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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dean & Britta Galaxie 500 shows

Dean & Britta are playing a tour of Galaxie 500 material. This is not a reunion; the original drummer Damon Krukowski and bassist Naomi Yang will not be joining them for these show, but for fans that missed this band, these shows might be the best taste you'll get. Last night , they played a secret show at Park Slope's new venue Rock Shop. Tonight, they play a sold out Bowery Ballroom show with the Crystal Stilts. You can read an interview where Dean & Britta first met Crystal Stilts in a band-on-band interview they did for here. You can also check out an interview here with Dean & Britta around the time Dean's book Black Postcards: A Rock & Roll Romance was released.

I saw a comment on another blog the other day about Britta Phillips and discovered an interesting shoe gaze(y) band she was in during the nineties called The Belltower. I always knew she provided the vocals for the theme song of the cartoon Jem but hadn't heard her earlier stuff. You can watch a video below of a song called "Lost in Hollow." In Bell Tower, Britta shared vocal duties with Jody Porter a New York City-based guitarist who later played with The Astrojet and ended up in the powerpop band Fountains of Wayne. The Belltower released only one LP entitled Popdropper in 1992. It was interesting to check out the development of Britta Phillips as a musician even as Dean takes us back to his musical roots with these Galaxie 500 shows.

Dean & Britta Galaxie 500 Tour:
08/19 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500: Bowery Ballroom | New York
08/20 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 @ The Trocadero | Philadelphia
09/10 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 Ellis Armory | Pittsburgh, PA
09/16 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 @ The Earl East | Atlanta
09/17 Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 @ The Earl East | Atlanta
09/18 13 Most Beautiful... @ Sacred Heart Cultural Center | Augusta, GA
10/05 13 Most Beautiful... @ Hellerau - European Center for the Arts | Dresden
10/07 13 Most Beautiful... La Filature - Scnene Nationale De Mulhouse | Mulhouse
10/08 13 Most Beautiful... La Filature - Scene Nationale De Mulhouse | Mulhouse
10/22 13 Most Beautiful... @ Skirball Center @ NYU (CMJ) | New York
11/10 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 / Anthology | San Diego
11/11 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 @ The Troubadour | West Hollywood
11/13 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 @ The Fillmore | San Francisco
11/15 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 / Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver
11/16 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 / Crocodile Cafe | Seattle, WA
12/02 13 Most Beautiful... @ Indianapolis Museum of Art | Indianapolis
12/03 Lincoln Hall: Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 | Chicago
12/04 Lincoln Hall / DDean & Britta play Galaxie 500 | Chicago
12/08 The Relentless Garage / Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 | London
12/10 Bowlie 2 Festival / Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 Butlins, | Minehead
12/17 Dean & Britta play Galaxie 500 / Music Hall of Williamsburg | Brooklyn
03/23 13 Most Beautiful... @ Cleveland Museum of Art | Cleveland
04/08 13 Most Beautiful... @ Dartmouth | Hanover
04/19 13 Most Beautiful... @ Cite de La Musique | Paris
04/21 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests @ Le Lieu Unique


Anonymous said...

The secret show last night was amazing! The room was packed but there was a hush w/ everyone hanging on every word.Dean was amazing, sang the old catalog spot on. Tyburn Saints were a cool opener, high energy, loud, good vocals.

Sir Indie said...

Interesting sound! Loved the guitar intro to the beginning of the song/video.