Tag Archives: Sonic Youth

#TBT to when Sonic Youth encored with four Ramones covers in 1987

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Relive Sonic Youth’s now-legendary 1987 encore of all Ramones songs, including “Loudmouth” which Thurston introduced by saying “This song’s called ‘We’re Sonic Youth, and You’re Steve Albini.'”

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DOC NYC film fest starts today: Bowie, Agnostic Front, The Beatles & lots more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The annual DOC NYC festival runs today (11/9) through Thursday, November 16 at IFC Center, Cineopolis Chelsea and the SVA Theatre, screening a wide array of documentaries. As always there a a bunch of music documentaries…

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BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU: Playlist for November 1, 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

For our first SiriusXMU Blog Radio show of November, we played a bunch of brand new songs from the likes of US Girls, Fever Ray, Protomartyr, King Krule, Bjork, Julien Baker and more, plus songs ripped from BV headlines (Nick Cave, Sonic Youth, Chance the Rapper, Mazzy Star, and more)…

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NPR’s 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The list is being celebrated with a free NYC show tonight, headlined by Rickie Lee Jones, who will perform Pirates in full (#49 on the list).

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Heavy Psych Trio River Cult Make a Twisted Live EP

Source: New York Music Daily

Heavy psychedelic trio River Cult spun off of an excellent, similarly loud and underrated Brooklyn postrock band, Eidetic Seeing. Their debut ep got the thumbs up here; their latest one, Live at WFMU is up as a name-your-price download at Bandcamp. More bands should be making live albums – if you’re paying for studio time, it’s infinitely cheaper, and you can capture what the band really sounds like. Do it right and it’s the best advertising you could have. They’re bringing their cinematic, unhinged, doomy sounds to the Cobra Club in Bushwick on May 27 at 11 PM; ...

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No Ice Represent the Real Brooklyn at Three Upcoming Shows

Source: New York Music Daily

No Ice might be the best band to come out of Brooklyn in the last few years. They spun off of punkish populists the Brooklyn What when one of that band’s original three brilliant lead guitarists, Evan O’Donnell, absconded to Indonesia to work on a gamelan metal project (he’s been a member of New York’s Balinese gamelan, Gamelan Dharma Swara) and then most recently put out a ferociously good, dark art-rock album.

So frontman/multi-instrumentalist Jamie Frey decided to finally play all those instruments he’d been hiding down in the basement and keep the band going with a ...

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Thurston Moore expands tour, protests Radiohead’s Israel show

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Thurston Moore is also one of many artists — including TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters — who signed an open letter protesting Radiohead’s upcoming Israel show. He also offered his own statement.

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Loosie Bring Their Enigmatically Intriguing, Artsy Psychedelia to Crown Heights

Source: New York Music Daily

Loosie’s distinctively scruffy, psychedelic songs are tight, but also very unpredictable. Drummer/bandleader Alex Kirkpatrick’s tunesmithing doesn’t fall into typical verse/chorus patterns, and as with the best abstract art, it’s not easily categorized. This band is all about setting a mood.

Tempos and dynamics shift abruptly and impactfully, frontwoman Sara McDonald’s distantly soul-influenced vocals typically lingering back in the mix, drawing the listener in. It would be easy to call Loosie the bastard child of Sonic Youth and This Mortal Coil, but they’re more than the sum of that noisy, rainyday 80s mashup. A better comparison would be the similarly uncategorizable but more free-jazz influenced ...

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watch members of Can (and Sonic Youth & MBV) reunite for 50th anniversary

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

For Can‘s 50th anniversary, founding member Irmin Schmidt and original vocalist Malcolm Mooney are reunited for at least two shows as The Can Project. The first was Saturday night (4/8) at Barbican Hall in London…

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BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU: Playlist for March 15, 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This week’s show features tracks by Vagabon, PJ Harvey, Alex Lahey, Girlpool, Frankie Rose, Downtown Boys, Sleater-Kinney, Priests, St. Vincent, Angel Olsen and more.

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An Intriguing New Album from the Propulsively Enigmatic Parlor Walls

Source: New York Music Daily

Parlor Walls are one of those great bands who defy categorization. Are they postrock? Postpunk? Noiserock? Psychedelia? Free jazz?

