THE WAR ON DRUGS/Dean&Britta (Luna and Galaxie 500) SHINE A LIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL

The War On Drugs

Philadelphia's The War on Drugs reside at the blurred edges of American music: overexposing studio limitations, piling tape upon tape to maximum density, and then -- with each song -- they pull off the scaffolding to reveal what sticks, keeping only what's absolutely necessary and dig into what sounds like the best kind of fucked up. As on their 2008 debut, Wagonwheel Blues, central member Adam Granduciel takes small moments occurring over multiple tapes and multiple song versions, and puts every last drop of trust in his own keen instinct of momentum.

That's not to overshadow the sharp, personal songwriting at play here. There are certainly cues taken from our very best American bards (Dylan, Petty, Springsteen). Yet, The War on Drugs are wise enough to also implode those cues or send themselves into outer space when the moment calls for it. The driving organ riff that pushes "Baby Missiles," from the band's 2010 epic EP Future Weather, may well be inspired by a fever dream of Springsteen rather than any particular song in his catalogue. And the endless layers of guitar melody and atmospherics of "Comin' Through," also from Future Weather, rather than add weight to the vessel, only work to fill its sails with warmer and warmer winds.

Dean&Britta(of Luna and Galaxie 500)

Dean & Britta are Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, former members of beloved NYC-band Luna. Dean also fronted Boston band Galaxie 500. They will be playing songs from the catalog; Galaxie 500, Dean & Britta and Luna (with a special guest).

"Hardworking Hoboken quintet Wormburner puts an anthemic spin on the tried-and-true indie guitar-rock formula: Echoes of Springsteen, The Clash and the Pogues ring out in the succinct vignettes of last year's striking sophomore set, "Placed by the Gideons", twanging and swelling around vocalist Steve "Hank" Henry's forthright, reedy delivery." – Time Out New York

$35 - $40

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The Tommy Brull Foundation proudly presents the 2012 SHINE A LIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL. This show was created to remember and celebrate our brother and friend Tommy. The artists performing represent music that Tommy loved and music that Tommy would love if he heard. Tommy was a huge Luna and Galaxie 500 fan. We are honored to have Dean & Britta (of LUNA and Galaxie 500) perform. His spirit will be felt at this very special night of music. This is a benefit show and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to THE CAMP ANCHOR BUILDING FUND in loving memory of Jamie and Paige Malone and Michael Mulhall. Show starts at 8:00 pm SHARP! VENUE IS LOCATED DIRECTLY AT WANTAGH LONG ISLAND RAILROAD STATION. 30 minute train from penn station with returning trains after show.

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THE WAR ON DRUGS/Dean&Britta (Luna and Galaxie 500) SHINE A LIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL with Wormburner

Saturday, July 21 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall