Tag Archives: Sonic Youth

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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Three Imaginary Girls recommendations for the Capitol Hill Block Party

With over 50 bands and multiple stages making up this weekend’s Capitol Hill Block Party, it’s going to be impossible to not see a band you already love and find a new favorites. This year, the headliners on the Main Stage are so strong, you have to make sure to catch even just a fewRead more...

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Block Party 2009 lineup and presale!

Along with The Stranger and Caffe Vita, KEXP 90.3 FM is proud to present The 2009 Capitol Hill Block Party, Seattleā€™s Premiere Celebration of Independent Music on July 24 & July 25th. The first part of the lineup has just been announced: SONIC YOUTH, THE JESUS LIZARD, THE GOSSIP, DEERHUNTER, BLACK LIPS, EARTH, THE THERMALS,Read more...

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Thursday News Threads

In case you missed it, the shortlist for the 33 1/3 series was revealed over the weekend and reactions have been far from positive. As Prefix Mag points out, much of the list -- including albums from AC/DC, The Beatles, Bowie, etc. -- is comprised of bands that have had titles in the series beforeRead more...

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Review Revue: Sonic Youth - Goo

Ah, Goo. In 1990, when this album was released and I heard it for the first time (shout-out to my hometown station, WHRB!), I was between 8th and 9th grade, and was preparing myself to enter a new world; a bigger, scarier, more complicated world: Public High School. I had no knowledge of Sonic Youth‘sRead more...

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