News featuring Sonic Youth

The following news stories mention Sonic Youth. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 9 hours ago.

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Monday 18th May

  • Jim O’Rourke: indie’s unsung perpetual polymath

    You might not have heard of him, but the leftfield guitarist has spent over 20 years influencing – and evading – the mainstream, working with Sonic Youth to Werner Herzog

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    Woohoopdidoo, and welcome back to the rolly-polly-coaster that is Drag City Records (and once again, Tapes!). We don’t necessarily take it as it comes, but we’re not NOT subject to vicissitudes of fate and shit, either. If you stick around long enough, you’re likely to see stuff n' thangs you never believed you'd see, much less see again! This is what makes our death wish so danged silly – it’s clear just from past experience that the track ahead promises to be weird and stimulating and maybe even satisfying at times. So we hold onto the steel rail and prepare for the next stomach-dropping curve ahead. No matter how funky these hills and valleys may seem to the naked mind’s eye, all of them are exhilarating. The records that determine this schizo forward roll come from an inconceivable depth – the bottomless bottom of all-too-human…

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Monday 11th May

  • Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2015 schedule (Fiona Apple, Yo La Tengo, Lee Ranaldo, members of Nickel Creek, more)

    The annual Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival returns in 2015 from July 22-August 9 with free outdoor concerts at various Lincoln Center venues. Some highlights:

    On August 5 at Damrosch Park Badnshell, electric guitar quartet Dither joined by Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo and Yo La Tengo, and then by Bang on a Can All-Stars' Mark Stewart for Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint, with experimental duo Matmos opening. Then two days later at Hearst Plaza (8/7) there's a Denitia & Sene show, and the next night (8/8) at Damrosch Park Bandshell Watkins Family Hour will perform Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisted in full. Watkins Family Hour features Sean & Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, as well as Fiona Apple, Don Heffington, Sebastian Steinberg and special guests. Justin Townes Earle opens that show.

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Tuesday 5th May

  • Jim O’Rourke’s Catalog Available Digitally For The First Time

    The experimental composer and singer-songwriter Jim O’Rourke is perhaps best known for his stint as a member of Sonic Youth, or for his mixing and production work on Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and A Ghost Is Born, or for his two-album collaboration with Jeff Tweedy and Glenn Kotche as Loose Fur. Before all that he […]

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Thursday 30th April



    Demon! Beast! We fear you going away - but in the meantime, when will you leave? Maybe we don't even CARE what we’ll stand on if you're not there. But......ffffffffffffffffff.....until then, we're here. You're here. The world exists. With its billions. We're not a world-denier. There are many facts and truths and commonly-held beliefs, many pleasant realities that we're ready to argue over. There are totally things that we know better about than everyone else out there. We know, however, that you won't go away. This explains our stance - stooped, besweated, without sleep, matted, eyes pinned, a spade in our hands. We will stay your maw! As long as you are there and we are here, we will sacrifice throw after throw of our offering to your hunger - our butterflies to grease your wheels! We aren't any more a part of the problem…

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Wednesday 22nd April

  • Merzbow, Gustafsson, Pándi, Moore: Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper

    A stunningly ferocious noise album from four masters of their craft.

    The lineup of Masami "Merzbow" Akita, Mats Gustafsson, and Balázs Pándi was already a dream team when the trio recorded their 2013 album Cuts, but for the encore they upped the ante considerably, adding Thurston Moore to form a quartet of the improvisational scene's heaviest hitters. It isn't the first time Moore has worked with the pair of Gustafsson and Merzbow, as both featured on the Andre Sider af Sonic Youth album in 2008, but…

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