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 within the last hour.

’14 Oct 1 Wed

Wednesday 1st October

  • Body/Head playing 2 NYC shows w/ Wolf Eyes' Nate Young before Boston's Hassle Fest; Lee Ranaldo art show opening

    Body/Head at MoMA in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

    Kim Gordon's duo with Bill Nace, Body/Head are on board for Boston's Hassle Fest IV this November (with Jason Lescalleet, No Joy, Quilt, Downtown Boys and more), and directly before that they'll play two nights at Brooklyn's Union Pool on November 6 & 7. Both shows are with Wolf Eyes' Nate Young and his band Regression Nightmare. Night 1 will also be opened by Bill Nace's past collaborator Steven Baczkowski, and night 2 also by Vanessa Rossetto. Tickets for night 1 and night 2 go on sale (9/30) at 2 PM.

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Monday 29th September

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Saturday 27th September

’14 Sep 26 Fri

Friday 26th September

  • Members of Don Caballero Announce New Album as Broughton's Rules

    Long-running math rock legends Don Caballero may have slowed down their output as of late, but members of the group, alongside members of Blunderbuss, have been keeping busy with their Broughton's Rules project, which has just prepared a sophomore album. The group released their debut album Bounty Hunter 1853 in 2010, and they've just cobbled together a follow-up called Anechoic Horizon. The eight-song release was recorded by Justin Pizzoferrato, who has previously worked with Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr., among others. A press release calls the album "a densely lush...Read More

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’14 Sep 24 Wed

Wednesday 24th September

  • NY Art Book Fair returning to MoMA PS1 w/ Thurston Moore, IUD, Prince Rama, Psalm Zero & more

    Thurston Moore at Prospect Park in 2010 (more by Lori Bally)

    The ninth annual NY Art Book Fair is happening from September 26-28 at MoMA PS1 with a preview being held the evening of September 25. The preview features a live set from Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and his collaborator James Nares, as well as a DJ set from MEN/Le Tigre's JD Samson. That goes from 6-9 PM, and at 7 PM Thurston will be in PS1's lobby signing copies of his new chapbook of lyrics from his new album The Best Day. Skater/poet Mark Gonzalez will also be there for the launch and signing of Non Stop Poetry, his collection of over 145 of his zines. That's about a month before Thurston's tour with PCPC.

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’14 Sep 13 Sat

Saturday 13th September

  • U2's Free Album Surprise and Its Resulting Backlash, Mercury Prize's 2014 Nominees and Thurston Moore's Black Metal Rattling in Our News Roundup

    With another workweek down and another weekend fully here, here we are again with our news roundup of the week that was. Feeling a bit foggy on what went down? Let us help clear things up for you.

    First off, we of course had U2. Out of nowhere, the Irish arena god lifers released an album on iTunes for the price of free. However, the unconventional rollout of Songs of Innocence wasn't without its issues, as — warranted or not — the band and Apple soon had a nice little backlash on their hand. Also stirring controversy this week we had Sonic Youth big mouth Thurston Moore, who defended his controversial black metal comments while making a whole bunch more in the process.

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’14 Sep 12 Fri

Friday 12th September

’14 Sep 11 Thu

Thursday 11th September

  • Thurston Moore Defends Controversial Black Metal Comments by Telling Fans "You're Not Supposed to Be Alive, So Why Are You Getting Upset?"

    Last month, Sonic Youth hero Thurston Moore ruffled some feathers when he called black metal musicians "pussies of the lowest order," comments that were made somewhat baffling by his own black metal connections and his recent work with Twilight. Now, Moore has shared some more thoughts on black metal and the fallout from his remarks. When discussing the controversy with Rolling Stone, Moore opined that black metal has an aesthetic of "anti-everything," so any discussion about the genre is essentially meaningless. He added that his words were intended to be "ridiculous," but lots...Read More

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’14 Sep 4 Thu

Thursday 4th September

  • Lee Ranaldo touring, including 3 NYC shows; Sonic Youth ft. on 'Music for Plants'; Kim Gordon show at 303 Gallery coming

    Lee Ranaldo at Prospect Park in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

    Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo has a bunch of live appearances coming up, including three very different shows in NYC and a solo/acoustic tour in Europe. The first one is this Friday (9/5) at St. Ann & The Holo Trinity Church for the fifth annual Dither Extravaganza with electric guitar quartet Dither and a big, impressive lineup that also features a duo set of composer Andrea Parkins with Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase, noise metal band Cleric, turntablist DJ Rupture percussion trio Tigue, banjoist Brandon Seabrook and still more. Full lineup below.

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’14 Sep 1 Mon

Monday 1st September

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