This gig in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast is not one to be missed, especially if you're a fan of the likes of Sonic Youth
, Slint and Swans, with the band's sound compared to the likes of those great artists.
He is heading to Glasgow to bring much loved concert venue The ABC back to life by premiering Daydream Nation, a Sonic Youth
concert film, which was recorded at the venue 12 years ago.
A deafening assault of shrieking vocals, grungy riffs and breakneck drumming, the band's 21st century take on Riot Grrrl comes across like a supergroup made up of Pussy Riot, Sonic Youth
and The Slits.
Fans of his work include Sonic Youth
musician and visual artists Lee Ranaldo.
During its heyday, TJ's, in Newport, played host to many famous names, including Oasis, Sonic Youth
, Hole and the Manic Street Preachers.
at Rough Trade, Geoff Travis; singer and writer Tracey Thorn; musician Eliza Carthy; musician and former singer and guitarist of Sonic Youth
, Thurston Moore; and Jane Beese, head of music at the Roundhouse.
Bob Bert, of Sonic Youth
and Pussygalore, Jerry Teal, of the Honeymoon Killers and Peter Arron, who promoted early shows by Nirvana and Flaming lips, are all members of the band.
One of her friends also happened to be multi-instrumentalist James Sclavunos, who is currently the drummer with Nick Cave's Badseeds, after having previously worked with Sonic Youth
The residents were still recovering from Sonic Youth
, who'd whipped the town briefly into a growth economy.
If you're looking for further explanations, Lauren Laverne is on hand at the Tramway arts venue in Glasgow to bring us highlights, interviews and expert analysis, while the job of announcing the winner falls to Sonic Youth
bassist Kim Gordon.
For anyone who was a serious fan of experimental post-punk band Sonic Youth
, the memoir by bassist/guitarist/vocalist Kim Gordon, Girl In A Band, is what we're talking about.
There is also a screening of 1991: The Year Punk Broke, a documentary about Nirvana and Sonic Youth