Remembering David Bowie

R.I.P. legendary rock & roll artist and hall of famer David Bowie (1947-2016).  Born & raised in London, Bowie later called NYC home, residing in Soho with his wife Iman. Several tributes to Bowie have sprung up in NYC, including an impromptu shrine outside his home on Lafayette Street.  The music of David Bowie has been playing in NYC bars & restaurants all week.  Here are some musical tributes to  happening in NYC:

David Bowie Tributes in NYC

Monday, January 11, 2016
Music Video Time Machine presents…
“Remembering David Bowie”

hosted by Stephen Pitalo
featuring David Bowie’s groundbreaking music videos projected all night long.
No cover
The Fifth Estate
506 Fifth Ave. (between 12th & 13th St.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 840-0089
Monday, January 11, 2016

Carragher’s Bar
228 W. 39th St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY.
(646) 370-1545
Monday, January 11, 2016

Die Stammkneipe/ Der Schwarze Kölner
710 Fulton St. (S Oxford St.)
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY.
(347) 841-4495
Monday, January 11, 2016

71 W. 35th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 630-9957

Monday, January 11, 2016

ABC Beer Co.
96 Avenue C (between 6th & 7th St.)
New York, NY.
(646) 422-7103

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Tuesday Night Trivia
this week featuring David Bowie trivia
8pm at:
Johnny Mack’s Bar & Grill
1114 Eighth Ave. (12th St.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 832-7961


Sunday, January 17, 2016
The Brooklyn Open Mic: “All Bowie, All Night”
this month’s open mic is a tribute to David Bowie.
(Bowie covers not *required*, but strongly encouraged)

The Amazing Sternfeld will be behind the bar, and Punx J might even warble a tune.
Freddy’s Bar
627 Fifth Ave. (between 17th & 18th St.)
(718) 768-0131

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Michael Dorf presents…
The Music of David Bowie
Cyndi Lauper, Bettye LaVette, Perry Farrell, Robyn Hitchcock, The Roots, The Mountain Goats, Ann Wilson of Heart, Tony Visconti (House Band) and house band The Heavy
Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Ave. (W. 57th St.)
New York, NY.
(212) 247-7800


[see archives]

Murph’s Favorite Bowie tunes

Here are some of my favorite Bowie tunes. What are yours? Please feel free to mention them in the comments below.

“Sound & Vision” from “Low”:
(slide show by dylbiebee on youtube)

“Fashion” from “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)”

“TVC 15” (performed live at 1985’s Live Aid)

“Ashes to Ashes” from “Scary Monsters”

“Under Pressure” – Queen, featuring David Bowie

“Heroes” from the album of the same name

“Young Americans”


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