Sunday Night Doubleheader: PJ Harvey and John Parish, The Duke & The King
After the all-day Saturday Roots Picnic marathon that Sam Adams reviewed here and which capped off with a version of "You Got Me" from the Legendaries that weaved its way through Donna Summer's "Love To Love You Baby," Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" and Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine" before working its way back home, I took in a Sunday night double header.
PJ Harvey and John Parish were at the Troc serving up a vivid, defiantly arty set that, other than a Parish sung encore, pulled exclusively from their Beefheartian collaborations, 1996's Dance Hall At Louse Point and the new A Woman A Man Walked By. Love that "Pig Will Not," from the new album, which finds Harvey pucntuating her negation by making barnyard animal noises.
Earlier in the evening, it was The Duke & The King, the Huckleberry Finn inspired duo of Simone Felice and Robert "Chicken" Burke who played a captivating show in Teenage Kicks blogger Trip McClatchy's backyard with the assistance of a gospel vocalist Nowell Haskins and McLatchy's brother Scott on guitar. Look for Steve Klinge's Harvey and Parish review in the Tuesday Inquirer. Here are a bunch of pics...
And here's a couples of shots of The Duke & The King, with drummer Simone Felice out behind his kit and playing guitar. The D & K are a vehicle for Felice as a songwriter, and sport less of the Felice Brothers' ramshackle rambunctiousness, and more a ghostly, gospel flavored feel. Their self titled debut album is due out in August.