Tag Archives: Sonic Youth

Sonic Roundup 11/15

As you probably know by now, Sonic Youth frontcouple Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon have called it quits. The future of the band remains uncertain, as Moore continues his solo tour, so if you’re looking to relive that live Sonic Youth experience, look no further than this pretty-good recording of what may become their finalRead more...

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Monday News Roundup

This week begins with a veritable hurricane of news or non-news for fans of the long-defunct dance-rock group The Stone Roses. Rumors of a band reunion began circulating Friday, when a mass of press invitations were sent out for a “special announcement” at a London hotel later in the week. When contacted, a PR representativeRead more...

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Monday News Roundup

The week begins with Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen‘s iconic E Street Band saxophonist, who was reported “seriously ill” after a stroke on Sunday. Clemons was hospitalized, but after a couple brain surgeries is reported to be in responsive and stable condition. Though the E Street Band was on hiatus, Clemons has kept himself busy byRead more...

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Review Revue: Ciccone Youth - The Whitey Album

In the late ’80s, the members of Sonic Youth joined up with Mike Watt to form a joke band called Ciccone Youth (Ciccone, of course, being the given surname of the pop icon known as Madonna). Of course people forming joke bands and one-off experimental projects is nothing new (I’ve been involved in several), butRead more...

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Sonic Youth/Nirvana Documentary 1991: The Year Punk Broke Coming to DVD

In 1991, Sonic Youth embarked on a European club and festival tour that was documented by director Dave Markey. The band’s opening act, a little group known as Nirvana, are also heavily featured, and the film was released on VHS way back in the day. Now, an enhanced special edition of the film is beingRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

The new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees are in: Next year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class will include Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Darlene Love and Dr. John. Leon Russell will be receive The Award For Musical Excellence (formerly the Sideman category) and industry legends Jac Holzman and Art Rupe will both receive the AhmetRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

It’s been a few weeks since anyone’s heard a sound from Jack White, so when we sent someone to rouse him, we weren’t shocked to find that The White Stripes are about to unleash the much-ballyhooed Under Great White Northern Lights tour documentary in March. You could be a normal fan and just nab theRead more...

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2009 Countdown: Best Opening Tracks

Yesterday, KEXP counted down what you voted as the Best Opening Track off an album, and no, it wasn’t Michael Jackson (although he ranked 18th). It’s no surprise that “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from the Seattle grunge gods Nirvana took the number one spot. A reflection of our listeners’ diversity, the list contains artists newRead more...

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Live from the Bean Room... Sonic Youth

As part of our exclusive sessions in the Bean Room at Caffe Vita during the Capitol Hill Block Party, we invited headliners Sonic Youth to stop by for a visit. Seattle Times music blogger Andrew Matson, of Matson on Music, our co-presenter of these sessions, talked to the whole band on that sweltering Saturday nightRead more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party in review

by Chris Estey Rock festivals can be an awesome, appalling joussaince -- an embarrassment of riches in which most of its value is suffering. The 2009 Capitol Hill Block Party was a perfectly organic construct of balancing personal pleasures and community celebration within the city, without too much pain. In other words, it was aRead more...

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