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by Bill Pearis

tributes outside of Bowie's SoHo apartment (via @natebui)
Bowie RIP Tribute

The world is still reeling from the news of David Bowie's death, just two days after his 69th birthday (and the release of his great new album, Blackstar). Here in NYC, where Bowie lived, fans have been leaving candles, flowers and other tributes outside his SoHo apartment building on Lafayette St, and there are also tributes being left outside of the East Village's New York Theatre Workshop where his musical, Lazarus, is in the middle of its sold-out run.

As mentioned, Michael Dorf's annual Carnegie Hall concert will be a tribute to Bowie and there are bound to be many more musical tributes in the weeks ahead. There's actually one tonight (1/11) at C'Mon Everybody in Brooklyn featuring Lena Hall, Stephen Trask, and Tim Mislock of Hedwig and The Angry Inch, as well as Akie Bermiss, Bridget Barkan and more. Advance tickets for this event, which has been in the planning for over a month, are sold out but there will be limited $10 tickets at the door tonight. Doors are at 7:30 PM. Flyer is below.

There is also going to be a David Bowie tribute at Manhattan Inn tonight homage to his work by Legs and SPK, also featuring Bowie celebrations by members of A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Strange Names, EMEFE, Pavo Pavo, Indigo Street, and other artists. That show is free and doors are at 8:30 PM.

Jason Lindner, who played on Blackstar, plays Nublu tonight (1/15) as part of his "Electronic Mondays" January residency. Performing with him tonight are Sasha Masakowski (vocals, electronics), Jesske Hume (bass, electronics), and Abe Seiferth (electro-beats). It's $10 at the door.

Also coming up is Disappears' performance of Bowie's 1977 album Low at Baby's All Right on February 20 which they originally performed as of part of last year's Bowie Changes exhibit at Chicago's MCA. They'll also perform a set of all-new songs and tickets are still available.

Other Bowie-related events: The "Feeling Gloomy" danceparty is hosting a special Bowie weekend: Friday (1/15) at Littlefield and Saturday and Sunday (1/16 & 1/17) at Grand Victory. There's also a Bowie edition of "12XU" at HiFi Bar on Saturday. At Bowery Electric on Sunday it's a Bowie edition of "Sally Can't Dance" with DJs Jonathan Toubin, MIss Guy, Alix Brown, plus a live performance by Bowie cover band Michael T. & the Vanities with loads of special guests (tickets)

If you need other Bowie things today to fill the void there is no shortage of stuff to watch. Bowie made a lot of television appearances in the 1970s, including more than a few visits to daytime talk shows. He chatted with Dick Cavett in 1974 (where he performed "Young Americans" and "1984"), and he and pal Iggy Pop talked punk rock with Dinah Shore in 1977. You can watch those, plus visits to Soul Train, a Cher special and more, below.

Bowie in 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence'

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

There are also Criterion Collection editions of Bowie Films The Man Who Fell to Earth and Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence. Neither are on Criterion's Hulu page at the time, but that might change. You can see free screenings of both of those films in NYC at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater on Friday (1/15) with Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence at 6:30 PM and The Man Who Fell to Earth at 9 PM.

Bowie was also great as Andy Warhol in Basquiat which is on Netflix. There's also the 1983 vampire flick The Hunger (which also stars Susan Sarandon, Catherine Deneuve and has Bauhaus performing "Bela Lugosi's Dead" in the opening credits) and is available to rent. You can also watch D.A. Pennebaker's 1973 concert film Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars below.

Videology in Williamsburg will be showing Bowie films all night tonight (1/11) in the front bar, starting with Christiane F, and that is free.

And who can forget Bowie as The Goblin King in Jim Henson's 1986 fantasy Labyrinth? It's available to rent or buy digitally. It's a little ways off but there's a 30th Anniversary tribute to Labyrinth happening at Shea Stadium on May 21. No word tickets or who will be performing but flyer for the show, and video of Bowie performing "Magic Dance" in the film, below...

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by Arielle Gordon

Dick Cavett and Dave Hill (via Dave's instagram)
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You may know Dave Hill from his stand up, his band, or his book, or from sometimes shirtless concert reviews on this website. Today, however, Dave takes on another role -- "Vice President of Fulfillment" at Amazon.com. In case you haven't been following the dispute between Amazon and the French publishing group Hachette, this new video should shed some humorous light on the issue. The video features author Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers, Blink), who has been personally affected by the dispute, and legendary talk show host Dick Cavett. This isn't the first time Dave and Dick have gotten together, either.

If that's not enough Dave Hill for you, you can catch him live, like at "Choice Cuts" which happens at Brooklyn's Littlefield on July 31 with Michelle Wolf, Colin Nissan, Mark Normand, Jen Kwok and more. (Ticktes). as part of , listen to his WFMU show, The Goddamn Dave Hill Show, or listen in on his newest stint on Pete Holmes' podcast, You Made It Weird.

