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Faster Louder
Dan Kelly and Alex Gow made each other mixtapes for their national tourone out to all the well-groomed musicians who were probably all writing mega hi
Dan Kelly and Alex Gow made each other mixtapes for their national tour
Faster Louder / Posted 17 hours ago
one out to all the well-groomed musicians who were probably all writing mega hits for Sheryl Crow and Semisonic. Fuck ’em. Sonic Youth – ‘Bull in the Heather’ Another great tour-driving song for establishing instant morale. When they hit the big... Read more
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Salt Lake City Weekly
Music Picks May 5Chicago band Disappears joins them on the bill. Their idiosyncratic mutation of
Music Picks May 5
Salt Lake City Weekly / Posted yesterday
Chicago band Disappears joins them on the bill. Their idiosyncratic mutation of rock music—which briefly involved Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley a few years back—experiments in several different directions of their own, and are probably... Read more
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Style Weekly
From Maggie Walker to National Indie Darling, Richmond's Lucy Dacus Makes an Early Markanymore. I remember finding music for myself, with help from friends in high s
From Maggie Walker to National Indie Darling, Richmond's Lucy Dacus Makes an Early Mark
Style Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
anymore. I remember finding music for myself, with help from friends in high school. Finding out about the Stooges, Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo — stuff that was much more expressive — and I kind of flipped out. They became so much more... Read more
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The New Yorker
Becoming Radioheadyou play any fucking faster?” The band’s early songs were all over the map, sou
Becoming Radiohead
The New Yorker / Posted 3 days ago
you play any fucking faster?” The band’s early songs were all over the map, sounding variously like the Smiths, R. E. M., Sonic Youth, and the Talking Heads, whose song “Radio Head” gave the group its name. (At first, they performed under the name... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
This day in history, April 28, 2016host Jay Leno is 66. Rock musician Chuck Leavell is 64. Actress Mary McDonnell
This day in history, April 28, 2016
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
host Jay Leno is 66. Rock musician Chuck Leavell is 64. Actress Mary McDonnell is 63. Rock singer-musician Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) is 63. Actress Nancy Lee Grahn is 60. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is 56. Rapper Too Short is 50. Actress... Read more
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Faster Louder
Five new Chicago bands you need to hear right now, according to Twin Peaksby the band and longtime collaborator R. Andrew Humphrey before being mixed by
Five new Chicago bands you need to hear right now, according to Twin Peaks
Faster Louder / Posted 8 days ago
by the band and longtime collaborator R. Andrew Humphrey before being mixed by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth). Check out the tour dates and the current single ‘Butterfly’ below. Cut Worms — ‘It Won’t Be Too Long’ Side... Read more
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Pitchfork
"Swimming" by Robin Pecknold Reviewissued since that statement, the product of his New York collegiate tenure, as
"Swimming" by Robin Pecknold Review
Pitchfork / Posted 13 days ago
issued since that statement, the product of his New York collegiate tenure, as it echoes the downtown days of instrumental Sonic Youth and that band’s influences and contemporaries, like Loren Connors and Glenn Branca. Over the lolling march of... Read more
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chad
SKYPE VIDEO: Johnny Marrand passion that goes into the band, and presents it with its American alt-rock
SKYPE VIDEO: Johnny Marr
chad / Posted 13 days ago
and passion that goes into the band, and presents it with its American alt-rock influences (you can hear everything from Sonic Youth to The Shins in its 11 tracks) firmly on its sleeve. Unplug yourself from the matrix of gadgets in your life and... Read more
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The Verge
Watch Rihanna's NSFW video for 'Needed Me,' directed by Harmony Korinethe director best known for 2013's lurid Florida fantasy Spring Breakers. (He's
Watch Rihanna's NSFW video for 'Needed Me,' directed by Harmony Korine
The Verge / Posted 15 days ago
