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  1. Still rocking: Babes in Toyland vocalist Kat Bjelland talks about touring after 20 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2015 |

    Howling through the end of the '80s and the first half of the '90s, Babes in Toyland pioneered an influential, confrontational sound that would presage bands like Hole and Sleater-Kinney, and help spark the Riot Grrrl movement. Early supporters included British DJ John Peel , Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore, and MTV cartoon rock critics Beavis and Butthead .


  2. Lollapalooza '95 Had No Shortage Of Courtney Love DramaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2015 | Stereogum

    Perry Farrell's inaugural Lollapalooza festival-tour launched in the summer of 1991, and it returned every year till 1997, after which it went on hiatus for a while. The last "classic" Lollapalooza lineup, though, came in 1995, when the tour featured Sonic Youth, Hole, Pavement, Beck, the Jesus Lizard, Sinead O'Connor, Elastica, and Cypress Hill, among others.


  3. Long Live Youth Revolt: Thurston Moore Expands His Sound With a New BandRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2015 | The New York Observer

    "I'm talking to you on a laptop, if you give me a moment I'll plug in some er, umm, earphonesa Umm, what do you call them? Mmm, headphones! Then I can hear you better," says Thurston Moore, sounding like an absent-minded professor. The former Sonic Youth guitarist is speaking from Boulder, Colo., via Skype-his preferred method of pushing his voice through time and space as he travels the world, something he does constantly.


  4. Best live music in Boston this AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2015 |

    ... acts. Without further ado: Thurston Moore -frontman of the pioneering (and now defunct) indie rock band, Sonic Youth- released his fourth solo LP last October. After 30 years in New York, the alternative rocker moved to London and wrote The Best Day ...


  5. Documentary about Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo to be released - watch trailerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | NME

    A documentary about Sonic Youth 's Lee Ranaldo is set for release this winter. The film will be directed by Arnaud Maguet and produced by French band Hifiklub, who Maguet provides visuals for.


  6. Crowded House's dark and tender Intriguer never stopped searching for the lightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | Something Else! Reviews

    ... on "Saturday Sun," which perhaps sounds the most like the decade of this band's heyday (and also something like Sonic Youth's grinding, brilliant "The Eternal") - but, deep down, it still felt nothing like old Crowded House. "Archer's Arrows" and ...


  7. A Poetic Response to Kim Gordon's Art Using Only Sonic Youth LyricsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | Hyperallergic

    Installation view, Kim Gordon's 'Design Office: The City Is a Garden' at 303 Gallery, 2015 Editor 's note: Kim Gordon, one of the co-founders of the indie rock band Sonic Youth, currently has an art exhibition on view at 303 Gallery called Design Office: The City Is a Garden . The following is a response to the show composed entirely of lyrics from Sonic Youth 's influential 1988 album, Daydream Nation .


  8. The Dead Live Again: What's Changed (and What Hasn't) at Soldier FieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2015 | RollingStone

    ... happily posed for photos with fans outside the venue) and, reportedly, Senator and longtime Deadhead Al Franken. Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, who caught numerous Dead shows on his native Long Island in the Seventies, was also in the crowd. ...


  9. Books: Writing great returnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2015 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... where Arlidge takes her. A quick, tense read. Artist and musician Kim Gordon is best known for her indie band Sonic Youth and her long-lasting marriage to its front-man, Thurston Moore. She was the cool, together face of 90s grunge in contrast to ...


  10. Kool Things: SPIN's 1990 Feature on Sonic YouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | Spin

    To coincide with the 25th anniversary of Goo , we're repromoting this feature, which features Sonic Youth during the video shoot for "Kool Thing," near the time of that album's release. ] "Maybe you should come over and fellate my guitar, Steve."


  11. Kim Gordon, J Mascis Reunite for Fuzzed-Out New Song 'Slow Boy'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | RollingStone

    Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. have a long history together, from their SST Records days to their joint tours. Now, Kim Gordon and J Mascis have reunited for a new track titled "Slow Boy."


  12. Central Park SummerStage Turns 30Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | The New York Observer

    ... "I wanted to program events that stretched people's minds," he said. a When Killian asked members of the band Sonic Youth who they wanted to be paired with, they chose the space-jazz great Sun Ra, who had played the very first SummerStage show in ...


  13. 8 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before June 5Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | The New York Observer

    ... at 303 Gallery Most folks identify Kim Gordon as the bass guitarist and vocalist of the alternative rock band Sonic Youth, but Gordon is also an established visual artist and curator. A 1980s graduate from L.A.'s Otis College of Art & Design, Ms. ...


  14. PhotosThe Best Acts From Liverpool Sound City 2015 - In PicturesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | NME

    ... to the indie bounce of much of the weekend's line-up, however, then look no further than Thurston Moore. The ex-Sonic Youth guitarist has never been one to compromise, and his new output is as ear-blastingly unwillingly to tread the mainstream path ...


  15. Kim Gordon's tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | San Diego CityBEAT

    Kim Gordon's memoir, Girl in a Band, begins and ends with her divorce from her longtime husband and bandmate Thurston Moore. he break up also spells the end of their band, Sonic Youth, an indie mainstay of the musically tumultuous '80s and '90s.


  16. Kim Gordon closes chapter on Sonic YouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 |

    I've just finished reading Kim Gordon's memoir, Girl In A Band . I'd recommend it - you might not even have to be a Sonic Youth fan, though why you wouldn't be I don't know.


  17. 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback First DriveThe Right Car for the Right AudienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | Motor Trend

    ... I felt pandered to. Even the car's name was an attempt at being cool by association, bringing to mind indie band Sonic Youth and Sonic the Hedgehog. But enough about the Sonic's early marketing campaign. How is the car itself, especially now that ...


  18. How English folk rock star Laura Marling lost and found herself in some California dreamingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | The Age

    ... a new death, as described by long-time east coast dweller, but Californian by upbringing, Kim Gordon of the band Sonic Youth, in her memoir Girl In A Band . "I've always felt that something genetically instilled and inbred in Californians - that ...


  19. Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon At The NeptuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    Seattleites turned out in force recently to hear from and ask questions of alt-rock deity Kim Gordon. Gordon is a musician, artist, record producer and one of the founders of the band Sonic Youth.


  20. Watch Carrie Brownstein Interview Kim Gordon On Her Memoir Girl In A BandRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Stereogum

    Last month, Kim Gordon published her memoir, Girl In A Band , a book that chronicles the Sonic Youth member's life as an artist, musician, and mother, as well her romantic relationship with bandmate Thurston Moore. On March 10, Gordon was interviewed by Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein at San Francisco's Jewish Community Center as part of their Arts & Ideas lecture series.