Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500) @ Culture Collide, Day 1 10/4/12

 Text by Christopher Dreisbach
Photos by Aida Daneshvar


This show alone was worth the price of admission to the festival…and then some. Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips are the reigning king and queen of alt-guitar music as far as I’m concerned (sorry, Thurston and Kim). Kicking off with the classic “Flowers”, Galaxie 500’s set blew my mind and heart wide open. Watching these songs live, I realized how simple some of the guitar parts are and yet the mixture of musical ingredients are unique and emotionally overpowering. It was a perfect set and the enthusiastic standing ovation from the crowd was the least that we could give back to these generous legends.

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