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  • Guitar Hero Series: Steve Wynn

    "There's a reason why Philadelphia Weekly calls Steve Wynn "One of rock's true heroes of the underground." Playing guitar, writing song, and performing for 25 years, Steve Wynn has a style of music that has been compared to Neil Yong and John Lennon. He has a contemporary flare with a classic rock sensibility. He was said to be part of the pioneers who brought indie rock to the trendy music scene of the 1980s. "


    To read full article, please click here

    posted: 2009-12-06

  • Music Legend Steve Wynn Loves the Yankees

    Quote: "Steve, a devoted Yankees obsessive (friends have expressed concern) weighs in here with his feelings about the 2009 Yankees and what we can expect from a truly intriguing series."


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    posted: 2009-10-31

  • Steve on the World Cafe | Wednesday Oct 28

    World Cafe


    Steve says, "I seem to remember it being a good session".


    Please click here for more details

    posted: 2009-10-27

  • Video: Steve, Peter Case and Marvin Etzioni at McCabes

    "Wait Until You Get To Know Me" at McCabe's for a 2008 taping of Extra.


    posted: 2009-10-26

  • Steve talking baseball & a little bit of music

    On Atlanta Baseball Talk:


    Steve Wynn discusses The Baseball Project's album, Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails as well as this year's post season.


    Please click here to listen

    posted: 2009-10-15

  • Live Review: The 40 Watt, Athens, September 28

    Quote: "The band hit the stage at 9:30 with Wynn looking youthful and dapper in a classic smoking jacket (of all the musicians from the early '80s, he seems to have aged the best — yet another reason why he may be the luckiest man alive!), Buck on bass, and McCaughey taking on the role of the Master of Ceremonies with his extemporaneous witty banter."


    Please click here to read full review

    posted: 2009-10-01

  • Sports and rock unite! Wynn brings Baseball Project to town

    Quote: "Steve started a ground-breaking band called the "Dream Syndicate" back in the 1980s, had a successful solo career and last year launched, "The Baseball Project," with Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, R.E.M., Minus 5), Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Linda Pitmon (Miracle 3, Zu Zu's Petals). Their CD, "Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails," is a collection of songs about baseball, but not in the "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" or "Talking Baseball" sense (mercifully).


    They're great songs, rock and ballads, with rich lyrics that tell stories about Jackie Robinson ("Jackie's Lament"), Harvey Haddix (song of the same name for the man who threw a 12-inning perfect game but isn't credited with it), Satchel Paige ("Satchel Paige Said") and Curt Flood ("Gratitude," a great gritty tribute for the man who paved the way for free agency). The CD is well worth the buy."


    Please click here to read full article

    posted: 2009-09-26

  • Scott McCaughey and Steve Wynn talk baseball (some more)

    Quote: "Scott McCaughey and Steve Wynn co-captain the Baseball Project, a four-piece that brings its diamond-centric songs (not to mention some non-national-pastime-themed works of McCaughey and Wynn) to Cat's Cradle on Saturday night. We asked the pair to name their five favorite ballplayers and five favorite baseball songs. And because there wasn't a game on, they agreed...."


    Please click here to see full article

    posted: 2009-09-25

  • Supergroup The Baseball Project sings stories of the dugout and beyond

    Quote: "And The Baseball Project's just-regular-folks-in-the-bleachers personality has led to some memorable adventures and connections for the foursome. McCaughey played Baseball Project songs live on mlb.com, and the band has been written up in Sports Illustrated and other sports publications. "Past Time" gets played at Twins home games, and a couple states over, Cubs announcer Len Kasper recently joined the band onstage to sing a Cub-centric verse that he wrote for the number. Ex-pitcher and dabbling musician Black Jack McDowell has even given his song, "The Yankee Flipper," a thumbs-up. A relative of Big Ed Delahanty showed up at a concert bearing newspaper clippings and family stories. An especially warm correspondence has taken root between the band and Marcia Haddix, Harvey the pitcher's widow.


