The Duke & The King
had their record release show at NYC's Mercury Lounge on Tuesday night for their new album "Nothing Gold Can Stay"
. The band is centered around the duo of Robert "Chicken" Burke and Simone Felice (of the Felice Brothers)
and was filled out with simple instrumentation of violin, bass and a sometimes drummer/singer in a Wu-Tang T-Shirt (The Deacon). Simone and the Chicken traded off leading songs on guitar, harmonizing and playing the drums at an informal pace, feeling out which song would be played next in an intuitive, democratic manner.
10 August, 2009