Posted in music | tour dates on April 26, 2011

Sonic Youth

Tickets are still available for Thruston Moore's headlining show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, but his band Sonic Youth has announced a show set for this summer. Thurston and the gang will team with Wild Flag to play the Williamsburg Waterfront on August 12. Tickets go on sale Friday (4/29) at noon.

Thurston Moore is also curating The Stone for the tail end of April, and the venue welcomed a surprise appearance from Yoko Ono on Saturday night (4/23). She joined Kim Gordon who was listed on the bill "with guest". Video from that improvised performance, that also included Chris Corsano, is below.

Steve Shelley is scheduled to play 285 Kent Ave on Thursday (4/28) with Spectre Folk and will hit the road with Disappears next week.

All tour dates and that Kim Gordon/Yoko Ono video is below.

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Kim Gordon, Yoko Ono & Chris Corsano - live in New York City

Kim Gordon and Yoko Ono

Yoko ono and kim gordon at the stone

SONIC YOUTH & RELATED - 2011 TOUR DATES
April 28 steve w/ Spectre Folk Brooklyn, NY @285 Kent Ave.
May 5 steve w/ disappears St. Louis, MO - Billiken Club
May 6 steve w/ disappears - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
May 19 steve w/ Disappears Raveena, Italy - Bronson
May 20 steve w/ disappears Rome, Italy - Traffic
May 20 Thurston Moore - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 24 steve w/ disappears Vienna, Austria - B72
May 25 steve w/ disappears Winterhur, CH -Salzhaus
May 26 steve w/ disappears Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival, CH
Nay 27 steve w/ disappears St. Etienne, France
May 28 Thurston Moore -Paris, France - Villette Sonique Festival
May 29 Thurston Moore - Brussels, Belgium - AB
May 31 Thurston Moore London, UK - Union Chapel
August 12 Sonic Youth + Wild Flag - Williamsburg Waterfront - Brooklyn

Wild Flag -- 2011 Tour Dates
06/22-25 - Calgary, AB / Sled Island Festival
07/22- Chicago, IL / Subterranean
07/23- Chicago, IL / Wicker Park Festival
08/12 - Williamsburg Waterfront - Brooklyn w/ Sonic Youth

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Comments (52)

PUT A BIRD ON IT IS OPENING

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 4:35 PM

After seeing them a couple times, recognizing that they were an innovative band, I think I'll pass....

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 26, 2011 4:35 PM

Hope this means Wild Flag will headline a show somewhere...last time they hit Brooklyn they sold out too fast!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 4:40 PM

Sonic Youth I love you, but please work up a new set of songs for this show. I've seen you play half of Daydream Nation half a dozen times now.

Thank you

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 4:52 PM

^ True, true...

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 4:55 PM

i love daydream nation, but yeah, they have such a huge body of music to work with

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 4:57 PM

They're so odd about their setlists. Whole albums/eras just get completely ignored.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 5:12 PM

just play sister already

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 5:16 PM

they're charging money for this? I thought Sonic Youth plays for free now.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 5:18 PM

that's great but really enough already with this

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 5:18 PM

What about Soundgarden1?!?!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 5:40 PM

Friday night on the water with SY and a good opener
sounds good to me.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 5:52 PM

Please save the complaining, you non-entity in the world of entertainment. Your ego is a bit too large for this show.

The members of SY and I do not want you at the show. Please let a real fan get the ticket.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 5:53 PM

Yoko One broke up the Beatles.

Why she's still playing music, I don't understand....

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 5:54 PM

wild fLag

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 6:00 PM

'Please let a real fan get the ticket'

there will be more than enough tickets for the real fans. relax already.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 6:04 PM

Coheed and Cambria and They Might Be Giants announced free shows at the waterfront today as well.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 6:05 PM

Yoko didn't break up the Beatles.The Beatles broke up the Beatles.

anyone that still subscribes to that old Yoko Broke Up The Beatles myth has not been paying much attention for the last 40 years.

