David Lynch’s Showtime revival of Twin Peaks is approaching its May 21 premiere date, and we’re so giddy it feels like we’ve had one too many donuts and one too many cups of damn fine coffee. To take the edge off, here are some upcoming events that pay tribute to David Lynch via music, art, and pasties.
Silencio – A Tribute to the Works of David Lynch & Angelo Badalamenti
March 31, 9pm at Nublu, 151 Avenue C, East Village; tickets $5.
Twin Peaks was the soundtrack of the ’90s (unless you weren’t morbid and miserable and preferred Buena Vista Social Club) so it was no surprise when, in 2011, a band formed just to pay tribute to Angelo Badalamenti, taking its name from the series’ surrealist cabaret. Silencio has since released two albums of original music, but Lynch’s influence endures and they remain the bad boys of Badalamenti. Tonight’s performance at Nublu is being presented by Le Poisson Rouge and Welcome to Twin Peaks, a fan group dedicated to “putting logs on the fire to fill the doughnut-shaped hole in your Twin Peaks-loving heart.”
The Pink Room: Twin Peaks Burlesque
March 31, 11pm at Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St., East Village; tickets $15-$20.
The Pink Room: David Lynch Burlesque, which back in January put on its annual Miss Twin Peaks pageant, promises this will be the biggest edition ever of Twin Peaks Burlesque. Among the characters making an appearance are The Log Lady, Audrey Horne, and Agent Cooper, who will likely do unspeakable things with a trenchcoat. We caught a sneak-peek of Francine The Lucid Dream’s act at Bradley Spinelli’s burlesque-y book party and she absolutely killed it. (Killed it, not Laura Palmer. Who killed Laura Palmer, anyway?)
David Lynch Tribute Art Show
April 8, 6pm, at Spoke NYC, 210 Rivington St, Lower East Side; free.
All of the art at this show can be described as… what’s the word?… what am I going for here?…oh, right, Lynchian. Meaning art that “evokes the emotional complexities and stylistic ventures of Lynch’s work,” as the folks at San Francisco-based gallery and publisher Spoke describe it. They’re putting on this show featuring an international array of artists, including Roos Van Der Vliet, whose photorealist paintings of women wearing hair masks evoke the puffy-faced Lady in the Radiator from Eraserhead.