Lee Ranaldo

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Former Friends of Young Americans Talk The Cure, Siouxsie Sioux, Sonic Youth and A Tribe Called Quest

    See also: Former Friends of Young Americans Stream New Album, Estas Diluculo Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. It may not be easy to lump locals Former Friends of Young Americans into any one specific genre, ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Up on the Sun: The Podcast, with Landmine Marathon, Hot Snakes, Lee Fields, and More

    Welcome to Up on the Sun: The Podcast's second episode. In this week's installment, we speak with Phoenix-based metal band Landmine Marathon about being handpicked by Metallica to play the Orion Music and More Festival in New Jersey, and hear a brand new tune from the band's upcoming EP "Bastard Ch ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Zola Jesus and Talk Normal at Crescent Ballroom, 2/1/12

    Zola Jesus, Talk Normal Crescent Ballroom Wednesday, February 1, 2012 In my interview with Nika Danilova, the leader of Zola Jesus, she spoke of her reticence to embrace her childhood dream of pop stardom. While there's little chance of her tearing up the Billboard charts, Danilova commanded the st ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Sonic Youth at Marquee Theatre

    Luke HolwerdaThurston Moore of Sonic Youth. See more shots in our Sonic Youth slide show.​"Thanks," Thurston Moore of legendary noise-rockers Sonic Youth laughs, hoisting up a Bethel Wildcats letterman jacket, an unusual gift from a crowd member at the group's packed performance at Tempe's Marquee ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    December 31, 2009

    Eternally Busy

    Why is Sonic Youth Still So Important in Indie Land?

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    September 9, 2009

    Sonic Youth Reschedules Phoenix Date, West Coast Tour

    Mr. Sampras stands in the middle right, between the familiar forms of Kim and Thurston.​Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo has fractured his left wrist in that most punk rock of ways -- playing tennis -- requiring the band to reschedule their upcoming west coast tour. The new dates include a stop a ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    Sonic Youth Inspires Fiction Essays

    From the very weird but vaguely interesting file comes this: In January, a book of 21 essays inspired by Sonic Youth is hits shelves. NOISE: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth isn't in any way about the band, it's just short fiction inspired by them."The band's sound is caustic, elemental, nihilist ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    On Your Markers

    Glossy format

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    January 29, 2004


    Sixteen Haiku & Other Stories (Thirsty Ear)

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    August 15, 2002

    Sonic Youth

    Murray Street (Geffen)

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    December 20, 2001


    The Argument (Dischord)

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    July 12, 2001

    Neu! School

    Having educated and influenced three generations of musicians, the Krautrocking duo of Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother finally receive their due with a trio of classic reissues

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    April 2, 1998

    Lone Star Trek

    Revolver goes to SXSW for music and free major-label beer