On Friday at its Solid Sound festival in Massachusetts, Wilco played a 27-song all-request set that featured exactly one Wilco song… and 26 covers by artists ranging from Television and Bob Dylan to even Daft Punk — not to mention The Replacements’ “Color Me Impressed” with Tommy Stinson.
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.
Following last year’s short run of shows in Spain, The Dream Syndicate continues its reunion this year with more European concerts and a festival appearance in Massachusetts that the band is billing as its only U.S. show of 2013. But now talk has turned to whether the band will make a new album.
Steve Wynn today revealed that The Dream Syndicate — which reunited last year for a series of concerts in Spain celebrating the 30th anniversary of ‘The Days of Wine and Roses’ — will play what he’s billing as the band’s first U.S. show since 1988 when it performs this summer at Wilco’s Solid Sound festival.
Billy Bragg today announced he’ll release his first new album in five years this in March — the Joe Henry-produced ‘Tooth & Nail,’ which he compares to his ‘Mermaid Avenue records’ with Wilco — and then follow that with an extensive North American tour that’ll keep him on the road until early May.
This week’s new releases include a new collection of Billy Bragg and Wilco’s ‘Mermaid Avenue’ recordings, plus two vinyl-and-DVD reissues from Talk Talk, a box set featuring the first four albums by Spandau Ballet and the U.S. release of remix album from Nick Cave’s Grinderman.
Billy Bragg this week announced an 11-date U.S. tour this summer — dubbed ‘The Ain’t Nobody That Can Sing Like Me Tour’ — that’ll find the troubadour performing a set of Woody Guthrie songs from his soon-to-be-three ‘Mermaid Avenue’ collaborations with Wilco and a second set of his own songs each night.
The future of Sonic Youth may still be uncertain, but fans can at least take solace in Matador Records’ announcement today that Lee Ranaldo will release a new solo album called ‘Between The Times & The Tides’ next spring — and judging by the recent live debut of the songs, it’s a fairly rock-oriented affair.
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