    Oh, and Craig Breslow—relief pitcher for the Oakland A's, aspiring physician and the season's American League leader in appearances—has made it known what a fan of Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails he is. Breslow, incidentally, pitched for John Stuper at Yale."


    Please click here to read full article

    posted: 2009-09-23

  • Now batting: Baseball Project

    Quote: ""It fits alongside what Scott or I or Peter or Linda would normally do," Wynn said by phone from Philadelphia. "It has hooks, a good groove and it's about subject matter we like. We wrote songs about things and players we care about. You find some universal story that touches you and (you) give a minute detail more importance. We would do that if we happened to be writing about bank robbers or murderers or broken love.""


    Please click here to read full article

    posted: 2009-09-19

  • In Studio Appearance on WFPK

    Steve, Scott, Peter and Linda in the studio at WFPK Radio Louisville.


    Please click here to hear the podcast.

    posted: 2009-09-18

  • Rock the Pete Rose Way

    McCaughey sent the lyrics and a demo of the Pete Rose song, "Pete Rose Way":


    The Great American Ball Park

    where the sun shines all day

    Now I'm walking down Riverside

    down to Pete Rose Way


    the perfect chaos when he slid

    and the way he made you pay

    every single thing he did

    He did the Pete Rose way


    walk through hell in a gasoline suit

    if there's one more game to play

    diving down this boulevard

    they call the Pete Rose Way


    He'd be the first to tell you

    how many outs he made

    never said he was the best

    but oh how hard he played


    Ask about the Big Red Machine

    what would Sparky say

    I guess he'd probably tell you

    that they played the Pete Rose Way


    Oh Brandon, Bronson, and Joey

    Oh, Aaron, Johnny and Jay

    There are many lessons to be learned

    Going down the Pete Rose Way


    Please click here to read full article

    posted: 2009-09-18

  • Oktoberfest's lineup includes R.E.M. and Dream Syndicate vets

    "As a musician and also as a music fan, I like being in a situation where things change constantly, where it's not just a whole lot of one thing and then the curtain drops," Wynn said. "I like surprise. I like the random element. And there will be plenty of both in this show."


    Please Click here to read the full article

    posted: 2009-09-17

  • Some Tour Clips

    Some recent clips of Steve live from YouTube. There's a bunch in this player, hit the arrow keys along the sides to rotate through.




     

    posted: 2009-09-17

  • Four musicians, three bands and tons of hits

    "R.E.M. Young Fresh Fellows. The Dream Syndicate.

    These bands won't be playing at Valentines on Monday night in Albany. Instead, The Baseball Project, The Minus 5 and The Steve Winn IV will be rocking the joint, with all three bands using the same members from a distinguished lineage of power-pop bands of yore."


    Please click here to read full article

    posted: 2009-09-17

  • Rich and riveting show has fun with national pastime

    "From Bob Dylan's "Catfish" to Don DeLillo's Underworld to John Fogerty's "Centerfield," American writers and rockers have long been lured to the baseball diamond in search of metaphorical grist for the artistic mill.L

    So why not a whole album of songs inspired by the national pastime? That's the concept behind Volume 1: Frozen Ropes & Dying Quails, the 2008 disc credited to The Baseball Project. The collaboration teams up veteran clutch-hitters Scott McCaughey, the leader of the Minus 5 and Young Fresh Fellows (and also a prized utility player for R.E.M.), and Steve Wynn, the Dream Syndicate founder who has had a two-decade solo career as a hardboiled Raymond Chandler of rock, combining influences from the Velvet Underground and the Rolling Stones."


    Please click here to read full article

    posted: 2009-09-17

  • Charging the Mound | AltRock veterans take a swing as The Baseball Project

    "Wynn, 49, and McCaughey, 54, have been lifelong baseball fans. And Wynn, growing up in California, did sportswriting as a teenager and thought that would be his career.

    "Then I saw the Sex Pistols play Winterland (in San Francisco) and that was the end of that," he says.

    His first band of note, L.A.'s Dream Syndicate, channeled the Velvet Underground's prickly, shadowy, idiosyncratic Rock & Roll with uncanny intuition. How did he get from that to baseball, the all-American national pastime? He sees a natural connection.

