Posted in music | pictures on August 19, 2010

photos by Chris Gersbeck

"Dean Wareham just played ALL the hits. Perfect set. The Rock Shop is the best new ny show space I have been to in a looong time." - Erik

"Sometimes living in ny rules. Seeing Dean Wareham do Galaxie 500 songs at The Rock Shop to a crowd of under 75 people. This show space rules" - Erik

Dean and Britta

Dean Wareham (with Britta Phillips) played a secret show at Rock Shop last night (8.18), as a prelude to "the Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500" series of shows that continue at Bowery Ballroom tonight with Crystal Stilts. Bowery is, much like Rock Shop was, sold out. Pictures and the setlist from the Brooklyn show are in this post.

The pair have quite a few shows on their docket for the coming months, though some fall under the guise of "plays Galaxie 500", others as "13 Most Beautiful..." shows and some under the "regular" Dean & Britta tag. A show that falls under the first category is a recently announced show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Dec 17th. Tickets are currently on AMEX presale, and go on regular sale Friday 8/20 at noon.

Full tour dates for the forthcoming Dean & Britta trek (that extends far into the new year) and what version of Dean & Britta you can expect at the show, as well as a recent video taken of them performing at East Village Radio and another from the Phoenicia porch show, with the setlist and more pictures from Rock Shop, below.

Dean and Britta

Dean and Britta

Dean and Britta

Dean and Britta

Dean and Britta

Dean and Britta

Dean and Britta

Dean and Britta

Dean and Britta

Dean and Britta

setlist via Adam Mandel
setlist

Dean & Britta perform "The Sun Is Still Sunny" on EVR

Dean & Britta + Mercury Rev "I'll Keep it With Mine" at the Mystery Spot, Phoenicia, NY 8/15/10

DEAN & BRITTA - 2010 TOUR DATES
08/19/10 Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 songs: Bowery Ballroom (w/Crystal Stilts) New York
08/20/10 Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 songs @ The Trocadero Philadelphia
09/10/10 Ellis Armory Pittsburgh, PA
09/16/10 Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 @ The Earl East Atlanta
09/17/10 Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 @ The Earl East Atlanta
09/18/10 13 Most Beautiful... @ Sacred Heart Cultural Center Augusta, GA
10/05/10 13 Most Beautiful... @ Hellerau - European Center for the Arts Dresden
10/07/10 13 Most Beautiful... La Filature - Scnene Nationale De Mulhouse Mulhouse
10/08/10 13 Most Beautiful... La Filature - Scene Nationale De Mulhouse Mulhouse
10/22/10 13 Most Beautiful... @ Skirball Center @ NYU (CMJ) New York
11/10/10 Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 / Anthology San Diego
11/11/10 Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 @ The Troubadour (w/Papercuts!) West Hollywood
11/13/10 Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 @ The Fillmore San Francisco
11/15/10 Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 / Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver
11/16/10 Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 / Crocodile Cafe Seattle, WA
12/02/10 13 Most Beautiful... @ Indianapolis Museum of Art Indianapolis
12/03/10 Lincoln Hall: Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 Chicago
12/04/10 Lincoln Hall / Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 songs Chicago
12/08/10 The Relentless Garage / Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 London
12/10/10 Bowlie 2 Festival / Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 Butlins, Minehead
12/17/10 Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 / Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn
03/23/11 13 Most Beautiful... @ Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland
04/08/11 13 Most Beautiful... @ Dartmouth Hanover
04/19/11 13 Most Beautiful... @ Cite de La Musique Paris
04/21/11 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests @ Le Lieu Unique

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Comments (36)

think you shoulda had all the photos in black-and-white

Posted by ? | August 19, 2010 3:51 PM

^ we don't care what you think.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 3:53 PM

Lovely set. The Rock Shop is as if Mercury Lounge and Pianos fucked and had a sports bar with a nice roof deck for a baby.

Posted by anonymous2 | August 19, 2010 3:57 PM

Hard to beat last night's show - $5 tickets to hear Galaxie 500 sounds! The show was intimate but they didn't try to cram too many people in the club. Amazing sound system too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 4:04 PM

I have to agree - I was very impressed with the sound quality. Better than mercury lounge & bowery ballroom. Space is like a mini- mercury lounge - and very similar to pianos. Upstairs in very nice too. Excellent set.

Posted by Renee | August 19, 2010 4:12 PM

Easily the best venue I've been to in forever. You could actually HEAR (!) the instruments with little to no distortion. Cool roof, too.

Posted by SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH | August 19, 2010 4:17 PM

Great venue and amazing show... couldntve been better. Ending with ceremony nearly broke my heart

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 4:22 PM

think you shoulda had all the photos in black-and-white

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 4:25 PM

how do you get to the roof? is there a separate bar next to the club?

