- ALREADY HAPPENED:
Felice Rosser and Faith, with Luc Sante
May 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Concert and Reading
Singer, songwriter, bass player, actor, and writer Felice Rosser is joined by Luc Sante for an evening of music and spoken word
With sweet and powerful guitars and funky polyrhythms, Faith has developed an immensely colorful sound…tunes that are not rock, not funk, not R&B, so much as deeply soulful tone poems… —Village Voice
Detroit-bred, New York City-based songstress Felice Rosser plays dub and soul. Rosser’s voice is dark and smooth like molasses. She’s also a wicked bass player. Carol Cooper of the Village Voice has said, “Bands run by women typically exude distinctive moods and ‘tudes, but none more subtly compelling than the Delphic aura given off by the tall and tan young lovely who straps on her ax to deliver tunes that are not rock, not funk, not R&B, so much as deeply soulful tone poems backed by multiculti dream pop.” Rosser’s group Faith NYC has three well-received albums, and tonight Rosser is joined by guitarist Naotaka Hakamada, and drummer Paddy Boom (ex-Scissor Sisters), in a rare, unplugged performance.
Rosser is featured in Sara Driver’s film Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean Michel Basquiat and has appeared in films by Jim Jarmusch, Vivienne Dick, Betty Gordon, and Lizzie Borden. She has essays in Basquiat before Basquiat: East 12th Street 1979-1980, published by MCA Denver Press; the soon-to-be-published PIL Story by Martin Atkins; BOMB Magazine; and Luc Sante’s Stranded magazine.
If New York celebrates amnesia, perpetual transformation, accelerated obsolescence—and offers newcomers a blank slate, a chance to be born again—then Sante offers a mordantly heretical vision of the city. —The Guardian
Luc Sante’s books include Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings, and The Other Paris