Posted in music | tour dates on September 4, 2014

Lee Ranaldo at Prospect Park in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Lee Ranaldo

Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo has a bunch of live appearances coming up, including three very different shows in NYC and a solo/acoustic tour in Europe. The first one is this Friday (9/5) at St. Ann & The Holo Trinity Church for the fifth annual Dither Extravaganza with electric guitar quartet Dither and a big, impressive lineup that also features a duo set of composer Andrea Parkins with Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase, noise metal band Cleric, turntablist DJ Rupture percussion trio Tigue, banjoist Brandon Seabrook and still more. Full lineup below.

Then on September 27 at Union Pool, Lee Ranaldo and The Dust will play a full-band show, their only one scheduled at the moment. The Dust have a new acoustic LP planned, so maybe we'll hear some of that at the show. Most details on that LP are still TBA. Tickets for the show are on sale now. Lee also has previously discussed duo set with Noveller at Lincoln Center on November 20. Noveller also opens for Sun Araw at Baby's tonight (9/4). All of Lee's various dates are listed below.

In related news, back when Sonic Youth were still active they recorded the instrumental song "Creepers & Climbers" for artist Peter Coffin's Music for Plants project. As the title implies, the music was written specifically to be "heard" by plants, but it was recently made available to humans as well. You can stream it below.

In more Sonic Youth news, Art Info points out that Kim Gordon will have a show at Chelsea's 303 Gallery from June 4 to July 15, 2015. More details TBA.

And as previously discussed, Thurston Moore (whose new band also includes Sonic Youth/The Dust drummer Steve Shelley) has a new album and tour on the way. He also has some pretty serious opinions on black metal.

All Lee Ranaldo dates are listed, with the 'Dither Extravaganza' lineup, below...

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Lee Ranaldo -- 2014 Tour Dates
Sept 5 Brooklyn NY - Dither Extravaganza
Sept 17 Krakow, Poland - Sacrum Profanum Festival (w/ Bang On A Can All-Stars)
Sept 27 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool (Lee Ranaldo and the Dust)
Oct 18 PT Lisbon - St George Church Lisbon - ZDB show
Oct 19 PT Braga - Salão Medieval da Reitoria da UM - GNRation show
Oct 23 UK London - Café Oto
Oct 24 IR Dublin - Bello Bar
Oct 25 IR Waterford - St Patrick's United Church
Oct 27 GR Athens - Ls Parnas
Oct 28 IT Milano - Biko
Oct 29 IT Roma - Unplugged In Monti: Church Sessions - Chiesa Evangelica Metodista
Oct 30 FR Vendôme - Rockomotives Festival / Chapelle St Jacques
Oct 31 FR Nantes - Soy Festival / Le Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Nov 1 FR Toulouse - Les Abattoirs
Nov 2 FR Grenoble - Le Ciel
Nov 3 MC Monaco - Villa Paloma at NMNM
Nov 20 New York, NY - Lincoln Center w/ Noveller

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Dither Extravaganza Lineup
..................electric guitar quartet // DITHER
.....................................guitarist // LEE RANALDO
.......................avant-metal band // CLERIC
...................electro-acoustic duo // ANDREA PARKINS & BRIAN CHASE
..................................turntablist // DJ RUPTURE
.....................................soprano // MELLISSA HUGHES
...............experimental folk group // SEAVEN TEARES
............................percussion trio // TIGUE
......... ...................contrabassist // JAMES ILGENFRITZ
.....................................organist // WIL SMITH
.....................................banjoist // BRANDON SEABROOK
...................................violin duo // STRING NOISE
....................okinawan pop band // HAPPY FUN SMILE

................................produced by // DITHER
....................................funded by // NEW MUSIC USA
..............................sponsored by // BROOKLYN BREWERY

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Comments (14)

Plants like really boring music.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2014 11:35 AM

SY are also featured on the album "Bands You Will Never See Again."

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2014 11:35 AM

1135 Coachella 2016

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2014 11:40 AM

Lee is Pee.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2014 11:59 AM

no self-respecting band should ever play coachella

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2014 12:03 PM

did anyone else see the music video for Lost that popped up a few weeks ago?

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2014 12:16 PM

1216 - you mean this https://vimeo.com/101146956

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2014 12:35 PM

vimeo is blocked, can't watch

Posted by Cara Mempercepat Koneksi Internet | September 4, 2014 1:50 PM

Is Steve Shelley in Lee's band and Thurston's band?

Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2014 2:34 PM

i think Shelley should form the Steve Shelley band and have Lee and Thurston as his backup......

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2014 3:41 PM

That Lost track sounds like later day REM

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2014 5:13 PM

That guy looks older than Lee Ra- oh, that IS Lee Ranaldo.

He's old.

Posted by Snodgrass | September 4, 2014 8:29 PM

Lee is Free

Posted by Not Pee(!) | September 5, 2014 12:12 AM

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