the director best known for 2013's lurid Florida fantasy Spring Breakers. (He's also directed videos for Cat Powerand Sonic Youth.) She teased the video on Twitterand Instagram early this morning, and the NSFW label definitely applies here —... Read more
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Daily Mail
Rihanna almost bares it all in thong and VERY see-through negligeewho is best known for writing the films Kids and Spring Breakers, has directed
Rihanna almost bares it all in thong and VERY see-through negligee
Daily Mail / Posted 15 days ago
who is best known for writing the films Kids and Spring Breakers, has directed a number of music videos for the likes of Sonic Youth and The Black Keys. Riri also shared a sixth, blurrier photo - a black and white closeup in which she smokes a... Read more
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Pitchfork
Various Artists: Music of Morocco: Recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959 Album Reviewlate '50s/early '60s aren't exactly lacking in mystique. In his introduction to
Various Artists: Music of Morocco: Recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959 Album Review
Pitchfork / Posted 15 days ago
late '50s/early '60s aren't exactly lacking in mystique. In his introduction to the liner notes for this 4-disc box, former Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo references a widely circulated group photo of Bowles along with William Burroughs, Allen... Read more
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Roll Call
Coachella Prepares for 'Berniechella'performed for him in Iowa City. He even sports the endorsements of artists from
Coachella Prepares for 'Berniechella'
Roll Call / Posted 16 days ago
performed for him in Iowa City. He even sports the endorsements of artists from older generations, like Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. But this extended presence at Coachella is a bit of a first. And there could be more, with the crowded summer... Read more
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Salon.com
Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 24-30(“CSI”) is 67. Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno is 66. Actress Mary McDonnel
Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 24-30
Salon.com / Posted 16 days ago
(“CSI”) is 67. Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno is 66. Actress Mary McDonnell is 63. Singer-bassist Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth is 63. Rapper Too Short is 50. Actress Simbi Khali (“3rd Rock From The Sun”) is 45. Actress Bridget Moynahan is... Read more
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Wired News
Bernie Sanders’ NYC Campaign Is Like Pitchfork Come to Lifestumped and performed for the Sanders campaign in the past, from Run the Jewels
Bernie Sanders’ NYC Campaign Is Like Pitchfork Come to Life
Wired News / Posted 17 days ago
stumped and performed for the Sanders campaign in the past, from Run the Jewels rapper Killer Mike to Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth to Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. Taken together, Sanders’ campaign is like the Pitchfork homepage come to life, filled... Read more
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The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
Yo La Tengo thrives on emotion at Soundstagethem. Yo La Tengo’s sound has varied over their more than 20 years of performi
Yo La Tengo thrives on emotion at Soundstage
The Johns Hopkins News-Letter / Posted 21 days ago
them. Yo La Tengo’s sound has varied over their more than 20 years of performing, and they’ve played alongside bands like Sonic Youth and Pavement. They’ve released albums that are considered seminal to indie rock, including Painful (1993), I Can... Read more
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Miami New Times
The Ten Best Vinyl Releases You Can Buy at Sweat This Record Store Dayacts with rock bands at a time when that seemed like a novelty. The highlights
The Ten Best Vinyl Releases You Can Buy at Sweat This Record Store Day
Miami New Times / Posted 22 days ago
acts with rock bands at a time when that seemed like a novelty. The highlights include Cypress Hill working with both Sonic Youth and Pearl Jam and De La Soul rapping over Teenage Fanclub's instrumentation to create the masterpiece,... Read more
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Pittsburgh City Paper
Brooklyn-based Parquet Courts carries on a rich tradition of great fraternal pairingsUp Gold, established the band as an heir to the legacy of shaggy, guitar-driven
