“To see a seamless performance is kind of boring. I like to see things kind of fall apart.” These are the words of Kim Gordon, after watching clip after clip of live performances gone wrong. As part of the “Unbound” series, last week BAM and Greenlight Books hosted Kim Gordon to talk about her […]
Kim Gordon and Bill Nace (Body/Head) headlined an eclectic and sold out bill last night at Saint Vitus in Greenpoint. The former Sonic Youth ‘chanteuse’ engulfs herself primarily in dreary free form guitar squeals these days. Her Northside Festival outing marked no exception. A late addition to the show, Kathleen Hanna’s newish project “The Julie […]
Here’s a little Sonic Youth diddy called “Silver Rocket” from when they played Battery Park on 4th of July back in 2008.
On Nov. 15, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum will join Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe and others for a “variety show and telethon” to benefit an OWS aligned group devoted to spreading the word about predatory debt practices, student loans, and eliminating debt. Organizers are calling it […]
A bit of a belated post, but on July 14 Thurston Moore & Loren Connors played The Stone in Manhattan as part of Spy Fest. Watch about half of the performance below. That day I was convinced, this would qualify for ‘hottest show of the year’. Needless to say, I hadn’t been to the Trash […]
Indie rock is such an overused term that defining it and charting the genre’s evolution is almost impossible, but with his new film Just Gimme Indie Rock!: The Story of an Underground Uprising, Brad Katz is attempting to do just that. Just Gimme will cover indie music history of the past 40 years, from genre […]
Until last night, I had somehow never managed to see Sonic Youth live. I rectified that huge oversight in my concert-going experience last night, enjoying their flawless set at Prospect Park. The set was chock full of hits and the requisite bursts of drone and noise never once slowed down the momentum. Apparently Benjamin Button […]