It’s been a running theme at concerts I’ve seen since David Bowie’s Jan. 10 death: Artists of all kinds are paying tribute to the legendary rocker with covers of his songs. Most famously, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band performed “Rebel, Rebel” as the first encore of their tour-opening concert in Pittsburgh, Jan. 16.
Here is a compilation of videos of Jersey artists performing Bowie songs as tributes, live or in the studio — or, in the case of the last four videos, artists who are not from New Jersey, but who have performed Bowie songs at Jersey venues since Jan. 10.
“Rebel, Rebel,” Bruce Springsteen (Jan. 16 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh).
“Heroes,” Williams Honor.
“The Man Sold the World,” The Black Flamingos. Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, Jan. 16 (Light of Day show).
“Moonage Daydream,” School of Rock Tenafly (Mexicali Live, Teaneck, Jan. 16).
“Time,” Jesse Malin. Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, Jan. 16 (Light of Day show).
“Heroes,” Rob Thomas. Borgata, Atlantic City, Jan. 17.
“Heroes,” Willie Nile Band. Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, Jan. 16 (Light of Day show).
“Fame,” Nik Greeley & the Operators. (Medley with “Sex in E”; “Fame” begins at the 2:33 mark). House of Independents, Asbury Park, Jan. 15 (Light of Day show).
If you know of any other Bowie covers — songs recorded or performed by Jersey artists since Bowie’s death, or by non-Jersey artists at Jersey venues — please let me know in the comments section below, and I will add.