The Talking Heads. It’s sometimes difficult as a writer to conjure words that serve justice to how important and influential certain bands are to our music scene, and really, to our society as a whole. And, well, the Talking Heads sit at the helm as one of those groups where you really need to think carefully about how you pay tribute to their music with a write up. In that sense, I’m going to sit back here and serve you a tune that speaks louder than words.
Get with it, folks. Start Making Sense is performing at the Brooklyn Bowl tonight to celebrate the historic and visionary catalogue of Zoo York City’s finest band, the Talking Heads. Formed in 1975, this wild band comprised of of David Byrne (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Frantz (drums), Tina Weymouth (bass), and Jerry Harrison (keys, guitar), pioneered new wave music by fusing together punk, art rock, funk, pop, and world music during a time where the Unite States of America was just exiting one of the most fucked up wars our society has ever seen. In a time where we needed visionary music, the Talking Heads served us a multi-course meal complete with caviar, filet mignon, and imported tiramisu.
What I’m trying to say, essentially, is we should rock out and keep their music alive as long as we possibly can. Start Making Sense, the world’s premier Talking Heads tribute band, is set to take the stage tonight at Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Bowl around 10pm. Powered by Jon Braun (vocals, guitar), Jon Fadem (guitar, vocals), Steve Brunette (percussion, vocals), Jesse Braun (drums), Mike Davidson (bass), Brad Murray (keys), Kathy Weber (vocals) and Jenny Founds (vocals), Start Making Sense is exceptional at what they do: they recreate and uphold the untouchable ethos the Talking Heads created in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. If you like music, you should be in the Bowl tonight. Tickets here.