The Dream Syndicate

Sat Jul 30 2022

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Cafe Du Nord

2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

$30.00

Ages 21+

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Live Nation Presents:
The Dream Syndicate

  • The Dream Syndicate

    The Dream Syndicate

    Alternative Rock

    After several reissues of vintage recordings, The Dream Syndicate recently revealed they had signed to indie institution and ‘international guardian of wonky psychedelia’ (Uncut), Fire Records.

    Set to release their new album this summer ‘Ultraviolet Battle Hymns and True Confessions’ features singer/songwriter/guitarist Steve Wynn, drummer Dennis Duck, bassist Mark Walton, lead guitarist Jason Victor plus their newest member Chris Cacavas on keyboards (you remember him from the 1980s Los Angeles band Green On Red).

    When the Dream Syndicate emerged in the early 80s, frontman Steve Wynn declared that “we’re playing music we want to hear because nobody else is doing it” – he added, “I’ll comprise on what I eat or where I sleep, but I won’t compromise on what music I play.”

    Both were true, although their template of Velvet Underground meets Crazy Horse may seem commonplace today (and let’s not forget, the Syndicate spawned many imitators), their raw twin guitar, bass and drums approach was not common during an era when slick polished MTV bands ruled. The band were uncompromising. But before MTV switched to reality shows, The Dream Syndicate of The Days of Wine & Roses were no more.

    We could spend a whole page just talking about the original Dream Syndicate and their debut album The Days of Wine & Roses – but suffice to say that the NME, Melody Maker, Sounds, Rolling Stone, et al – all loved it.

    Decades later, in 2012 they remerged with a slight change in line-up, guitarist Jason Victor joining two original members Steve Wynn (singer/songwriter/guitarist) & drummer Dennis Duck and long-time bassist Mark Walton (a member since 1984) – and after a blaze of touring, they recorded their first album in decades, How Did I Find Myself Here?

    “The kind of comeback you always want your favorite band to make.” MOJO

    The album was surprisingly fresh (the addition of former Green on Red keyboardist Chris Cacavas provided lush textures previously unknown in their guitar-based music) and more surprising was a vocal cameo from co-founding member, the long-lost chanteuse Kendra Smith.

    More touring (joined by now official member Cacavas) followed quickly by another album These Times – which refined the sonic landscapes explored on How Did I Find Myself Here?

    This band is not regurgitating old albums and previous glories, but developing with the same urgency that a pack of youngsters would.

    Any fan who has been paying attention already knows the Dream Syndicate aren’t going to make another album that sounds like The Days of Wine and Roses (they haven’t since 1982), and it’s foolish to expect that. But they don’t really need to when they’re capable of making music as good as These Times; this is passionate and rewarding music from artists still exploring new territory with truly satisfying results. – AllMusic

    That was followed by the experimental free-form psychedelic The Universe Inside. Just look at the song lengths; 20:27, 7:36, 8:56, 9:55 and 10:53. Building off of the legacy of their earlier “John Coltrane Stereo Blues” of 9 minutes with live versions well over the ten-minute mark.

    However, when one thinks of the Dream Syndicate, it’s not just the wild abandon with which singer/guitarist Wynn, drummer Dennis Duck, bassist Mark Walton, and lead guitarist Jason Victor perform – it’s the carefully constructed song writing of Wynn that comes to mind and by now every rock critic in the world has predetermined who they feel the Dream Syndicate reminds them of and what they think of that style of music – but, This time, don’t!

    The Dream Syndicate’s new album ‘Ultraviolet Battle Hymns and True Confessions’ is released 10th June on Fire Records. The Dream Syndicate will be touring the US and Europe this summer – more details to be announced soon.

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Live Nation Presents:

The Dream Syndicate

Sat Jul 30 2022 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Cafe Du Nord San Francisco CA
The Dream Syndicate

$30.00 Ages 21+

For any event that is 18 or 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Support acts are subject to change without refund.

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COVID Warning: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. You assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other communicable disease or illness, whether occurring before, during, or after the event, however, caused or contracted, and voluntarily waive all claims and potential claims against the Event Organizers, and their affiliated companies relating to such risks. You expressly agree to comply with all laws and the rules of the Event Organizers when attending the event.​
 
The Dream Syndicate

The Dream Syndicate

Alternative Rock

After several reissues of vintage recordings, The Dream Syndicate recently revealed they had signed to indie institution and ‘international guardian of wonky psychedelia’ (Uncut), Fire Records.

