On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, David Bowie would have been 73 years young. Join the celebration with a Big Bowie Birthday Bash at The Brothers Lounge in Cleveland with giveaways, contests, trivia, and door prizes, all focused on Bowie’s most iconic persona: Ziggy Stardust. And the show isn’t over until Cleveland’s glam punk superstars Vanity Crash take the Brothers stage to bring the noise. Due to the intimate nature of the venue, online advance tickets are recommended.
We’ll take a deep dive into the intensely creative period leading up to David Bowie’s groundbreaking and phenomenally successful Ziggy Stardust era, with rare music, live clips, videos and the stories behind the phenomena that swept Bowie to stardom. We’ll peek at the demo package that got Bowie signed to RCA Records, the formation of his balls-breaking band The Spiders From Mars, early sessions for the BBC where he worked out his arrangements, and his prescient music video work that influenced generations. We’ll trace how his heroes Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, and Jacques Brel plus collaborators like costume designers Kansai Yamamoto and Freddi Buretti and guitarist Mick Ronson shaped his look and sound. We’ll marvel at how his Midas touch turned Mott The Hoople, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop into stars, and how the Ziggy Stardust tour spanned 18 months, criss-crossed the globe and climaxed with Bowie pronouncing his “retirement” from live performing. Which lasted 3 months. All ages. Parental warning. He took it all too far. But, boy, could he play guitar.