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Universal Confirms That Nirvana, Beck, Soundgarden, Slayer, More Masters Were Damaged Or Destroyed In 2008 Fire

Last year, in a massive feature, the New York Times reported on a massive musical-history loss that had been kept largely secret. In 2008, a massive fire at the Universal Studios Florida lot raged through and devastated a warehouse where Universal Music Group had been keeping decades' worth of master recordings. Many thousands … More »
Tags: Music, Florida, News, Beck, New York Times, Elton John, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Slayer, Bryan Adams, Universal Studios, Les Paul, Suzanne Vega, Universal Music Group, Sheryl Crow, Peter Frampton

Napalm Death – “Logic Ravaged By Brute Force” & “White Kross” (Sonic Youth Cover)

There aren't many bands more fun to think about than Napalm Death. A bunch of teenagers in the English hinterlands formed the group in the early '80s, playing grimy and crusty death metal and essentially inventing the grindcore genre. Napalm Death's out-and-out extremity won them fans in people like John Peel. In 1987, they recorded … More »
Tags: Music, John, Sonic Youth, Napalm Death

Album Review: Kim Gordon’s ‘No Home Record’

The line between art and artifice is one that Kim Gordon has explored throughout her four-decade career, first as cofounder of Sonic Youth and more recently as a visual artist, memoirist, fashion designer, actress, and one-half of the experimental duo Body/Head. When we’re perusing a corporately designed bauble or experience, are we genuinely imagining the […]
Tags: News, Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon

Kim Gordon – “Hungry Baby”

It's been 37 years since Sonic Youth released their self-titled debut EP. In that entire time, Kim Gordon, the former Sonic Youth co-leader, has been an adventurous wanderer and a force for implacable cool on the rock underground. But she's never gone solo. That changes this week, when Gordon releases No Home Record, the first … More »
Tags: Music, Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon, Gordon

Kim Gordon Announces Art Exhibit, Thurston Moore Forms Supergroup With John Paul Jones

We're coming up on the 10th anniversary of The Eternal, the last Sonic Youth album. There isn't ever going to be another Sonic Youth album -- or, if there was, we'd all be shocked. But the former members of the band are keeping plenty of busy, and a couple of them have new projects in … More »
Tags: Music, News, Sonic Youth, Led Zeppelin, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, John Paul Jones, Kim Gordon Announces Art Exhibit Thurston Moore

30 Essential Noise Rock Tracks

Grind. Skronk. Pigfuck. Seemingly every word associated with noise rock sounds incredibly unflattering out of context, and even in context doesn't fare much better. Before noise rock had a name, rock critics such as Lester Bangs and Robert Christgau came up with their own suitably unpleasant ways of describing the tortured sounds of music oozing … More »
Tags: Health, Music, List, Deerhoof, The Velvet Underground, Butthole Surfers, Brainiac, Sonic Youth, Swans, Metz, Cows, Helmet, Massacre, Today Is The Day, Unsane, Glenn Branca

30 Essential Grunge Songs

You can choose all sorts of genesis points when you look back at a moment as era-defining and yet difficult to clarify as grunge. One route might be to focus on the movement's mainstream insurgence in the early '90s, to locate the true beginning of grunge as when it arrived and subsequently stormed the charts … More »
Tags: Music, Foo Fighters, Neil Young, Hole, Sugar, Babes in Toyland, Dinosaur Jr, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Seaweed, Stone Temple Pilots, Veruca Salt, Bush, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Brad

Hear a 12-Hour Playlist of Experimental Symphonic Noise Rock by Avant-Garde Guitarist and Composer Glenn Branca (RIP)

Glenn Branca died on Monday at age 69. In tributes from august publications like The Guardian and The New York Times, the guitarist and composer’s name is mentioned by and alongside minimalist luminaries like Steve Reich and John Cage. Branca himself cited composers like Olivier Messiaen and György Ligeti as influences. He belongs in the company of these avant-garde pioneers, but many who might recognize their names may not have heard the name Glenn Branca. Branca worked in a much more a...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, Radiohead, New York Times, Steve Reich, Patti Smith, Sonic Youth, Allmusic, John Cage, Thurston Moore, Reich, Facebook Twitter, Olivier Messiaen, Josh Jones