Brooklyn-based Parquet Courts carries on a rich tradition of great fraternal pairings
Pittsburgh City Paper / Posted 22 days ago
Up Gold, established the band as an heir to the legacy of shaggy, guitar-driven indie rock, in the vein of The Feelies, Sonic Youth and Guided By Voices. The band’s breakout single, “Stoned and Starving” (inspired, according to... Read more
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Charleston City Paper
Record Store Day 2016 brings releases from Frank Turner, Miles Davis, and Bill Evansplace." Each track features top rap artists of the early '90s — like RUN DMC an
Record Store Day 2016 brings releases from Frank Turner, Miles Davis, and Bill Evans
Charleston City Paper / Posted 22 days ago
place." Each track features top rap artists of the early '90s — like RUN DMC and Ice-T, partnering with rock giants like Sonic Youth, Faith No More, and Pearl Jam. Songs like "Fallin" — featuring Teenage Fanclub and De La Soul — haven't lost any... Read more
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heraldscotland
Major Edinburgh contemporary art gallery building to be soldin an art gallery, the building was formerly known as the Venue music venue and
Major Edinburgh contemporary art gallery building to be sold
heraldscotland / Posted 24 days ago
in an art gallery, the building was formerly known as the Venue music venue and club - where bands such as Coldplay, Sonic Youth, Texas, Travis, Radiohead, Cocteau Twins and many more played, and where the dance club Pure was based. The... Read more
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UB Reporter - Buffalo University
SUNY Distinguished Professor Anthony Conrad dies at 76adapted the breakthrough expression Conrad helped create that would later becom
SUNY Distinguished Professor Anthony Conrad dies at 76
UB Reporter - Buffalo University / Posted 24 days ago
adapted the breakthrough expression Conrad helped create that would later become socially influential in bands like Sonic Youth. Conrad revisited that tradition last year with a performance in New York City to celebrate his 75th birthday... Read more
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Blogcritics.org
musicRevival 20. KISS 19. Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young) 18. Van Halen 17. The
music
Blogcritics.org / Posted 24 days ago
Revival 20. KISS 19. Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young) 18. Van Halen 17. The Stooges/Iggy and the Stooges 16. Sonic Youth tyra bolling is an upcoming artist ya’ll should check out!! she has a new album coming out Feb. 14th called... Read more
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The New Statesman
The Hidden Histories Podcastreincarnation of Charles Bukowski, you weren’t there, man. And, by the way, I
The Hidden Histories Podcast
The New Statesman / Posted 28 days ago
reincarnation of Charles Bukowski, you weren’t there, man. And, by the way, I “wasn’t” busy watching Kaiser Chiefs while Sonic Youth played another stage at V Festival in 2005. And the Kaiser Chiefs crowd “didn’t” try and stage the world’s most... Read more
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Herald Sun
Rock CityIllegals in Heaven THINK LOCAL, ACT GLOBAL The artist: Rice Is Nice artist St
Rock City
Herald Sun / Posted 28 days ago
Illegals in Heaven THINK LOCAL, ACT GLOBAL The artist: Rice Is Nice artist Stephanie Crase, part Juliana Hatfield, part Sonic Youth. The deal: Adelaide-born and bred, Summer Flake has the likes of Henry Rollins (almost) speechless. He premiered... Read more
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New Times San Luis Obispo
Publishing Local News and Entertainment for over 29 years in San Luis Obispo County, CAstuck with her in his dingy Lower Eastside apartment, but she eventually grows
Publishing Local News and Entertainment for over 29 years in San Luis Obispo County, CA
New Times San Luis Obispo / Posted 28 days ago
stuck with her in his dingy Lower Eastside apartment, but she eventually grows on him. Willie and his friend Eddie (former Sonic Youth drummer turned actor Richard Edson) are both sad to see her go when she finally leaves New York to stay with Aunt... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Pearl Jam – 10 of the bestcollaborations over the years. “Neil changed our band,” Vedder later told me. “
Pearl Jam – 10 of the best
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 29 days ago
collaborations over the years. “Neil changed our band,” Vedder later told me. “He taught us about dignity. Like Nirvana had Sonic Youth, we had Neil.” Vitalogy’s many jarring detours – wheezing vaudeville skits (Bugs), gnomic funk segues (Pry, To)... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Eszter Balint finds her path amid A-list collaboratorsindie movies of the era, "Stranger than Paradise." Balint costarred alongside t
