Monthly Archive for May, 2011


The SY photo page has been updated recently and can be seen here. We’ll continue to add more photos from our archive. The SY pictures are also on flickr where anyone can upload photos, look for the user thesonicyouth.


Lee is gonna sing “History Lesson Pt.II” and “Jesus and Tequila” backed by Delicate Steve at this event.  In addition TuNe-YaRdS and Callers will be playing SY songs. More info at pitchfork.

Our Concert Could Be Your Life

On March 8, music journalist Michael Azerrad and concert promoter Tiger Mountain Presents announced Our Concert Could Be Your Life, a very special evening of music to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Azerrad’s classic history of the ’80s indie underground, Our Band Could Be Your Life. The show, featuring some of the best bands in contemporary indie music each taking their turn performing songs by each of the 13 bands featured in the book, sold out the Bowery Ballroom instantly.

Nat Baldwin, David Longstreth and Brian McOmber (of Dirty Projectors)  play Black Flag

Delicate Steve plays the Minutemen (with Lee Ranaldo and Tim Harrington)

Citay plays Mission of Burma

Ted Leo plays Minor Threat

Grooms plays Husker Du

Titus Andronicus plays the Replacements

Tune-Yards plays Sonic Youth

Callers plays Sonic Youth

Dan Deacon plays the Butthole Surfers

St. Vincent plays Big Black

Wye Oak plays Dinosaur Jr

Buke and Gass plays Fugazi

White Hills plays Mudhoney

Yellow Ostrich plays Beat Happening

Very special guests Janeane Garofalo and Eugene Mirman will co-host the event.

Date: Sunday May 22nd, 2011

Venue: Bowery Ballroom

Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8:00 pm

Tickets: $25 (sold out)

Thurston Record Release Show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, NYC – May 20

Tickets for Thurston’s May 20th Music Hall of Williamsburg  concert in Brooklyn. NY and early copies of ‘Demolished Thoughts’ on CD or colored vinyl LP are now available.

To mark the release of his new solo full-length, ‘Demolished Thoughts‘, Thurston Moore is playing Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Hall of Music on May 20, with tickets on sale now via Ticketmaster .

In addition to the full-priced ticket option ($20), you’ll have your choice of ticket(s) + ‘Demolished Thoughts’ bundles ;

a) one ticket + a copy of “Demolished Thoughts” on CD ($30)

b) one ticket + a copy of “Demolished Thoughts” on  LP (colored vinyl, with download code) ($35)

The CD or limited edition colored vinyl copies of ‘Demolished Thoughts’ can be collected at the merch table on the night of the show – four days before the official  release date of May 24,


Lee is performing in London w Bang On A Can Allstars, playing his piece which was written for them, “How Deep Are Rivers? (A Map Is A Good Piece of Paper).  It’s part of a festival in tribute to Steve Reich.  The shows in Spain are all poetry festivals of one sort or another–Lee will be doing spoken word poems as well as suspended gtr phenomena and some films.  In France it’s the same w/o the poems!

Dates and info:

May 7 London The Barbican  performing with The Bang On A Can All Stars
May 8 Paris  Point Ephemere 
May 10 Nantes, France  Le Lieu Unique
May 13  Palma de Mallorca, Spain Alternatilla Festival – Teatro Lloseta 
May 14  Seville, Spain  Caracter Liquido-  Centro de las Artes (CAs)  
May 15 Barcelona   International Poetry Festival – Palau de la Virreina   <>