The Strypes + The Skins: Brooklyn – 23 August 2014

The teenagers of the Strypes ended their current tour run in spectacular fashion in New York.
The Strypes

Four teenage lads who hail from Ireland, Ross Farrelly (vocals), Josh McClorey (guitar), Peter O’Hanlon (bass) and drummer Evan Walsh make up the Strypes, a straight up rock and roll band influenced by ’60s and ’70s acts. Their current US tour with Brooklyn’s the Skins recently wrapped up at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg where the crowd went a little bonkers, turning half of the dance floor into a churning mosh pit. The young band put out their first album Snapshot last year and have a new EP out this year, but they didn’t just fill their show with only their songs. Throughout, but primarily at the finale, the Strypes’ included covers of acts that influenced them, from Vince Taylor to Howlin’ Wolf. The two most fun covers at the end included some audience participation though. The Ramones’ “Rockaway Beach” and the Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie” became sing-alongs and the latter saw the Skins return to the stage to close out the night and the tour with their friends.

The Skins:

The Strypes:

The Strypes Setlist 8/23/14 (via SFG)

Mystery Man

So They Say

Brand New Cadillac (Vince Taylor cover)

She’s So Fine

What the People Don’t See

I Don’t Want to Know

I Can Tell (Bo Diddley cover)

Smokestack Lightning (Howlin’ Wolf cover)

Angel Eyes

Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Jessie Hill cover)

Concrete Jungle (The Specials cover)

Still Gonna Drive You Home

Hard to Say No

Perfect Storm

What a Shame

Hometown Girls

Got Love If You Want It (Slim Harpo cover)

Blue Collar Jane

You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover (Bo Diddley cover)

Heart of the City (Nick Lowe cover)

Rockaway Beach (Ramones cover)

Louie Louie (The Kingsmen cover)