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Avantgarde announces Bowie Berlin extension

on July 18, 2014


“And 75,000 peoploids split into small tribes”


You’ve no doubt seen the announcement from regarding the two week extension to David Bowie at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin until 24 August 2014.

This comes at the same time as the news that the Berlin exhibition has attracted 75,000 visitors thus far.

Fans have travelled the globe to see the expanded Berlin room, which now includes exclusive images (such as those pictured here), along with many other Bowie-in-Berlin-related goodies.

Check out for further details and ticket links.


Meanwhile, here’s the info

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Dylan Howe’s Jazz take on Bowie's Berlin

on July 08, 2014


“New Music: Night And Day”


Six years in the making, Dylan Howe’s new album, SUBTERRANEAN - New Designs On Bowie's Berlin, is finally released this week.

Subterranean is Howe’s first studio album in ten years and it’s made up of his arrangements of tracks from Bowie’s influential Berlin Trilogy era releases, Low and "Heroes".

We’re loving it here at DBFBHQ, but don't take our word for how good it is. Here are a few quotations from recent reviews...



“An exquisite take on Bowie’s late 70s largely instrumental collaborations with Brian Eno.

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Nile Rodgers & Prince do Bowie at Essence

on July 06, 2014


“Let’s Dance, to the song we’re playing” 


Prince made a surprise appearance during Nile Rodgers’ set on Friday night at the 20th Essence Festival in New Orleans, making July 4th even more of a celebration when he joined the Chic leader on guitar for a cover of Bowie’s 1983 worldwide smash hit, Let’s Dance, a song which Rodgers co-produced with Bowie.

Nile’s tweets and posts on his FB page over the last 24 hours or so (below) say it all.



“Nile Rodgers & Prince jamming on David Bowie's "Let's Dance"”


“I'm still flipping out over this moment”


“I'm still reliving this show”



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Marc Almond on Bowie, TV and joining Holy Holy

on July 02, 2014


“Oh by jingo”


The enigma that is Marc Almond has been added to the bill for Tony Visconti and Holy Holy’s performance of The Man Who Sold The World at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on September 22nd.

He will sing After All in the first part of the show and he’ll also duet with Glenn Gregory on Watch That Man for the second part of the evening.

We approached Marc with a few questions regarding his appreciation of all things Bowie and how he found working with Tony Visconti on his excellent new album, The Dancing Marquis. (Marc is pictured with Tony here)

He very kindly obliged and here

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Knock On Wood picture disc pre-order bundle

on July 02, 2014


“It's no secret, but that offer fills my lovin' cup” 


We told you about the next 40th Anniversary picture disc, Knock On Wood, last month. (Knock On Wood is next 40th Anniversary Picture Disc

Well now, The Stereo Boutique is offering a pre-order bundle comprising the picture disc and a very cool commemorative ticket stub replica from Bowie’s 1974 show at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia.

The ticket is from one of the nights during the stint at The Tower from where Knock On Wood was recorded as part of the David Live album.