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Tuesday, December 31 • 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Patti Smith and Her Band with Dean Wareham

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In 1975 Patti Smith’s first recording, Horses, was inducted into the National Recording Registry in 2010 at The Library of Congress by the National Recording Preservation Board. Her subsequent albums are Radio Ethiopia, Easter, and Wave, Dream of Life, Gone Again, Peace and Noise, Gung Ho, trampin, Land, twelve, Outside Society,and most currently, Banga. Author of the acclaimed memoir, Just Kids, which chronicled her friendship and journey in art with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith was awarded the 2010 National Book Award. http://www.pattismith.net/

Dean Wareham’s first-ever solo project, 2013’s mini-album Emancipated Hearts finds the former Luna frontman delivering more of the melodic, psychedelic-tinged pop he has built a career around since his early days with the legendary indie rock band, Galaxie 500. His songs, which feature his laid-back, half-lidded vocal delivery, romantic, if often surrealist lyrics, and dreamy, hummable tunes, are practically a genre unto themselves. Emancipated Hearts, produced by Papercuts frontman Jason Quever, showcases all of Wareham’s musical trademarks in abundance. In Quever, Wareham has found a deeply sympathetic producer . . . setting him in what sounds like a large music hall and dressing his songs in layers of ringing guitars, vocal reverb, shimmery keyboards and a delicate assemblage of viola and violin. A gorgeous showcase that brings together everything you’ve ever loved about Wareham’s music, Emancipated Hearts isn’t just a mini-album, it’s a minor masterpiece. — ALL MUSIC GUIDE http://deanwareham.com/


Tuesday December 31, 2013 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Auditorium 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115