The Stress of Leisure cover Iggy Pop and David Bowie

The Stress of Leisure will be partaking in two tribute nights this month, covering the songs of both Iggy Pop and David Bowie.

bowie and iggy

First up, is Lust for Life: a tribute to Iggy Pop at the Triffid on Tuesday 9th August (Ekka eve, so you can stay up late). Other acts include Ciggy Pop (featuring members of The Jungle Giants, The CreasesBabaganoüj and Tempura Nights), (__FAT__)The Bear Hunt and Dr. Bombay. Tickets are available here.

iggy pop l'idiot Pierre et Gilles, Facade Magazine, France 1977

photo by Pierre et Gilles

Then we will be in duo mode for Queensland Poetry Festival’s The Duke and the Prince (a tribute to David Bowie and Prince) on Thursday 25th August. Other artists paying tribute include Zenobia Frost,  Eleanor Jackson,  Jiveswallow,  MKO Sun (solo), Dylan Shade Hoskins,  Amrita Amrita Hepi,  Janet Rogers (Canada), Ben Brown (NZ),  Toby Fitch, and the 2016 Poet in Residence Jeet Thayil(India). MC’d by Ruckus Slam‘s My Name Is Meg Bartholomew.  DJ Zaziz will also be spinning the funkiest tracks in the foyer bar from 830pm-930pm by the artists formerly known as… Tickets are available here.

bowie la chapelle

photo by David LaChapelle