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Yes to Bowie; No to Cancer

When: Sat., March 12, 9 p.m. and Sun., March 13, 8 p.m. 2016

SATURDAY, MARCH 12 & SUNDAY, MARCH 13

YES TO BOWIE, NO TO CANCER

On a seemingly unremarkable January Monday morning, many of us awoke to devastating news: David Bowie, the magnificently creative artist who shaped the face and future of music, had succumbed to liver cancer. His death shocked even some of his closest friends. To honor Bowie's spirit and help battle the sickness that threatens us all, several locals will band together for a two-night benefit at Kings. On Saturday, the focus is Bowie's music, with Noncanon, Deep Sleeper, Bright Young Things, and others tackling elements of Ziggy Stardust, Hunky Dory, and Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps). They'll even play some tunes from Labyrinth, Jim Henson's 1986 film that featured Bowie as the Goblin King, alongside puppets. Proceeds from the first night go toward a yet-to-be-determined nonprofit that supports cancer patients. Sunday's show benefits Jonathan King, a longtime friend of the club who was diagnosed with colon cancer in August 2015 and has been receiving lifesaving, noninsured treatments in Mexico. (Read about it at www.teamjbirdjourney.wordpress.com.) His night includes some favorites from the Great Cover Up, including Waylon Jennings, The Whom, Cheap Trick, and variations on instrumentals from Bowie's Low. —Allison Hussey

KINGS, RALEIGH 9 p.m. Saturday/8 p.m. Sunday, $8, www.kingsbarcade.com

Price: $8

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