Dean Wareham performs with Big Star Third

Dean Wareham is one of the guest performers at the Los Angeles presentation of a live performance of the classic Big Star albums Third and #1 Record at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. The event is a benefit for the Autism Think Tank and will take place on September 27.

The show, Big Star Third, has been playing at various venues over the last couple of years with different guest performers at each venue joining the core band featuring Big Star original member, Jody Stephens, and a chamber orchestra. Among the other guests are Aimee Mann, Jason Schwartzman and Sarabeth Tucek.

Tickets and details here.

Here’s Jody Stephens singing Blue Moon

Naomi Yang’s ‘Fortune’ to play at Pop Montreal in September

Naomi Yang’s lovely silent film ‘Fortune’ is showing in Montreal in September as part of the Pop Montreal International Music Festival. The film, with a live accompaniment of eleven new songs by Damon & Naomi, will be screened at Film BOX (Quartiers POP) on the 19th September.

Damon & Naomi performing ‘Fortune’ in London in May

Happy birthday Dean Wareham (2014 edition)

Dean Wareham with Sergio Huidor filming the video for When Will You Come Home
Dean Wareham with Sergio Huidor filming the video for When Will You Come Home

Happy birthday Dean! Smile
MP3: Dean Wareham – Smile

Dean Wareham – Heartless People (WFUV)

Dean Wareham
Dean Wareham by Chris Gersbeck, on Flickr

I’ve had this screencap saved for weeks to use for Dean’s birthday blog post… and then forgot – so… Happy Birthday to Dean Wareham – the rabbit.

Justin and Dean (MTV 1994)

Happy 50th Birthday Dean Wareham
Happy birthday Dean Wareham (2012)
Happy birthday Dean Wareham (2010)
Happy Birthday Dean Wareham (2009)
Happy Birthday Dean Wareham (2008)
Happy Birthday Dean Wareham (2007)

Dean Wareham at Indietracks round-up

Dean Wareham live...
Photo by Christoph!

Pictures: Christoph!’s pictures on Flickr
Words: Christoph’s review (German)

Dean Wareham at Indietracks
Photo by me

Pictures: My pictures on Flickr
Words: My Indietracks write-up

Video of the storming set closer, Fourth of July

Photo by acb

Words: Festival write-up in the Derby Telegraph

Update 2014-08-06:
Video of Dean performing a verse of Tugboat with Joanna Gruesome

There’s another version from the other side of the stage over here.
You can download the whole of Joanna Gruesome’s set over on DIME.

Video of Dean Warehama and band playing The Dancer Disappears

Drowned in Sound has a review of the weekend that pretty much nails Dean’s Saturday night set…

Wareham then returns for a set largely consisting of relics from his back catalogue and it’s possibly the highlight of the entire weekend. Sounding in good voice, the likes of ‘Snowstorm’, ‘When Will You Come Home’ and ‘Strange’ genuinely reduce grown men to tears, whilst ‘Fourth Of July’ orchestrates the closest thing to a mosh pit Indietracks will ever see.