New Meetup: Dean and Britta play Galaxie 500 at Lincoln Hall

From: craig
Sent on: Thursday, December 2, 2010 8:45 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Chicago Indie Rock Fans!

What: Dean and Britta play Galaxie 500 at Lincoln Hall

When: Saturday, December 4,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Lincoln Hall
2424 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

Husband and wife Dean Wareham (Luna) and Britta Phillips (Gem, The Belltower, Luna) will be performing songs by Dean's previous band, the minimalist Velvet Underground-inspired trio Galaxie 500 that were briefly college radio darlings in the 1990's this Friday and Saturday at Lincoln Hall. I know it's last minute, but the December calendar is regrettably minimalist itself, and yours truly has won tickets to this show from a local radio station, so I thought, why not make it a Meetup?

Cheval Sombre open the show at 10, so look for Kelly and myself at a table in the balcony between 9 and 10. I promise I will have the sign! Follow us on twitter (cirfmug) and check this site for last minute updates if need be.

Tickets are $20 (not bad given the rarity of this opportunity, in my opinion) and can be purchased at:

From the Lincoln Hall website: Following the re-release of Galaxie 500?s three classic albums on Domino and[masked], Dean Wareham will perform a series of shows this fall, playing a set of Galaxie 500 songs, backed by the Dean & Britta band (featuring his wife Britta Phillips (ex-Luna), drummer Anthony LaMarca and guitarist Matt Sumrow).

The trio of Dean Wareham, Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang met in high school in New York City in the early 1980?s. They formed Galaxie 500 in Cambridge, MA in 1987 and recorded three studio albums (Today, On Fire and This Is Our Music). They met with much acclaim in their short time together but disbanded in 1991. Wareham went on to form Luna.

?Galaxie 500 were one of the most influential bands to emerge from the late-80?s independent rock scene.? Karen Schoemer, The New York Times

?Galaxie 500 became bona fide treasures of indie rock.? ? Mojo

?Galaxie 500 made some of the starkets, most beautiful American underground music of the past decade.? ? Melody Maker

And yes, Britta was once the singing voice of Gem, the cartoon character from way back when.

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