    "Baseball is such a game of eccentricity and individualism," Wynn says. "You can be an absolute freak, a malcontent, out of your mind and still excel as an individual regardless of how good your teammates are. It's a game of the oddball individuals, and that appeals to a Rock & Roll fan or musician. It's not a jock mentality: 'Live and die for the team, rah rah rah.' It's where an out-of-shape pitcher can strike out a bonus baby or where a guy can pitch a no-hitter on acid.""


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    posted: 2009-09-15

  • Concert in South Side promises to be a home run

    Quote: "For Wynn, formerly of the Dream Syndicate, one of the appeals of the rotating bands is he gets to be a sideman when McCaughey (formerly of the Young Fresh Fellows) sings lead.

    "I'm always the guy in front of the microphone the whole night, missing everything that goes on onstage," he says. "I get to kick back and watch Scott McCaughey sing songs every night. I have a great time. It's a fun tour because there are three different bands, and different sets of songs to choose from. We mix it up, and there's no real rule of how the show will be from night to night.""


    Please click here to read the full article

    posted: 2009-09-15

  • Wynn's night of firsts in Louisville

    Over the course of his 25-year career, Steve Wynn has fronted iconic '80s alt-rockers the Dream Syndicate, been called the next Bob Dylan and the next Lou Reed, opened for U2 and R.E.M., and released a dozen solo discs under his name.


    But even after all these decades in music, he's still experiencing some firsts.


    Please click here to read full article

    posted: 2009-09-15

  • Power-pop vets team up for Baseball Project

    Quote: "The Baseball Project may not be the Yankees of rock supergroups, but if you're putting together a lineup for power-pop veterans, you'd want these guys on your team."


    Please click here to read full article

    posted: 2009-09-15

  • Line Drives, Pop Flies, Donuts and Chili Fries The Baseball Project Brings Steve Wynn Back to Home Plate

    Quote: ""It's funny, but I'm still going to clubs and doing the things I did when I was 20," he said. "I would go see a band, maybe they had been around for 10 years and I'd think, 'Wow, they're 30.' Now 20-year-olds come to see me and I'm like, 'What must he be thinking?' Half the people who come see my shows are kids. I ask them how they know me and they say, 'My dad got me into your music.' Hey, that's great. As long as it's not, 'My grandfather got me into your music.'""


    Please click here to read full article
    posted: 2009-09-11

  • Tour Review: San Francisco

    Magnet's Live review: Minus 5, Baseball project, Steve Wynn 4, San Francisco, Ca, August 30, 2009.


    Quote: "It didn't take white home uniforms or grey road ones for the fans to tell who was who onstage. Wynn and Pitmon looked every inch the sharp, uptown New Yorkers. McCaughey and Buck, neither of whom has visited the barber all season, could've been mistaken for former members of Seattle-area grunge-meisters the Screaming Trees. It was like the odd couple times two. But not when it came to the music."


    To read full review, please click here

    posted: 2009-09-03

  • Podcast of Portland Show

    Five songs from the Portland show are online at the Earcandy Archive.


    Please click here to listen

    posted: 2009-09-01

  • Photos from the Troubadour Show

    Photoset at Flickr of shots from the LA show at the Troubadour on August 29th.


    Please click here to see.

    posted: 2009-08-30

  • New Show Videos, Photos, and Q & A with Magnet

    Some recent clips on YouTube:




    Angela shared some shots from Strade Blu:


    Steve at Strade Blu


    click pic for more


    New Q & A with Magnet:


    Click here to read

    posted: 2009-08-17

  • Steve Sings Bob Liner Notes

    STEVE SINGS BOB is the kickoff release from Steve's new Short Run Records, a series of limited edition (300 in this case), signed CDs of archival as well as off-the-beaten-track new material. This first release is a collection of various covers of Dylan songs that Steve has recorded since 1982 with his extended family of musical pals.


    Please click here for more details and liner notes.

    posted: 2009-08-14

  • Steve's song Amphetamine in the movie Bandslam




    posted: 2009-07-31

  • Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 at the WXPN Festival

    XPN Festival


    Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3 played at the XPN Festival in Camden, New Jersey.


