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The Districts strip down “Ashes to Ashes” by David Bowie

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The Districts | Photo via Facebook

How do you follow up playing an opening slot for The Rolling Stones? Some bands might need some major r&r after such an exhilarating experience but The Districts are barreling on with another run of international festival dates. For those of here at home, we can catch up with the band via a new acoustic cover of David Bowie’s “Ashes to Ashes.”

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Peter Gabriel sings David Bowie’s “Heroes” in Germany on 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and “Band Aid” to re-record “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” for Ebola relief.

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Adam Berry/Getty Images

Peter Gabriel gave a heartfelt performance on Sunday, November 9th in Germany, performing David Bowie’s “Heroes” to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Watch video after the jump. Continue reading →

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David Bowie is to screen one night only at the Ritz Five next week

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Installation Shot of David Bowie is at the V&A is courtesy David Bowie Archive (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

On Tuesday, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art will open “David Bowie is,” the career-spanning exhibition originally created by London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. The show’s open-ended title captures the singer’s chameleonic gallery of personae, represented in the exhibition by an array of costumes, concept drawings, and videos. These artifacts show the larger conceptual imagination that has always surrounded Bowie’s music, which itself is highlighted by items from throughout the process, from handwritten lyrics to cover sketches to final recordings.

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