All of the above. Guitarist/singer Alyse Lamb is a charismatic presence out in front of the trio, with as much of a flair for a catchy hook as sonic mayhem. She never plays anything remotely the same way twice. Drummer Chris Mulligan is a beast, playing thick, churning rivers of organ or fuzzy synth lines with his left hand while keeping time with the right and the kickdrum. Alto saxophonist Kate Mohanty adds her signature acidity, acerbity and occasional extended-technique squall, just as ...

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Land of Talk announce new LP (check out “Inner Lover”) & North American tour

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Land of Talk’s first album in seven years features appearances by Sharon Van Etten, Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, The Besnard Lakes and more.

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Iggy Pop & Thurston Moore talking after free ‘I’ve Nothing But My Name’ screening at Rough Trade

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

You may have watched part of I’ve Nothing But My Name, a loose documentary featuring Iggy Pop and Thurston Moore shooting the breeze, jamming and generally hanging out at Iggy’s Miami home. You can watch them shoot the breeze in person next week.

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Best Weekend Ever: Kings of Leon, Jill Scott, Sonic Youth

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured photo by Samantha Sweeney

 

If you still haven’t seen a show in this new year, this weekend is your chance to catch some great acts coming to Philly.

 

Best Weekend Ever: Kings of Leon, Jill Scott, Sonic Youth

Photo by Matt Cosby

 

Thursday 1/19:

Kings of Leon are returning to Philadelphia tonight for a great time at the Wells Fargo Center. Walls was released this past fall and its energy gets you moving every listen. Supported by Deerhunter, this tour is one to catch this winter. Tickets are still available here and at the box office.

 

Rapper D.R.A.M. is coming to Philly for a ...

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Thurston Moore & John Zorn improv NYE shows, Laurie Anderson, Brian Chase & more @ The Stone

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

You have a lot of chances to see John Zorn at his little venue in the East Village, including with Thurston Moore on New Year’s Eve. As always, The Stone’s schedule is also packed with lots of goodies for months to come.

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Can members reuniting for 50th anniversary show in London

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Can Project features founding member Irmin Schmidt, plus onetime Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit, original vocalist Malcolm Mooney, as well as Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley, along with The London Symphony Orchestra.

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get in the Halloween spirit with this week’s edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

You can also listen to a Spotify playlist of all the spooky songs on this week’s show.

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Kim Gordon’s Body/Head announce new LP ‘No Waves’; Lee playing NYC tonight

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The album was recorded live at Body/Head’s 2014 Big Ears set, and features a 23-minute version of “Abstract” and “Actress.”

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On this day 21 years ago, Sonic Youth played the first concert at the Electric Factory

Source: The Key (WXPN)

On this day 21 years ago, Sonic Youth played the first concert at the Electric Factory

Sonic Youth at the Electric Factory | still from video

Twenty-eight years ago today, downtown NYC noisemakers Sonic Youth released Daydream Nation, the album many consider to be their magnum opus, their defining statement, the record in their canon that spawned a generation of followers. It was one of the first albums of the pre-alternative era to be chosen by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Recording Registry. It’s the album that 16-year-old me rushed to buy at the Lollapalooza 1995 merch table after having my mind blown by their night-closing performance. I still have that CD on my ...

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This Day in Music History: Michael Jackson gets his first solo #1, David Bowie releases Heroes

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This Day in Music History: Michael Jackson gets his first solo #1, David Bowie releases Heroes

1939 – Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is organized.

1957 – The Everly Brothers score their first #1 hit with “Wake Up Little Susie.”

1966 – Former R&B cover band Pink Floyd debut an entire set of psychedelic originals during tonight’s gig at All Saints Hall in London.

1971 – Little Richard’s publisher sues Creedence Clearwater Revival, claiming “Travelin’ Band” is too similar to “Good Golly Miss Molly.” A settlement is eventually reached out of court.

1972 – Michael Jackson lands his first solo #1 with “Ben,” a song about a boy and his pet rat.

1977 – David Bowie releases ...

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