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Boston* Does Bowie II: The city responds to a legend’s death with musical tributes

 
 

On Monday we reacted to news of David Bowie’s death with a collection of covers done over the years by Boston bands and artists, from the proud glam template of the Daily Pravda and Sidewalk Driver to re-boots by Niki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers, Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys, and Lifestyle.

In the days since, naturally, a whole new crop of covers have emerged (*in addition to a graffiti mural in Cambridge’s Central Square, shown up top as the featured image). Some bands, like Dirty Bangs and Beach Toys, went into their practice spaces and rocked out in the name of Bowie, while others, like Sarah Blacker and Feints’ Amy Douglas, took a more personal approach, opening up their mourning for personal renditions of the icon’s sound. The Deep North took a song they recorded years ago, and in the wake of Bowie’s death, offered it up to the gods (and their social media feeds).

Below is a sampling of fresh Bowie sounds to emerge from Boston this week. If we missed anything, email us at editorial@vanyaland.com.

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Dirty Bangs, “Modern Love”

“Our hearts hang heavy for the love and loss of our hero, Mr. David Bowie. We had no choice but to sing to him tonight.”

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