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Sonic Youth

  1. obituaries
    Glenn Branca, America, and Liberation Through NoiseHis pieces were fever dreams come to life.
  2. Secret Girl: Decoding Kim Gordon’s Eternal CoolDigging into the memoir of an indie-rock sphinx.
  3. encounter
    Talking to Thurston Moore About Life After New York, Sonic Youth, and Kim Gordon“The record is just me at 56 years old having a change-of-life scenario, madly in love, trying to deal with my responsibilities as an adult.”
  4. 100 years of new york music
    Thurston Moore on What Drew Him to New York, Art-Rock, and Forming Sonic Youth“The reality of it was the city was destitute, and it became this kind of postapocalyptic landscape for artists, and there’s something very enchanting in that.”
  5. shattered dreams
    Kim Gordon Explains Her Split From Thurston MooreHe had an affair.
  6. party chat
    Kim Gordon Just Couldn’t Keep Up With Gossip Girl“There were other TV series competing for my attention.”
  7. friends
    Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, and Kim Gordon Are Making a Mini-AlbumCalled YOKOKIMTHURSTON, so you know who’s who.
  8. indie-rock breakups
    Sonic Youth’s Moore and Gordon SeparatingThe band will still finish its South American tour.
  9. out on the weekend
    This Weekend’s Concerts, From Kool Keith to Sonic YouthPlus: Nicki Minaj, Iron and Wine, MF Doom, Wild Flag, Janelle Monae, Kanye West, and more, in our weekly concert roundup.
  10. celebrity do-gooders
    Now Boycotting Arizona: Sonic Youth, Rage Against the Machine, Conor Oberst …“If other states follow the direction of the Arizona government, we could be headed towards a pre–civil rights era reality.”
  11. education
    See Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore ‘Teaching’These kids are learning a lot.
  12. out on the weekend
    This Weekend in Rock Photos, From George Clinton to Ted LeoPlus: Thurston Moore, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Pissed Jeans, tUnE-YarDs, Xiu Xiu, Janelle Monáe, and Florence and the Machine.
  13. out on the weekend
    Pretty Photos From This Weekend’s Concerts, Starring Devo, Sonic Youth, and the Dirty ProjectorsSee photos of Devo, Bishop Allen, Dinosaur Jr., Javelin, Sonic Youth, Sleigh Bells, the Feelies, tUnE-YaRdS, the Dirty Projectors, and some surprise special guests.
  14. mysteries
    Mystery of Thurston Moore’s Controversial Late Night T-Shirt Solved!Vulture cracked the case, y’all!
  15. novelties
    Was Record Store Day a Success?From our vantage point, it’s a resounding “Yes.”
  16. the industry
    Danny DeVito Is Slashing PricesPlus: alien mating.
  17. vulture lists
    10 Terrible Musical SlumpsBut there’s a happy ending! Here’s our list of ten artists who, unlike R.E.M., overcame their slumps.
  18. news reel
    Sonic Youth Art Exhibit Coming to the Whitney?The band plans to perform at each museum as well.
  19. last night's gig
    Why Was Thurston Moore Performing Without His Wedding Ring?Moore thrashed, jammed, and summoned feedback — from an acoustic guitar!
  20. vulture lists
    10 Favorite Beatles Covers of All TimeVulture tests out its sexy new streaming audio player!
  21. news reel
    Beastie Boys on Mark Wahlberg’s UnderwearWhen the Beastie Boys first announced their new album, The Mix Up, would be a full-bore instrumental affair, we hoped that the accompanying tour would not be. Because while the boys’ trippier non-rap fare has always been a tasty garnish, it’s those pass-the-mike jams, stuffed with pop-culture references, that are the sizzling steak. Last week’s shows were a mixed bag. The Beasties absolutely murdered their set at Summerstage on Wednesday — they traded off guitars and mikes, dripped sweat, and even ran a modified three-man weave — but Friday’s instrumental “gala” event at the Hammerstein Ballroom was predictably sedate. Thursday morning, they took a break to answer some of our questions at press conference. And yes, they were wearing suits.
  22. last night's gig
    Sonic Youth Go Through the Motions, SpectacularlySonic Youth’s epochal 1988 album, Daydream Nation, is revered by many as the very definition of indie rock, so it was surprising that its creators would agree to a confining, go-through-the-motions, play-it-start-to-finish concert. Yet they did.
  23. apropos of nothing
    A Niemöllerian/ Brechtian Analysis of an Alarming Concert Trend
  24. the industry
    Adam Sandler, Mitch Albom Team Up to Jerk Your Tears
  25. the industry
    Leonardo DiCaprio to Play Private Eye for Michael Mann