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13 Most Beautiful... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests 

When: Wed., June 1, 9 p.m., Thu., June 2, 9 p.m., Fri., June 3, 9 p.m. and Sat., June 4, 7 & 10 p.m. 2011
Phone: (843) 722-2764
Price: $32

THE FAMILY THAT WORKS TOGETHER. Husband and wife musicians Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips — he of Galaxie 500, both of Luna — were commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum and the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts to write music for 13 of Warhol's screen tests, short studies on various regulars from the artist's Factory days. You'll recognize names and faces like Edie Sedgwick, Nico, Lou Reed, and Dennis Hopper.

SPOILER ALERT. 13 Most Beautiful is available instantly on Netflix. We suggest you watch it to get a taste, but it will never match the experience of seeing Dean and Britta live. "I think it's really different live," Wareham says, and it doesn't end with getting the full PA sound. "I think certain filmmakers are not done justice by watching them on a TV screen."

COVER GIRL AND BOY. While most of the tunes are Dean and Britta originals, there's a couple of covers thrown in the mix. For Lou Reed, you'll hear his "I'm Not a Young Man Anymore." For Nico, they chose "I'll Keep It With Mine," written by Bob Dylan and performed by Nico on Chelsea Girl.

— Susan Cohen
click to enlarge Dean and Britta
  • Dean and Britta


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