Stephen Malkmus shares Kim Gordon duet from new LP

Stephen Malkmus has shared "Refute," his duet with Kim Gordon that is the penultimate track on The Jicks' new album, . It's a countrified look at marriage and fidelity as only Malkmus could do, and Gordon's whispery rasp works perfectly here. [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Stephen Malkmus, Sonic Youth, Music News, Kim Gordon, Bill Pearis, Gordon, Malkmus

Lee Ranaldo & Thurston Moore playing shows; Kim Gordon preps new Body/Head & solo LP

Thurston's dates include a guitar orchestra performance in the UK with members of My Bloody Valentine, Fucked Up, Shopping, and more. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, UK, Shopping, Sonic Youth, Music News, Tour Dates, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Andrew Sacher, Greg Fox, Lee Ranaldo, Thurston, Alex Ward, Fucked Up, Zoë B, David Toop

Steve Shelley Selling Guitar Pedals From Sonic Youth’s Studio

Sonic Youth still ain't getting back together anytime soon, folks. The band broke up, along with Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore's marriage, way back in 2011, and they have now reached the "ex-members selling off old gear" stage of nonexistence. The silver lining, though, is that if you're the type who enjoys owning lots … More »
Tags: Music, News, Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Steve Shelley

Gotcha Covered: Madonna

Thirty years ago, on March 1, 1988, Ciccone Youth's The Whitey Album was supposed to come out. It didn't, of course -- not until the following year, after all the dust had settled from the career-defining impact that Sonic Youth made with Daydream Nation. More »
Tags: Music, Ariel Pink, Madonna, Sonic Youth, Marilyn Manson, Mike Watt, The Flaming Lips, A Pregnant Light, Teenage Fanclub, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Gotcha Covered, Twiggy Ramirez, Drop Nineteens, Satan On Fire, The Dynamics

Blog Radio on SiriusXMU moving to 10 PM ++ this week's BrooklynVegan playlist

BrooklynVegan Blog Radio also moves from Wednesdays to Monday. Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Tame Impala, Radiohead, Jessie Ware, Liars, Bjork, Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, Music News, Hot Chip, Germs, Mac Demarco, Lcd Soundsystem, Sleater-kinney, Thee Oh Sees, Cold War Kids

Swans & Cop Shoot Cop members team up for Martin Bisi's 'BC35′ LP & release show (listen)

Underground NYC music producer Martin Bisi is celebrating the 35th anniversary of BC Studio this year with a compilation album, BC35: The 35th Anniversary of BC Studio. It features music recorded at BC Stdio in 2016 by current and former members of Sonic Youth, Swans, Foetus, Cop Shoot Cop, The Dresden Dolls and more... Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Sonic Youth, Swans, Music News, Tour Dates, Andrew Sacher, Martin Bisi, Dresden Dolls, Tidal Channel, White Hills, Algis Kizys, BC Studio, BC35, Cop Shoot Cop, EXCOP, Live Skull

Thurston Moore – “Mx Liberty”

The former Sonic Youth co-leader Thurston Moore remains busy. Last year, Moore released the solo album Rock N Roll Consciousness and teamed up with This Heat's Charles Hayward for the experimental LP Improvisations. And in a couple of weeks, he'll release a new 7" single that he recorded recently in London. "Mx Liberty" … More »
Tags: Music, London, Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore, Moore, Charles Hayward, Radieux Radio

we pay tribute to The Fall's Mark E Smith on this week's BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU (playlist)

The world lost a true original voice last week, Mark E Smith of The Fall. We paid tribute to him on this week's edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Dna, The Fall, Pavement, Sonic Youth, Music News, The Kinks, Bill Pearis, BrooklynVegan Blog Radio, Fat White Family, Dusty Springfield, Mark E Smith, Henry Cow, SiriusXM, the Stooges, Leadbelly

Martin Rev, Ric Ocasek, Eugene Hutz & more playing Suicide tribute @ Bowery Electric

Also on the bill: Kid Congo, Bob Bert (Sonic Youth), JG Thirlwell (Foetus), Jesse Malin and more. Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Suicide, Tribute, Sonic Youth, Music News, Tour Dates, Jesse Malin, Bowery Electric, Ben Vaughn, Eugene Hutz, Martin Rev, JG Thirlwell, The Drums, BrooklynVegan Staff, Ric Ocasek, Kid Congo

