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  1. New Year, New Band Saturday Nights at the Getty Kicks Off 2015 With...Read the original story

    Tuesday Jan 20 | PressReleasePoint

    Saturday Nights at the Getty , the Getty Center's free, contemporary music series, makes a loud return for 2015 on Body/Head is an electric guitar pairing of musician, artist, and boundless creative force Kim Gordon -best known as a member of the legendary alternative rock band Sonic Youth for three decades-and her longtime friend and collaborator, the free-noise guitarist Bill Nace . Rolling Stone magazine describes the duo's music as "an improvisational-style collection of swirling guitars, loops and feedback with Gordon's muddled, oftentimes nonsensical vocals buried deep in the mix."


  2. Kim Gordon's Girl in a Band: A Conversation with Bruce Pavitt...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Northwest Music Scene

    ... out as a visual artist, rose to prominence as the bassist, guitarist, and vocalist of alternative rock band Sonic Youth, which she formed with Thurston Moore in 1981. In 1990, Gordon and Spike Jonze co-directed The Breeders video "Cannonball." In ...


  3. Cult music store loved by The Pogues to shut downRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Evening Times

    ... plans take us deeper." When the shop first opened as an online shop, singer Thurston Moore of the American band Sonic Youth was the first person to place an order with the fledgling company. "We can't believe the outpouring we've had since we've ...


  4. Thurston Moore hooks up with Scandinavian free jazz juggernaut the ThingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | Chicago Reader

    ... sound to the needs of a given context. They proved it yet again with a late-2014 release made with former Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore on Live (The Thing/Trost). As an improviser Moore relies on a noisy, texture-oriented sound that has its ...


  5. The 50 most anticipated books of 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 2 | Globe and Mail

    ... shut up - you had me at "sasquatch." Girl In A Band , by Kim Gordon. The co-founder of seminal noise-rock band Sonic Youth reflects on her California childhood, New York's art and punk scenes, and her life in music. It's being compared to Patti ...


  6. Thurston MooreRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    He's never lived so far away, yet he's never sounded so much like himself. After a move to London, former Sonic Youth singer-guitarist Thurston Moore recently reclaimed his place as a ranking don of noise-rock while reassembling his band with some true ringers: former SY bandmate Steve Shelley on drums and Debbie Googe of My Bloody Valentine on bass.


  7. Chicago Humanities Festival Announces Winter 2015 SeasonRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2014 |

    ... about his new graphic novel, The Sculptor, on Friday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Art Institute of Chicago, and Sonic Youth founder and musician Kim Gordon will share her new memoir, Girl in a Band, on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at Music Box Theatre. ...


  8. What's going on Thursday? (Parquet Courts, Kevin Barnes, Hamilton...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Brooklynvegan

    ... Room at Webster Hall Thurston's current band has him backed by an excellent lineup that includes his former Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley on drums and My Bloody Valentine's Deb Googe on bass, and their new album is his most Sonic Youth-sounding ...


  9. The Black Keys' Austin City Limits show to air January 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 |

    ... on ACL TV in 2010 to perform from their Brothers album. Their 2010 episode was opened by a set from fellow band Sonic Youth. Austin City Limits airs across the United States via PBS and its local affiliates. Check your local PBS station for exact ...


  10. Random ArticleRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2010 | Inland Empire Weekly

    Several years back, Sonic Youth received an email they enjoyed so much they still post it on their website. The email came from a Pensacola-based dominatrix named Mistress Elise Roquelaure.


  11. Staring at Sound: Sarah LipstateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Film Comment

    ... f her short films, to be accompanied by an improvised guitar piece. One of her earlier performances, a duet with Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, is available here:


  12. Razer: Taylor Swift's new album exudes perky gasps of icy nothingnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | Crikey

    ... they review it very seriously and the Sydney Morning Herald I am no particular fan of Moore and I think his band Sonic Youth were to Can as my own backside is to Swift's. Probably, he deserves to be consigned to the same dirty freezer as Swift. But, ...


  13. Bill Nelson, Bad Company and Dionne WarwickRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2014 | Messenger Newspapers

    ... features telling contributions from many of Pierce's old friends and admirers, including Nick Cave, Iggy Pop and Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore. The participants were entrusted with the task of putting some musical flesh on the bones of a ...


  14. Taylor Swift's new album 1989 defies expectationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | The Age

    ... behind, she has also avoided pop's current touchstones. Opaque: Thurston Moore's The Best Day often sounds like Sonic Youth but the songs are capable as opposed to crucial. The catchy single Shake It Off makes that virtue into a joke, especially in ...


  15. Q&A: Thurston Moore Talks New Solo Album and How to Compose a Power-Drill SoloRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | Spin

    For nearly three decades, Thurston Moore led the hugely influential Sonic Youth, the only "noise" band to ever appear on The Simpsons . His highly unorthodox guitar tunings and preparations helped create the very idea of alternative rock, and once Steve Shelley was solidified as the band's drummer in the mid-'80s, they made mostly great albums for the remainder of their career, which was put on indefinite hiatus after 2009's The Eternal, following news of Moore's separation from his iconic bandmate and wife Kim Gordon.


  16. What's going on Sunday? (CMJ Hangover Brunch, Thurston Moore, Dark...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2014 | Brooklynvegan

    ... Band, PCPC (mbrs of PC Worship + Parquet Courts) @ Rough Trade Thurston Moore's new band/album (which includes Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and My Bloody Valentine's Deb Googe on bass) is the most Sonic Youth-style thing he's done since The ...


  17. Thurston Moore's new album makes for 'The Best Day'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | State Press

    Whether it is for calling out black metal or talking about his relationship with ex-lover and collaborator Kim Gordon, ex-Sonic Youth front man Thurston Moore's face has been plastered on the Internet for weeks now. This week Moore released his new album "The Best Day" from a project named after himself - and it's likely to keep the buzz going.


  18. Thurston Moore Band & PCPCRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Brooklynvegan

    Thurston's new album is the most Sonic Youth-sounding thing he's been involved with since The Eternal , and he's definitely got the right band for the job. James Sedwards is a bit more of a J Mascis type than a Lee Ranaldo , but Deb held down that SY-style bass playing really well and it was fun to watch her rock out on a small stage in comparison to seeing her with MBV last year.


  19. Thurston Moore Discusses Sonic Youth Fan 'Exhaustion,' Anonymous CriticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | RollingStone

    Former Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore has opened up about his new album, missing his old band and the reaction to his divorce from bassist Kim Gordon . "A lot of that existed in the virtual world, but on the street, not so much," he told the Wall Street Journal of those who criticized his role in his marriage.


  20. Kevin Bryan's record reviewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Your Leek Paper

    ... features telling contributions from many of Pierce's old friends and admirers,including Nick Cave,Iggy Pop and Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore. The participants were entrusted with the task of putting some musical flesh on the bones of a ...