    Click here to check out the page about it on the XPN site and listen to a really nice recording of the show and photos!

    posted: 2009-07-26

  • "Then She Remembers" live

    posted: 2009-07-14

  • Steve, Linda, Peter and Scott hit the road!

    The NEXT Tour


    Get ready for the barnstorming tour of the year! Steve, Linda Pitmon, Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck will be hitting the US highways in various musical disguises as the Minus 5, The Baseball Project and the brand new Steve Wynn IV, all three bands made up of the same players with a possible costume change or 2.


    According to Steve, “I’m fairly certain it won’t be a typical 3-band bill with separate sets and repetoires—I have a feeling we’ll be mixing it up and changing from night to night.” Click here for tour dates and if the caravan isn’t stopping in your town it might be time to book a vacation!

    posted: 2009-07-08

  • Medicine Show Comes To LA

    Medicine Show Poster


    The groovy tour poster

    for the special Los Angeles

    performance

    of "Medicine Show".




    Click on poster to

    see bigger version

    posted: 2009-07-01

  • Medicine Show Live

    Steve Wynn Live performance of Medicine Show


    "Last night at Bell House, The Miracle 3 were even better in their start-to-finish performance of The Dream Syndicate’s The Medicine Show. This was one of the best, if not the best, concert we have seen this year. Steve was in fine form vocally and on the guitar and the band absolutely smoked." - nyctaper


    For more and a recording of the show: click here!


    Another performance of Medicine Show coming up in Los Angeles on July 9th! Click here for details.

    posted: 2009-06-29

  • The Baseball Project, Harvey Haddix and MLB.com

    MLB has published an article about Harvey Haddix, noting 50 years since his masterpiece.


    Included on the article page is a video from The Baseball Project's visit to MLB.com last year when they performed their song, "Harvey Haddix".


    Click here to check it out

    posted: 2009-05-26

  • 25th Anniversary of The Medicine Show

    The Dream Syndicate's The Medicine ShowTo commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the release of Medicine Show, Steve and the Miracle 3 will be playing the Dream Syndicate's classic second album from start-to-finish at show in Brooklyn and Los Angeles.


    Many of the songs have been a part of Steve's sets for years but he has never done the complete album on stage before so these shows will most definitely be worth seeing.


     


    June 27       Bell House     Brooklyn, NY


    July 9          Echo            Los Angeles, CA


    Click here for more

    posted: 2009-05-22

  • Steve talks about the Modern Lovers with JoJoBlog

    JoJoBlog: "Were did your sound come from?"


    Steve: "I was listening to a lot of music that was surprisingly out of fashion at the time. Not many people were talking about bands like the Velvets and The Stooges and the Modern Lovers-everybody wanted to be into horrible synthesizer and New Romantic bands. It was pretty awful. But I knew I loved the sound of those bands as well as newer bands like The Fall, The Feelies, Black Flag and The Fleshtones and it turned out that a lot of other people were out there that wanted to hear that kind of raw, hypnotic guitar music as well."


     


    Click here for more

    posted: 2009-04-18

  • Waiting For the Man





    Steve plays "Waiting For The Man" with guests Chris Eckman and Vlado Kreslin in Ljubljana.

    posted: 2009-04-10

  • Lou Reed Tribute Show in Vienna

    the Stadfest in Vienna


    Steve will be performing at Vienna's Stadfest on April 25 as part of a show called The Satellites of Love, a Tribute To Lou Reed. Steve will sing "Walk On The Wild Side," "Rock and Roll" and "The Blue Mask" backed by a band that includes old pals like Chris Cacavas, Chris Eckman and Chris Brokaw (it's the Chris Festival!) as well as various stars of the Austrian indie scene. The show will take place outdoors in front of the Michaelerplatz (pictured here). Click here for the press release and more information.

    posted: 2009-04-08

  • Robert Christgau on The Baseball Project

    "Though McCaughey and Wynn may be nostalgic, they're not delusional, much less anything like deadly. This is a relief, because both have worked musical bohemia long enough to be in the nostalgia business themselves."


