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Chicago Artists To Cover Classic David Bowie Albums at MCA This Fall

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 13, 2014 3:00PM


Come September, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago will host "David Bowie Is", a traveling exhibit examining the art, work, and life of the thin white duke. (The museum is the U.S. host of the exhibit, which is of course a big deal.)

As part of the celebration, Chicago artists will cover select classic David Bowie albums and songs for a series called "Bowie Changes" which runs in conjunction with "David Bowie Is."

On Nov. 22, Chicago experimentalists Disappears will cover classic '70s album Low, which was Bowie's first collaboration with influential producer Brian Eno on a series of three avant-garde, German art-rock influenced albums eventually dubbed "The Berlin Trilogy."

One week earlier, on Nov. 15, Chicago underground glam mainstay Bobby Conn will take on Station to Station, Bowie's transitional 1976 album from the "plastic soul" of the previous year's Young Americans into the more adventurous fare of the aforementioned Berlin trilogy. For fans of Bowie's more conventional fare, the fact that duo Jon Langford and Sally Timms are tackling classic David Bowie love songs on Nov. 21 should pique their interest.

Check out more details, like concert times and ticket prices, at the MCA website.