David J

David J will be DJing at The Cat Club in SF on 10/20.  Celebrating the release of his latest album ‘Not Long For This World’!


Time Tuesday, October 25 at 8:00pm -  October 26 at 1:00am
LocationThe Slidebar Rock N Roll Cafe122 E. Commonwealth Ave.Fullerton, CA
Created ByThe Slidebar Rock N Roll Cafe

Bassist and Vocalist of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets fame, DAVID J, takes to the stage with the members of LUV’N ROCKETS for a special set filled with classic songs from both Love and Rockets and Bauhaus…

This is our Totally 80’s Tuesday Halloween Special. 

The Chanteuse and the Devil’s Muse

On Saturday, September 17, I was faced with an agonizing dilemma and after much deliberation, decided that the plugs had to be pulled on this ambitious theatrical production. Several factors pushed me to call this shot. The most pressing being that we were over budget in a climate of economic downturn. Not a good combination. The latter resulting in a lack of ‘bums on seats’, despite positive and often glowing reviews. Having come to this pass, I realized that I simply could not risk jeopardizing the production, artists and crew any further. The experience of working on this piece has been most gratifying and my thanks go out to all who have had a hand in it’s realization thus far. Still the work continues and due to everyone’s extraordinary generosity and faith, it will rise again. The re-staging on November 12 is all set. I hope that those of you who missed it this first time round will be there at the historic Million Dollar Theatre on that night, pregnant with magic as it is!

My sincere thanks and love to all.

David J

Vinyl Artwork done!

Artwork for the vinyl release of “Not Long For This World” is done!  Test pressings should be arriving within the week.  Stay tuned for pre-sales….

http://starryrecords.net/david-j/

http://saintroserecords.com/artists/davidjnew/

Win the golden ticket to have David J & band perform in your own home!

I’ve got a golden ticket!  Come down to see The Chanteuse and The Devil’s Muse at the Bootleg Theater (www.bootlegtheater.org) for a chance to win a special private concert by David J and band  in your own home!

How it works: purchase a ticket on Friday Sept 17 or Saturday Sept 18 and experience the show, you will receive a numbered ticket. David will choose the winning ticket Sunday September 18 and post it on Facebook & Twitter. Limited to Los Angeles area residents.

chanteuse

This song was written a few days after September 11, 2001. ( Hence the reference to the ‘six thousand dead’, this was the first estimate which was later reduced to three thousand, although it occurred to me that every one of those poor souls had a significant other, who would have ‘died’ with them. ) The title refers to something that I heard on the radio. A journalist, who had just returned from three years in Afghanistan was describing his experience of driving into Kabul for the first time and seeing these strange glittering black trees in the distance. When he was up close, he saw that the effect was caused by sunlight reflecting off of miles of audio tape that had been strewn through the branches of the trees. Apparently, it was the custom of the Taliban regime to confiscate music cassettes, rip out the tape and wrap it around the trees as a graphic reminder that listening to music was forbidden. I was struck by the poetic connotations of this image. Those trees were, in effect, full of music. They were silent but in a very powerful way, they were singing out loud. 

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David J Premiers His New Play
THE CHANTEUSE AND THE DEVIL’S MUSE

Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Premieres Thursday, September 8 and Runs through Saturday, October 1, 2011 
SHEDDING NEW LIGHT ON THE BLACK DAHLIA SAGA AND POSING AN ASTONISHING
AND CHILLING THEORY REGARDING THE KILLER
 “Even the darkest scenario can result in transcendence.” – David J
The Chanteuse and the Devil’s Muse is a play with live music by Los Angeles-based artist David J (Bauhaus and Love and Rockets), collaborating with Ego Plum (Ebola Music Orchestra).  It premieres at the Bootleg Theatre on Thursday, September 8, 2011.
“With this production we are revisiting the ‘Black Dahlia’ song cycle that was originally composed for the independent feature film, ‘The Devil’s Muse’ directed by Ramzi Abed,” explains David J, “In this new theatrical staging, I am reuniting with my original musical collaborator, Ego Plum. Here the music works as a framework around which another related story is interwoven.”
David J, who brought the story of Warhol muse, Edie Sedgwick, “Silver for Gold”, to the Los Angeles stage to critical acclaim, has turned his attentions on the saga of the Black Dahlia. A legendary cold case that has long been a spot of tarnish on the glitter of Hollywood’s tinsel, the story of the murder and mutilation of aspiring actress Elizabeth Short has been a mystery that has baffled experts.
In this theatrical staging, David J’s musical frame-work is melded together with the story of torch singer, Madi Comfort, a historical figure in the real case, whose paramour was one of the prime suspects in Short’s grisly murder.  Will her police interrogation reveal a dark secret that will finally unlock the mystery of the “Black Dahlia”? 
The production features live music by David J, Ego Plum and Ysanne Spevack (Smashing Pumpkins, English National Opera). The role of Madi Comfort will be played by Daniele Watts (two-time NAACP Award-winner and Ovation Award nominee), with Tracey Leigh (Obie Award-winner) making special appearances in the role throughout the run. The part of Lieutenant Frank Jemison will be played by Douglas Dickerman. The play also features the internationally acclaimed Butoh performer, Vangeline.
With the success of the Kickstarter campaign to fund his forthcoming album, “Not Long For This World”, David J went back to the online fundraising platform to raise the money needed to bring The Chanteuse and the Devil’s Muse to the stage. The campaign was a success. David J raised more than his $5,000 goal to bring this amazing theatrical work to the Bootleg Theatre for its September/October run.
For more information about The Chanteuse and the Devil’s Muse, to schedule interviews or to inquire about press comps, please contact Robert Hensley or Versa Manos at Gorgeous Media Group.
Media Contact:
Versa Manos / Robert Hensley
versa@gorgeouspr.com / robert@gorgeouspr.com
323-782-9000

