We bought tickets for the David Byrne and St. Vincent 2013 Tour. They will be appearing at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT on June 20th. We caught their collaboration last September at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. We loved the event so much that we had to see them perform together again 🙂
I trust you feel the excitement of their distinctive brass band sound watching this video of their recent appearance on the David Letterman Show where they perform, “I Should Watch TV” from the Love This Giant recording.
Speaking of David Byrne, he and “Professor” Questlove participated in a Public Forum discussion at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on February 26th.
I was unable to attend in person. I learned about the gist of the event from subsequent Web article reports
Professor Questlove is currently teaching a class on classic albums at NYU, educating undergraduates on the merits of Public Enemy and Michael Jackson.
David Byrne is making a musical “Here Lies the Love” at the Public Theater. Byrne wrote the lyrics and music (with help from Fatboy Slim), creating a “fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience” equipped with disco beats and contemporary dance.
Brought together to discuss the impact of music in popular consciousness, the Roots drummer and former Talking Heads frontman gave audience members a night to remember, swapping stories from the heydays of their respective careers. Questlove asked Byrne about his early days in New York in the 1970s while the Scottish songwriter probed Mr. Thompson on the genesis of the Philadelphia music scene.
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson announced during the event that he will release a memoir entitled Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove this coming June.
If you consider the immediacy formed between the two artists coupled with their mutual affinity for unique collaborations, it’s realistic to anticipate a Byrne/Questlove project of some dimension in the future.
- David Byrne and St Vincent concert video: Love This Giant (boingboing.net)
- Questlove, David Byrne Talk Music Philosophy for Public Theater’s ‘Duets’ Series (spinner.com)
- Questlove And David Byrne Talk Classics, Success, And Blue Ivy’s iPod At Skirball (nyulocal.com)