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Chelsea Light Moving @ The Stone - 12/31/13 (via @mashavsl)
Chelsea Light Moving

Initially, Messrs. Moore and Zorn played together contrasting their musical vocabularies. Mr. Zorn was full of quicksilver licks, rhythmic clucking sounds and urgent wails from his horn, with Mr. Moore offering deep atmospheric sounds and the occasional quick-fading power chord.

When the brilliant guitarist Joe Morris, a late addition to the bill, joined the duo, the music turned elegantly introspective. Mr. Morris's single notes intertwined with Mr. Zorn's playing as Mr. Moore cast deep sonic backdrops. Occasionally the three men turned up the dissonance, but the major takeaway from the hourlong set was of complex, wistful music that could transform into something else at moment's notice. [Wall Street Journal]

Thuston Moore rang in the new year by kicking off his residency at The Stone (which goes through Sunday, 1/5) with two shows on New Year's Eve. The first show, which the above review is from, was a collaborative set from Thurston Moore and John Zorn, that also included late addition Joe Morris, and actually started earlier than its planned 8 PM start time, being that the venue was already filled to capacity. Then for the second show, Thurston played a collaborative set with Mike Watt (The Minutemen/fIREHOSE) and Raymond Pettibon, followed by a set by his current band Chelsea Light Moving (pictured above).

The residency continues with his CLM bandmate Samara Lubelski and others tonight (1/2), his Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley on 1/3, SY bandmate Lee Ranaldo on 1/4, and White Out on 1/5.

In related news, 1991: The Year Punk Broke, the 1993 documentary filmed during Sonic Youth's 1991 European tour with Nirvana, will screen for one night in Brooklyn on Saturday (1/4) at Spectatcle (124 S. 3rd St near Bedford Ave). The screenings are at 7:30 PM and 10 PM, and admission is $5 at the door. Trailer video below.




Comments (10)

Daniel Carter is also in on these shows. He's a force.

Posted by Ghoul Pet Walkers(!) | January 2, 2014 2:32 PM

cut the shit and reunite sonic youth already!

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2014 4:15 PM

^ keep dreaming. never gonna happen. hope you saw them one of the 8 million times they played here the past three decades.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2014 4:26 PM

Who would have thought that the Waterfront show with Kurt Vile and Wyld Stallyns was the last one they would play in America?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2014 4:38 PM

sxsw 2014

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2014 10:20 PM

Thirstin' for Moore Sonic Youth rumours! Who's got the insider info??

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2014 11:56 PM

boycott Thurstons solo shenanigans until they get the band back together.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2014 8:11 AM


Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2014 9:19 AM

^ thanks grandmaaa

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2014 9:55 PM


Posted by ewbas | January 7, 2014 4:24 AM

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