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LDW performs Stop Making Sense
September 15 • 8:00 pm• $15 – $18
On Saturday, September 15, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and University of Oregon Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA proudly welcomes to the WOW Hall LDW (Life During Wartime) performing the music from the Talking Heads’ film Stop Making Sense.
In 2013 a group of Portland musicians got together around the love of Talking Heads music. Especially that of the epic 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense, which they consider to be the most brilliant concert film of all time. They began to perform with a 7-piece lineup that was inspired by that particular movie and time period. “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. Audiences keep coming back to see LDW. Not only for their exuberant interpretations of the legendary Talking Heads, but also for their original music, improvisation, choreography and the random experiences they deliver at every show. Within two years they were playing sold out shows all over the west coast. The next step was recording an EP, Movement in a spirited manner Vol 1. “We were so inspired by playing David Byrne’s music for three years that we found ourselves in the studio writing this EP and it just naturally fit into our set. That’s our evolution and trajectory. But, yes, we still play a ton of Talking Heads.” The new EP is Vol 1 of a 3-part series of EP’s that LDW plans to release. “The album format is so flexible these days and, frankly, a bit irrelevant so we decided to just do these two-sided vinyl EP’s with 4 songs each. This first one came out February 2018. We named it Movement in a spirited manner because for the last three years we have been enthralled with the excitement and motion of our fans. They get down, big time,” Lawrence muses. “We also thought it would be an incredible adventure to put together, periodically, the actual Stop Making Sense performance. It’s great fun to honor the performance that was the nucleus for this project.”
Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 day of show, and are available at U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages (6-11 half price at the door when accompanied by parent or adult guardian; five and under no charge). Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 541-687-2746.