Oh, you're probably not even that old, nevermind.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 6:06 PM

still nothing on jelly's lcd show?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 6:24 PM

>Sonic Youth I love you, but please work up a new set of songs for this show. I've seen you play half of Daydream Nation half a dozen times now.
Thank you

i've been following this band for a long time. and as much as i hate to admit it, yeah, you're totally right. i heart daydream, but can we please let that album sleep for a while? what about sister? what about murray street? thousand leaves? they did a cut from experiemental, etc. a few years ago, but they've got so much music ... here's to hoping that a healthy mix of new and old shows up at this show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 6:41 PM

i live right down the block frm the stone and i am so pissed i missed yoko ono. holy crap. and to think i didnt make it bc i was cleaning out my grandparents basement in queens. no hummus for me!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 7:56 PM

i've never seen a show at williamsburg waterfront. what's the capacity for this usually?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 8:11 PM

^ 5-6k

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 8:33 PM

i believe the capacity is around 8000.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 8:34 PM

I hope they play Chicone Youth in entirety.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 8:40 PM

will PUNCHES DJ?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 9:13 PM

6:06- Go to bed, grandpa!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 9:49 PM

It's Ciccone, douche bag

Posted by Edward | April 26, 2011 9:51 PM

Sorry Edward. I didn't realize my mis-spelling would cause you so much aggrevation.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 10:03 PM

Wild Flag is just too old. Why not pair Sonic Youth with a few young and exciting bands like GBV playing with Wavves and Surfer Blood at Northside or Dinosaur Jr. playing with Fucked Up at Terminal 5. If you're dusting off the oldies then at least pair them with young bands.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 10:19 PM

wf > sy

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 10:31 PM

@10:31

stupid > you

Posted by moe | April 26, 2011 10:34 PM

10:19, they do that sometimes...I think Kurt Vile opened for Dino Jr. A sensible pairing I guess.

Wild Flag not really old. Just old broads in a new band.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 10:52 PM

Wild Flag rules. Who cares if the people in the band are older? They're a new band.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 10:57 PM

>@10:31
stupid > you

hahaha. totally. whomever the ass is that spoke of sy as oldies, um, kindly leave the bv website and don't go to that show. or, better yet, please go. i'd like to see kim gordon kick your ass six ways from next week when you call her an oldie dusted off.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 12:08 AM

Spotted Frohawk in Wild Flag's facebook feed. I'm guessing he'll be there...

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 12:26 AM

sonic youth could play "kim gordon and the doyle hand cream" and "lights out" and the entirety of "tv shit" for all i care. i'm cool with all of the h8rz staying home for this one.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 7:24 AM

Misspelling doesn't take a hyphen.

Another summer with an outdoor show with Sonic Youth--love it and can't wait.

Posted by Regular reader | April 27, 2011 8:33 AM

Axl Rose will play Chinese Democracy for FREE

Posted by Kazukovox | April 27, 2011 9:21 AM

"Yoko didn't break up the Beatles.The Beatles broke up the Beatles."

"Axl Rose will play Chinese Democracy for FREE"

Only non-BV-douche comments I detected.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 10:11 AM

Confusion is Sex gets my vote.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:09 AM

well ok but JUST PLAY SISTER ALREADY

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:11 AM

I hear their next set will be an experiment of silence

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 12:12 PM

I hear their next set will be an experiment of silence

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 12:13 PM

Hey, everyone - TRRY.P won't be there, please take note. Thanks for the head's up, much appreciated.

SY, please play Pink Steam. Also, I am eating hummus right now - fer realzzz!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:48 PM

Really, BV? Couldn't find a more gross pic of a SY fan? Her massive torso and skinny fingers with long fingernails couldn't be more puke-worthy!

Posted by wingwalker77 | May 5, 2011 12:21 PM

DeathMirror's videos are the best!

Posted by DaveCromwell | June 20, 2011 9:32 PM

As much as all you dudes don't want to hear any Daydream Nation, I've never been able to see them live because they never come to Pennsylvania. Now that I'm in Brooklyn, I kinda want to hear a bit of their old stuff too, thanks.

Their new stuff rules though too, don't get me wrong.

I would kill to hear Sugar Kane.

Posted by Sam | August 9, 2011 3:50 PM

I feel like they read these comments. No Daydream tracks, stuff from Bad Moon that they never ever play, and Sugar Kane...perfect.

Posted by edward | August 13, 2011 11:53 AM

Eric's Trip from Daydream Nation kicked SO MUCH ASS LAST NIGHT!

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2011 3:50 PM

We are going to get a full show post, right? I don't want to waste my snark on a dead post.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2011 4:14 PM

This show was so fucking amazing!

"Alright, let's do it" before Thurston goes right into Sugar Kane after me and my brother screamed it for so many song breaks lol.

They played so much of their older material too, it was so awesome.

Posted by Sam | August 14, 2011 9:04 PM

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