Tag: Kendra Smith

David Roback, co-founder of The Rain Parade, Opal and Mazzy Star, dead at 61

David Roback, co-founder of The Rain Parade, Opal and Mazzy Star, dead at 61

David Roback, who helped create the neo-psychedelic Paisley Underground scene of the 1980s through his bands The Rain Parade and Opal before gaining his greatest acclaim alongside Hope Sandoval in Mazzy Star, died Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported. More details right here.

Watch: Kendra Smith reunites with The Dream Syndicate onstage in Los Angeles

Watch: Kendra Smith reunites with The Dream Syndicate onstage in Los Angeles

As promised, Paisley Underground-era rockers The Dream Syndicate last night reunited onstage in Los Angeles with former bandmate Kendra Smith, who left the group after playing bass and singing on its acclaimed 1982 debut The Days of Wine and Roses. Watch the decades-in-the-making performance here.

Kendra Smith to reunite with The Dream Syndicate onstage in California next week

Kendra Smith to reunite with The Dream Syndicate onstage in California next week

Reunited Paisley Underground-era rockers The Dream Syndicate today announced they’ll be joined onstage “for a few songs” at two California shows next week by former bandmate Kendra Smith, who played bass and sang on the band’s 1982 debut The Days of Wine and Roses. She’ll play with the band in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Watch: The Dream Syndicate debuts music video for ‘Filter Me Through You’

Watch: The Dream Syndicate debuts music video for ‘Filter Me Through You’

The Dream Syndicate  this Friday will release its first new album in near 30 years, the eight-song How Did I Find Myself Here? And as the big release date approaches, the band this week debuted a new music video for the album’s opener, “Filter Me Through You.” Watch it right here.

Q&A: Steve Wynn on The Dream Syndicate’s first new album in nearly 30 years

Q&A: Steve Wynn on The Dream Syndicate’s first new album in nearly 30 years

For patient fans, The Dream Syndicate’s slow burn of a reunion — sporadic bursts of shows here and there since first getting back together five years ago — is about to pay off in a big way, with the release this September of the legendary Paisley Underground act’s first new album in 29 years, and weeks worth of shows.

Dream Syndicate’s 1st new album in 29 years to feature Kendra Smith singing ‘perfect coda’

Dream Syndicate’s 1st new album in 29 years to feature Kendra Smith singing ‘perfect coda’

The Dream Syndicate plans to release its first new album in 29 years, a collection that bandleader Steve Wynn has revealed will feature a guest vocal by founding bassist Kendra Smith — who has sat out the ongoing reunion, but agreed to appear on a song Wynn calls “the perfect coda to the record.”

Q&A: Steve Wynn on The Dream Syndicate reunion, upcoming tour — and new music

Q&A: Steve Wynn on The Dream Syndicate reunion, upcoming tour — and new music

The Dream Syndicate opens its second run of European reunion concerts tomorrow, but bandleader Steve Wynn already is thinking bigger, raising the possibility of recording new music with his old band with a very specific goal in mind: making the “missing” album to bridge the gap between its first two records.