20 of 2017's best albums by indie and underground legends

From long-awaited comebacks to veterans who have stayed consistently great and active, here's a list of some of the best 2017 music by artists that helped define indie and underground music as we know it. Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Sonic Youth, Music News, Ride, Sparks, Robert Plant, Thurston Moore, Robyn Hitchcock, At The Drive In, Slowdive, Lee Ranaldo, The Feelies, Glassjaw, Saint Etienne, Kendra Smith, Problem

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

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.'" Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Steve Albini, Sonic Youth, Music News, Tbt, Thurston Moore, Andrew Sacher, Ramones, Thurston

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

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... Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Movies, The Beatles, David Bowie, Doc Nyc, Sonic Youth, Music News, Eric Clapton, Tour Dates, Lee Ranaldo, Sammy Davis Jr, Bill Frisell, Itzhak Perlman, Apple Records, BrooklynVegan Staff, Agnostic Front

An Artist in His Own Right: Nick Soulsby on Thurston Moore

Sonic Youth might be my favorite rock band for reasons that would go off this page, but we can spare a paragraph. It's partly because their marriage of noise and melody are liberating. It's partly because their influences range from John Cage to the Velvet Underground; from Glenn Branca to Nirvana. It's partly because as they grew older, they stopped trying to be so youthful (despite the name); they stopped equating confusion with sex by looking for clues in poetry, so to speak. It's part...
Tags: Music, Wikipedia, Yoko Ono, Biography, Oral History, J Mascis, Sonic Youth, Alternative Rock, John Cage, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Moore, Indie Rock, Glenn Branca, Thurston, John Zorn

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

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)... Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Beck, Kurt Vile, TV On The Radio, Dave, Pins, Jim James, Jessie Ware, Shannon And The Clams, Bjork, St Vincent, Chance The Rapper, Sonic Youth, Courtney Barnett, Music News, Bon Iver

From early Macs to vinyl, Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo digs his tech relics

We caught up with Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo before he left for his Electric Trim solo tour to discuss the vintage gear on display in the New Thing video, his listening preferences, and which ionic artist stuck up for Sonic Youth’s right to “play whatever they want.” The post From early Macs to vinyl, Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo digs his tech relics appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Music, Trends, Features, Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon, Sharon Van Etten, Steve Shelley, Lee Ranaldo, New Thing, The Audiophile, Electric Trim, Confusion Is Sex, Daydream Nation, Dirty Boots, The Diamond Sea

Thurston Moore preps collab LPs with members of This Heat & Konstrukt ++ Desert Daze pics

Plus: Just in time for Halloween, check out Lee Ranaldo's video for “Uncle Skeleton.” Continue reading… [Author: Jeremy Nifras]
Tags: Music, Sonic Youth, Music News, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Jeremy Nifras, This Heat, Charles Hayward, Konstrukt, Umut Caglar, Konstrukt Desert Daze

Sonic Youth :: Peel Session, October 1988 (The Fall Covers)

Sonic Youth vs. The Fall. In October of 1988 Sonic Youth paid a visit to the John Peel show on BBC Radio 1 a week before the release of Daydream Nation. Having recorded with Peel just two years prior, the group used the ’88 session to pay tribute to UK post-punk godheads The Fall. Kicking off […]
Tags: Music, UK, The Fall, John Peel, Sonic Youth, Peel, BBC Radio

Lawrence Rothman shares video for Kim Gordon collaboration, touring with Tei Shi

A gothy torch song, the video was directed by Lawrence's partner, Floria Sigismondi, using wooden puppets to beautiful, creepy effect. [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Sonic Youth, Music News, Tour Dates, Lawrence Rothman, Kim Gordon, Bill Pearis, Lawrence, Floria Sigismondi, Tei Shi

Lee Ranaldo adds free Brooklyn record release show before tour

Lee's new album, , is out September 15 via Mute Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Sonic Youth, Music News, Tour Dates, Lee, Lee Ranaldo, Free Shows, BrooklynVegan Staff

NPR's 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

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). Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Shania Twain, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Women, Norah Jones, Adele, X, Yoko Ono, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton, Spice Girls, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac

Lee Ranaldo shares video for "New Thing" (ft. Sharon Van Etten), announces tour

The video for "New Thing" was directed by onetime Galaxie 500 bassist Naomi Yang, and it humorously explores the song's lyrical theme of everyone's obsession with being online at all times. [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Sonic Youth, Music News, Tour Dates, Bill Pearis, Sharon Van Etten, Lee Ranaldo, Galaxie, Naomi Yang