steve wynn Archive

Multiple Discs, Multiple Artists (Part 2 of 2)

Picking up where I left off last time, here’s a look at more multi-disc archival/reissue sets. The Posies – Dear 23 The Posies made a lot of great music before and after their second album. But I’d argue they never made anything as scintillating as Dear 23. The duo of songwriter-singers Jon Auer and Ken

Honeymoon Hundred-word Reviews, Part 5

I’m on my honeymoon this week, so I thought it would be a good time to offer up some backlog-clearing entries in my occasional series of Hundred Word Reviews. And though the musical styles are all over the map, there’s a theme of sorts this time: each of the acts reviewed has been covered previously,

Album Review: The Dream Syndicate – The Day Before Wine and Roses

Though singer/guitarist Steve Wynn introduces this set to the audience as a set of covers, this KPFK broadcast is balanced between covers (Bob Dylan, Donovan, Buffalo Springfield) and Dream Syndicate tunes. A wiry, distorted, edge-of-mayhem set, it captures the intensity of a Dream Syndicate show of the era, just before their major label debut (1982’s