Events in Barcelona - Concerts
Written by Aisha Prigann
Monday, 10 May 2010 19:27
From Bcninternet blog
It's funny to think that once upon a time Simone Felice was a teen punk rocker. At 18 he even played the notorious CBGB's with his then band 8Body Trunk. Perhaps it was a way to rebel against a childhood spent amongst the shiny streams and green fields of the Catskills. But the rebellion didn't last long, and Simone returned home, which is a good thing for all of us. Nowadays, he lives in the Catskills, about a mile from where he grew up, and composes his songs in a mountain cabin. Listening to his music - which he calls "dirty Catskill Mountain soul" - you can picture the tranquil sunset over a rugged mountain range. A campfire, faces flickering in the dark, crickets keeping time. This is profoundly American music at its very lyrical and reflective best. The Felice Brothers, the band he formed with his brothers Ian and James and friend Doc Brown in 2001, was the first excursion into "mountain soul", but critical success caught up with Simone Felice when he released Nothing Gold Can Stay, an album he recorded with Bobbie Bird as The Duke & The King. Felice's literary projects - poetry and monologues he performed at the Nuyorican Café, short stories, and his debut novel Black Jesus - have earned him comparisons with other poet-singer-songwriters like Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave (a little early to bestow such an honour, but that's just my opinion). The Guardian writes "we are in the presence of a rare, fiery brilliance" and NPR raves "this album is so authentic, it's strangely uplifting, it's almost like you're greeting the sunrise..."
The sun rises tomorrow evening at Sidecar.
Tuesday, May 11th at 10:30pm
Sidecar, Plaça Reial 7 (Gothic Quarter, Metro: Liceu)
Tickets: 14 EUR