Music pundits writing for collector special edition magazines chronicling the 70’s and 80’s have been wired to come up with candidates to the throne of Velvet Underground. Few would argue that Steve Wynn, the founder and leader of his 80’s band the legendary Dream Syndicate, is not a legitimate contender. But talking about times past inevitably begs the question: what has Mr. Wynn been up to lately? «Oh, last year ended with the only 2015 show by The Dream Syndicate in Richmond, Virginia. And about 12 hours after walking off stage we went into the studio to make our first album since 1988». Only one album by the Syndicate in all this time? If you were here when he was here in 2008 you’d know why. It’s simple: Steve embarked on an intensive solo career. Which he kicked off with the «Crossing Dragon Bridge» album recorded in Ljubljana. His live show here last time around was like a dragon breathing fire from the stage. Amplified by drum programming and ambient sounds, he created a soundscape that was bridging the gap between beautifully melodious pop and hard-edged earthy rock.Steve liked how things went that night and so did we. He’s back doing his solo material again plus he added something even a little more electric. Downplaying things though he understates «It will be me, a hollow-body Gibson ES-369, a small amplifier and a pedal or two.» Expect him to bring with him his music from the limited edition «Solo! Electric! Volume 1» cd and some more stuff to savor. «I’m not a folkie, I want to r o c k and my musical history is tied into volume, adrenaline and dynamics. I saw Grant Hart, Bob Mould and Elvis Costello – all shows where the performer was playing alone with an electric guitar and an amp. So come on out. I might be alone on stage but I’ll be looking forward to seeing a lot of friends both old and new.» We’ll be here Steve, ready to rumble when you are.