Posted in music | pictures on October 26, 2012

photos by Gretchen Robinette

Thurston Moore & Loren Connors @ Public Assembly
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Tonight was characterized by a distinct lack of guitar music, and there's no better fuck-you to the six-stringer than a full set of duelling guitars. I know, it seems like I'm contradicting myself, but there was almost nothing resembling structure or melody in the dissonant, jarring and all-around enveloping performance from Thurston Moore and his storied companion Loren Connors when they took the stage at Public Assembly. Instead, they offered up a dynamic set of skronking avant-garde sound play, building atmospheric and slightly unnerving sounds out of two guitars and a stage full of pedals. Best of all, they understood the importance of brevity, offering up a self-contained piece that never felt self-indulgent. [FFWD Weekly]
Like they did at Spy Music Festival, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore teamed up with guitarist Loren Connors for an experimental dual-guitar at the Northern Spy/LQQK CMJ showcase at Public Assembly on October 17. Pictures from that show are in this post.

That was Thurston's last scheduled US show for a while (he's in Australia right now), but as usual, there are other chances to catch other members of Sonic Youth in NYC. Steve Shelley's Spectre Folk is playing Knitting Factory on Sunday (10/28) with Sic Alps and PC Worship. Tickets for that show are still available.

Lee Ranaldo has upcoming shows too.

More pics from Thurston and Loren's show below.

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Comments (9)

Bahhhhhhhh. Bahhhhhhhhh. Tin can for me. Skronk love for ewe.

Posted by Goat Sacrafice(!) | October 26, 2012 9:38 AM

now i know what they look like on the can.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2012 10:02 AM

10:02 - Loren Connors plays sitting down because he has Parkinson's.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2012 10:32 AM

yes now i know what they look like on the can.

Posted by mark | October 30, 2012 8:57 AM

the festival loses tons of appeal if they leave the polo grounds. the venue is why most people go!

Posted by Faster Download | November 18, 2012 1:33 PM

oh shit didnt know we could pick up a poster afterwards! oh well, crazy show, short setlist but still worth it.

Posted by Download Google Chrome 2013 | December 10, 2012 6:18 PM

This band is great live and on record. Haters to the left, as my main man Kenneth Parcells would say.

Posted by Gnagen | January 21, 2013 3:26 PM

simple style and very good

Posted by Automotiva | May 15, 2013 11:38 PM

is that true? If so I feel sorry for him.

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