Posted in music | tour dates on August 19, 2014

Dream Syndicate circa 2012

Dream Syndicate was one of the first bands from Los Angeles' psychedelic revival (misleadingly dubbed the paisley underground) to reach a national audience. While many of the movement's bands plumbed the Byrds/Buffalo Springfield or Pink Floyd archives for inspiration, Dream Syndicate's weird, obsessive lyrics, relentless noise maelstroms -- mixed with eerie/pretty otherworldly dirges and ballads -- and singer Steve Wynn's nasal rasping and ranting recalled the Velvet Underground, though (of course) they steadfastly denied that to be their intent. - [Trouser Press]
Steve Wynn just came through NYC with The Baseball Project and while that group still has a few innings on their 2014 tour, Steve's old "paisley underground" band The Dream Syndicate have been back in business as well. Wynn reformed the band in 2012 with '80s-era members Dennis Duck and Mark Walton, plus Miracle 3 guitarist Jason Victor and they've been playing sporadically ever since, including a North American run starting at next weekend's Bumbershoot festival in Seattle. The band will be playing their "first NYC show of the 21st" century at Rough Trade on November 15. (Not only that, it's their first NYC show since Reagan was President.) Tickets will be available soon via Ticketmaster.

When they reformed The Dream Syndicate were doing 1982's The Days of Wine and Roses in full and this year they've been doing the same for 1984's Medicine Show:

We have never played this album start to finish at a single show, let alone for a whole tour. But now that we've gotten a pretty good handle on playing "The Days of Wine and Roses" all the way through, this seems like a good, new challenge. We'll round out the set with songs off the other three albums as well as the odd (or not so odd) cover or two.
No official word on whether on what the Rough Trade show will consist of yet. Stay tuned.

All Dream Syndicate. Baseball Project, and Steve Wynn solo dates are listed (via Slicing Up Eyeballs), along with a streams of The Days of Wine & Roses and Medicine Show, below...


The Dream Syndicate - 2014 tour dates
Aug. 29: Doug Fir, Portland, OR
Aug. 31: Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA
Sept. 26: The Earl, Atlanta
Sept. 27: The Earl, Atlanta
Nov. 15: Rough Trade NYC, Brooklyn, NY
Nov. 22: The Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA

The Baseball Project - 2014 tour dates
Aug. 12: Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, Maquoketa, IA
Aug. 13: Record Bar, Kansas City, MO
Aug. 15: Oriental Theater, Denver, CO
Aug. 16: The Rooftop At Coors Field, Denver, CO
Sept. 4: Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Sept. 5: Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 6: McCabes, Santa Monica CA
Sept. 8: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
Sept. 10: Dante's, Portland, OR
Sept. 11: Neumos, Seattle, WA

Steve Wynn solo acoustic 2014 tour dates
Oct. 7: Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
Oct. 8: TBA, Detroit, MI
Oct. 9: Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 10: Fitzgerald's, Chicago, IL
Oct. 11: House of Righteous Music, Madison, WI



Comments (16)

Fucking FINALLY.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 6:37 PM

no Karl Precoda, so not really the Dream Syndicate. He was the lead guitarist, a fairly crucial role. no Kendra Smith either.

it's Steve Wynn and Dennis Duck, playing Dream Syndicate songs. that's cool in itself. no need to pretend it's more than that.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 6:39 PM

if they arent playing the days of wine and roses there is literally no reason to show up to this

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 6:44 PM

Karl hates Steve apparently so that is not going to ever happen. Kendra is a nut job so she is not coming back either.

Wish Paul B Cutler would come out of retirement and play with them. Then the Lineup of Steve, Dennis, Mark and Paul would be a fair representation of the band. That lineup kicked some major ass back in the day. Listen to some of the old bootlegs.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 6:53 PM

the Cutler lineup was indeed good. Ghost Stories is probably their 2nd best record after Days Of Wine & Roses.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 9:04 PM

hey6:39, no Pete best, no beatles!

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 9:15 PM

Fucking pathetic. They made ONE-- ONE decent record and Steve Wynn has done dick all worth hearing ever since.

Which is fine, it's the rock prerogative but goddamn, how about a failiure to fucking evolve?

How about your solo career was dogshit so now nostalgia is all that's left?

Fuck these clowns and triple fuck the simps who'd support them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 9:25 PM

LAFMS >>>> Disco Duck >>>> Dennis Duck

Steve Wynn is near talentless, as a lame career of mediocrity has proven again and again and again and again.

That he was part of decent band, once, 30, almost 40 years ago proves Collectivism rules.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 9:27 PM

^The above 2 morons are about as clueless as you can get. Enjoy a very stupid existence you 2.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 9:42 PM

Yeah, these guys suck and prove Wynn's done nothing lately just as the couple idiots above claim...

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 12:34 AM

Irrelevant has-beens.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 1:49 AM


Peter Buck fans?

Wynn is dogshit, bring back Thin White Rope hah

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 7:28 AM

i thought medicine show was their best.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 9:05 AM

Steve Wynn's solo work is excellent. I will be attending this show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2014 11:38 AM

^ I would go if I could Wynn tickets from BV

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2014 12:00 PM

where are all the original members?

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2014 5:05 PM

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