There are worse places to begin the new year than in Mexico at the Southern tip of Baja California. And that is exactly where you will find me and my bandmates in the Baseball Project (Scott, Peter and Linda) as well as Robyn Hitchcock and the other members of the Minus 5 over the first 3 weeks of 2012. It's something that Peter put together for big new year fun and also to benefit The Palapa Society of Todos Santos. Come on down and join us--here's the lowdown
Interview with mtt
MTT: The Dream Syndicate are said to be influential partially because while other bands were experimenting with more electronic forms of music, you were bringing back the guitar. What do you think of this statement?
SW: It seemed really weird to me. We were treated almost like a novelty because we played guitars. Can you imagine that? But at that brief ugly time in history, it seemed like a weird thing to do. It just was the sound that we loved. But nobody else seemed to want to do it, so we did it ourselves. I've always said that if someone else had been making the music we wanted to hear, we wouldn't have bothered.
It's only fitting that a band that can sing about 100+ years of the Grand Old Game would be well represented on the musical medium that is somehow both very old and also very new and hip. And with that, we're proud to announce that our "Volume 1--Frozen Ropes And Dying Quails" is now available on vinyl (along with Volume 2 which, strangely enough, was released FIRST on vinyl but that's another story). You can find both of these fine artifacts up on The Baseball Project's online store. Stay tuned for the release of The Broadside Ballads on 78, coming soon!
Amphetamine at KEXP Showcase
We had been asleep only a few hours before and we were only about 2 cups of coffee into the day, but nonetheless my noontime show with the Miracle 3 at KEXP's showcase at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop at South By Southwest in Austin last March was one of our best sets of the year. You don't believe me? Well, fortunately KEXP and their outstanding technical team was there to document the day and you can find their snazzy video for "Amphetamine" (which is also included on their latest sampler--check it out here right here. By 1pm we were out the door, station swag in hand and on our way to seek out some fine BBQ down the road
Rhino Records Documentary Premieres in Los Angeles
Quote: "The Rhino Records store in Los Angeles already has its place in the history books, but a new documentary -- which received its world premiere Saturday with numerous former employees and label executives on hand -- further cements its identity as an inventive rule-breaking retailer."
If our first tour of the year last March was dubbed the “Spring Training Tour” and then was followed in May and June by the “Regular Season Tour,” it only makes sense that the end of the Summer would have to bring – drum roll, please – the “Pennant Race Tour.” Yes, The Baseball Project is hitting the road once again and this time our endless barnstorming will take way up to the tippy-top of the Northeast and then down the Atlantic Coast. Peter will be back at First Bass (sorry, couldn’t resist) and we’ll be hitting new cities this time around and a few old favorites as well.
Come out and see us mix and match from our three albums (a veritable dynasty!) and be dazzled and surprised as we toss in some odd choices from our mutual back catalogues as well as some oddities from our various record collections. Anything can (and will) happen when the four of us get together. After all, we’re kicking into high gear to make sure that we make it to the post-season.
New Deluxe Vinyl Version of the The Days of Wine and Roses
I've recently become a fan of the work of a young animator and video director from Brooklyn named Sines and when the new deluxe vinyl version of The Days of Wine and Roses came out a few weeks ago, I had the idea of asking him to do a video for "Tell Me When It's Over."
He did not disappoint and somehow got to the core of a tune that was recorded several years before he was born. Check it out.
Our good pal Brigid Pearson (who designed the cover and package for "Northern Aggression" and also most of Steve's other CDs) came up with this fantastic video for the swirling, sonic adventure from the new album. The concert footage was shot in Austin and New York City.
Eclectic bunch of musicians pay tribute to ex-Tiger Mark Fidrych's super rookie year
"Mark Fidrych is being celebrated in the nostalgic new song "1976," which recounts the former Tigers pitcher's fabled rookie year -- the song's title -- and his death in 2009."
You can hit side arrows to cycle through all the different videos in player below.
And all kinds of press about The Baseball Project's latest, which you can check out by clicking here (scroll down a bit to see all the press clippings).
Rolling Stone: Review of Northern Aggression
"In his Eighties band the Dream Syndicate, singer- guitarist Steve Wynn subverted Sixties psychedelia with droning guitars and tangled skeins of lies and treachery, like a Velvet Underground score to a Fifties-noir film. Northern Aggression, made with his long-running Miracle 3, is a new peak in that hard-boiled moral aggression."
