Showing posts with label Sonic Youth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sonic Youth. Show all posts

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Diversions: Thurston Moore interviews Iggy Pop in the documentary 'I’ve Nothing But My Name'

In case you haven't seen this...Rough Trade named Iggy Pop's Post Pop Depression Album of the Year. On this occasion, Rough Trade asked Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore to interview Iggy in his Miami home (both of them coincidentally once lived in the Christodora House on Avenue B) for the documentary titled "I’ve Nothing But My Name."

Rough Trade released this interview in three parts at the end of December...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Along comes Mary

Oh, because we're reading the Kim Gordon memoir at the moment. Sonic Youth and "Mary-Christ" from 1990's "Goo."

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thurston Moore releases a new album, walks around the East Village

Thurston Moore has a new record (The Best Day) out today (Pitchfork says that it has "a distinctly Sonic Youth-ian discord."). You can check out the track "Speak to the Wild" above" …

Meanwhile, in New York magazine, Moore does the interview while shopping at Mast, walking on Avenue A and sitting in Tompkins Square Park. He reminiscences, but nothing too dramatic.

We walk by the Pyramid Club, one of the few holdouts from those days. “There was a nighttime collaboration between us and the drag queens who ruled that place,” he remembers. “They thought we were perfectly absurd. They would introduce the bands—the Swans, Sonic Youth—and make fun of us.”

Monday, October 28, 2013

Learn how to play guitar like Lee Ranaldo tonight at Other Music

Lee Ranaldo, the prolific artist-writer-musician best known as the guitarist for Sonic Youth, is appearing tonight at Other Music...

Per the store's website:

That's right, Lee Ranaldo's going to be taking time out of his busy tour schedule supporting his new album, Last Night on Earth, to stop by Other Music on Monday evening, October 28, to host his first ever Guitar Clinic. Not only will there be a discussion and demonstration from this iconic axe man, but you'll also walk out with a signed poster!

He also has a new album out with Lee Ranaldo and the Dust. Meanwhile, here's something off his "Between The Times and The Tides" record from last year...


H/T Dangerous Minds

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 27, 2011

20 years after 'Punk Broke'

The headline in the post above this one was in reference to "1991, the Year Punk Broke," the documentary that followed Sonic Youth, Nirvana, the Ramones and others on their European summer tour — during the summer of 1991.

The film came out in 1992, and I haven't seen it in about, oh, 19 years. I started watching it again recently, though I didn't finish just yet ... Instant reaction! Surprisingly timeless. And Thurston Moore always looks as if he's 18 or 19...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday, July 4, 2008

Sonic Youth at Central Park, July 4, 1992

On July 4, 1992, I saw Sonic Youth at SummerStage in Central Park. Sun Ra and his Arkestra opened. I remember SY being as frenzied as I'd ever seen them as they played a Dirty-heavy set. (The record was just about to be released.) I don't remember much else, except that I loved every minute of the afternoon. (No need for all the details!)

There is a bootleg release of the show with:

Teen Age Riot
Eric's Trip
Dirty Boots
Drunken Butterfly
Theresa's Sound-world
Youth Against Facism
Swimsuit Issue
Orange Rolls, Angel's Spit
Kool Thing
Sugar Kane

I couldn't find any video from this 1992 Central Park show. But I did come across Sonic Youth playing "Kool Thing" in Hultsfeld, Sweden, on June 14, 1992 (Close enough!):

By the way, as you may know, Sonic Youth plays later today with the Feelies at Battery Park.

Updated: This week's issue of Time Out New York featured the following line prominently displayed on its cover:

Yes, Sonic Youth was a free event. But you needed to get your tickets in advance. Inside the same issue, you'll see in two places that, although it was free, you weren't getting into the show. SOLD OUT.

Guess no one told this to the person writing the cover lines.