Music » Critics' Picks

David Byrne

8 p.m. Saturday, October 18. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.

by

comment

David Byrne needs no introduction — even if the 56-year-old's interest in digital technology and futuristic marketing strategies arguably brings him more notoriety than his music these days. The ex-Talking Heads vocalist's first collaboration with Brian Eno since 1981's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Everything that Happens Will Happen Today, was initially unavailable in stores; a visit to everythingthathappens.com was required to stream the LP, buy it digitally or order a physical copy. Happens resembles new age Nine Inch Nails or Bowie's synth work circa Y2K, meaning that Byrne's keening vocals and hiccupping melodies mesh well with the album's dank electronic production. This current tour is billed as "Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno" — and while the latter won't be there, the set list will include Eno-produced TH rhythmic excursions ("Crosseyed and Painless") and hits ("Once in a Lifetime," "Life During Wartime").

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.