The alt-rock super group, which includes guest members like Ben Gibbard and Craig Finn, has two albums filled with songs that are strictly about baseball. The folk-oriented lyrics talk about legends like Ted Williams, modern superstars like Ichiro Suzuki and even unfortunate team nicknames like the Twinkies (for the Minnesota Twins).
"The band shouted out local openers The Breakup Society, who apparently lent their drum kit, before Buck switched from bass to 12-string guitar, giving "1976," my favorite song on the new album, a dose of his signature jangle.
He stayed on guitar for the highlight of the night, a rendition of Wynn's own The Dream Syndicate song "Tell Me When It's Over." The lead-off track from 1982's The Days of Wine and Roses, it's one of the best songs of the 80s, and the band utterly nailed it last night. "This one is not a baseball song," he said. "Though the title is applicable to many of the spring training games we're watching." "
Think of The Baseball Project as an Indie Rock Soundtrack to a Ken Burns Documentary
"What else besides the great American pastime could bring so many melodic rockers together? All 13 songs on the album are odes to baseball, and like the band's first outing, Vol. 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails, Wynn, McCaughey, Pitmon, and Buck don't just stick to the big names and stories. With obsessive eyes for detail, they display an encyclopedic knowledge of the miscreants who play the game, the ballparks where it's played, and the myriad tragedies and comedies that color the sport's history."
"When most people think of SXSW, they think of it as a showcases for up-and-coming bands groups of youngsters who barely have recorded more than a demo and or first album, looking to "wow" the industry for a week and come away with a record deal. Steve Wynn is definitely not that. Steve Wynn has recorded over 20 albums and was ripping indie garage rock before many of those attending SXSW were born."
MLB.com - The Baseball Project rocks the Cactus League
Scott McCaughey says he still likes playing in "bad rock clubs." So what's not to love about plugging in a cheap PA system, hammering out chords on the concourse of a Spring Training ballpark in the late March desert sunshine, alongside seasoned big league musicians, and belting out lyrics to songs about baseball?
"I can't wait," says McCaughey, a touring member of R.E.M. and co-founder of the supergroup inspired by the grand old game known as The Baseball Project.
"I don't know how it's all going to work, but one thing I do know is that I'll get to see some games."
NPR - The Baseball Project: For the Love of the Game
Think of The Baseball Project less as an indie-rock all-star team than as a bunch of aging veterans proving they still have the stuff. Co-leaders Scott McCaughey and Steve Wynn, best-known for 20th-century stints in the alt-rock groups Young Fresh Fellows and The Dream Syndicate, share more than a musical history. As devout baseball fans, they share an American mythology.
Q&A: Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn on The Baseball Project, SXSW, & Northern Aggression
"Slicing Up Eyeballs caught up with Wynn last week while he was rehearsing in Athens, Ga., with one of those bands â The Baseball Project, which features his wife, Linda Pitmon; Scott McCaughey of Young Fresh Fellows; and R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck â on the eve of a spring tour that will hit both SXSW and a bunch of spring training games in Arizona.
Wynn â who graciously put up with our lousy connection ("You must have AT&T!") â just released Volume 2: High and Inside, the second Baseball Project album. He talked about that band, as well as his work with The Miracle 3 on last year's Northern Aggression â plus his decision to revisit a pair of classic Dream Syndicate albums live in concert."
Magnet: The Baseball Project Plays A Little Chin Music
"Having read Ball Four, pitcher Jim Bouton's seminal diary of his 1969 season with the Seattle Pilots and, later, the Houston Astros, probably seven or eight timesâfirst in high school, then each spring for a few years in my 20sâI recall this jacket blurb about it from author David Halberstam as vividly as many of Bouton's stories: "A book deep in the American vein, so deep in fact it is by no means a sports book." Comparing the Baseball Project, whose Volume 2: High And Inside (Yep Roc) came out this week (following up 2008′s Volume 1: Frozen Ropes And Dying Quails), to Bouton's revolutionary and, ultimately, humanizing look inside major-league clubhouses could be considered more than a seventh-inning stretch. "
With the start of the regular season just a few weeks away, McCaughey and Wynn talked to Spinner about the origins of the band, the common ground indie rock shares with baseball and how great it would be if Neil Young played centerfield.
"The Baseball Project's second album, "Volume 2: High and Inside" (Yep Roc Records) isn't available in stores yet, but you can listen to an exclusive free stream of six of the 13 songs here in ESPN.com's Music in The Life through March 1."
"Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon (Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3, Golden Smog) and Peter Buck (R.E.M.) -- and special guests, such as Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and The Decemberists' Chris Funk and John Moen -- serve up another gem with reverence and irreverence for America's pastime and some of the game's notable and notorious characters"
"Figuring out a way to combine baseball and rock and roll while getting paid for it has surely been a dream of countless Americans over the years. After all, there are few things that evoke more passion and debate than these two. "
Quote: "The Baseball Project is a band featuring R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Young Fresh Fellows' Scott McCaughey, the Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn, and his wife, drummer Linda Pitmon, who geek out about their favorite baseball players and teams over power-pop riffage. See, indie nerds can play sports.
Their new album, Volume 2: High and Inside, is on deck for a March 1 release via Yep Rock, and it features an all-star lineup of collaborators, including Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan, the Hold Steady's Craig Finn, the Decemberists' Chris Funk and John Moen, and Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard."
Well, we had so much fun the first time that we just had to do it again. Scott, Peter, Linda and I spent much of the last few years on the road, in the studio and trading files, ideas, anecdotes and laughs and the result is the second album by the Baseball Project: "Volume 2: High and Inside."
It's coming out on March 1 but you can order it here from Yep Roc Records (North America) or here from Blue Rose Records (Europe). We'll be hitting the road in March and continuing throughout the year, maybe even with some dates in Europe this time around.
Read here for the story behind the record and also stay tuned for the Broadside Ballads limited edition tour CD that will also contain all seven out-takes from the two studio albums.
In other words, it's almost baseball season, both in the stadiums and in the clubs and record stores. Hope to see you all soon.
European Acoustic Tour
Hi Everybody…..Well, just about a month after the last strum of the guitar at the end of the Miracle 3 tour of Europe I'll be heading back over for a four-week acoustic tour of many of the cities I missed last Fall. I'll be playing various duo shows with old pals Chris Cacavas, Erik Van Loo and Rodrigo D'Erasmo-check out the individual shows to see who you're going to get.
And there will be a few diary entries here and there-tales of travel, music, food and adventure. But I'll also be stepping up on the Twitter action so be sure to sign up to the account. Can I keep the tales to under 140 characters? Man, I meet 140 characters every day on tour! Hope to see you at one of the shows.
On paper, the idea sounds questionable: four rock vets with more than 100 years of tenure among them knocking out original power-pop songs about baseball. But the Baseball Project works.âYou do this kind of stuff all the time â getting together with other musicians and vowing to do this record or that tour and then getting sidetracked for years,ââ Wynnmore
With the 2011 Major League Baseball season kicking off this week and temperatures warming up in Bend, this is an ideal time to talk about The Baseball Project, a pop-rock supergroup coming to Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom on Thursday (see âIf you goâ).The concept is simple: Four veteran musicians (three underground, one not so much) play catchy songs thatmore
Mark Fidrych is being celebrated in the nostalgic new song "1976," which recounts the former Tigers pitcher's fabled rookie year -- the song's title -- and his death in 2009.The track appears on "Volume Two: High and Inside," the second album from the Baseball Project, a group made up of alternative rockers who share a love for America's pastime. Themore
Baseball season's opening day is March 31. But if you won't celebrating at Dodger Stadium, you might want to head to the Echo for a rare West Coast appearance from the Baseball Project. This all-star cult rock team -- Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Scott McCaughey (Minus 5), Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate) and Linda Pitmon (Golden Smog) -- has shared its lovemore
Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5), Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate, Gutterball), Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Linda Pitmon (Zuzu's Petals, Golden Smog) return for another album full of great songs about baseball. It may fall a run short of the 2008Â Volume 1: Frozen Ropes And Dying Quails debut LP, but this team's combination of talent, passion, knowledgemore
You donât have to be a baseball fanatic to dig The Baseball Project, but it certainly doesnât hurt. The alt-rock supergroup, composed of Peter Buck (REM), Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus Five), Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate, Miracle 3) and Linda Pitmon (Miracle 3), packs their latest installation with enough obscure references to Americaâs Pastime to make Vin Scullyâsmore