David J Premiers His New Play

THE CHANTEUSE AND THE DEVIL’S MUSE

Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Premieres Thursday, September 8 and Runs through Saturday, October 1, 2011 

SHEDDING NEW LIGHT ON THE BLACK DAHLIA SAGA AND POSING AN ASTONISHING

AND CHILLING THEORY REGARDING THE KILLER

 “Even the darkest scenario can result in transcendence.” – David J

The Chanteuse and the Devil’s Muse is a play with live music by Los Angeles-based artist David J (Bauhaus and Love and Rockets), collaborating with Ego Plum (Ebola Music Orchestra).  It premieres at the Bootleg Theatre on Thursday, September 8, 2011.

“With this production we are revisiting the ‘Black Dahlia’ song cycle that was originally composed for the independent feature film, ‘The Devil’s Muse’ directed by Ramzi Abed,” explains David J, “In this new theatrical staging, I am reuniting with my original musical collaborator, Ego Plum. Here the music works as a framework around which another related story is interwoven.”

David J, who brought the story of Warhol muse, Edie Sedgwick, “Silver for Gold”, to the Los Angeles stage to critical acclaim, has turned his attentions on the saga of the Black Dahlia. A legendary cold case that has long been a spot of tarnish on the glitter of Hollywood’s tinsel, the story of the murder and mutilation of aspiring actress Elizabeth Short has been a mystery that has baffled experts.

In this theatrical staging, David J’s musical frame-work is melded together with the story of torch singer, Madi Comfort, a historical figure in the real case, whose paramour was one of the prime suspects in Short’s grisly murder.  Will her police interrogation reveal a dark secret that will finally unlock the mystery of the “Black Dahlia”? 

The production features live music by David J, Ego Plum and Ysanne Spevack (Smashing Pumpkins, English National Opera). The role of Madi Comfort will be played by Daniele Watts (two-time NAACP Award-winner and Ovation Award nominee), with Tracey Leigh (Obie Award-winner) making special appearances in the role throughout the run. The part of Lieutenant Frank Jemison will be played by Douglas Dickerman. The play also features the internationally acclaimed Butoh performer, Vangeline.

With the success of the Kickstarter campaign to fund his forthcoming album, “Not Long For This World”, David J went back to the online fundraising platform to raise the money needed to bring The Chanteuse and the Devil’s Muse to the stage. The campaign was a success. David J raised more than his $5,000 goal to bring this amazing theatrical work to the Bootleg Theatre for its September/October run.

For more information about The Chanteuse and the Devil’s Muse, to schedule interviews or to inquire about press comps, please contact Robert Hensley or Versa Manos at Gorgeous Media Group.

Media Contact:

Versa Manos / Robert Hensley

versa@gorgeouspr.com / robert@gorgeouspr.com

323-782-9000

Official press release for “Not Long For This World” on Starry Records


DAVID J 
TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD’ OCTOBER 18 ON STARRY RECORDS

 

“Not Long For This World is a collection of eulogies, elegies, epitaphs and swan songs for lost loves, the dear departed and future departees including, inevitably, one’s self. Let’s now dance whilst the candle still burns bright!” – David J

Former Bauhaus and Love & Rockets bassist/vocalist DAVID J needs little introduction. DAVID is now spanning his fifth decade in music with his new album NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD, due out October 18 via Starry Records. Marking his eighth  album as a solo artist and first proper solo album since 2003, the disc continues his long tradition of making music that pushes the boundaries of the musical status quo, as well as his personal musical envelope. Smashing Pumpkins mastermind William Patrick Corgan will be partnering with Kerry Brown and Starry Records, alongside St. Rose Records, to release the album. David’s work has been influential and inspiring to both Billy and Kerry’s careers, and they are elated to be releasing this album.

“I grew up in awe of David J’s band Bauhaus for their unique approach to music,” says Corgan,  “and like all great artists, David J in his own right has never stopped pushing forward. His ever-curious creativity, collaborative spirit, and openness to new media are an inspiration, and I’m proud to help release his new album.”

DAVID’s multi-dimensional career began with seminal goth legends Bauhaus. Since Bauhaus disbanded, DAVID has released seven albums with Love & Rockets, seven solo albums, and several solo EPs, as well as collaborations and session appearances with the likes of Jane’s Addiction, Genesis P. Orridge, Jarboe, author Alan Moore, and actress Fairuza Balk. NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD—a rich gothic cabaret-inspired album—is evidence of a deep maturation, sure to attract old fans and new.

The tracklist forNOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD is as follows: 

 

1. Because You’re Gone

2. Gloomy Sunday

3. Dead and Lovely

4. St. James Infirmary

5. Hank Williams to the Angel of Death

6. Spalding Gray Can’t Swim

7. Eulogy for Jeff Buckley

8. Dagger in the Well

9. The Last Cigarette

10. Dress Sexy at My Funeral

11. Farewell My Friend

12. Not Long For This World


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