Dean Wareham performs Galaxie 500 classic On Fire
1234 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90017
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Dean Wareham returns to Teragram Ballroom to perform the Galaxie 500 classic On Fire. Dean will be backed by a 4-piece band including Britta Phillips (bass), Jason Quever (guitar) and Roger Brogan (drums).
“An all-time Top Five album. . . it’s lost none of its power” — Pitchfork
Dean Wareham was the singer and guitarist in Galaxie 500 (1987-1991). Born in New Zealand, he moved with his family to New York City in 1977. It was here, in high school, that he met fu-ture bandmates Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang. In 1987, based in Boston, they founded Galaxie 500, who released three albums that have only grown in stature, Today, On Fire and This Is Our Music, all produced by Kramer and released on the Rough Trade label.
“Galaxie 500 were the ultimate cult group,” wrote Bookforum, “a band who set the stage for the indie scene of the 21st Century.”
Wareham’s next band Luna recorded seven albums for Elektra and Beggar’s Banquet (including Penthouse, on Rolling Stone’s list of best albums of the 90s), followed by three albums as Dean & Britta (with his wife Britta Phillips), and two simply as Dean Wareham. His latest release, Dean Wareham Vs. Cheval Sombre, features covers of western songs sung by Dean and by fel-low New York songwriter Cheval Sombre.
Papercuts is the musical project of California singer-songwriter and producer Jason Quever. Quever was born and raised in Humboldt, California. After moving to San Francisco and studying at SFSU, Quever started Papercuts as a solo project, releasing his first proper album "Mockingbird" in 2004. In 2007 came the critically acclaimed "Can't Go Back", followed by 2009's "You Can Have What You Want", both on Gnomonsong Records. 2011's "Fading Parade" was released by Sub Pop records, which was followed by a period where Quever focused on producing. He currently runs a recording studio in downtown Los Angeles. Quever is also known for producing artists such as Cass McComb's early work, as well as artists such as Dean Wareham and Beach House. The latest Papercuts Album Parallel Universe Blues was released by Slumberland Records in October 2018.