Medicine Show 25th anniversary concert!

Paramount Styles (ex-Girls Against Boys)
Doug Gillard (Guided By Voices/Death Of Samantha)

Saturday, June 27th
Doors at 7:30PM. $12 cover.
Advance tickets available now!

The Bell House
149 Seventh Street
Brooklyn, U.S.A.

Ronald Reagan makes a run at a second term as president, the Berlin Wall is still intact, Boy George tops the charts and has yet to spend a day in jail or collecting trash in lower Manhattan, MTV seems to be a fad that might just stick around, cell phones and the internet aren’t much more than space-age rumors alongside jet-packs and time travel. Most of the more dire predictions in George Orwell’s book haven’t come true. Yet.

And the Dream Syndicate releases its second album Medicine Show.

Despite charting on the Billboard list of top LPs and topping the CMJ singles chart for two months, the album is met with mixed reviews in the US where the band’s debut The Days Of Wine And Roses had been a critical sensation. Overseas it was a different story: Medicine Show received the highest accolades across Europe and the UK (the album made the London Guardian's “Top 40 Albums of the First 40 Years of Rock” list in the mid-'90s), sowing the seeds for a career that has been strong for bandleader Steve Wynn to the present day.

Wynn and his band the Miracle 3 will commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the release of Medicine Show with two shows in New York City and Los Angeles where they will play the classic album from start to finish for the first time. The Miracle 3 -- Steve’s long-time band of Jason Victor, Dave Decastro and Linda Pitmon -- did similar shows for The Days Of Wine And Roses in 2001.

"Medicine Show is the weirdest, most idiosyncratic, nastiest, funniest and most revealing record the Dream Syndicate ever made," said Wynn in the liner notes from the 1991 reissue. "It’s also my favorite."

Don’t wait until 2034 to see this show.

Download: "Medicine Show" by The Dream Syndicate
Download: "Still Holding On To You" by The Dream Syndicate
Buy: The Complete Live At Raji's by The Dream Syndicate

Super rock'n'soul... Down the East River!

Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Half Moon!

The Half Moon is a 200-capacity, two-level boat, with a full bar docked at Skyport Marina, at 23rd Street & the East River. The bands play on the upper level, which has a roof, but is open on the sides. There is also a large open deck on the upper level, where smoking is permitted as you enjoy panoramic views of the city and beyond. Departing from 23rd Street and FDR Drive, the Half Moon heads south along the East River and passes underneath the three major bridges (Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn), then cruises through New York harbor to the Statue of Liberty, which it circles for approximately thirty minutes. It then turns around and makes the same trip again in reverse over a three hour period. The experience of watching the bridges pass overhead while a great band is rocking twenty feet away is not to be missed!

Thursday, May 28th. Doors at 7PM.
$20 in advance / $25 day of show
(Get advance tickets here)

Half Moon @ the Skyport Marina
23rd Street & the East River
New York City