"...Prisoner of war. Everyone knows David Bowie was everything..."
"...8 – its creator’s 69th birthday – Blackstar comes wrapped in funeral black, excerpting the titular symbol on a white cover. Faced with his imminent demise from cancer, David Bowie poured his restless creativity into the self-penned elegy..."
"...I swear I heard it: the opening riff of the David Bowie song "Fame," just tangible before it dissolved into wavering keyboard and guitar, punctuated by jazzy crashes from the drums. The sounds came from the six members of the Super Creeps, the Bowie tribute band, who were arranged in a semicircle, with dancers Alyson Dolan and Steve Ochoa on the floor in the middle..."
"...Andrea Ariel wasn't that sold on The Man Who Sold the World or its glam-rockin' creator during David Bowie's early years. "I enjoyed his music in the Seventies but was not an avid fan," admits the artistic director of Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre..."
"...The Bowie Project: A Rock & Roll SoundpaintingStateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress Jan. 31..."
"...Starting its second month today, Bowie Year continues proving – in wave after seismic wave (tune in to the Grammys Monday) – that while the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer’s influence never went undervalued, it also wasn’t fully understood until his death Jan. 10..."
"...Manfred Mann the first day, Procol Harum the second. "What I didn't know was that I would bump into Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones in a corridor at Olympic Studios and I would also see Jimi Hendrix jam later that evening," writes Visconti in 2007's Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy...."
"...Three decades before Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, and Beyoncé made split personalities and alter egos attractive, David Bowie was perfecting the craft of shape-shifting...."
"...Since album promotion requires musicians to endure multiple interviews at a sitting, slotting in after a prime one remains a tough act to follow. Fortunately, Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg still had plenty to offer on ninth LP and second Sub Pop disc Jet Plane and Oxbow, David Bowie, and the upcoming tour that kicks off Wednesday at the North Door...."
"...Quite a team. Word has it that Nine Inch Nailman Trent Reznor practically begged David Bowie for a chance to open this tour - such is the crowned prince of industrial mayhem's adulation of the Duke..."
"...Tilda Swinton plays a David Bowie-esque rock star named Marianne Lane who has retreated to the island with her photographer boyfriend Paul (Schoenaerts) to rest her vocal chords. Apart from some whispered lines, Swinton’s performance, including an orgasm, is silent..."
"...Directed by: Stephen Kijak. A solo career spanning 40 years and spawning fans such as Brian Eno and David Bowie (the film's executive producer and one of its interviewees) isn't a bad place for Scott Walker..."
"...After all, as George Hickenlooper’s immensely engrossing documentary reveals over and over, the diminutive, shy, pageboy-banged gnome of late-night L.A. introduced the city – and by extension, the country – to future icons David Bowie, the Beatles, the entire glam movement, the entire punk movement, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, Blondie, Oasis, Coldplay, and almost any other band you can think of that matters..."
"...The flagrant one-dimensionality of Annette -- she's so chaste she's actually won an award in Seventeen with an essay on the importance of purity -- grates maddeningly; by the time she finally has it out with Valmont you're ready to slap her silly. Apart from Blair's riotous performance, the only other inspired work comes from the lavish production design by Jon Gary Steele, who surrounds the cast with lush, toney baronial halls and outfits that call to mind a pair of the Valmonts' film predecessors -- Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie's vampiric society bloodsuckers in The Hunger..."
"...Starring: Mark Harmon, Theresa Russell, Talia Shire and Jane Russo. Nicholas Roeg has never been one to give straight answers in his films, be it The Man Who Fell to Earth (with David Bowie as the water-starved alien) or Don't Look Now (with Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as the haunted parents)..."
"...Really, with someone of Visconti’s stature, you could elicit music history ‘til Elvis comes back for a snack, but that’s why last year he set his autobiography down in print. Bowie, Bolan, and the Brooklyn Boy produces enough rock & roll sound bites to satisfy Hall of Fame war-story quotas..."
"...David Bowie finds unlikely fans in Argentinean rockers Capsula. So much so that the now Spain-based trio recorded a full-length cover LP titled Dreaming of the Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars in 2012, which they will perform in full the first night of SXSW Music..."