Eszter Balint finds her path amid A-list collaborators
Chicago Tribune / Posted 30 days ago
indie movies of the era, "Stranger than Paradise." Balint costarred alongside the Lounge Lizards' John Lurie and former Sonic Youth drummer Richard Edson. She moved to Los Angeles in the '90s, where she worked in Buscemi's acclaimed 1996 movie... Read more
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Mashable
12 quotes that prove grunge legend Kurt Cobain was a social good pioneerto Spin Magazine in 1993 — but it wasn't just talk. Nirvana made a point to tou
12 quotes that prove grunge legend Kurt Cobain was a social good pioneer
Mashable / Posted 30 days ago
to Spin Magazine in 1993 — but it wasn't just talk. Nirvana made a point to tour with feminist bands like Bikini Kill and Sonic Youth. Cobain wanted the genre to become more diverse because he truly believed that the single voice it had at the... Read more
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Pitchfork
Swans Announce New Album The Glowing Man, Tease Title Trackto overcome daily. The song "The World Looks Red / The World Looks Black" uses
Swans Announce New Album The Glowing Man, Tease Title Track
Pitchfork / Posted 30 days ago
to overcome daily. The song "The World Looks Red / The World Looks Black" uses some words I wrote in 1982 or so that Sonic Youth used for their song "The World Looks Red," back in the day. The music and melody used here in the current version... Read more
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chroniclelive
Kurt Cobain died on this day in 1994: We recall Nirvana's first ever UK gig at Newcastle RiversideCostello told him about it. Others who performed there included name bands of
Kurt Cobain died on this day in 1994: We recall Nirvana's first ever UK gig at Newcastle Riverside
chroniclelive / Posted 30 days ago
Costello told him about it. Others who performed there included name bands of the time like the Pixies, Throwing Muses, Sonic Youth, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Buzzcocks, Pearl Jam, Blur, Oasis, The Fall, The Primitives, The Stone Roses, Manic... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
On the Goe: Burger Records bringing better bands to GJspecial limited run releases with highly notable bands such as The Brian Jonest
On the Goe: Burger Records bringing better bands to GJ
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 1 months ago
special limited run releases with highly notable bands such as The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dave Grohl, Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth), Beck and Ryan Adams. The label has released music from more than 350 bands, and currently their roster... Read more
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Pitchfork
Nisennenmondai: #N/ANisennenmondai made no secret of their influences. Tracks on 2004's Neji EP bor
Nisennenmondai: #N/A
Pitchfork / Posted 1 months ago
Nisennenmondai made no secret of their influences. Tracks on 2004's Neji EP bore titles like "Pop Group," "This Heat," and "Sonic Youth," and for good reason. On guitar, drums, and bass, the trio whipped up a ferocious, muscular racket scarred with... Read more
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New York Post
What to expect from David Bowie’s tribute showIn a 2002 documentary, “Gouge,” about the band, Bowie said, “I found it just ab
What to expect from David Bowie’s tribute show
New York Post / Posted 1 months ago
In a 2002 documentary, “Gouge,” about the band, Bowie said, “I found it just about the most compelling music, outside of Sonic Youth, in the entire 1980s.” He even went as far as covering their song “Cactus” on his 2002 album “Heathen,” and... Read more
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Pitchfork
Kino Kimino, Featuring Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley, Announce New Album, Share New TrackKino Kimino is a new project from Kim Talon (Eagle & Talon, JAN), featuring Son
Kino Kimino, Featuring Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley, Announce New Album, Share New Track
Pitchfork / Posted 1 months ago
Kino Kimino is a new project from Kim Talon (Eagle & Talon, JAN), featuring Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo and drummer Steve Shelley, along with Melinda Holm on bass. Today, they've announced a new album: Bait Is for Sissies. Recorded at Sonic... Read more

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