    Click here to read full review

    posted: 2009-03-24

  • Amphetamine in movie 'Bandslam'

    The word from Steve:


    "Anyone who has seen me play live in the last six years has most likely heard me play “Amphetamine,” my ode to late-night driving, self-examination and speed in all of its many forms. But I think that a lot of people might be hearing for the first time this summer in a very new way. Scroll about 45 seconds into this trailer for “Bandslam,” the upcoming movie featuring Vanessa Hudgens, Aly Michalka (who sings the song), Lisa Kudrow and David Bowie. I've heard the full version of the song (and have been told that it's played at a garage rehearsal) and I think it's great. Horns! Now why didn't I think of that?"






     

    posted: 2009-03-24

  • Bring the Magic





    Steve Wynn & the Dragon Bridge Orchestra

    Live in Brussels

    2CDs & DVD


    Now On Sale!


    Click here for more...

    posted: 2009-03-02

  • Live on Vinyl: John Coltrane Stereo Blues

    New Single Now

    SOLD

    OUT

    Vinyl lovers rejoice! This is the first single by Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3. This very wild and exploratory version of John Coltrane Stereo Blues from an in-store at Euclid Records last November couldn't be contained to just one side of 7" vinyl and had to be divided into 2 parts just like "Susie Q," "What'd I Say" and other favorites from the golden days of jukebox vinyl. One observer at the in-store compared it to both Television and Quicksilver Messenger Service. Never mind all that--it's SW plus the M3 doing what they do best--tearing up the road map and then piecing it back together.


    Limited to only 300 numbered and signed copies with deluxe silk-screened artwork by local artist Phil Huling.


    *** SOLD OUT ***


    Click here to buy

    posted: 2009-02-23

  • It IS Rock-It Science

    Steve and Linda are two of the musicians forming the "House Band" at the Rock-it Science show in New York City next week (March 3) at the Highline Ballroom. Other musical guests will include Lenny Kaye, Peter Holsapple, Gary Lucas, Rufus Wainwright and Dee Snider (!)


    Rock-It Science is a musical event celebrating the interface between music and science. Rock-It Science is the brain child of Dr. Joseph LeDoux, and the event features scientists and academics who are also active performers of music (and science-friendly guest stars).


    Click the banner below for more information: rock-it science



    posted: 2009-02-21

  • The Dragon Bridge Orchestra Rocks Bilbao






    posted: 2009-02-09

  • Steve Wynn. Aprende inglés (del bueno) con Harlem

    Click here to read the article
    posted: 2009-02-05

  • The Spain Tour Begins!

    Steve is in Spain gearing up for the five night tour.


    He did a secret show yesterday, part of which has been captured for the rest of us and currently being shared via youtube:






     


    He also visited with RTVE. The interview will play Feb 3 10:30 (GMT+1).


    Click here for player and here for video (click forward to 14:40)


    An interview with EITB will play Feb 6 15:00 (GMT +1)


    Click here for player


    Click here to check the time in your area.

    posted: 2009-02-03

  • Steve in Spain

    Steve will be visiting Spain:



    • Feb 3: Madrid, sala El Sol

    • Feb 4: Gijon, Casino

    • Feb 5: Vigo, sala Mondo

    • Feb 6: Bilbao, Santana 27

    • Feb 7: Zaragoza, La Casa del Loco

    posted: 2009-01-28

  • Steve Wynn and the Dragon Bridge Orchestra Live

    "Steve Wynn And The Dragon Bridge Orchestra, Live In Brussels: a two-CD/DVD set recorded at Belgium’s Ancienne Belgique in October promoting 2008’s Crossing Dragon Bridge. “We had our little junior orchestra with violin and upright bass, as well as Chris Cacavas on keys, Chris Eckman on guitar and Linda on drums. It’s a great keepsake from a tour that was different than any I’d done before: big, vibrant, exciting and even, uh, grown-up in all the best ways.”"


