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CHIRP Welcomes: The Dream Syndicate

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Lincoln Hall
2424 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago , IL 60614
(773) 525-2501

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CHIRP Radio 107.1FM is thrilled to welcome veteran rockers The Dream Syndicate to Lincoln Hall on Friday, November 11th, where they will be performing their 1982 album Days of Wine and Roses in its entirety in celebration of its 40th anniversary!

After several reissues of vintage recordings, The Dream Syndicate recently revealed they had signed to indie institution and ‘international guardian of wonky psychedelia’ (Uncut), Fire Records.

Set to release their new album this summer, Ultraviolet Battle Hymns and True Confessions features singer/songwriter/guitarist Steve Wynn, drummer Dennis Duck, bassist Mark Walton, lead guitarist Jason Victor plus their newest member Chris Cacavas on keyboards (you remember him from the 1980s Los Angeles band Green On Red).

This band is not regurgitating old albums and previous glories, but developing with the same urgency that a pack of youngsters would.

Any fan who has been paying attention already knows the Dream Syndicate aren’t going to make another album that sounds like The Days of Wine and Roses (they haven’t since 1982), and it’s foolish to expect that. But they don’t really need to when they’re capable of making music as good as These Times; this is passionate and rewarding music from artists still exploring new territory with truly satisfying results. — AllMusic

That was followed by the experimental free-form psychedelic The Universe Inside. Just look at the song lengths; 20:27, 7:36, 8:56, 9:55 and 10:53. Building off of the legacy of their earlier “John Coltrane Stereo Blues” of 9 minutes with live versions well over the ten-minute mark.

However, when one thinks of the Dream Syndicate, it’s not just the wild abandon with which singer/guitarist Wynn, drummer Dennis Duck, bassist Mark Walton, and lead guitarist Jason Victor perform — it’s the carefully constructed song writing of Wynn that comes to mind and by now every rock critic in the world has predetermined who they feel the Dream Syndicate reminds them of and what they think of that style of music — but, This time, don’t!

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