Tag: Sonic Youth

Thurston Moore’s Chelsea Light Moving sets debut LP, U.S. tour — premieres new track

Thurston Moore’s Chelsea Light Moving sets debut LP, U.S. tour — premieres new track

Once and future(?) Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore will release the self-titled debut album from his new band Chelsea Light Moving on March 5, Matador Records announced this morning, and will follow that release with a 20-date U.S. tour that has a conspicuous South By Southwest-sized gap in the schedule.

Thurston Moore’s ‘iconic’ Sonic Youth black Jazzmaster guitar stolen in Philadelphia

Thurston Moore’s ‘iconic’ Sonic Youth black Jazzmaster guitar stolen in Philadelphia

Sonic Youth is no stranger to guitar thefts, and Thurston Moore has been victimized again. He reports via the band’s Facebook page that his “iconic” circa-1966, decal-encrusted black Fender Jazzmaster was stolen from a Best Western hotel at 501 N. 22nd St. in Philadelphia around midnight last night, 12/12/12.

Video: Dinosaur Jr plays with members of The Smiths, Pixies, Sonic Youth, Replacements

Video: Dinosaur Jr plays with members of The Smiths, Pixies, Sonic Youth, Replacements

Last night at New York City’s Terminal 5, the reunited Dinosaur Jr celebrated the 25th anniversary of You’re Living All Over Me by playing the 1987 album in its entirety and then enlisting members of The Smiths, Pixies, Sonic Youth, The Replacements and The Melvins to help blast through a second, career-spanning set.

New releases: Soundgarden, Brian Eno, Jah Wobble & Keith Levene, Sonic Youth, Mudhoney

New releases: Soundgarden, Brian Eno, Jah Wobble & Keith Levene, Sonic Youth, Mudhoney

This week’s new releases include Soundgarden’s first new album in 16 years, plus brand-new studio albums from Brian Eno, PiL’s Jah Wobble and Keith Levene and Madness, plus a Sonic Youth live album recorded in 1985 and a live Mudhoney DVD filmed in 1988 in Berlin.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: ‘The Alternative Year in Rock’ with Dave Kendall — Nov. 24, 1992

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: ‘The Alternative Year in Rock’ with Dave Kendall — Nov. 24, 1992

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind,we present a great 20-year time capsule: It’s the full, hour-long “120 Minutes Presents: The Alternative Year in Rock” special that aired on on Nov. 24, 1992 — the Tuesday before Thanksgiving — and features host Dave Kendall in what likely was one of his final “120” appearances.

Stream: Sonic Youth, ‘Intro/Brave Men Run (In My Family)’ — from ‘Smart Bar’ live album

Stream: Sonic Youth, ‘Intro/Brave Men Run (In My Family)’ — from ‘Smart Bar’ live album

Sonic Youth today offered up the first taste of its forthcoming archival live album, ‘Smart Bar – Chicago 1985,’ in the form of ‘Bad Moon Rising’ opening combo “Intro/Brave Men Run (In My Family),” which you can check right here. The full album is due out Nov. 14.

Sonic Youth to release ‘Smart Bar – Chicago 1985’ archival live album in November

Sonic Youth to release ‘Smart Bar – Chicago 1985’ archival live album in November

Sonic Youth today announced that it finally will release a long-in-the-works archival, 14-track live album that was recorded on 4-track cassette on Aug. 11, 1985, at Chicago’s Smart Bar while the band was touring the U.S. in support of the the release earlier that year of the group’s second studio album, ‘Bad Moon Rising.’

The Week in Rock: July 15-21, 2012

The Week in Rock: July 15-21, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about The Fixx, Bob Mould, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Black Francis, Kristin Hersh, Sonic Youth, The Jam and more — plus a special mixtape.

Sonic Youth prepping ’85 live album, unseen ’86 concert film, possible ‘Sister’ reissue

Sonic Youth prepping ’85 live album, unseen ’86 concert film, possible ‘Sister’ reissue

The future of Sonic Youth may remain in doubt following last year’s Kim Gordon-Thurston Moore split, but the band is working on a host of archival projects, according to Lee Ranaldo, including a live album recorded in 1985, a previously unseen 1986 concert film and a possible deluxe-edition reissue of 1987’s ‘Sister.’

Free MP3: Chelsea Light Moving, ‘Groovy & Linda’ — 2nd track from Thurston Moore project

Free MP3: Chelsea Light Moving, ‘Groovy & Linda’ — 2nd track from Thurston Moore project

As promised, Matador Records this week delivered a second track from Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore’s new band Chelsea Light Moving in the form of mid-tempo rocker ‘Groovy & Linda,’ which you can stream and/or download here. The band is expected to release an album on Matador in the future.

Stream: Lee Ranaldo Band featuring J Mascis, ‘Albatross’ — Fleetwood Mac cover

Stream: Lee Ranaldo Band featuring J Mascis, ‘Albatross’ — Fleetwood Mac cover

Check out the opening track from the forthcoming ‘Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac,’ a new take — by Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo with an assist from Dinosaur Jr shredder J Mascis — on the Peter Green-era instrumental hit ‘Albatross.’ The album arrives Aug. 14.

Video: Thurston Moore covers Rolling Stones, Lee Ranaldo covers Talking Heads

Video: Thurston Moore covers Rolling Stones, Lee Ranaldo covers Talking Heads

Here’s video shot in the last week of Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore covering the Rolling Stones’ ‘It’s Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It)’ in Rio and bandmate Lee Ranaldo doing his take on Talking Heads”Thank You For Sending Me An Angel,’ before segueing into his own song ‘Fire Island (Phases),’ in Barcelona.

Linkage: Men at Work’s Greg Ham found dead, plus The Fall, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr

Linkage: Men at Work’s Greg Ham found dead, plus The Fall, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr

Our latest link round-up features sad news about Men at Work’s Greg Ham, who was found dead today in his Australian home, plus a 1990 interview with Mark E. Smith about his record collection, a chat with Lee Ranaldo about the future of Sonic Youth, and a webstream of the new electronic Dinosaur Jr project.

Video: Lee Ranaldo, ‘Angles’ — second clip from ‘Between the Times and the Tides’

Video: Lee Ranaldo, ‘Angles’ — second clip from ‘Between the Times and the Tides’

With his excellent new solo album ‘Between the Times and the Tides’ now out, Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo today released a second music video to promote the record, this time for the track ‘Angles.’ The clip, directed by Ranaldo’s wife Leah Singer, premiered today at Vulture and can be seen here.