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WTF?! Wednesdays: Sonic Youth, “Pendulum Music, for 3 or more microphones, amps & loudspeakers” (1999)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Sonic Youth, “Pendulum Music, for 3 or more microphones, amps & loudspeakers” (1999)

I am more familiar with composer Steve Reich’s percussion/phase work — Six Marimbas, Piano Phase, Drumming — than his more out there material. I’d never even heard of “Pendulum Music” until Sonic Youth created a version of it for their Goodbye 20th Century record.

Howe Gelb – The Coincidentalist (2013)

Avant-garde and alternative folk-rock twanger Howe Gelb, who also serves as the leader of Giant Sand and godfather of the Tucson music scene, is alternately gruff and sweet on this new project.

Rhys Chatham – Harmonie du soir (2013)

The 1970s No Wave movement spawned some dark, aggressive, and beautiful music. Do those adjective belong together? Of course!

WTF?! Wednesdays: The Dead C, “Suffer Bomb Damage” (1992)

WTF?! Wednesdays: The Dead C, “Suffer Bomb Damage” (1992)

They say that as you get older, the percecption of the passage of time can appear to accelerate. I can vouch for this though there are some differences on the short vs. long-term scale.

On Second Thought: Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts (2011)

On Second Thought: Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts (2011)

The advance publicity for the fourth official solo album by Sonic Youth member/author/art damaged polymath Thurston Moore offered a challenge: You may think you know where a Thurston record does or does not factor into your world

An 'incredible moment': Yoko Ono on her new collaboration with Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore

For Yoko Ono, who came to fame in the U.S. for offbeat art installations and outsider events like bed-ins, there was a kindred spirit to be found in Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon.

Yoko Ono reunites Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore for new benefit track

Yoko Ono has released “Early in the Morning,” a 14-minute collaboration with Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, as a benefit single.

Sonic Youth – Dirty (1992): Half Notes

For years and years, Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation was the record I went to when the mood struck for some ugly & hypnotic guitar. Dirty now sits in that spot. Actually, it’s the second disc of the deluxe-edition set from 2003: full of b-sides and, more important, a ton of rehearsal recordings. Blistering and hideous guitar madness. This isn’t forRead More

Sonic Youth – Rather Ripped (2006): Half Notes

by Tom Johnson Can a band mature and continue to challenge themselves and listeners? Rather Ripped answers yes. Sonic Youth may not wail away with walls of squealing distortion like they used to but Rather Ripped‘s lyrical focus on relationship troubles is backed by their trademark angular pop that will never be mistaken as band taking the easy way out.Read More

The Friday Morning Listen: Thurston Moore – Trees Outside the Academy (2007)

Vacation. I started out with a plan for this elaborate fantasy. It began with me and TheWifeâ„¢ going into town on Friday night to see Thurston Moore.

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