When David Bowie died this past Monday at the age of 69, it sent ripples through all facets of the music industry. Musicians, record label owners, journalists, radio DJs, promoters and fans all mourned his passing by posting their favorite Bowie songs on social media, exclaiming their feelings on how the Thin White Duke affected their lives and numerous other actions to pay tribute to the fallen star.
The tribute is going by the name of Diamond Dogs Sunday and it’s a free party. Avant garde gypsy freak folk artist Alec K. Redfearn, Rafay Rashid from garage rock acts Happiness and Ravi Shavi, roots musician Michael Graham, Glenn Kendzia from alt-rock trio Wild Sun, Danielle Michelle Riley and others will be performing renditions of Bowie tunes with music videos featuring Bowie himself being shown on the big screen. The Silks will be DJ’ng their favorite Bowie tracks in between sets to keep the festivities going. What better way than to celebrate a man’s life than to throw a party? This Sunday’s extravaganza at Fete is one that no Bowie fan should miss.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and no one will be turned away. With all of the spectacular local talent taking the stage, it’ll be worth staying out late on a school night. If you can’t make it to Fete, there will be another tribute night to David Bowie titled Bowie Love that’ll be happening at The Salon over on Eddy Street in downtown Providence on February 18.