Recently deceased rock ’n’ roller Scott Weiland will be the subject of a Harlem tribute, featuring a cover band, videos and a painting incorporating the crowd’s favorite Weiland lyrics, created on the spot.
Local artist Omo Misha is hosting the tribute at MIST Harlem next Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m., according to the event’s Facebook page, which added that the artist had completed a portrait of Weiland in 2014 and is hosting the tribute party in lieu of a traditional art reception.
“Really, for me, he — out of all those groups that came out [at] that time — he was the only frontman I actually looked at because he made you look at him," Misha said to DNAinfo.
The tribute, titled “Do We All Just Hum Along?” is taking place in Harlem because Misha could not find anywhere else in New York City that was paying tribute to the rock star, DNAinfo reported.
“It’s unlikely that an event such as this would take place in Harlem, but I searched high and low to see if any of the downtown rock clubs were doing anything and found nothing,” Misha was quoted by DNAinfo.
On the event’s Facebook page, Misha stated that the tribute is for fans who appreciated Weiland’s work.
“With all this talk of drugs and angry ex-wives, there has been no public celebration of Weiland, his extraordinary talent, and what the world of rock ’n’ just lost,” the artist wrote describing the event.
Besides a cash bar, the evening will also offer an acoustic sing-along at the end of the event.