Lee Ranaldo's inventive guitar work with Sonic Youth brazenly took music in an imaginative new direction. But the talented musician has also proven to be a skilled writer, visual artist, and composer, with Ranaldo consistently challenging himself artistically throughout his long, pioneering career. ... More >>
Chelsea Light Moving With Cave and Cyrus Vance Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis March 27, 2013 In the cover story of this week's New York Times Magazine, Peter Gelb, the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, divulges a popular Italian saying amongst performers in the moment before the curt ... More >>
Dinosaur Jr. re-emerged stronger than ever with with I Bet on Sky, their tenth record, and third since they reunited back in 2005. Beginning in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1984, Dinosaur Jr. pioneered alt-rock with their metal-tinged grunge and post-punk and thrash rock, creating an entirely new sound ... More >>
Hey! Yo! What's up? The Week That Was is back. Sure, we've been away for a good long while, but too much crazy shit's gone down this week. Enjoy!
Philly rocker lives the dream
Photo by Shawn Brackbill BY IAN POWERIn the print edition of this week's City Pages, we have an interview with Matador signee and Philadelphia indie rocker Kurt Vile, who is coming to the Varsity Theater next Monday with Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. What follows is the extended transcript of Ia ... More >>
Well, we don't have Osama bin Laden to kick around anymore, do we? Or at least, we don't have Osama bin Laden to have hover unseen and malevolent over our Threat Level Orange existences anymore, do we? Osama bin got gotten! I'm the first to make that joke. As always, with big news comes big s ... More >>
Can you hear us, mainstream audiences? It's us, Women.In any given year, we are bombarded with so much new music that sometimes albums and artists that deserve a lot more attention somehow fall through the cracks, and don't quite get the careful consideration their work is entitled to. So, the ba ... More >>
Beyonce thrills at the Target Center, Mark Mallman releases new music video & next week's best new releases.
The band focused on their new material at a very sold-out show.
Earplugs are for the weak-- the forefathers of noise rock came here to punish your head.
Considering the band's work as uber-leftist liberal-arts cirriculum
Hear ye, hear ye, if you're not deaf by now-- the godmothers and fathers of screechy noise rock will headline our Holiest of Holies on July 21.
The songs we can't escape
Sonic Youth offer a gift idea for the no wave completist
Sonic Youth's new album: Another brick in the wall of sound
Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo and friends answer the cinematic koan: What is the sound of a Stan Brakhage film?
The Destijl/Freedom From Festival of Music proves there's a world going on underground
Does Sonic Youth's new album justify calls for their termination?
U Film's "Sound Unseen" festival projects our mythologies of music onto the screen
Sonic Youth and Stereolab redefine the intimate grammar of rock, again
Sonic Youth's Goodbye 20th Century remembers the auld lang syne of the avant-garde
Trail of Dead revive pure punk energy with Madonna
From Wrong's free-improv chaos to Savage Aural Hotbed's circle-saw precision, a disparate local noise scene maps the sound of modern anxiety