Medicine Show, the second album by The Dream Syndicate, the 80s band lead by Steve Wynn, has been out of print for about 20 years. But it will be re-released, with new liner notes by Steve, early this summer. Steve has also been busy with The Miracle 3, recording the follow up to 2005’s …tick…tick…tick. That new record, tentatively titled Northern Aggression, is scheduled for release in November.
A look at who is playing in the area makes this feel like Homecoming Week. Playing Tuesday is Amy Speace who recently moved from this area to Nashville. On Wednesday, Walter Salas-Humara, who left New York for Arizona, returns with his band, The Silos. And after spending some time this spring in France, Sydney Wayser, now returned to NYC, plays on Thursday.
In the middle of the wonderful show by Milton this past Friday, a history discussion broke out. Milton, who lived in Park Slope last year (and has subsequently moved on), mentioned that there used to be a gang based on his block, The 5th Street Boys. As Milton mentioned, street gangs in Park Slope are now ancient history. There was no mention that a very young Al Capone once lived in from Park Slope.
I’ve updated the May Music Calendar, adding two shows this week (Iggy & Stooges movie, Emily Zuzik).