    Click here to hear a track and read more...

    posted: 2009-01-23

  • Steve Goes Eclectic

    Steve will be the guest DJ on The Eclectic Company, a weekly show on Chicago's WXRT next Tuesday at 10pm (Central Standard Time).


    The show will be streamed live at www.93XRT.com.


    Listen as Steve plays favorites and oddities from deep in his collection and spins yarns and tall tales with host Nicholas Tremulis.

    posted: 2009-01-22

  • Barnes & Noble Review

    Though McCaughey and Wynn may be nostalgic, they're not delusional, much less anything like deadly. This is a relief, because both have worked musical bohemia long enough to be in the nostalgia business themselves.more
    posted: 2009-03-16
  • The Guitar Hero Series: Steve Wynn

    There's a reason why Philadelphia Weekly calls Steve Wynn "One of rock's true heroes of the underground." Playing guitar, writing song, and performing for 25 years, Steve Wynn has a style of music that has been compared to Neil Yong and John Lennon.  He has a contemporary flare with a classic rock sensibility.  He was said to be part ofmore
    posted: 2009-12-06
  • Live Review: The Minus 5, The Baseball Project, & The Steve Wynn IV

    Steve Wynn may be the luckiest man alive. His former band The Dream Syndicate created one of the most enduring and beloved albums of the 1980s, 1982's The Days of Wine and Roses, and Wynn used that as a springboard to a steady, respectable solo career that began with their demise and has continued to the present. Last year hemore
    posted: 0000-00-00
  • Sports and rock unite! Wynn brings Baseball Project to town

    As a general rule I don't blog about music in this space, because even though entertainment and sports have somewhat cross-pollinated for years — from Marilyn Monroe meets Joe DiMaggio, to Mad0nna meets A-Rod, to, well, Kate Hudson meets A-Rod — I figure I'd start getting emails like, "Schultz! What does this have to do with the Auburn game! Andmore
    posted: 2009-09-25
  • Scott McCaughey and Steve Wynn talk baseball

    Scott McCaughey and Steve Wynn co-captain the Baseball Project, a four-piece that brings its diamond-centric songs (not to mention some non-national-pastime-themed works of McCaughey and Wynn) to Cat's Cradle on Saturday night. We asked the pair to name their five favorite ballplayers and five favorite baseball songs. And because there wasn't a game on, they agreed.STEVE WYNNFive Favorite Baseball PlayersSandymore
    posted: 0000-00-00
  • Supergroup The Baseball Project sings stories of the dugout and beyond

    The Baseball Project is what's known in the music business as a supergroup. However, Scott McCaughey and Steve Wynn, the two self-proclaimed baseball geeks who started the quartet and represent its songwriting half, might prefer the term John Stuper group, in honor of the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds pitcher who now coaches baseball at Yale University. That's howmore
    posted: 2009-09-23
  • Now batting: Baseball Project

    Dirty Water and "Sweet Caroline" will not be on the set list when the Baseball Project takes the stage at the Middle East on Tuesday.But the group - made up of ex-Dream Syndicate leader Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey of the Minus 5 and Young Fresh Fellows, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck and Wynn's wife, drummer Linda Pitmon - will play amore
    posted: 2009-09-20
  • Oktoberfest's lineup includes R.E.M. and Dream Syndicate vets

    The late-night lineup Friday at the annual Christ the King Oktoberfest suggests something of a triple play.Leading off will be The Minus 5, the revolving-door pop collective fronted by guitarist, songsmith and part time R.E.M.-er Scott Mc Caughey. Then we have The Baseball Project, a unique rock enterprise that designs original songs about the great American pastime. Rounding out themore
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  • Four musicians, three bands and tons of hits

    R.E.M. Young Fresh Fellows. The Dream Syndicate. These bands won't be playing at Valentines on Monday night in Albany. Instead, The Baseball Project, The Minus 5 and The Steve Winn IV will be rocking the joint, with all three bands using the same members from a distinguished lineage of power-pop bands of yore.The Baseball Project is Young Fresh Fellows leader Scottmore
    posted: 2009-09-17
  • Rich and riveting show has fun with national pastime

