Yesterday, Thurston Moore conducted a lecture titled "A Dissertation on White Noise" at the art gallery Partners & Spade. This sounds like a very Thurston Moore thing of Thurston Moore to do. Notable, though, is that the lecture was geared specifically toward 8- to 12-year-olds and was part of a series called Avant Garde Preschool. Which is to say that, if you click through, you can see a pretty hilarious picture of a bunch of kids holding fingers in their ears while Moore makes weird noises on his guitar in the name of education. Also documented from this weekend in rock: shows from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Pissed Jeans, George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, tUnE-YarDs, Ted Leo, Xiu Xiu, Janelle Monáe, and Florence and the Machine.