No matter his level of recognition, David Byrne is forever a guy about town. I’ve brushed past him in the East Village, seen him ride a bike by the Williamsburg Bridge, and the night before flying to Austin for SXSW, I ended up eating dinner next to him at an unassuming Caribbean restaurant. It’s fitting, then, that Byrne be present at a charity tribute in his own honor at Carnegie Hall last night. According to The Associated Press, color guard enthusiast Byrne crashed the party with a marching band in tow to play “God’s Army” and later danced to “Uptown Funk.” View videos of Santigold, Sharon Jones, O.A.R., and Glen Hansard covering some of Byrne’s greatest hits and watch the finale and “Uptown Funk” covers below. You can also check out Amanda Palmer and Alexis Krauss performing alongside Antibalas at the City Winery rehearsal before the show.
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