A Tribute to David Bowie @ The Moore

Celebrate the Starman while raising money for musicians 🌟

An illustration of Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie, with eyes bowed down and stars around his head

📸: STG Presents & SMASH

Sunday, November 20 • 7 pm

A tribute to David Bowie to raise money for a nonprofit organization that helps Puget Sound-area musicians gain access to healthcare? That’s a win-win—more “Hang On To Yourself” than “Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide,” to frame it in Ziggy Stardust terms. The concept involves linking legacy Northwest musicians with younger players from the region to homage musical icons, with proceeds going to SMASH (Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare).

Bowie’s catalog boasts so many fascinating facets that the show can’t help being a thrillathon. Curated by Black Fret, this year’s lineup included Peter Buck (R.E.M., Filthy Friends), Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney, Filthy Friends), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), Jessica Dobson (Deep Sea Diver), Shaina Shepherd, Kurt Bloch (Fastbacks), Molly Sides (Thunderpussy), Jovino Santos Neto, and Mike McCready (Pearl Jam). One new twist to the event will be an afterparty at Madame Lou’s featuring Boots! DJs Sarah Savannah and Maxwell Edison spinning ’60s soul and garage-rock 45s to get you moving and grooving—along with Boots’ stable of go-go dancers.


Dave Segal

Dave Segal

Dave Segal is a freelance music writer for The Wire, Pitchfork, Aquarium Drunkard, and other publications. He formerly served as staff writer at The Stranger and as managing editor at Alternative Press. Find him on Twitter @editaurus