Doc Roc Presents
The Felice Brothers
Sun Mar 12
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is all ages
Advance $23 | Day of Show $25 | Door $25 | Mezzanine (21+) $38
Conor Oberst has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support Planned Parenthood and their work delivering vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people in the US and worldwide.
There is a $2 fee that applies to each ticket purchased at the Cain's Box Office.
No re-entry! No smoking! No refunds!
Support acts are subject to change without notice!
Along with Shakespeare and the Meat Puppets, Ian Felice absorbed the essence of writers from Anne Sexton to Anne Frank, Raymond Carver to Dr. Seuss, on tunes with clear, if unintentional, political undertones. “ It’ s just what was going on when I was writing the songs,” Ian Felice says. “ It’ s a pretty politically charged climate right now.” To say the least. The singer’ s characters on “ Aerosol Ball” exist in a dystopian culture bought, and ruled, by corporations; while “ Jack at the Asylum” catalogs cultural ills including climate change, economic inequality and the numbing aspects of televised warfare, themes that recur again on “ Plunder.” He wrote the title track after re-reading The Diary of a Young Girl, the journal that Frank kept while in hiding from the Nazis during World War II. “ The idea of living in a dark attic unable to fully grasp what is going on in your life and feeling powerless to change it seemed like a relevant metaphor for me at the time,” Ian Felice says. Elsewhere, he offers his own interpretation of classic American archetypes: “ Triumph ’ 73” follows a young man on the cusp of adulthood desperate to ride his motorcycle away from the life changes overtaking him, while the ballad “ Diamond Bell” tells the story of a folk heroine gunslinger in the vein of Pretty Boy Floyd or Jesse James, and the hapless, lovestruck kid she ensnares. “ It’ s part-love song, part-adventure story, part-tragedy, told in the Mexican folk tradition of singing about bandits,” Ian Felice says. “ I think it’ s one of the most straight-ahead narratives I’ ve written.” The band, also including Josh Rawson on bass and Greg Farley on fiddle, with drums by David Estabrook, spent about a month recording Life in the Dark in the late winter of 2015. James Felice learned engineering on the fly —“ I literally had a book, like, ‘ Where do you put the mic? How do you mic the kick drum?’” he says — and the band managed to nail most of the tunes within a few takes. “ There wasn’ t too much agonizing, just the joy of playing music,” James Felice says. “ We had an audience of chickens, and an audience of each other, and we were just really enjoying making it.” The resulting album is more than just classic American music —it’ s a parable for modern America.
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