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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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Local noise/rock duo A Technicolor Yawn shares a noisy aesthetic with Sonic Youth, so it was only natural for them to decide to do an all Sonic Youth set for Cover the Crescent.
"When you think of the Venn diagram of overlapping interests betwe ... More >>
We all know that people are multi-dimensional, and cannot be defined by one singular act or piece of art that they produce. Having said this, it's hard to imagine that the same guy who sings "Hey Ladies" would be interested in a documentary on William S. Burroughs. Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boy better ... More >>
Tom Verlaine. The archetypal ultra cool indie rock frontman?The goal of Jay Bennett's ambitious Nothing Not New project is to avoid slipping into a state of "aesthetic atrophy." That's why Jay is listening only to brand-new music for one year. I, for one, believe some people have t ... More >>
No, this isn't some snide commentary. It's the truth. They're taking the words "music television" from their logo. I think everyone does suspect, though, that it's got something to do with the fact that MTV rarely plays music anymore. Some poor intern for Paste even forced himself to watch 24 hou ... More >>
Epic Records, owned by Sony, evidently allowed McDonald's to use a Franz Ferdinand song without checking with the boys first. Lead singer Alex Kapranos was less than pleased about the decision. While he did state, "I'd rather eat a cowpat on a bun than a bloody McDonald's," he's actually far more ... More >>
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 >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Laine Lawless Met with Shawna Forde and Accomplice Hours After Arivaca Killings, Says Report
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Here's some major concert news to tide y'all over until our usual batch of just announced shows on Friday: We got word this afternoon from Stateside Presents that they're bringing in legendary art/indie rockers Sonic Youth for gig at the Marquee Theatre on Thursday, October 1.
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Austin City Limits: recycling this year's festival headliners so you don't have to The lineup for the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival has been announced and it is teeming with top-notch talent. The Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews Band round out the top slots of Outside Lands Lollapa ... More >>
Amazon takes their shot at indie rock's 100 greatest albumsThe fine folks over at amazon.com decided that the time was ripe to assemble a list of the best indie rock albums of all time. Indie rock is a genre either really easy to define or kind of confusing to define, but that sentiment did not hol ... More >>
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 >>