"...If you don’t know who Tony Visconti is, you don’t own enough David Bowie albums. Simply shelving The Man Who Sold the World, Low, Heroes, Scary Monsters, and Heathen made him a household name in my music library..."
"...Directed by: Richard Shepard. Starring: Rosanna Arquette, David Bowie, Eszter Balint, Buck Henry and Marlee Matlin..."
"...David Bowie as a South by Southwest Music keynote? Tony Visconti, who produced The Man Who Sold the World and Young Americans, co-produced the Berlin trilogy with Brian Eno, and piloted new Bowie swan song Blackstar into the abyss, could be the next best thing. Plus, since the festival super nova announced plans to have multiple keynotes, maybe Eno’s next...."
"...This Gay Place headline serves two masters: 1) There is a forehead-smackin' trinity of Bowie Birthday-related events this week (see Friday and Saturday), and 2) there is a slew of changes afoot for this here column, a column begun (with its attendant blog jumping in a few years later) just over a decade ago with the intent of presenting, in one easy package, a list of LGBTQ-affirming, -welcoming, -emboldening, and just plain ol' "of-gay-interest" events – safe spaces, if you will, for all folks in the LGBTQIA continuum (see next week). ON OUR GAYDAR..."
"...Rex. And of course the ubiquitous David Bowie..."
"...Directed by: Jim Henson. Starring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly and Toby Froud..."
"...On Friday, I will be attending a gallery opening of Dylan's latest artwork, where "Rockfotografen" (as the locals say) Ed Finell will speak about his work with Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and David Bowie while we attendees sip champagne and think our Bobthoughts. The next night we will hear the address..."
"...David BowieDavid Bowie Box (ISO/Columbia/Legacy)..."
"...David BowieThe Backyard, April 27 "This ain't rock & roll ... this is genocide!" Murder is right..."
"...AC: The Raw Power remaster accentuates all the album's power points. David Bowie did the original mix, long a center of controversy in Stooges lore..."
"...Bowie in Berlin: A New Career in a New Townby Thomas Jerome Seabrook Jawbone Press, 272 pp., $19.95..."
"...Directed by: Julian Schnabel. Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Forlani, David Bowie, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Courtney Love, Parker Posey, Elina Lowensohn, Paul Bartel, Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe and Tatum O'Neal..."
"...David BowieThe Next Day (ISO/Columbia)..."
"...David BowieAladdin Sane (EMI) Aladdin Sane is the great forgotten David Bowie album despite the fact it was his first No. 1 in the UK and first Top 20 in the U.S..."
"...Meiburg began at an unlikely spot for his social commentary: David Bowie LP Scary Monsters (see "Shearwater Revisits 1980," Feb. 2)...."
"...He began shooting in 1969 ("It's about time I grew up and got a real job," he laughed) and became as much a part of the scene as the subjects that he photographed. He achieved notoriety through his photos of David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust period, and built a glittering career on photos of Lou Reed, Blondie, John Cale, and the Sex Pistols, among so many others, and continues with newer work with such subjects as Los Lonely Boys and the Raveonettes..."
"...Directed by: Christopher Nolan. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Samantha Mahurin, David Bowie and Andy Serkis..."
"...David BowieReality (ISO/Columbia) The chorus of "Never Get Old" has the former Thin White Duke wishfully singing, "I'm never ever gonna get old ... and I'm never ever gonna get low." And that's OK -- a lot of people didn't get Low when it first came out (1977), and now it's a watershed moment in Bowie's serpentine history of personas and masks..."
"...Pennebaker. Remixed and restored in conjunction with a 30th anniversary re-release of David Bowie's monumental album in the history of rock, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, D.A..."
"...Nothing screams “white trash” louder than a mullet, but as filmmaker Jennifer Arnold has discovered, there’s more to the cringe-worthy coif than meets the eye. For one, it’s hard to entirely knock a hairstyle shorn and worn with pride by eternal fashion avatar David Bowie, whose Ziggy Stardust incarnation made mullet history..."
