The annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (Jan 20th – Feb 8th) attracts some amazing national and international artists and their innovative work in the live performing arts. As mentioned previously on Scout, one of the performances we’re most looking forward to is that of Dean & Britta, who will perform 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests. Dean Wareham – of Galaxy 500, Luna, and Dean & Britta fame – was commissioned by The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh to compose music to accompany some of Warhol’s rarely seen silent film portraits. The result will be showing at the Vogue next Friday night.
I’m totally looking forward to the Vogue show, mostly because I’m a Dean Wareham fan. 13 Most Beautiful Songs will almost surely be an impressive expression of both artists’ abilities, but since I’ve lost touch with my Wareham collection I’m more interested in seeing what he’s been up to these days. That’s why I was thrilled to see that Wareham also plans to make an appearance at Zulu Records to perform a few acoustic numbers and read from his recently published biography ‘Black Postcards – A Rock ‘n Roll Romance’.
I haven’t read it, but Wareham is an exceedingly fascinating character and I know that any chance to learn a little bit more about him at an intimate venue like Zulu will leave me a little richer. To see what I’m on about, have a read of indie songstress Liz Phair’s take on the Wareham book in the New York Times and click over to Youtube for a few of Wareham’s tracks. Try Slide or Anesthesia to get yourself started.
Jan 31 | 4:00 pm – Word is you’ll want to get there early | Zulu Records | FREE
Michelle Sproule grew up in Kitsilano and attended Bond University in Australia and the University of Victoria before receiving her graduate degree in Library Sciences from The University of Toronto. She lives by the beach in Vancouver and enjoys wandering aimlessly through the city’s shops and streets with her best friend – a beat up, sticky, grimy, and uncooperative camera.