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Guest DJ: Dean Wareham

Dean Wareham formed the dream pop band, Galaxie 500, in the mid-’80s. When that group split in 1991, he formed the group Luna where he met Britta Phillips his musical partner in Dean & Britta. On Sept. 18, Wareham will be pulling double-duty at the Warhol Museum’s Sound Series Block Party.

He and Britta will celebrate the 13th anniversary of “13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests,” a multi-media performance that debuted in Pittsburgh in 2008. Listen below for a 2008 WYEP Live and Direct Session with Dean & Britta recorded before the debut performance:


Dean & Britta will debut two new “Screen Tests” performances at the Warhol Block Party and will feature the original band.

Also, Wareham will perform Galaxie 500’s influential “On Fire” album in its entirety. Also appearing at the event is Pastor Deryck Tines & the Lemington Chorale, Tomberlin, Andy Shauf, 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, featuring Dean & Britta, and Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500’s On Fire.

More information on the Warhol’s Sound Series Block Party can be found here.

*Vieux Farka Toure and Cassandra Jenkins, who were originally set to perform, have since canceled their tours.

Director of Creative Services and host of The Grooves Brian Siewiorek came to WYEP in 2004 from WCBU in Peoria, Illinois, where he worked as a journalist, hosting All Things Considered and managing operations. His award-winning career has included stints in rural Alaska as well as WKSU at Kent State in Ohio.