In his Eighties band the Dream Syndicate, singer- guitarist Steve Wynn subverted Sixties psychedelia with droning guitars and tangled skeins of lies and treachery, like a Velvet Underground score to a Fifties-noir film. Northern Aggression, made with his long-running Miracle 3, is a new peak in that hard-boiled moral aggression. In "Colored Lights," Wynn sounds like Tom Petty stuck inmore
There is a band so talented it can shunt a guitarist as good as Peter Buck (yes, of REM) to bass, not unlike the Yankees moving A-Rod to third because they had Derek Jeter at shortstop. If you think that analogy is odd, then you clearly donât know The Baseball Project, a fantastic foursome made up of Buck, Steve Wynnmore
Maybe it'd be better if everyone was buttoned up and as pure of motive and character as baseball's stodgiest gatekeepers would prefer. Oh who are we kidding? It wouldn't be better at all. Baseball needs characters. Always has. Always will. Good guys and bad guys and guys who hug that line -- those guys especially. They live in the honestmore
THE PLAYLISTUSA TODAY music critic Jerry Shriver highlights 10 intriguing tracks found during the week's listening.Here Lies Carl Mays, The Baseball Project: The national pastime offers hope every spring â and you'll need it after hearing this account of a great tragedy.more
Opening-day fever will grip the nation's baseball fans this week â and one band's got the perfect soundtrack in store.The Baseball Project is made up of four baseball-loving musicians, who get together exclusively during the Major League season to play loving odes to the game and its history. The group has just released its second album of songs all aboutmore
Baseball and rock'n'roll go extremely well together. Going to the ballpark to see your team is like going to your favorite club to see a great local band. You get to hang with your pals, drink a few beers, watch the action, and swap stories. But hey, word to the wise, when you are sitting in the baseball stands quaffingmore
In a recent interview with Cowbell Magazine, Mountain Goats songwriter John Darnielle says, "I grew up a geek, so I wasn't good at sports. A lot of us maintain those biases, but those biases are silly. Sports are awesome."Darnielle doesn't appear on the new record by The Baseball Project, Vol. 2: High and Inside â which makes him one ofmore
To say the Star Bar is small would be an understatement, but then that is most of its charm. This past Friday night, March 11th, The Baseball Project and Kevn Kinney & the Musical Kings filled that small room with some sweet tunes.As the evening grew later, more and more people crammed into the little hole in the wall onmore
Last time I talked to Scott McCaughey, we were battling poor cell reception in North Fricken Dakota, a lack of sleep (Scott), and a lack of voice (me). Yet we somehow managed to talk, email, and text our way through an interview. This time, thankfully, went much smoother. He's a busy guy, splitting time between R.E.M., Baseball Project, Minus 5,more
Looking for some music to put you in the mood for baseball season? You could do worse than The Baseball Project's new CD, "Vol. 2: High and Inside" (Yep Roc).Following up its hit-and-miss first volume, the lineup of Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck and Linda Pitmon again rocks out to original tunes about the national pastime. The lyrics sometimesmore
Weâre still deep in the throes of winter here in the Midwest. Spring seems like an impossible dream. But for the members of The Baseball Projectâmajor-league sports nerds from better-known bands Young Fresh Fellows, Dream Syndicate, R.E.M., and Golden SmogâOpening Day is just around the corner. Their second album, Vol. 2: High and Inside, picks up right where Vol. 1more
Having read Ball Four, pitcher Jim Boutonâs seminal diary of his 1969 season with the Seattle Pilots and, later, the Houston Astros, probably seven or eight timesâfirst in high school, then each spring for a few years in my 20sâI recall this jacket blurb about it from author David Halberstam as vividly as many of Boutonâs stories: âA book deepmore
Every spring, many of us look forward to the possibility of new love in bloom, enjoy basking in the slowly warming temperatures, or dread the re-emergence of all those pesky seasonal allergies. Some of us also look forward to the annual return of baseball season, with its rich traditions and near-mythological tales rich with colorful characters, heroes, and villains. Andmore
With spring training cranking up in Florida and Arizona, here comes the second collection of diamond-studded rockers by The Baseball Project, a crew of ringers featuring Steve Wynn (of The Dream Syndicate, Miracle 3), Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, R.E.M.), Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Linda Pitmon (Miracle 3) with cameos by members of Los Lobos, The Decemberists, Yo La Tengomore
