1. Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo Finds New Musical Ground With The Dust

    November 04, 2013 7:00 AM EST Lee Ranaldo considered The Dust to be a band when he recorded his 2012 album, "Between the Times and the Tide." So it was no real stretch to give it a moniker and full credit for his latest effort, "Last Night on Earth." " ...

  2. Lou Reed's Death: Stars React on Twitter

    October 27, 2013 3:50 PM EDT With the sad news that rock icon Lou Reed died Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71, celebrities across genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share an outpouring of reactions expressing grief and celebrating Reed's life and long c ...

  3. The Low Anthem, William Fitzsimmons, Lee Ranaldo Contribute to Jack Kerouac-Inspired Album

    September 20, 2013 3:40 AM EDT Several indie rockers have collaborated on a disc that pays tribute to a Jack Kerouac novel - and it's not "On the Road." The album, which features artists like The Low Anthem, William Fitzsimmons, Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth and T ...

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  5. ATP's 'I'll Be Your Mirror' 2012 Relocating To NYC From Asbury Park, NJ

    July 13, 2012 12:23 PM EDT ATP Concerts today announced that its Sept. 2012 'I'll Be Your Mirror' festival co-curated by Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli originally slated for Asbury Park, New Jersey is relocating the event to Pier 36 in Manhattan. A post on the ...

  6. Iggy Pop, Sonic Youth Set to Rock 3rd ATP NY Festival

    August 30, 2010 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The end of the U.S. summer festival season is more or less upon us: we already know what Lady Gaga wore at Lollapalooza, how Pavement sounded at Sasquatch!, and what classics Stevie Wonder knocked out of the park at Bonnaroo. For a select few, howev ...

  7. Sonic Youth, "Sacred Trickster"

    July 27, 2009 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The first and most immediate track off "The Eternal," "Sacred Trickster" finds the alt-rock legends exploring a punchier sound after decades of creating sprawling noise-rock. Clocking in at just over two minutes, the track lets K ...

  8. Sonic Youth / July 3, 2009 / New York (United Palace Theatre)

    July 13, 2009 6:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 After returning to its indie label roots with the June release of "The Eternal," Sonic Youth rang in Independence Day weekend in the same city where it began causing an alt-rock ruckus more than 30 years ago. This time, the quintessential ...

  9. Sonic Youth Remains Eternally Ferocious

    June 10, 2009 9:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Switching labels and playing its 1988 masterpiece "Daydream Nation" in its entirety two years ago got Sonic Youth "excited" about making its just-released new album, "The Eternal," according to guitarist Lee Ranaldo. Ra ...

  10. Sonic Youth and Feelies / July 4, 2008 / New York (Battery Park)

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sonic Youth may have been the headliner, but it was the newly reformed Feelies that brought the day’s biggest fireworks. And Sonic Youth's group’s distinctive, distortion-heavy sound proved to be 2008 has already seen the return of the Verve, M ...

  11. Vedder, Sonic Youth, Tweedy Do Dylan For Soundtrack

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A host of rock notables have banded together for the soundtrack to Todd Haynes' Bob Dylan-themed film "I'm Not There," due Oct. 30 via Columbia. A host of rock notables have banded together for the soundtrack to Todd Haynes' ...

  12. Victimless 'Crime'

    July 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fans of singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega's literary folk-pop ballads have gone six years without a new batch, a wait that finally comes to an end this week with "Beauty & Crime," the first fruit of Fans of singer/songwriter Suzanne ...

  13. The Roots, Patti Smith Highlight Dylan Tribute

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Twenty-two artists, many of them celebrated in their own right, paid tribute to the acclaimed music of Bob Dylan last night (Nov. 9) at New York's Avery Fisher Hall. Twenty-two artists, many of them celebrated in their own right, paid tribute t ...

  14. Dylan Sets Album Track List, Inspires NYC Tribute

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Dylan has finalized the track list for his new album, "Modern Times," due Aug. 29 via Columbia. Four of the 10 cuts push the six-minute mark, including the nearly eight-minute "Spirit on the Water Bob Dylan has finalized the track ...

  15. When John Comes Marching Home

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In 1965, John Fahey released "The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death," an album of guitar solos. "Blind Joe Death" was a sardonic pseudonym that Fahey sometimes utilized; today, his transfiguration, a In 1965, John Fahey released ...

  16. Sonic Youth Begins Recording New Album

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sonic Youth has begun recording its next Geffen studio album at Sear Sound Studio in New York, where the group put such prior albums as "Sister" and "Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star" to tape. Sonic Youth has begun recordi ...

  17. Admirers Sign On For Fahey Tribute

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Disciples pay homage on "I Am the Resurrection: A Tribute to John Fahey," to be issued Feb. 14 by Vanguard, eight days short of the fifth anniversary of Fahey's death. In 1965, John Fahey released "The Transfiguration of Blind Jo ...

  18. Sonic Youth Moving On Without O'Rourke

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sonic Youth will record its next studio album without the aid of multi-instrumentalist Jim O'Rourke, who has been part of the band on stage and in the studio since 2002's "Murray Street." Sonic Youth will record its next studio a ...

  19. Billboard Bits: Sonic Youth, MuchMusic, Troiano & More

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Sonic Youth, MuchMusic, Dominic Troiano & More As it prepares to launch a European tour Saturday (May 28) in Barcelona, Sonic Youth is also prepping a series of upcoming releases. According to its official Web site , the group is "p ...

  20. Top Indie Acts Set 'Haikus' To Music

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cat Power, Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, Alejandro Escovedo, Mark Eitzel, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, Steve Wynn and Giant Sand's Howe Gelb are among the acts that have leant their vocals to "16 Haiku & Cat Power, Stereolab ...

  21. Sonic Youth Revisits 'Dirty'

    January 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sonic Youth has scoured its archives for a host of previously unreleased material to augment the forthcoming reissue of its 1992 DGC album "Dirty." The new edition, due March 4, sports 20 additional t Sonic Youth has scoured its archives f ...

  22. Sonic Youth Strolls Down 'Murray Street'

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sonic Youth has set a June 4 release date for its new DGC/Interscope album, "Murray Street." The seven-track set is named after the location of the long-running New York rock outfit's downtown recordi Sonic Youth has set a June 4 rele ...

  23. Reich Revisits Past Works On New Album

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Composer Steve Reich's new Nonesuch album, "Triple Quartet," is his first release to include new compositions since "City Life" in 1996. The title piece was written for the Kronos Quartet in 1999 and Composer Steve Reich ...