I really enjoyed Steve Wynn’s gig on Satruday night at Howlin’ Wolf. It was loud and dirty. If you heard before that this his best lineup since the original incarnation of Dream Syndicate – you heard it right. The gig was a part of a larger festival deal with excellent Viva Voce and Richmond Fountain (also good) before Wynn and Shellac after Wynn. This means that all gigs were somewhat abreviated and Wynn’s gig was only about 50 minutes long. Wynn decided to include two brand new songs and it’s quite peculiar that those two were my favorite, even though in general I prefer songs that I’m able to singalong at the gig. It’s a cheesy habit, but it helps me get into the groove. I wanted more, but the crawd obviously came to see Shellac and Wynn, Linda and the boys left the stage without returning.