March 8, 8:30 pm 21+
By Dave Segal
Perhaps tribute concerts have gotten out of hand. Now we’re seeing bills dedicated to a live show that became a Jonathan Demme documentary? Oy. Granted, Stop Making Sense is one of the greatest films of its kind and Talking Heads were operating at peak expanded-lineup potency when it was shot. But there’s something ridiculous about paying homage to something so reliant on its particular circumstances. Maybe that makes Life During Wartime’s endeavor even more admirable. Stop Making Sense stands as a wonderful overview of Talking Heads’ catalog through Speaking in Tongues, and as a bonus, includes Tom Tom Club’s sensuously slow funk classic “Genius of Love.” Life During Wartime promise “exciting visuals, costuming, signature licks and moves, even stage props.” Hmm. Maybe this will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience; maybe they’ll Byrne down the house.