Black Tie/White Noise

January 18, 2019
Jack London Revue, Portland, OR
Doors: 8PM | Show: 9PM
$20-$25 | 21+

In 1974, while on break from touring Diamond Dogs, Bowie began recording at Philadelphia’s Sigma Sounds, laying down what would be the beginning of a revolution in his musical legacy.
So revolutionary that when the tour picked up again, they abandoned the elaborate theatrical construct, thus killing the last remains of Ziggy Stardust. Bowie and his new band delivered a stripped-down show christened “The Soul Tour ( Philly Dogs)” and previewed tracks from the upcoming album.

This new sound that Bowie called “Plastic Soul” was his take on white artists appropriating black music and black musicians to create watered-down commercial versions of soul music.

As part of the 2020 Days of Bowie, we welcome for a second year Portland luminary Christopher Brown for the jazz tribute Black Tie/White Noise.

Christopher, his brilliant ensemble and special guests, will be taking us on a tour of “Young Americans” and “Station to Station.” for a unique tribute to Bowie’s “golden years.”

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