Monthly Archive for January, 2011


We’ve been going thru our closets and and thru hidden (and sometimes forgotten) boxes to put together this streaming Mixtape #8 –  featured on the stream are a couple songs from the soon to be released SYR 9 ‘Simon Werner A Disparu’, demos from Daydream Nation and a recent recording of Star Power. The mixtape is found in the upper right corner just above the news on the front page.

Lee in Holland Jan 31, Feb 5

Lee will be in Rotterdam for a week as a juror for the IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam. While he’s there he’ll do 2 performances: together with Leah Singer he will present Sight/Unseen, a large scale indoor work for 3 projection screens, 4 track tape,  2 gong players and suspended gtr.  This is a reprise of their work of the same name, outdoors, in Toronto last October.  Performance will last 90 minutes or so (not 10 hrs this time!) and start at 9pm. Tickets are 5€, and can be bought at the IFFR box offices. LantarenVenster, Address: Otto Reuchlinweg 996, Rotterdam.  There is a second, 20 min performance with some short films by Japanese director Tomonari Nishikawa (which are also being shown at the festival) on at the Festival’s Awards Ceremony on Feb 4, at: Oude Luxor Theater, Kruiskade 10, 3012 EH Rotterdam. The awards show starts at 6 pm, you need ticket but they are free and can be ordered on the IFFR web page and at the regular box office. You might find some information about this (and more on the festival) here. photos and more info here.

Lee work in photo show, NYC

Lee has a photograph in this interesting show at this interesting gallery in Tribeca, NYC.  Social Photography: A Benefit Exhibition of Cell Phone Photographs. Opening Reception: Saturday, January 29, 6-9 pm.  Show runs Jan 19-Feb5, 2011. Carraige Trade, 62 Walker St, NYC.


Sonic Youth’s previously taped performance was aired on Austin City Limits January 22, 2011 along with Akron, OH super-duo The Black Keys. Check your local PBS listings for the actual date and time in your area. Here’s the complete show streaming at PBS.

And a preview from the show of Sonic Youth  performing ‘No Way’.


Visual Artist Cameron Jamie will present his new film ‘Massage The History’ at the Museum of Modern Art in New York Monday, Jan 24 at 7:00pm. The film features the Sonic Youth song of the same name.  More information from MoMA below.

Monday, January 24, at 7:00 p.m.

Cameron Jamie (b. 1969, Los Angeles) presents the New York premiere of his most recent 35mm short film, Massage the History (2007–09). Featuring an original soundtrack by Sonic Youth, the film documents young adults from Alabama who dance themselves into trance states in the privacy of their living rooms. Also presented are three related videos: Kranky Klaus (2002–03), about an ancient Austrian folk tradition involving a sadistic mythical beast and the benevolent St. Nicholas; Spook House (2002–03), which follows Detroit suburbanites acting out primitive urges on Halloween; and BB (1998–2000), in which teenagers stage wrestling matches behind Los Angeles tract houses. An American artist living in Paris, Jamie experiments with and moves freely among moving image and music performance, sculptural installation, drawing, photography, and zine publishing. Following the screening, Jamie will take part in an onstage conversation with Kathy Halbreich, MoMA’s Associate Director.