Posted in music | tour dates on October 11, 2013


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



Comments (14)

"All right everyone the first thing we're going to do is take take off all the strings and replace them with six low E's"

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2013 1:59 PM

That poster wins the internets for the day.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2013 2:03 PM

Lee apparently hasn't been making his required payments to Pitchfork lately.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2013 2:15 PM

If I really wanted to know how to suck at guitar I would have spent more time coming up with a wittier comment here.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2013 2:34 PM

^ You might have also spent more time on using more creative string of words. Oh, and by the way, you need to place a comma after "guitar" in that sentence. Read up on your grammar too.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2013 2:38 PM

^You forgot to put an A between "using" and "more".

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2013 2:44 PM

^ should the period before after "more" go before the quotes? - 2:34PM

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2013 2:58 PM

^ You should all completely fuck off and go do something creative with your, as of now, pathetic lives.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2013 3:56 PM

get lost john mayer

Posted by Slim | October 11, 2013 4:01 PM

I can't stand John Mayer. He's a technically fantastic guitar playing, but he bores me to tears. So so excited to hear Lee's new work. I recall seeing SY when they opened for Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and it's been one wonderful ride since then. He's always been the "Experimental" in 'Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star'.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2013 4:22 PM

Ps. When you make this comment, "get lost john mayer" you really need to punctuate properly. Presumably, you are telling the reader, whom you are under the impression is Mr. Katy Perry, to get lost. Should that be the case, you should do so as follows:

Get lost, John Mayer.

There. We good now.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2013 6:40 PM

Awesome, just found this. Didn't know they recorded this right before the Barbosa show. Me and a couple friends were there. He broke that bow midshow :P

Posted by Thallison | October 21, 2014 5:21 PM

Dan smith! LOL. This guy gets around. He was even on The Daily Show.

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