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Lee Ranaldo on stage w/ Dinosaur Jr. in 2012 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Lee Ranaldo

The Lee Ranaldo Band, which features Lee along with his Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley, Alan Licht, and Tim Luntzel, are about to head to Spain and Portgual for a short tour this month, and upon returning to NYC they'll play a hometown show at Union Pool on April 28. Admission for that show is $12 at the door and openers TBA. They've got some other dates coming up this year too, all of which are listed below.

Meanwhile, Lee and Steve's past Sonic Youth cohort Thurston Moore is on tour with his band, Chelsea Light Moving, and that tour hits NYC TONIGHT (4/5) at Bowery Ballroom with Prana-Bindu and Marco Fusinato. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

Thurston also contributed to Joyful Noise's new "Cause & Effect" series, which pairs an influential solo musician with an artist they've influenced on a split 7" single. Thurston's 7" has a track by Talk Normal on the b-side. The series also includes Dinosaur Jr/Sebadoh's Lou Barlow paired with Dumb Numbers and The Jesus Lizard's David Yow paired with Child Bite. You can stream the Thurston Moore/Talk Normal 7" at Pitchfork and listen to the other two below.

Thurston Moore and ex-wife/Sonic Youth bandmate Kim Gordon (separately) are also set to play the Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown Festival in London which goes down from June 14-23 at the Southbank Centre. Other artists performing include Yoko Ono herself with the Plastic Ono Band, Patti Smith, Iggy and the Stooges, Siouxsie Sioux (her first show in five years), Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Savages, Marianne Faithfull, Immortal Technique, Ryuichi Sakamoto with Alva Noto, Sean Lennon with Cibo Matto, Boy George and more TBA. More info at the festival's website.

Meanwhile, you can catch Kim Gordon in NYC at the recently expanded "Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets," which takes place during the Red Bull Music Academy NYC residency at Brooklyn Masonic Temple on May 1. Kim will be joined by Andrew Bird, Robert Glasper, Questlove, Andrew WK, James Chance, Julia Holter, Thundercat, and many more. Tickets for that show are still available.

All Lee Ranaldo dates are listed, along with the Joyful Noise 7" streams, below...

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Lou Barlow - "Crack and Emerge" b/w Dumb Numbers - "Last Night I Had A Dream"

(via Consequence of Sound)

David Yow - "Thee Itch" b/w Child Bite - "Abysmal Splatter"

(via Noisey)

Lee Ranaldo Band -- 2013 Tour Dates
April 13 Porto, Portugal-Paredes de Coura
April 15 Ourense, Spain-Cafe Torgal ^
April 18-21 Morocco-Alchemy at Zahar! festival *
April 23 Madrid, Spain-Teatro Lara
April 24 Barcelona, Spain-La[2] Apolo
April 25 Bilbao, Spain-Kafe Antzokia
April 28 Union Pool, Brooklyn
May 27 Chicago, IL Downtown Sound at Millennium Park w/ Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog
June 6 Montreal, Quebec #
June 7 Petersborough, NH #

^ - Lee Ranaldo Acoustic Band
* - Lee Ranaldo Band performing, as well as Lee sitting in w the Master Musicians of Jajouka-out in the Moroccan desert
# - Lee solo acoustic

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Comments (18)

EAT IT UP

RAWK FORCE 7

Posted by BONER BRIGADE(!) | April 5, 2013 12:28 PM

Reggie Watts and Yoko Ono should do an album together. They could call it "Fifty Shades Of Fail"

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 1:27 PM

I think Anon 127 should publish a book of witty BrooklynVegan comments! It would be called "No One Gives a Fuck, Ever."

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 1:48 PM

127 LOL you said fail! More like EPIC fail, right?

The internet! YESSS.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 1:49 PM

Wait a minute, I thought Kim & Thurston were not going on tour again? It was just going to be those shows last year? Oh clowns who think they know everything on here, please come out and take your beating now. Goes without saying for you fuckheads, TOLD YOU SO!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 2:05 PM

Hey dipshit, they're not touring together, learn to read.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 2:12 PM

127 said something mean and critical, then 148 got mad and wrote something back.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 2:13 PM

Then 213 showed up and somehow managed to contribute even less.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 2:13 PM

Hey 213, lighten up Francis. Its called a "conversation."

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 2:18 PM

2:12 - you need to read more BV.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 2:28 PM

Wow, the monkeys get easily provoked before the bananas get delivered I see!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 2:29 PM

213 did not intend to contribute or get heavy; merely to observe and report.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 2:47 PM

I've heard about Union Pool. Is it really as cool a place as its reputation?

Posted by Regular reader | April 5, 2013 2:50 PM

F the haters. Ono's Fly album is epic stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 3:21 PM

Do you mean "The Lee Ranaldo Band, which [feature] Lee along with his Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley, Alan Licht, and Tim Luntzel, are about to head to Spain and Portgual..."?

Or do you mean "The Lee Ranaldo Band, which features Lee along with his Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley, Alan Licht, and Tim Luntzel, [is] about to head to Spain and Portgual..."?

Posted by Regular reader | April 6, 2013 10:57 PM

Ranaldo has Shelley and his album is for the most part better than Moore's Chelsea Light Moving. But they are both sorely missing each other musically. That SY guitar (and drums and Kim) chemistry was what made it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2013 8:19 PM

Lou Barlow - "Crack and Emerge" b/w Dumb Numbers - "Last Night I Had A Dream"

Posted by DANIEL | April 9, 2013 4:26 AM

Thurston Light Moving is a bit of a grower, and it should not be taken as SY minus. The new band should be able to develop its own sound, though clearly this is going to be a band like Wings was a band. The Ranaldo record is missing the balls, attitude, and punk sharp angles of TM and KG, but with Shelley playing and Lee's great textural sound, the more epic and melodic side of SY is present. Yes, put it together and you have a brilliant band....as they were. But maybe they really should just let it be and move on.
30 years is a perfect arc.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2013 10:47 PM

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