Happy Galaxie 500 day, I probably won’t do better than last years post, so head there for more pics, vids and mp3s!
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”!
Dean & Britta are presenting 13 Most Beautiful at Centre Pompidou-Metz on the 7th July – see the site website for details and tickets.
13 Most Beautiful… Songs For Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests
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’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.
- Brisbane Festival, Brisbane, Australia
- Newtown Social Club, Sydney, Australia
- Northote Social Club, Melbourne, Australia
- Tuning Fork, Auckland, New Zealand
Tickets go on sale on the 30th June – keep an eye on the Popfrenzy web site for ticket info.