I went To See Steve Wynn And The Miracle 3 last night at The Echo. Steve and his band were awesome. Drummer Linda Pitmon is one of the best drummers I have ever seen and my buddy Kirk Swan played some sick guitar, as I knew he would.
Oddly enough after working on 2 records with Kirk I had never seen him play live. I tried to go see his band Dumptruck In Philly when I was 18 but couldn't get in because I was too young!
Dumptruck has been a hugely important band for my career. I recorded and produced the record "Days Of Fear" in 1991 it was during this record that I met Juliana Hatfield and ended up working on her first solo record "Hey Babe". I also ended up meeting one of my best friends Phil Hurley through Dumptruck and and ended up co-producing the Gigolo Aunts record "Flipping Out".
The rhythm section for Dumptruck ended up playing with Mary Timony and they formed the band Helium. I produced and engineered "Pirate Prude" and "The Dirt of Luck" The "Dirt of Luck" was my biggest record of the mid 1990's and was mentioned recently by Magnet magazine as one of the best records of that period of indie rock.