the set himself, playing solo renditions of several of his songs. The audience in Northampton got a special treat, though, in the form of an almost-reunion of the Scud Mountain Boys, with Tom Shea and Stephen Desaulniers joining him for a short set.

While the current tour has ended, Pernice has indicated that more shows may follow soon. We can only hope that he doesn’t make us wait another decade.

Pernice Brothers setlist

Eric Saw Colors
Monkey Suit
The Ballad of Bjorn Borg
Something for You
There Goes the Sun
Skinny Jean
I Came Back
Always in All Ways

She Don’t Care About Time
Baby in Two
Throw Me to the Lions
Mint Condition
Working Girls (Sunlight Shines)
The Weakest Shade of Blue


Photos © Matt Condon

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