Lee Ranaldo is pretty good at guitar. The 30-year vet of Sonic Youth (and other projects) is now finally going to put those skills to real work, teaching YOU how to play. On October 28, Ranaldo will host a Guitar Clinic at Other Music with a discussion and demonstration of his weapon of choice. Everyone who attends will also get a signed poster. Hopefully it's like the one above, which more than winks in Dan Smith's direction. The learning commences at 8 PM that evening and is free.
Lee Ranaldo & The Dust's new album, Last Night on Earth, was released this week via Matador and you can stream the whole thing below. A few days before the guitar clinic, you can catch him and the band opening for Kurt Vile at Terminal 5 on October 25 (tickets). They'll also headline The Bell House on January 11 (tickets).
There have been some other additions to Lee Ranaldo & The Dust's tour and all dates are listed with the album stream, below...
Lee Ranaldo & The Dust - 2013 Tour Dates
Oct 12 -- Detroit, MI -- Trinosophes
Oct 13 -- Chicago, IL -- The Empty Bottle
Oct 14 -- Madison, WI -- High Noon Saloon
Oct 15 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Triple Rock
Oct 17 -- Iowa City, IA -- Gabe's
Oct 18 -- Omaha, NE -- The Waiting Room*
Oct 19 -- Lawrence, KS -- The Bottleneck*
Oct 20 -- St. Louis, MO -- The Firebird*
Oct 22 -- Nashville, TN -- Exit/Inn
Oct 23 -- Asheville, NC -- The Grey Eagle
Oct 25 -- New York, NY -- Terminal 5 %
Dec 6 -- Portland, OR -- Doug Fir Lounge
Dec 7 -- Vancouver, BC -- Biltmore Cabaret
Dec 8 -- Seattle, WA -- Barboza
Dec 11 -- San Francisco, CA -- The Chapel
Dec 13 -- Los Angeles, CA -- The Echo
* = with Built To Spill
% = with Kurt Vile