Philadelphia Weekly, October 5, 2010
Just weeks after conjuring up the spirits of Bono and company, BCKSEET Productions continues its tributary Sunday night concert series by resurrecting the leper messiah himself—David Bowie’s fluorescent-haired, glitter-spangled alter ego—for a performance of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. The most sparkly account of the apocalypse ever (take that, Revelation), the eleven songs document the arrival of a prophetic, guitar-playing Starman to a doomed earth, his rise to rock superstardom and his death at the hands of his fans. All through October, BCKSEET founder Greg DeCandia will lead the collective’s own extraterrestrial spiders through a Moonage Daydream to a final, hollering rock ’n’ roll Suicide, proving once and for all that there is life on Mars. It just happens to wear cherry-red platform boots and spandex kabuki gear. (Lauren Smith)
Saturday, Oct. 10. 7pm. $15. L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St. 267.603.3533. bckseet.com
Photo from BCKSEET Productions.