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

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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 http://www.phillylovesbowie.com.

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: Morris Day and The Time @ Howard Theatre, 1/28/17

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Morris Day performs with The Time at Bethesda Blues and Jazz on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

In the months after the passing of Prince, many of his friends and collaborators launched tours and paid tribute to his memory. Top among those friends is Morris Day, who has been on a roll with his band The Time, recently visiting Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club for a pair of shows.

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

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

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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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