An Evening with LDW Performing Talking Heads and Original Music

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 8:00pm
Event Time: 
$15 Advance, $20 Day of Show

On Friday, January 17, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and KRVM proudly welcome An Evening with LDW performing Talking Heads and original music.

Portland’s LDW band has made a career playing the music of The Talking Heads for audiences in Oregon and along the west coast.  The original band isn’t touring anymore, so LDW is a unique opportunity for young people to experience the music live and for older fans to rediscover the excitement they felt when they first experienced The Talking Heads. 

The band has some exciting news.  They are recording an album and as of early December they are close to the finish line.

On their Facebook page LDW announced:

“We have a full-length album full of our originals that we've been playing for you at our live shows, plus cover of a Classic Talking Heads tune!  We can't tell you which one just yet!  We have loved growing with you all and developing our own voice in the process. Now is the time to mark that progress with our debut album: Movement in a Spirited Manner.

The LDW story dates back to the summer of 2013 when a group of Portland, Oregon 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 one of their shows.  Once they had mastered all of The Talking Heads’ material, they found themselves with the question: “What’s next?”  Composition of original material while maintaining artistic style and quality proved a challenge.  Now LDW has created enough material of their own to complete a record that will keep you moving in a spirited manner. 

No word yet on if the final product will be ready in time for our show, but come anyway.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of show.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 8:30.