Don’t Miss: Bowie Night @ Dodge City, 1/12/17

David Bowie (Photo by Jimmy King)

The world lost David Bowie a year ago today. On Thursday, we will celebrate his legacy with a night of listening to David’s music at Dodge City. See full details and RSVP on Facebook!

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Music Park: Life on Mars, A Tribute to David Bowie @ Gypsy Sally’s, 1/6/17

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Life on Mars, a David Bowie Tribute Band, perform at Gypsy Sally’s on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

Halloween Jack may have been a real cool cat, but so are the six gents who performed at Gypsy Sally’s Friday in a David Bowie tribute band called Life on Mars.

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Around Town: David Bowie Week, 1/6-1/14/17

David Bowie (Photo by Jimmy King)

It’s little wonder that Philadelphia has declared this week David Bowie Week, as Bowie recorded Young Americans at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia in 1974.

Enthusiastic teenagers who became known as The Sigma Kids lurked outside the studio and occasionally accompanied Bowie during the making of the album, and some of them who still live in Philadelphia have coordinated a week of events for the period that includes Bowie’s 70th birthday and the first anniversary of his death this week. You can find out more at

Here in DC, we’re not quite as organized but we do have a number of Bowie events occurring over the next week.

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Don’t Miss: David Bowie’s Birthday Celebration @ Dodge City, 1/12/17

David Bowie (Photo by Jimmy King)

David Bowie would have celebrated his 70th birthday on Jan. 8, 2017.

While David is gone, his music remains. So join Careless Memories: A New Wave Party on Thursday, Jan. 12, for a night of music by Bowie in remembrance of the man.

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Music Park: Duran Duran @ MGM National Harbor — 12/31/16

Duran Duran 17 Duran Duran perform at MGM National Harbor on Dec. 31, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

“Did you get your smoked salmon and your caviar? Or is anybody hungry?” roared Simon LeBon, introducing “Hungry Like the Wolf” by Duran Duran on New Year’s Eve.

Booked for a special weekend of shows on New Year’s Eve and then New Year’s Day 2017, Duran Duran fed a ravenous sold-out crowd song after song at The Theater at MGM National Harbor Saturday, fielding one of the very first concerts in the brand new casino and entertainment complex on the cusp of DC city limits in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

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Don’t Miss: Life on Mars @ Gypsy Sally’s, 1/6/17

Bowie tribute band Life on Mars perform at Cary Street Cafe in Richmond, Va., on Feb. 18, 2016. (Photo courtesy Life on Mars)

A six-man band in Richmond, Virginia, aims to keep alive the spirit of David Bowie, and they are coming to DC to perform at Gypsy Sally’s on Friday, Jan. 6.

David Bowie would have turned 70 on Jan. 8, so this is a perfect opportunity to come out and salute the music icon. (Our own DJ dance party — Careless Memories: Happy Birthday, David Bowie — follows shortly after at Dodge City on Thursday, Jan. 12!)

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Don’t Miss: Book of Love @ U Street Music Hall, 2/11/17

Ted Ottaviano and Susan Ottaviano of Book of Love (Photo by Frank Ockenfels)

In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, many very good UK bands adopted the synthesizer as their primary instrument and made sweeping, romantic dance tunes.

Although many US bands also adopted synthesizers, few Americans added to the canon of New Romantic synthpop. One notable exception was the exceptional New York quartet Book of Love, who released their debut album 30 years ago in 1986, serving up terrific and epic songs like “Boy,” “I Touch Roses,” “You Make Me Feel So Good,” and “Modigliani (Lost in Your Eyes).”

Susan Ottaviano, Ted Ottaviano, Lauren Johnson, and Jade Lee published a total of four albums before calling it a day in 1994. Thankfully, the band officially reunited in 2013 to start performing again. And after a long absence from DC, Book of Love will play U Street Music Hall on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.

Watch the official music video for “Pretty Boys and Pretty Girls” by Book of Love from their sophomore album Lullaby on YouTube:

At recent shows, such as two performances in Southern California on Dec. 9 and 10, Book of Love have been revisiting all of these songs and more. Clearly, this is a show to get excited about!

Book of Love are offering a VIP ticket that includes a meet and greet and early admission to the venue. VIP check-in occurs one hour before doors. Tickets are available online.

Book of Love
U Street Music Hall
Saturday, Feb. 11
Doors @7pm
$25 GA/$50 VIP
All ages