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Music, All Shook Down Saturday Night: Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500 at the Fillmore

Saturday Night: Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500 at the Fillmore

Dean Wareham The Papercuts November 13, 2010 @ The Fillmore Better than: Listening to On Fire and pretending someone could love you. The rise of the Galaxie 500 cult is one of the many gratifications of onrushing rock geezerdom. Like…
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Music, All Shook Down Ghostface Killah's Fear of God, and the Thermals' Temporary Chill

Ghostface Killah's Fear of God, and the Thermals' Temporary Chill

From SF Weekly's print music section:Ghostface Killah: This might be a common belief, but Ghostface is an uncommon man. For starters, he's intensely observant. In the rap game, his strength of recall is Proustian. His skill in breaking a verse's…
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Music, Hear This Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips: Show Preview

Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips: Show Preview

Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips' recent appearance on the popular kids' show Yo Gabba Gabba! — the pair belt out "Let's Ride" as they ride indolently through the sky on a two-seat bicycle — served as a reminder of just…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dean and Britta’s Screen Test

Dean and Britta’s Screen Test

The house band at Andy Warhol’s Factory happenings was not Courtney Taylor-Taylor’s outfit, you dodgy hipster. (It’s a common mistake, confusing the ’60s with the ’90s, especially at Café du Nord around closing time.) Back in the day, the Velvet…
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Music, Reviewed Dean & Britta

Dean & Britta

In their first record since dissolving indie-pop staple Luna (and second release as a couple), Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips take the classic girl-guy dynamic and spin it into something a bit more modern. On Back Numbers, it's easy to…
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Music, A Friend Indeed

A Friend Indeed

There are very few bands that I consider my best friends. Some people I know have a lot of these bands, just as some people I know collect friends like antiques. I only have a few -- best-friend bands, that…
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Music, Reviewed Luna

Luna

It feels real nice to deliver the news that a veteran band that has influenced hundreds of acts during its tenure has released its final album, and that that album sounds every bit as good as the records it was…
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Music, Reviewed Galaxie 500

Galaxie 500

"Two parts wimpy, one part atmospheric, a little dash of pastoral imagery ... all that crap." That's how smart-alecky frontman Dean Wareham describes Galaxie 500's sound to an interviewer after a terrific 1990 in-studio performance taped for British television --…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

It may come as a surprise to avid Galaxie 500 fans, but I don't believe Dean Wareham shits confetti; in fact, I feel the singer/songwriter's current group, Luna, is much like his former band -- often pretty, but more often…
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Galaxie 500 (Rykodisc) Between 1988 and 1990, Galaxie 500 made three beautiful albums awash in spacey, psychedelic pop. Then, for five years, after singer/guitarist Dean Wareham ditched the rhythm section (for Luna) and Galaxie's label, Rough Trade, went bankrupt in…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday october 11 Blues Times Four The Legends of the Blues All-Star Band brings together four veteran bluesman: Jimmy Rogers, who pioneered the Chicago sound with Muddy Waters; harmonica king Junior Wells, who played with Howlin' Wolf in Memphis; Delta…
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