Things were a bit different in 1991. There was a Bush in the Oval Office, yet no Bush on Trauma Records. Also, the marketing gods from Full House released the Michelle doll, but we don’t really need to go into that.
More importantly, 1991 was a year that saw the dissolution of Galaxie 500, everybody’s favorite dream-pop precursor. Despite releasing 3 albums since their 1987 inception, the band broke up in 1991 and has laid dormant since. Or it did, up til the Domino and 20-20-20 re-release of Today, On Fire, and This is Our Music two years ago. With the resurgence came a tour by founding guitarist Dean Wareham, accompanied by his wife and backing band, playing Galaxie 500 setlists.
Arriving at Antone’s next Friday (with locals Holy Wave and Love Inks), this performance will be a dream realized for those who have literally waited for decades. With aural arrangements and atmosphere abound, any fan of psych-pop or slowcore would be amiss to miss the chance to see the masters perform live.