The Crocodile Presents:
The Bowie Ball featuring BowieVision
Tue, October 31, 2017
This event is 21 and over
The Stranger presents “The Bowie Ball” at the Crocodile on Halloween night (Tuesday, Oct. 31), featuring live Bowie classics from Seattle’s own BowieVision, plus Bowie-themed karaoke, costume contest, and makeovers in the back bar by the Glitter Squad.
Whether you’re a committed Bowiephile or a casual fan, “The Bowie Ball” is a can’t-miss Halloween treat.
Their exhilarating show is better described as a celebration than a tribute. Lead singer Stefan Mitchell shares Bowie’s gift for connecting with a crowd and creating an atmosphere that’s simultaneously epic and intimate, an approach that resonates with audiences on a deeper level than mere impersonation ever could.
Members of Northwest lounge-pop mainstays the Dudley Manlove Quartet and new wave hip-hop unit Purr Gato joined forces in 2013 to share their love of Bowie’s music with audiences in Seattle and beyond. Combining musical dexterity, masterful stage presence, and stunning video projections, BowieVision puts its unique stamp on rock anthems like Rebel Rebel and Suffragette City; the wide-screen balladry of Life on Mars?, Space Oddity, and Changes; mid-70s “plastic soul” (Golden Years, Young Americans, Fame;) art-pop experiments like Fashion, Heroes, and Ashes to Ashes; and the high-sheen Eighties classics Let’s Dance, China Girl, and Blue Jean.
Although Bowie’s personas have been ever-changing, his music is timeless. It’s this realization that elevates BowieVision above the realm of trite nostalgia. It may be a bold statement to make about a “tribute” band, but it’s a fact: BowieVision is the real deal. Accept no imitations
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121