There have been baseball songs before, but the Baseball Project are the only indie-rock supergroup that writes songs exclusively about America's pasttime. Hatched during a boozy night in New York, the concept has since led to Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon and Peter Buck recording a pair of albums, 2008's 'Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails' and 'Volumemore
The Baseball Project, a band with members from R.E.M., the Dream Syndicate and Golden Smog, will play 90-minute acoustic sets at five baseball stadiums in the Valley for six spring training games between Tuesday, March 22, and Monday, March 28.The group also will play at Martini Ranch in Scottsdale on Friday, March 25.Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., the Minusmore
The Baseball Project, "Vol. 2: High and Inside" (Yep Roc)Vol. 2 from The Baseball Project is much like Vol. 1: hit and miss.The lineup of Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck and Linda Pitmon again rocks out to original tunes about the national pastime. The lyrics sometimes read like clunky prose written by baseball geeks, and a few musical choicesmore
Opening Day is more than a month away, but baseball fans should be doubly excited because The Baseball Project's second album, "Volume 2: High and Inside" will be released March 1.Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon (Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3, Golden Smog) and Peter Buck (R.E.M.) -- and special guests, such as Craig Finn of The Hold Steady,more
Figuring out a way to combine baseball and rock and roll while getting paid for it has surely been a dream of countless Americans over the years.Â After all, there are few things that evoke more passion and debate than these two.Â Unlimited arguments have taken place throughout the years over the validity of certain teams, players, bands, and moments.Â more
The Baseball Project is a band featuring R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Young Fresh Fellows' Scott McCaughey, the Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn, and his wife, drummer Linda Pitmon, who geek out about their favorite baseball players and teams over power-pop riffage. See, indie nerds can play sports.Their new album, Volume 2: High and Inside, is on deck for a March 1 releasemore
In September of last year, The Baseball Project â an all-star band featuring Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows), Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate) and Wynnâs wife, drummer Linda Pitmon â publicly debuted its song âPete Rose Wayâ in Greater Cincinnati when it performed at the Southgate House. The band (which, as the name suggests, explores Americaâs national pastimemore
Tim Lincecum, the longhaired and lithe little guy with a knack for tossing hardballs with astonishing verve and velocity, apparently has been immortalized in song. During its broadcast of the final World Series game, Fox Sports aired a song, Here Comes the Freak, thought to refer to the winning San Francisco pitcher known as The Freak.The British Invasion-styled track comesmore
You may have heard it in AT&T park already this season, but on the heels of the Giantsâ commanding seizure of game 1 of the 2010 World Series last night, baseball-themed rock outfit The Baseball Project have released âPanda & the Freak.â Comprised of Bay Area native and Giants fan Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., The Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows), Stevemore
After nearly three decades in the music business, Steve Wynn once again reaffirms his mastery of straight-up rock & roll on Northern Aggression, his latest LP with the Miracle 3. The former leader of the Dream Syndicate doesnât push any envelopes when it comes to writing or arrangements no jazz chords or tricky time signatures or genre-fucking here. Butmore
Jokingly named for the bandâs invasion of Richmond to record it, âNorthern Aggressionââ is the first album from Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3 in five years. The record kicks off with a look back. Opening song âResolutionââ is inescapably reminiscent of Wynnâs celebrated â80s band, the Dream Syndicate. âEverything that rises must resolve,ââ warns the song, and Wynn doublesmore
Sorry I ever doubted you, Steve. Like a lot of folks, I sure did love the first couple of Dream Syndicate records, especially the iconic Days of Wine and Roses, a record that may have summed up American indie rock (of course, it wasn't called that back then) in the early 1980s better than any other.But I all but ignoredmore
Steve Wynn's amalgam of Lou Reed's streetwise brashness, Neil Young's openheartedness and Bob Dylan's oblique poetry is pretty hard to resist, and who'd want to try?L.A.'s veteran indie rocker is on a tear in his third outing with the up-for-anything Miracle 3 â guitarist Jason Victor, drummer Linda Pitmon and bassist Dave DeCastro â fusing Wynn's penchant for Americana rock,more
Devils went down to Georgia - Virginia, actually; and proceeded to deploy their own version of rock ân' roll scorched earth policy. Those devils would be: Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, a/k/a guitarist Jason Victor, drummer Linda Pitmon and bassist Dave Decastro. And the scene of the crime would be Richmond's Montrose studios, where Wynn & Co. held father-sonmore
