Written and directed by David J,
Co-founder of influential British bands Bauhuas and Love & Rockets
Featuring Darcy Fowers, James Duval & MC THIS
with live music by David J & the Silver for Gold Band
This mesmerizing performance considers the charismatic and misunderstood 1960s icon as a modern-day Persephone: Queen of the underworld to Warhol's Hades transforming her room in the Chelsea Hotel into a fog-enshrouded purgatory. Throughout her travails, a horse-headed wounded healer guides Edie to eventual transcendence. The ensemble includes Darcy Fowers (Edie Sedgwick), James Duval (Norihc, the wounded healer) and MC THIS a.k.a. Justin Hammond (Andy Warhol and video).
David J leads the four-piece Silver for Gold Band through a melancholy and droll song cycle that nods to the music of the Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan, while also commenting on episodes in the doomed star's life. The band includes David J (vocals / guitar), Michael Berg (guitar/backing vocals), Ysanne Spevack (violin/viola) and Dave Raven (percussion). To listen to hear some of the music click here
Seating is general admission and tickets are available for purchase in-person at REDCAT Box Office, online @ REDCAT.org
REDCAT | Roy and Edna Disney / CalArts Theater
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ABOUT DAVID J
David J was a founding member of Bauhaus, one of the most influential British bands of the 1980s. Following its termination in 1983, David J produced and played for a brief stint with the group The Jazz Butcher. Next came Love and Rockets, another highly successful outfit, which won a gold record for its first release, Ball of Confusion. Bauhas reunited to play the Coachella music and arts festival in California in 2005, a performance that has attained legendary status and helped to launch a successful world tour.
David J has released several solo albums which have garnered much critical acclaim, prompting writer Matt Hoffman to describe him as "one of the great songwriters of recent times."
He has collaborated with numerous artists, including celebrated graphic novelist Alan Moore; renowned author Hubert Selby Jr.; producer and musician T Bone Burnett; MC5 found Wayne Kramer; producer Hal Wilner; poet, painter and broadcaster Rene Halkett; poet Jeremy Reed; and Mexico's innovative electronica pioneers Nortec Collective. He co-wrote the title track for Jane's Addiction's album Strays.
David J's creative involvement has always been broader than the purely musical, creating artwork for record covers, designing stage lighting and directing videos. As a visual artist, he has exhibited internationally. His first play, Anarchy In The Gold Street Wimpy, was staged by the award-winning Atlanta-based theater company Dad's Garage in 2004.