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The Tony Visconti Show in NYC review

on January 04, 2015

 

“When you rock ’n’ roll with me”

 

Tony Visconti and friends presented an intimate show to the audience of the City Winery, in New York on Saturday night.

Here’s a brief review of the show and the setlist kindly provided by Major Tom Wilcox.

 

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Review by Tom Wilcox

The TV Show, City Winery, New York

Saturday 3rd January 2015

 

Tony Visconti and special guests delivered an exhilarating and masterful performance to a packed City Winery in New York last night.

The perfectly balanced set of 19 songs was selected from the three or

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Exclusive St. Vincent tribute to David Bowie

on January 01, 2015

 

“And he could have married Annie”

 

Another sold out event (see previous news item) in the closing days of the David Bowie is exhibition at the MCA in Chicago, takes place on the penultimate day of the museum’s hugely successful run, Saturday (Jan 3rd), between 18:00 and 19:30.

Musician Annie Clark, (who records as St. Vincent and whose most recent album, St. Vincent, was named album of the year by NME... deservedly so), joins Chicago-based writer Jessica Hopper in conversation about David Bowie’s influence on her work as a songwriter and performer.

Annie very kindly sent us this exclusive

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Neil Gaiman on his love for David Bowie

on January 01, 2015

 

“Throwing darts in lovers’ eyes“

 

As the Chicago Tribune correctly suggests, there couldn't be a better artist to close out the last day of the Museum of Contemporary Art's David Bowie Is exhibition this coming Sunday (Jan 4th) than Neil Gaiman.

Bowie fans will no doubt be aware of Gaiman’s references to Bowie in his work over the years, not least of all the unfinished short story, The Return Of The Thin White Duke, with illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano (see insert pix in accompanying montage), which was published in the Summer 2004 edition of V Magazine.

On Sunday at the MCA, Gaiman will

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Classic Rock feature on the birth of Glam Rock

on December 31, 2014

 

“And so the story goes, they wore the clothes“

 

The February 2015 issue of Classic Rock magazine has a six page feature by Rob Hughes debating the birth of Glam Rock.

Rob is among those that would argue David invented the genre during his performances at the Roundhouse with The Hype in February/March 1970 as the colourfully clad Rainbow Man, dressed in blue cape, silver jacket, spangly tights and thigh-length boots.

The rest of the band adopted the superhero theme with Mick Ronson borrowing a suit of David’s to appear as the not overly convincing Gangster Man.

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Holy Holy announce UK and Dublin tour for June 2015

on December 30, 2014

 

“You’re face to face“

 

Tony Visconti, Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy and Glenn Gregory perform David Bowie’s seminal The Man Who Sold the World album plus a new set of other classic Bowie songs from 1969-73, with very special guests.

Due to public demand following their very successful mini UK tour in September 2014, legendary Bowie bandmates, producer/bass player Tony Visconti and drummer Woody Woodmansey (pictured here soundchecking at Shepherd's Bush Empire in September), will be playing music together again in June, just as they originally did with David Bowie and Mick Ronson.

The Man

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