David Byrne is more than just bicycle racks — however cool they are. Tonight, an incredible lineup of contemporary musicians and artists will honor the Talking Heads frontman’s career, from his days on the art-punk scene at CBGB to his forays into Latin and funk and onward to this decade’s collaborations with Fatboy Slim and St. Vincent. The lineup features Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells, the Roots, Amanda Palmer, CeeLo Green, Beth Orton, Santigold, and Cibo Matto with special guest Nels Cline covering songs from every corner of Byrne’s career. Proceeds from this yearly benefit go to support music education in schools, with past donations to Young Audiences New York, Little Kids Rock, and Church Street School of Music.
Mon., March 23, 8 p.m., 2015
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 18, 2015