Ă vero i giorni del vino e delle rose sono ben lontani e non torneranno piĂč, ma Steve Wynn continua imperterrito sulla strada polverosa del rock piĂč genuino, fottendosene allegramente delle mode e del grande successo, preferendo i piccoli club, dove poter stabilire un certo feeling con gli appassionati del suo rock. La carriera solista dellâex leader dei Dream Syndicatemore
Das Â«ChelseaÂ» in Wien, das KĂ¶lner Â«Blue ShellÂ» oder das Â«KnustÂ» in Hamburg: Kleine Clubs, in denen Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 auftreten, sind die typische Umgebung fĂŒr Nischen- und KultkĂŒnstler. Der 50-JĂ€hrige und seine drei Mitstreiter werden dort auch in diesem November (Tourneestart: 6.11.) vor einigen hundert Leuten zwei Stunden lang aus Gitarren, Bass und Schlagzeug alles herausholen.more
PĂ MIDTEN AV 80-tallet skylte en bĂžlge av retrorock over USA. Band som The Bangles, The Verge, The Three O'Clock, The Fuzztones og Dream Syndicate utgjorde essensen i det som ble kjent som Paisley Underground, og kanaliserte stilarten fra klassiske band som The Doors, Crazy Horse, The Mamas & The Papas, Gram Parsons og The Sonics via brĂžlende gitarvegger. Stevemore
Das "Chelsea" in Wien, das KĂ¶lner "Blue Shell" oder das "Knust" in Hamburg: Kleine Clubs, in denen Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 auftreten, sind die typische Umgebung fĂŒr Nischen- und KultkĂŒnstler. Der 50-JĂ€hrige und seine drei Mitstreiter werden dort auch in diesem November (Tourneestart: 6.11.) vor einigen hundert Leuten zwei Stunden lang aus Gitarren, Bass und Schlagzeug alles herausholen."Diemore
Det er en Wynn med rockefot igjen vi hĂžrer pĂ„ Northern Aggression. Den tredje studioskiva sammen med The Miracle 3 er til tider svĂŠrt sĂ„ heftig og energisk. FirklĂžveret leverer her mye gnistrende god rock.Wynn er kanskje mest kjent fra et av 80-tallets store indie rock band;The Dream Syndicate (intervju). Men hans karriere etter den perioden har ogsĂ„ sĂ„ absoluttmore
Thirty years into his career as a musician and songwriter, Steve Wynn is harder than ever to pin down. A cult figure thanks to his time in Dream Syndicate in the '80s and Gutterball in the '90s, his last album was recorded in Slovenia, of all places.He's making a new record with his longtime backing band, the Miracle 3, andmore
Aspettavamo da anni un disco cosĂŹ da Steve Wynn: forte, orgoglioso, vibrante, la prova che il vecchio ragazzo del Paisley Underground Ăš rimasto "l'acido bounty rocker dei Dream Syndicate, il quarto Crazy Horse che con la sua chitarra galoppa libero nelle praterie del West." Qui a dire il vero non siamo nel West ma nel sud, in Texas, come spiegamore
Steve Wynn's career initially started in the California-based band The Suspects. Shortly after, he became a founding member of The Dream Syndicate, who were a huge band associated with the Paisley Underground scene of the 1980's in California. He later on formed indie rock super group Gutterball. In recent years, he's put out several solo albums, as well as twomore
Musician Fans of All 30 MLB Teams Talk Baseball :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste
Fifteen years ago, I sat front row on the third-base line at Wrigley Field at a Cubs-Padres matinee. It was my first real encounter with baseballâI was still oblivious to the Cubbie curses, and I was more captivated by the sand-covered Tony Gwynn home run ball that landed in my possession somehow after being thrown back by the Cubbie faithfulmore
If, when you think of baseball-related music, you immediately seize on Terry Cashmen's "Talkin' Baseball" and John Fogerty's "Centerfield" and then ground out at third base, you can see the trepidation at wanting to see and hear a band that has devoted its whole canon to the subject. Even an indie rock supergroup with heavy hitters Steve Wynn (the Dreammore
Interview: Steve Wynn
Steve Wynn was the vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter for The Dream Syndicate, a key band in the guitar-driven neo-psychedelic Paisley Underground sub-genre which emerged in early 1980's Los Angeles. Their first album, the Velvet Underground-influenced The Days of Wine and Roses, is considered an early classic of the alternative rock genre. The Dream Syndicate recorded several more albums, includingmore
The Baseball Project rocks the Cactus League
Scott McCaughey says he still likes playing in "bad rock clubs." So what's not to love about plugging in a cheap PA system, hammering out chords on the concourse of a Spring Training ballpark in the late March desert sunshine, alongside seasoned big league musicians, and belting out lyrics to songs about baseball?"I can't wait," says McCaughey, a touring membermore
Q&A: Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn on The Baseball Project and more
The annual South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, is all about getting bang for your buck â something former Dream Syndicate leader Steve Wynn is about to learn the hard way, as he plans to perform, by his count anyway, 14 sets with three different bands over three days this week.Slicing Up Eyeballs caught up with Wynn lastmore