September 14th, 2014
September 10th, 2014


"I felt pressured to be happy and free even though I was too young to be a hippie."Kim Gordon on her teenage years

Reblogged from Flowers Crack Concrete
August 20th, 2014

Hear a new Thurston Moore song, “The Best Day,” the title track from his forthcoming solo album. His band includes Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley and My Bloody Valentine’s Deb Googe.

July 25th, 2014
"The Simpsons" End Credits Theme
Sonic Youth
Go Simpsonic with the Simpsons


Sonic Youth - “The Simpsons” End Credits Theme

It’s Thurston Moore’s birthday today, apparently.
For some weird reason I’ve been watching the Simpsons lately.
For some weird reason Sonic Youth covered the Simpsons theme tune.
Apparently Matt Groening was originally going to get John Zorn to do the theme tune.
These aren’t useful things to know.

Thurston is 56 today.

Reblogged from ЛАНГДОН
June 12th, 2014


The wall of stars: First Avenue’s massive monument to notable past performers is a landmark in its own right. We’re setting out to tell the stories of the artists whose names decorate the side of Minneapolis’s iconic rock venue. First up are the punk-rocking triple threat Babes in Toyland.

Reblogged from ciggy
June 2nd, 2014

Watch Kim Gordon perform “Aneurysm” with Nirvanafrom the HBO telecast of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. 

May 28th, 2014

The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus interviews Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis for Under the Radar

Norman Reedus: Hey, I wanted to ask you about your meditation process, and I know you have a guru that you work with. I was talking to Kim Gordon, and I was saying, "Hey, I know you know J. What are some good questions I can ask him? I'm a big fan of his." And she brought up your guru, which I find really fascinating.
J Mascis: Oh, yeah. I haven't meditated too much since I had a kid. That has taken a lot of my spare time. But, yeah, I still go see [Mata Amritanandamayi, aka Amma] and she just had a 60th birthday—a big thing in India that I went and played at. That was cool. There were all these different musicians and dance troupes who are big in India, so it was really interesting to see that. I had to follow this circus act where a guy had a pot on his head and he was blindfolded, and he had a machete and he chopped a coconut in half that was sitting on some other guy's head. So that was kind of hard to follow.
Reedus: That is awesome! [Laughs] The other guy had a coconut on his neck and he took the machete and cut the coconut?
Mascis: Yeah, the blindfolded guy chopped the coconut in half while it was sitting on the other guy's neck. And he chopped some other stuff, some other fruits that were near his genital region. They did a lot of crazy stuff. That was a weird act to follow.
Reedus: And then what? You just plugged in and played?
Mascis: Yeah. I have a few friends who are also into Amma—a drummer from L.A., Herb [Graham, Jr.], and this guy [Mikko von Hertzen], who is actually a rock star in Finland, he played bass. I was surprised that they had a Marshall [amplifier] in India, so they just cranked it up. And we were right next to Amma while she was hugging people. That's her main thing. She hugs people. So thousands of people line up, and she had already been up for 22 hours straight, doing this on her birthday. And then we plug in and starting blasting away a few feet from her head. It was kind of weird, but she seemed into it.
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