Upcoming Dave Hill tour dates are listed, along with that video, below...

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Running Late

Tonight (10/23) at Littlefield is the two year anniversary of Running Late with Scott Rogowsky and SG has put together quite a line-up to celebrate, with Demetri Martin, Grizz from 30 Rock, Eugene Mirman, Mark Normand and Canadian comic Levi MacDougall. Tickets are on sale.

After that, the next RLWSG happens on November 6 at Symphony Space where his guest will be former talk show host and master of the anecdote, Dick Cavett. Tickets for that are on sale as well.

Dave Hill

Attention People of New York City:

Hello. This is your man Dave Hill writing to let you know that Thursday, October 15 at 8:00pm, I will performing my brand new one-man show "Dave Hill: Big in Japan" like a motherf@#ker for the very third time over there at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in historic Chelsea. Attendance is mandatory unless you hate having a really, really nice time that might also lead to sex. Anyway, I realize there has been a lot of confusion- especially in the Scandinavian press- about my new one-man show. And while there is some truth to the rumor that my new one-man show is a coming-of-stage tale based on my early years as a young Austrian girl who wanted nothing more than to express herself through dance even if her pimp Danny had different plans for her, it is mostly about one man's (me, silly!) undying will to rock the f@#k out of people and also this one time I went to Japan and rocked the f@#k out of people with my rocking rock Valley Lodge. Also- and I cannot stress this enough- it is NOT the same show as the Dave Hill Explosion so stop thinking that, dammit. However, my new one-man show is explosive in nature and possesses similar heatbringing properties and an almost identical bang quotient (sin(ax)sin(bx) - k cos(ax)cos(bx) = number of chicks who totally want to bang me). Anyway, I really hope you can make it. Aside from all the heat I will be bringing to the show, it is directed by the great Jeff Tomsic and assistant directed by the super dupes Nicole Brodeur. It also features the winsome Chris Chuang and the fiery Zachary Danziger in the roles of a lifetime. And as if all of that is not enough, my show is immediately followed by Pangaea 3000 Sucks, a great show that you totally don't have to pay extra for. So come, you know, if you want. I'm tired of fighting about it. You can get tickets right here.

Love,
Dave Hill

That "Big in Japan" show is TONIGHT (10/15). The next "Dave Hill Explosion" is at the same venue on October 22nd and features special guests Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes and the RETURN of Dick Cavett (not to be missed). Tickets are on sale.

In between those two UCB events you can catch Dave Hill playing two roles in one night. I'm talking about the official BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 20th where Dave is both playing guitar in the Walter Schreifels Band (expect Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools and more), AND telling some jokes and hosting the night. Tickets are still on sale.

"Big In Japan" happens again on October 29th at UCB. The flyer along with a very recent video of Walter performing solo in a store... IN JAPAN, below...

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Dave Hill, Rufus Wainwright & Dick Cavett @ UCB - Apr 19, 2007
Dave hill, Dick Cavett, & Rufus Wainwright

Last night's show was pretty surreal. I knew Dave Hill was having Rufus as a guest, and I kind of knew he was having Dick Cavett - but it didn't really register...."Dick Cavett"...OK, sure, whatever. Then, after performing a death-defying magic trick (aka escaping from a cardboard box), Dave introduced his first guest, and low-and-behold, Dick Fuking Cavett (no pun intended) walks out and proceeds to teach us how to do the moon walk....

Dave hill, Dick Cavett, & Rufus Wainwright
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"The Dave Hill Explosion" is basically a talk show - Dave Hill is the host (aka the Dick Cavett). Past guests have included Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Moby, Cowboy Randy Jones from The Village people, Martha Plimpton, Fred Armisen, Walter Schreifels, Sandra Bernhard, Joan Wasser, Lecy Goranson, Khrystyne Haje, Joe Franklin, Sam Bisbee, and Dean and Britta (Luna).

Last night Rufus Wainwright was the first guest to come back for a second time. Rufus sang two songs including my favorite from his new (not yet released) album. The song is called "Going to a Town". It was amazing and funny - Rufus sang to a backing track coming out of an iPod - backup singers included. He said he felt like he was on public access TV, and had never done anything like that before. Rufus is also really funny.

Dave hill, Dick Cavett, & Rufus Wainwright

Dave played some videos, Dave escaped from the box, there was a "midget" (Little Michael Jackson), Dave talked to Dick, Dick talked to Dave, Dick talked to us, Dick talked, Dick talked, Rufus sang, Rufus sang to Dick, Rufus talked to Dick, Dick talked to Rufus, Dick and Rufus hugged, Dave sometimes got a word in, there was lots of laughing, Dave sang a song to Dick and Rufus, Phil sang backup vocals.... I never wanted the show to end. Eventually it had to - it was already like 2 hours and cutting into the late-late show.

More pics below....

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