    From Bob Dylan's "Catfish" to Don DeLillo's Underworld to John Fogerty's "Centerfield," American writers and rockers have long been lured to the baseball diamond in search of metaphorical grist for the artistic mill.So why not a whole album of songs inspired by the national pastime? That's the concept behind Volume 1: Frozen Ropes & Dying Quails, the 2008 disc creditedmore
    posted: 2009-09-17
  • Charging the Mound

    Cincinnati Reds history will be made when The Baseball Project (Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck and Linda Pitmon) makes its first appearance at the Southgate House on Saturday night.No, these venerable, veteran Alternative Rock musicians — better known for their work solo (Wynn) and with such bands as Minus 5, R.E.M., Young Fresh Fellows, Miracle Three, Dream Syndicate andmore
    posted: 2009-09-14
  • Concert in South Side promises to be a home run

    Steve Wynn will bring a sterling cast of musicians to Club Cafe today.But he wishes that he and Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey and Linda Pitmon were performing at another venue on the city's North Side."We were so disappointed on the 50th anniversary (of Harvey Haddix's perfect game), the Pirates were on the road this year," Wynn says. "We were planningmore
    posted: 2009-09-15
  • Power-pop vets team up for Baseball Project

    The Baseball Project may not be the Yankees of rock supergroups, but if you're putting together a lineup for power-pop veterans, you'd want these guys on your team.The Project -- Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate, Gutterball), Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, Minus 5, R.E.M.) and drummer Linda Pitmon (Steve Wynn IV) -- debuted last year with "Vol. 1:more
    posted: 2009-09-15
  • Wynn's night of firsts in Louisville

    Over the course of his 25-year career, Steve Wynn has fronted iconic '80s alt-rockers the Dream Syndicate, been called the next Bob Dylan and the next Lou Reed, opened for U2 and R.E.M., and released a dozen solo discs under his name.But even after all these decades in music, he's still experiencing some firsts.The Baseball Project, a side project withmore
    posted: 2009-09-15
  • The Baseball Project

    Line Drives, Pop Flies, Donuts and Chili FriesThe Baseball Project Brings Steve Wynn Back to Home PlateIf you've ever wondered what could tie a rock star and a sports writer together 32 years after they graduated high school and went in separate career directions, I think I've finally figured it out. Arlene's Donuts.See, back at University High School in Westmore
    posted: 2009-09-11
  • Live Review: San Francisco, CA, Aug. 30, 2009

    Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck and Linda Pitmon, the foursome who cut an album in 2008 as the Baseball Project, swung for the fences at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall before a modest-sized crowd whose enthusiasm overcame its lack of numbers. Most of those who showed up seemed to be either longtime McCaughey and Wynn devotees or friendsmore
    posted: 2009-09-03
  • Q&A With Steve Wynn

    Fifteen years after he scratched a lifelong itch and moved to New York City, Steve Wynn has settled in nicely to life on Manhattan's Upper West Side. As he probably suspected it would, the relocation also breathed fire into a music career that already had notched landmark albums by his first band, the Dream Syndicate, meaty collaborations with Gutterball andmore
    posted: 2009-08-17
  • Steve Wynn: You Can't Throw a Whiskey Bottle at Me!

    What's an easier cover song for you to do at an instant's notice? Flamin' Groovies, Roxy Music, Modern Lovers or the Ghostbusters theme song? Every one of those. Every single one. They're all fair game. I'd play any of those right now. I could do a medley of ‘Roadrunner,' ‘Ghostbusters' and ‘Shake Some Action.' That would work out pretty well.Whatmore
    posted: 2009-07-09
  • Interview #23 : Steve Wynn

    Steve Wynn has been in rock bands for ever. His first recording band, The Dream Syndicate, released in 1982 what is considered today as a cult status album, "The days of wine and roses". The Dream Syndicate issued other albums afterwards which were as fascinating as the first one but they are specially remembered for this one. Steve later wentmore
    posted: 2009-04-16
  • Steve Wynn. Aprende inglés (del bueno) con Harlem

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