Sons of the Silent Age at Mayne Stage | Photos

  • Photograph: Bobby Talamine

    Sons of the Silent Age playing the music of David Bowie, with Magas | Mayne Stage | March 7, 2013

  • Photograph: Bobby Talamine

    Sons of the Silent Age playing the music of David Bowie, with Magas | Mayne Stage | March 7, 2013

  • Photograph: Bobby Talamine

    Sons of the Silent Age playing the music of David Bowie, with Magas | Mayne Stage | March 7, 2013

  • Photograph: Bobby Talamine

    Sons of the Silent Age playing the music of David Bowie, with Magas | Mayne Stage | March 7, 2013

  • Photograph: Bobby Talamine

    Sons of the Silent Age playing the music of David Bowie, with Magas | Mayne Stage | March 7, 2013

  • Photograph: Bobby Talamine

    Sons of the Silent Age playing the music of David Bowie, with Magas | Mayne Stage | March 7, 2013

  • Photograph: Bobby Talamine

    Sons of the Silent Age playing the music of David Bowie, with Magas | Mayne Stage | March 7, 2013

  • Photograph: Bobby Talamine

    Sons of the Silent Age playing the music of David Bowie, with Magas | Mayne Stage | March 7, 2013

  • Photograph: Bobby Talamine

    Sons of the Silent Age playing the music of David Bowie, with Magas | Mayne Stage | March 7, 2013

  • Photograph: Bobby Talamine

    Sons of the Silent Age playing the music of David Bowie, with Magas | Mayne Stage | March 7, 2013

  • Photograph: Bobby Talamine

    Sons of the Silent Age playing the music of David Bowie, with Magas | Mayne Stage | March 7, 2013

  • Photograph: Bobby Talamine

    Sons of the Silent Age playing the music of David Bowie, with Magas | Mayne Stage | March 7, 2013

Photograph: Bobby Talamine

Sons of the Silent Age playing the music of David Bowie, with Magas | Mayne Stage | March 7, 2013


Thursday night was round number two of Sons of the Silent Age: Chris Connelly's tribute to all things David Bowie. Connelly brought his band on the first round to the packed Metro in January, and decided that another go round was in order.
The Mayne Stage was a perfect fit for this kind of production: nine awesome musicians helping push forward the sound of Bowie in the '70s—songs such as "Station to Station," "TVC 15" and "Look Back in Anger."
If not done right, this kind of performance can easily come off as a karaoke act in a one-star motel lounge in the suburbs, but Connelly personified Bowie in look, voice and fashion.
The show was a fan's set list, delving into the fertile period of mid- to late-'70s Bowie, with meticulous focus on creating the sound, the look and the feel.
The band, tight as ever, pushed the spine-tingling versions of Bowie songs front and center, leaving no stone unturned with "Queen Bitch," "Under Pressure," "Let's Dance" and finally closing with "Heroes."


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