Set to release their new album this summer ‘Ultraviolet Battle Hymns and True Confessions’ features singer/songwriter/guitarist Steve Wynn, drummer Dennis Duck, bassist Mark Walton, lead guitarist Jason Victor plus their newest member Chris Cacavas on keyboards (you remember him from the 1980s Los Angeles band Green On Red).

When the Dream Syndicate emerged in the early 80s, frontman Steve Wynn declared that “we’re playing music we want to hear because nobody else is doing it” – he added, “I’ll comprise on what I eat or where I sleep, but I won’t compromise on what music I play.”

Both were true, although their template of Velvet Underground meets Crazy Horse may seem commonplace today (and let’s not forget, the Syndicate spawned many imitators), their raw twin guitar, bass and drums approach was not common during an era when slick polished MTV bands ruled. The band were uncompromising. But before MTV switched to reality shows, The Dream Syndicate of The Days of Wine & Roses were no more.

We could spend a whole page just talking about the original Dream Syndicate and their debut album The Days of Wine & Roses – but suffice to say that the NME, Melody Maker, Sounds, Rolling Stone, et al – all loved it.

Decades later, in 2012 they remerged with a slight change in line-up, guitarist Jason Victor joining two original members Steve Wynn (singer/songwriter/guitarist) & drummer Dennis Duck and long-time bassist Mark Walton (a member since 1984) – and after a blaze of touring, they recorded their first album in decades, How Did I Find Myself Here?

“The kind of comeback you always want your favorite band to make.” MOJO

The album was surprisingly fresh (the addition of former Green on Red keyboardist Chris Cacavas provided lush textures previously unknown in their guitar-based music) and more surprising was a vocal cameo from co-founding member, the long-lost chanteuse Kendra Smith.

More touring (joined by now official member Cacavas) followed quickly by another album These Times – which refined the sonic landscapes explored on How Did I Find Myself Here?

This band is not regurgitating old albums and previous glories, but developing with the same urgency that a pack of youngsters would.

Any fan who has been paying attention already knows the Dream Syndicate aren’t going to make another album that sounds like The Days of Wine and Roses (they haven’t since 1982), and it’s foolish to expect that. But they don’t really need to when they’re capable of making music as good as These Times; this is passionate and rewarding music from artists still exploring new territory with truly satisfying results. – AllMusic

That was followed by the experimental free-form psychedelic The Universe Inside. Just look at the song lengths; 20:27, 7:36, 8:56, 9:55 and 10:53. Building off of the legacy of their earlier “John Coltrane Stereo Blues” of 9 minutes with live versions well over the ten-minute mark.

However, when one thinks of the Dream Syndicate, it’s not just the wild abandon with which singer/guitarist Wynn, drummer Dennis Duck, bassist Mark Walton, and lead guitarist Jason Victor perform – it’s the carefully constructed song writing of Wynn that comes to mind and by now every rock critic in the world has predetermined who they feel the Dream Syndicate reminds them of and what they think of that style of music – but, This time, don’t!

The Dream Syndicate’s new album ‘Ultraviolet Battle Hymns and True Confessions’ is released 10th June on Fire Records. The Dream Syndicate will be touring the US and Europe this summer – more details to be announced soon.

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limit 8 per person
General Admission
$30 Advance - $35 Day of Show
$30.00

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. For any event that is 18 or 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

The Swedish American Hall and Cafe du Nord are committed to producing safe events. The City and County of San Francisco have mandated all patrons attending events at the Swedish American Hall and Cafe du Nord are required to show proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose), or proof of a negative lab test result prior to entry. Tests cannot be self-administered and proof of the negative results must be in printed or digital format listing the test result, name of the health provider, and the name of the patient. Tests must have been received within 48 hours (PCR tests) or 24 hours (Antigen Test) of the event. For more information, visit our Health & Safety page.

* Policy is subject to change

Support acts are subject to change without refund.

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COVID Warning: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. You assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other communicable disease or illness, whether occurring before, during, or after the event, however, caused or contracted, and voluntarily waive all claims and potential claims against the Event Organizers, and their affiliated companies relating to such risks. You expressly agree to comply with all laws and the rules of the Event Organizers when attending the event.