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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 >>
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Laura Kennedy, the original bassist and co-founder of seminal no wave band Bush Tetras who has spent the past 12 years living in Minneapolis, passed away on Monday afternoon.
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!
Lydia Lunch in a scene from Blank City"If you could be anybody, who would you be?" "An outlaw, a film director, a rebel, a rock star!" yells a '70s gangster shooting a gun at the Super 8 camera, cutting to a rapid-fire Mars punk song over a killer montage of '70s film clips of punk and no wave mu ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzKurt VileThurston Moore and Kurt Vile July 18, 2011 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis It was sweltering in the Varsity on Monday night. There had been promises (or at least statements made) that the air conditioning was going to be blasting for the night and, really, maybe ... More >>
Photo by David ShankboneDespite what Wikipedia would have you believe, the Thurston Moore solo catalog is fucking immense, and most of it is full-on noise apocalyptic, limited-edition cassette-only recordings of an iconoclast manchild, his mis-tuned guitars, and his atrophied amplifiers wilding t ... More >>
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 >>
Over the weekend Yoko Ono threw a seriously must-attend preparation celebration of her late husband's 70th birthday (and her first show ever in Los Angeles). In tow were: Lady Gaga, Iggy Pop, RZA, Perry Farrell, her son Sean Lennon, Thurston Moore, and...much more. Of course there were myriad Fli ... More >>
The band focused on their new material at a very sold-out show.
Considering the band's work as uber-leftist liberal-arts cirriculum
Original bass player Laura Kennedy suffering complications from Hepatitis C
Recommended albums from the first half of 2006
Experimental legends lose the noise, keep the joy
Enjoy shows without ever leaving your house again
Sonic Youth offer a gift idea for the no wave completist
'We Jam Econo' clocks the Minutemen DIY-style
While listening to the forthcoming Ramones boxed set, I got to thinking sentimental thoughts about the great Joey Ramone, who was very tall. And that got me to thinking about other exceptionally tall musicians. I've started a list, which I thought y'all could add to in the comments section below. I' ... More >>
Let It Be Records Is Closing Faced with news that his building would be turned into 46-story condo tower later this year, Let It Be Records owner Ryan Cameron had two choices: relocate or close. "It was me who made the decision not to relocate," he says, speaking over the phone Thursday afternoon. " ... More >>
Composer, poet, novelist, and all-around oddball Franz Kamin has hobnobbed with John Cage, Thurston Moore, and lots of other left-of-center heroes--now he just wants to finish what he started.
Sonic Youth's new album: Another brick in the wall of sound
The Destijl/Freedom From Festival of Music proves there's a world going on underground
He obfuscates the present. He fabricates the past. His record label has released 180 albums in the past three years. Agitating for a new aural order with Matthew St-Germain.
Sonic Youth and Stereolab redefine the intimate grammar of rock, again
Learning to love like Yo La Tengo
Sonic Youth's Goodbye 20th Century remembers the auld lang syne of the avant-garde
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