STEVE WYNN & THE MIRACLE 3
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
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.
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