Recommended Show of the Week: Seu Jorge @ Knitting Factory. Has an actor ever made great music? If you said Julliete Lewis or Keanu Reeves odds are you’re one of their bandmates. And if you said David Hasselhoff you’re probably German. But Brazilian actor Seu Jorge, who starred in City of God and Life Aquatic might actually be the first. Hear Jorge cover Bowie in his native Portuguese Tuesday at the Knit.
Earlier this week we held a contest for a pair of Dead Can Dance tickets. The winning essay surpassed all expectations and is reprinted verbatim below.
It is 1985 and the skies are grey. The Cold War is on and the U.S. and U.K. are hungover in the midst of stingy Reagan-Thatcher rule. The advent of the ugly yuppie class has sent jaded university kids retreating into the beauty of music and art, and naturally, the two have co-mingled into a budding genre of art music, where the visual component will be as important as the sound.