"...From the imperious-sounding 29-second intro "Boo-tay" to the last several cuts of noise and tape loops, this stuff is nearly impossible to categorize. Check out "You Blew Me Off." It starts off with a sample of Gary Glitter's sports-event chant "Rock and Roll Part 2," goes into a dead-ringer riff from Bowie's "Jean Genie," and includes the killer call-and-response chorus, "You blew me off/You turn me on." Or try "Soggy Daisy," an acoustic rant about the lives forgotten inside the walls of a nursing home..."
"...David BowieHeathen (Columbia) It's been exactly three decades (give or take a week or two) since Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars released their eponymous debut LP with a little assist from longtime pal Bowie. Fitting, then, that Heathen features a cover of the Legendary Stardust Cowboy's "I Took a Trip on a Gemini Spaceship" while simultaneously managing to render Bowie's last two semi-misfires, 1997's Earthling and '99's Hours ..., moot points at best..."
"...David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, mortality doesn't absolve y'all from answering for cataclysmic precedents!..."
"...In addition to more zydeco boogie, his new Jackpot! (Tomorrow Recordings) demonstrates Buckwheat's deft hand on the Hammond B-3 organ. David LynchDIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND4pm, Town Lake Stage @ Auditorium Shores For more than three decades the Dirty Dozen Brass Band has galvanized the storied Storyville brass band tradition with jazz, funk, and intrepid collaborations (Dizzy Gillespie, David Bowie, Modest Mouse)..."
"...Directed by: Tony Scott. Starring: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff DeYoung, Beth Ehlers and Dan Hedaya..."
"...D: Tony Scott (1983) w/Catherine Deneuve, Susan Sarandon, David Bowie, Cliff DeYoung, Dan Hedaya..."
"...David BowieZiggy Stardust (EMI/Virgin) Thirty years after its release, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars is widely heralded as one of the finest and most influential albums of the Seventies. Recorded mostly live in the studio in late 1971 and featuring Bowie's definitive band -- led by guitar hero/singer/ arranger/ pianist Mick Ronson -- it stands as one of the most exciting hard-rock albums of all time..."
"...The catch is that Freeman's world-weary, methodical Sommerset only has seven more days until retirement, and the case-happy Mills, a recent transplant to the city with his lovely wife (Paltrow), is forcing him to stick around. Fincher, whose work in the music video field is readily apparent here, is a powerful director when he's given half a chance, and Seven is a perfect showcase for what he can do without benefit of MTV (although the unnerving main and end titles, set to music by Nine Inch Nails and David Bowie, respectively, could have come, part and parcel, from that unholy network)..."
"...Some creative deviant paid homage to the recently deceased David Bowie by replacing a street sign for Bowie Street with one that read "David Bowie Street." And while Mayor Adler seemed to champion the move, tweeting his support with a reference to the singer's classic "Changes," APD told the Statesman that any perpetrator would be charged with a Class C misdemeanor...."
"...Life on Mars: A Tribute to David BowieCarousel Lounge, Aug. 6 It's David Bowie for Dummies at the big-top bar, and in true Major Tom fashion, there's already drama..."
"...It follows Reed's career from his early Syracuse University days as a prot?g? of the poet and writer Delmore Schwartz to his Warholian days in the Velvet Underground and, later, his prolific solo career. Interviewees include musicians Thurston Moore, Patti Smith, David Bowie, David Byrne, Jim Carroll, John Cale, and Maureen Tucker; Factory actists Billy Name and Gerard Malanga; Warhol superstars Mary Woronov, Joe Dellasandro, and Holly Woodlawn, record producer Bob Ezrin; former Czech president Vaclav Havel; journalists John Rockwell, Lisa Robinson, and David Fricke; and many, many others..."
"...One of five albums that gave Seventies rock a rather brutal facelift, Raw Power might nevertheless be a puzzling headscratcher for anyone that doesn't already "get it." That's because, as the Ig himself snarled at the time, "That fuckin' carrot-top [David Bowie] ruined the mix." Sure, Raw Power sounded like Vietnam, but the mix was so muted that it sounded like Vietnam being fought inside a Kleenex box. Nearly 25 years after its initial release, Iggy took Raw Power to Columbia's remix-remaster lab and freed it from a quarter century of Bowie damage..."