MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Outpost in the Burbs will present “Sound + Vision: The Music of David Bowie,” at 8 pm. on December 16.

Musical Director Richard Barone, will feature artists Jeffrey Gaines, Wesley Stace, Elvis Perkins, and the Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Opening the show will be the School of Rock Montclair House Band.

This concert will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church Street in Montclair. Donations of new, unwrapped gifts for Toys 4 Tots will be accepted at this show.

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“David Bowie’s groundbreaking legacy is one of the brightest lights in the history of popular music. From his earliest work to his final landmark album Blackstar,

Bowie’s unique musicality, theatricality, and mastery of the art of reinvention are an inspiration to all who aspire to artistic self-expression. "For the performers in ‘Sound + Vision’, paying tribute to him is both a gesture of gratitude and a breathtaking challenge. From beginning to end, this evening will be a celebration of a true visionary,” said Barone.

Gaines was raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania by parents more inclined to spin soul classics by Aretha and Otis than the New Wave and Brit Rock that was blasting from their son’s room. A teenaged Gaines began singing and playing guitar in several local garage bands. He soon decided to set out on his own and quickly landed a record deal, releasing Jeffrey Gaines, the first of his five studio releases. The album garnered four stars from The Philadelphia Inquirer, describing Gaines as “...an ethereal soul...insistent, impassioned, full of self-knowledge.”

Stace is a folk/pop singer-songwriter and author who has also used the name John Wesley Harding. He is the curator of Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders and has written several novels, most recently “Wonderkid: A Novel” about the touring life of America’s unlikeliest rock stars.

Perkins, a singer-songwriter whose music is both literate and impressionistic, fusing elements of contemporary folk, Americana, and indie rock, seemed destined to follow a career in the arts, though not necessarily as a musician. The son of actor Anthony Perkins and photographer and actress Barry Berenson, he spent much of his childhood hopscotching between Los Angeles and New York City. Perkins took saxophone lessons when he was a youngster, and in high school he took up the guitar, for a while studying with Prescott Niles of the Knack. He played in rock bands for a spell, but over time he became more interested in acoustic music, and took up the classical guitar, a passion that merged comfortably with his new enthusiasm for writing poetry.

Burnt Sugar Arkestra was founded by Village Voice icon Greg Tate and co-led with bassist Jared Michael Nickerson since 1999. Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber freely moves among many styles, eras, and genres to devise its own exciting hybrids. The group juggles a wide swath of the experimental soul jazz-hip hop spectrum with a mission that honors it’s deepest inspirations: the first post-modernists of American music - Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Parliament Funkadelic, and The Art Ensemble of Chicago.

How to Get Tickets

Tickets: $35 in advance/$40 at the door, available at Keil’s

Pharmacy, 732 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair, 973-744-2113; Studio 042 – Super

Business Printer, 423 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, 973-509-7591; online at https://

outpost.ticketleap.com/bowie-tribute-2016/dates/Dec-16-2016_at_0800PM

 

For more information, visit www.outpostintheburbs.org or call 973-744-6560.