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 4:29 PM

Go Dean and Britta!!!!

Posted by Count Funkula! | August 19, 2010 4:33 PM

Luna!

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 5:05 PM

Amazing. What a great night.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 5:08 PM

The show was pretty great last night. Wonderful set list and interesting use of the melodica to replace the sax in some parts. The one thing that I couldn't get over was the piece of shit in the crowd who kept emitting smelly silent but deadly farts the entire set. A few people started yelling out "Quit farting" which was funny.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 5:20 PM

someone farted in the pit

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 5:26 PM

great sound but the crowd was fucking horrible. im probably getting old but the middle/back was filled with tools...and of course that drunk couple who kept spilling beer on people and sloshing around like trash.

maybe its just me but i really think dean is ruining an amazing legacy of songs by doing these shows...at its best, it felt like a cover band.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 5:36 PM

Seconding 5:36

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 6:23 PM

>> someone farted in the pit

5:36 did.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 6:24 PM

no, it was hummus guy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 6:38 PM

"I was very impressed with the sound quality. Better than mercury lounge & bowery ballroom"

Calm down giant idiot Yes it is a good sound system. Better than Bowery? No way in hell.

"maybe its just me but i really think dean is ruining an amazing legacy of songs by doing these shows...at its best, it felt like a cover band. "


Don't worry. It is not just you who thinks this. You can dismiss those fan fools above. Listening to Dean fart in the pit for an hour would drive them to orgasmic heights. Of course these songs played without Damon and Naomi are nowhere near as good.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 6:44 PM

Skippy farted in the pit

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 7:36 PM

The pictures should have all been in black and white.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 10:45 PM

There actually was someone farting in the pit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 11:09 PM

Very impressed with the venue and with the woman working the door. They released tickets at 10:30. As I was heading out, I asked her if she had turned anyone away, and she said no. If that's true, that's pretty damn great.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 11:24 PM

I don't understand that last comment.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 11:47 PM

Hoof Arted opened!

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 11:48 PM

It was the Uke spirit of Palmer that let one rip.
How strange and rude to keep letting it out at a show when you should have gone outside by the corner food stand or something.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 12:51 AM

It's not even that Dean can't accurately recreate the sound. He still has a great voice, and he still nails the guitar sound. But there is something so special about the spirit of those records - youth, naivete, whatever - that seeing him play those songs now, even faithfully, just falls depressingly flat.

For what's it worth, though, I would happily drop $20 to catch a Luna reunion at Bowery.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 1:37 AM

First, I can't wait to see this live!
Second, you all act as if this is second rate becaue Damon and Naomi aren't there. Seriuosly, the drum and bass fills are incredibly simple and the D&B backing band pulls this off with ease.

As for Dean being too old, most of you brats didn't even know who the F--K Galaxie 500 were the first time around, so shut up and enjoy the ride!

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 8:59 AM

what's funny is that i guarantee at least 80% of you (and that's a conservative estimate) weren't around to see Galaxie 500 in their heyday, let alone even born.

as someone who was born in 1983, and appreciates Dean's music, the show was just a great night. everyone there seemed to be entranced (pit-farting aside).

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 9:20 AM

The space is small. staff is decent. Roof deck is pimp. Sound was really fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 9:59 AM

Only 75 people attended yet the all seem to be posting here. I think Skippy is trying to shill for his new venue.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 12:11 PM

well... the only site i could find that tipped off the show was brooklynvegan. so it makes sense that people would come here to post about it.

that being said... awesome show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 12:43 PM

Actually, it was closer to 150. So that's double.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 12:52 PM

I wasnt at the show..but I saw plenty of Galaxie shows in the day. I aint Skippy shilling either.... but Im here to tell you this is the best place to see a show these day and I shlep it from the LES. Damn, if someone farts too bad, head to the roof for a beer and sit it out. Show me a 150 venue with a better respite space.

Posted by dan | August 20, 2010 1:18 PM

who boot legged this?

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 11:37 PM

I hate the comments section of Brooklyn Vegan with the white-hot burning intensity of a thousand suns, but I couldn't resist the temptation to come down here and slag on Crystal Stilts. God I hate Crystal Stilts so much, it hurts. I saw their show at Brooklyn Museum last year, and it still stands as, bar none, the worst performance by a rock band I've ever seen, worse even than this hippie gay folk-duo I saw down in the LES in the late nineties who called themselves "Testosterone Kills". Crystal Stilts, please get rid of your horrible human of a lead singer, as he is not actually as talented and interesting as he believes himself to be. Thank you.

Posted by unclaimed smegma | August 21, 2010 1:03 AM

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