Life During Wartime
Live at the Talent Club
Friday October 11th, 2019
Doors: 8pm Show: 9pm
$15 cover at the door
LDW – Inspired by Talking Heads music and their own.
In the summer of 2013 a group of Portland, Oregon musicians got together around the love of Talking Heads music. They focused on the epic 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense, which they consider to be the most brilliant concert film of all time. Calling themselves LDW, they began to perform with a 7-piece lineup that was inspired by that particular movie and time. “There was so much funkiness, movement, and excitement to the music in that movie and we just knew it would get people excited and feel fresh,” says Lawrence Orleck, co-founder and singer in the band.
The upcoming Album – Movement in a spirited manner
For LDW, every performance matters, and, it’s that mantra, that has the band in the studio recording their first album, Movement in a spirited manner. “We were so inspired by playing David Byrne’s music for 3 years that we found ourselves in the studio writing this album and it just naturally fit into our set. That’s our evolution and trajectory. But, yes, we still play a ton of talking heads because, plain and simple, it’s fun.” We named it Movement in a spirited manner because for the last 3 years we have been enthralled with the excitement and motion of our fans. They get down, big time.” Lawrence muses.
Stop Making Sense performances
“We also thought it would be an incredible adventure to put together, periodically, the actual Stop Making Sense performance. It’s a concept that starts with ostensibly no stage setup and out comes David Byrne with a beatbox and and acoustic. The stage slowly builds to a full performance as the players and gear ebb onto the stage – until a mid show climax with Byrne in a giant suit. It’s great fun to honor the performance that was the nucleus for this project.”
The band is performing Stop Making Sense, Talking Heads, and Original Material in premier venues around the country.