Posts Tagged: Sonic Youth

The Driving Thing of It: A Conversation with Mick Harvey

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Mick Harvey discusses his decades-long music career, working on cover songs written in another language, and finding longevity in the music business.

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Remembering Lou Reed

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since Lou Reed’s passing. In remembrance of his work and legacy, Laurie Anderson organized a day-long tribute to her late husband on Saturday, with readings, exhibitions, film screenings, and concerts. Readers of Reed’s lyrics included Steve Buscemi, Anne Carson, Willem Dafoe, A.M. Homes, and Natasha Lyonne. Performers included Anohni, Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), David Johansen (New York […]

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Swinging Modern Sounds #72: Urban Pastoral

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It’s like a landscape that you can’t know until you’ve seen it through four seasons, until you’ve seen it on days gray and bright.

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Sound & Vision: Tim Barnes

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Internationally recognized percussionist, composer, sound designer, and audio archivist Tim Barnes talks with Allyson McCabe about how his musical career has developed and changed, and what he’s up to now.

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Lollapalooza Nostalgia

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In celebration of this era recently stirred up by the release of Montage of Heck, the Washington Post published an oral history of Lollapalooza’s most alternative of tours. In 1995, Lollapalooza’s founders took a break from booking platinum artists and experimented with featuring a lineup that matched the “indie” and “alternative” labels that are now so […]

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The Feelies, Frankie Cosmos Playing at Storm King

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For a nicely surreal twist on the summer outdoor concert, the Storm King Art Center, an outdoor sculptural garden north of New York City featuring works by the likes of Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Goldsworthy, and Alexander Calder, offer up its annual series. And this year’s lineup doesn’t fail to earn the series’ setting, with The […]

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Growing Up: The Rumpus Interview with Michelle Tea

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Michelle Tea discusses life in recovery, the meaning of family, motherhood, and her new memoir How to Grow Up.

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Song of the Day: “Kimberly”

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Multi-talented artist and writer Patti Smith has influenced groups disparate as Sonic Youth, R.E.M., and Madonna. Her seminal 1975 album Horses helped to spur the early punk movement in New York City. Smith was an important member of the scene which spawned punk heroes The Ramones, Television, and The Sex Pistols. The infectious rhythm guitar on the upbeat track “Kimberly,” from […]

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Notable NYC: 2/21–2/27

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Saturday 2/21: Joanna Fuhrman reads from her new poetry collection, The Year of the Yellow Butterflies, with Caroline Hagood. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free. Morgan Parker, Cynthia Arrieu-King, Mathias Svalina, and Natalie Eilbert read poetry. Mellow Pages Library, 7:30 p.m., free. Purdey Lord Kreiden and Jackie Wang join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

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Is the Internet A Modern-Day “Dunciad”?

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And so it proved, as music website after music website soon reported on the Gordon-Moore breakup in exactly those sort of exclamatory tones, completely ignoring the fact that the article focused on Gordon as a modern feminist hero rather than an abandoned wife. At the Quietus, Paul Tucker examines the reaction to Elle‘s profile of Kim […]

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Throwback Art

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Nostalgic for the 90’s art scene? Specifically 1993? Mark your calendars for The New Museum’s exhibit “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set Thrash and No Star,” a title borrowed from the Sonic Youth record which was released that year. The show features an incomplete list of artists like Pepón Osorio, Cindy Sherman and Nari Ward, amongst many […]

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Sister

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It is as if a great house has fallen―sunk into the mire which seethes around the ancestral manor, amid an unrecognizable, Martian landscape. The narrator of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” has no name, no real structural substance beyond his vague association with this other guy, an old friend of his.

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