Tue, May 22, 2012 at 8pm

  • All Ages, Bar with ID
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A mix of "alternative pop," and piano rock, Barcelona presents a sound reminiscent of Keane and other piano-driven bands. Their sound is fueled by powerful rock moments enhanced by clever percussion, rhythmic guitars, and a strong bass. However, the times they really shine are the softer moments, which singer Brian Fennell describes as their "melodic side." With Fennell on the keys, Barcelona brings a unique element to would-be alternative pop, fusing in both poppy and mournful piano spots, and combining them with artful lyrics.

Live, Barcelona puts on a beautiful, experienced, well-rehearsed show. The guys manage to exude energy, peace, and a pure happiness to be doing what they love, all the while giving an entertaining show. Play between guitarist Bristol and bassist Eichelberger during one of the songs caught the crowd's attention, as well as Fennell's soulful style of singing, eyes closed.


115 Northwest 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

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