David Bowie: Cover To Cover, Highline Festival

The Thin White Duke turned 60 this year, marking a logical point for reflection on a career that’s as influential as ever, from an artist who still dictates taste with his words, concert attendance, and lustrous body of work. But this officially sanctioned comp of artists covering Bowie classics is flat out disappointing! Though maybe that’s ’cause we’ve only heard of half the artists. Check the list:

01 “Jean Genie” – The Dandy Warhols
02 “Starman” – Culture Club
03 “Fame” – Duran Duran
04 “Ziggy Stardust” – White Buffalo
05 “The Man Who Sold The World” – Midge Ure
06 “Oh You Pretty Things” – Peter Noone
07 “Moonage Daydream” – Terrorvision
08 “All The Young Dudes” – Skids
09 “Golden Years” – Loose Ends
10 “Right On Mother” – Peter Noone

Don’t let us dissuade you, though; Bowie bonds could always use the bump. Buy it here.

A slightly better Bowie bulletin comes from the David-curated High Line Festival, taking place at a host of NYC venues located along the High Line (a 1930s rail structure set to open as a public park in ’08) on the West Side of Manhattan. No surprise that Arcade Fire have been summoned, though the rest of the lineup is a tad underwhelming. Acts include Air, Bang On A Can, Claude Cahun, Daniel Johnston, Deerhoof, Ken Nordine, Laurie Anderson, Laurie McLeod, Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Meow Meow, Ricky Gervais (aka “Little Fat Man”, Spanish Film Retrospective, The Polyphonic Spree, and The Secret Machines. We’re with BV: Where’s TVOTR? Full schedule after the jump.

MUSIC
05/09 – ARCADE FIRE (Radio City Music Hall)
05/10 – AIR (Theatre at Madison Square Garden)
05/11 – THE POLYPHONIC SPREE (Hammerstein Ballroom)
05/15 – DEERHOOF (Irving Plaza)
05/16 – DANIEL JOHNSTON, BANG ON A CAN ALL STARS, THE LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY (High Line Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street)
05/19 – THE SECRET MACHINES (High Line Ballroom)

COMEDY
05/19 – RICKY GERVAIS (Theatre at Madison Square Garden)

PERFORMANCE
05/16 – KEN NORDINE (The Kitchen – 512 W. 19th St.)
05/17 – KEN NORDINE (The Kitchen)
05/17 – LAURIE ANDERSON (High Line Ballroom)
05/18 – LAURIE ANDERSON (High Line Ballroom)
05/18 – MEOW MEOW INCITED BY JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL (Hiro Ballroom)16th Street,

VISUAL ART
CLAUDE CAHUN PUBLIC ART EXHIBITION,
Featuring Photography from Jersey Heritage Trust & Panel Discussion at Aperture,
Under The High Line

LAURIE MCLEOD WATERHAVEN UNDERWATER FILMS,
High Line District

FILM
05/11-05/18 – BOWIE’S PICKS, 10 Spanish Language Classics of the Last 100 Years, Clearview Chelsea Cinemas, 260 West 23rd Street. Show times TBA

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