LDW - Talking Heads Summer Jam

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 8:00pm
Event Time: 
$15 Advance, $20 Day of Show

On Saturday, August 3, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and KRVM proudly welcome to the WOW Hall LDW’s Talking Heads’ Summer Jam.

Portland’s LDW is an eclectic band with a love of the Talking Heads. They play Talking Heads and original funk and dance music inspired by the Stop Making Sense period.

In the summer of 2013 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. In a matter of two years they were playing to sold out shows all over the west coast and found themselves with the question: “What’s next?”

For LDW, every performance matters, and it’s that mantra that the band recorded their first vinyl EP, Movement in a Spirited Manner Vol 1.  “We were so inspired by playing David Byrne’s music for three years that we found ourselves in the studio writing this EP and it just naturally fit into our set. That’s our evolution and trajectory. But, yes, we still play a ton of Talking Heads because, plain and simple, it’s fun.” 

Band Members are Lawrence Orleck (vocals, guitar), Tom Morrison (keys), Matt Ramsdell (drums), Chuck Warda (guitar), Jessica Campbell (backing vocals), Taylor Stapleton (backing vocals), Hayley Schwartzman (backing vocals) and Alexa Campbell (backing vocals).

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