Tenth anniversary screening of Tell Me Do You Miss Me in Los Angeles

The documentary of Luna’s farewell tour is being screened as part of The Cinefamily’s Don’t Knock the Rock season – the screening will be attended by the director Matthew Buzzell and by the four members of Luna (Dean Wareham, Sean Eden, Lee Wall and Britta Phillips).

The film was made during Luna’s final world tour during 2004 and 2005 and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2006.

The screening takes place on 16th July 2015 at The Cinefamily, 611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles amnd tickets are available now priced $16. Following the film there will be a discussion with Matthew and the band and, apparently, a “patio soiree”!

More details from the Don’t Knock The Rock web page, and you can join the event on Facebook.

Dean Wareham’s Luna demos on Bandcamp for Terry Tolkin

Dean Wareham: Luna Demos 1991
Dean Wareham: Luna Demos 1991

Dean Wareham has just released the recordings he made after leaving Galaxie 500 and before he formed Luna. All proceeds from the release are to help pay for the medical bills of Terry Tolkin:

Luna (at this early stage Dean Wareham) was signed to Elektra by A&R man Terry Tolkin who had previously worked at Rough Trade, Touch & Go and Caroline Records. Terry now lives in New Orleans and is gravely ill. He is fighting a rare and aggressive virus that has his doctors perplexed, and facing huge medical bills for hospital visits, thrice-weekly dialysis and prescription drug co-pays.

The tracks were recorded at Fun City in NYC in 1991 with the help of Jimmy Chambers of Mercury Rev, and Hamish Kilgore of The Clean. A couple of the tracks previously appeared on Terry’s No.6 records.

So for $7 (or more!) you can get a tasty slice of Luna’s history and help out Terry with his debilitating medical bills.
Buy Dean Wareham: Luna Demos 1991 on bandcamp.

If you prefer there is also a page on Go Fund Me to help out Terry:
Help Terry w/ Life-Sustaining Meds!

Luna reunion: Australia and New Zealand dates in September

Luna in Australia in 1998
Luna in Australia in 1998

Luna’s reunion makes it down-under in September with dates in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in Australia and a date in Auckland in New Zealand.

Tickets go on sale on the 30th June – keep an eye on the Popfrenzy web site for ticket info.

Damon Krukowski’s extracurricular activities

Damon & Ben Chasny backing Elisa Ambrogio @invisiblemotor

A photo posted by @5redpandas on

A few bits and pieces to catch up on what Damon has been doing when he’s not being part of Damon & Naomi.

Damon’s working on a non-fiction book – “The New Analog” which I guess has grown out of this Pitchfork piece from last year.

In other words, mapping ourselves via headphones or GPS can lead to disorientation. Without analog clues to guide location, the world becomes an Alice-in-Wonderland-like place where signs pointing north nonetheless lead south, and sounds come from the left or right but never straight ahead.

He’s also written a piece recently for Pitchfork making “the case against subwoofers”:

To my ears, the bass boosting of Beats and of home theater systems designed to mimic reality for movies and games doesn’t translate to a “real” experience of music. But my idea of real is based on the experience of physical instruments, acoustic and electric. And perhaps the reality of music itself has undergone a change.

It’s definitely worth following Damon on Twitter for insightful commentary on all aspects of the music biz… and beyond

… and keeping an eye on his blog.

And for all this and more Damon has a new website – DadaDrummer.com.