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Patti Smith in Austin in 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Patti Smith

As previously mentioned, the "40th + 2 Anniversary" of Nuggets -- the essential 1972 garage rock compilation put together by Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman and Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye -- is being celebrated this year with multiple shows at NYC's City Winery. Most have passed, but the next (and last, for now at least) happens August 31. The lineup has been expanded since we last spoke, and it's pretty exciting. In addition to Lenny Kaye and his Patti Smith Group bandmate Tony Shanahan, Patti Smith herself will be appearing, as well as Joan As Police Woman, Jesse Malin and more. Tickets for the show are still available.

Patti has other live appearances coming up too, including Riot Fest Chicago. In NYC, Patti and her daughter Jesse will take part in a Nico-themed performance at FIAF Florence Gould Hall on October 2, which is part of the Crossing the Line Festival. Here's the details:

Killer Road is a sound exploration of the tragic death of Nico, Velvet Underground vocalist and 60s icon, while riding her bike on the island of Ibiza in the summer of 1988. A hypnotic meditation on the idea of perpetual motion and the cycle of life and death, the live performance features Patti Smith lending her unique voice to the last poems written by the artist. Soundwalk Collective uses a travel log of field recordings and samples of Nico's signature instrument, the harmonium, to create a magnetic soundscape.
Tickets for that at are on sale now. All Patti Smith dates are listed below.

In other news, Patti reviewed Japanese author Haruki Murakami's new novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage for the NY Times. Here's an excerpt:

I had a vague premonition this book would be rooted in common human experience, less up my alley than the alien textures woven throughout "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle." Yet I also sensed strange notes forming, coiling within a small wound that would not heal. Whichever aspect of himself Murakami drew from in order to create "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage," it lies somewhere among the stones of his mystical labors.
Read the rest here.

Joan as Police Woman has European dates coming up after the 'Nuggets' show. Those are listed, with the video for this year's "Holy City" single and the list of Patti's dates, below...

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by Bill Pearis

Joan

Antony and Rufus Wainwright cohort and onetime Damnbuilder, Joan Wasser will release her fourth album as Joan as Policewoman on March 11. Titled The Classic, it finds her in classic (and classy) R&B mode. "I'm in the best place I've ever been in my life," Joan says in the record's press release and you get that listening to The Classic, which contains some of her most ebullient songs yet, including singles "Holy City" and the album's title track, both of which feature help from Reggie Watts. Videos for both are below.

Joan is about to go on a lengthy tour which will be bookended by shows in Brooklyn. Wednesday, March 5 she'll play a sold-out show at Union Pool and on the return she'll play Rough Trade on May 6. Tickets to the Rough Trade show go on sale Friday (2/28) at noon.

All tour dates are listed, along with the stream and video, below...

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Arto Lindsay
Arto Lindsay

Arto Lindsay of legendary no wave group DNA, The Lounge Lizards, and pursuer of an impressive solo career, will be performing material from throughout his career in NYC TONIGHT (11/30) at the New Museum. Tickets for the show ($12 for members, $15 for non-members) are available.

Speaking of no wave legends, Lydia Lunch (Teenage Jesus and the Jerks), who played Knitting Factory earlier this month will be playing with her band Big Sexy Noise in NYC on December 17 at Bowery Electric with "Caught on Tape" duo Thurston Moore/John Moloney. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

For Thurston Moore and John Moloney, the Bowery Electric show is part of a short December northeast tour that the duo will be on, which also includes the previously discussed Brooklyn show at Union Pool on December 11 with Speedy Ortiz and Lone Wolf. All of their dates are listed below.

In other related news, Thurston's ex-wife/Sonic Youth bandmate Kim Gordon, who will guest at the upcoming, sold-out Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me show at T5, will also be a guest with John Cale (of the Velvet Underground) when he does a tribute to Nico at BAM on January 16 at the Peter Jay Sharp Building. Other guests at that show include Mark Lanegan, Sharon Van Etten, Magnetic Fields, Joan as Police Woman, Peaches, Nick Franglen, and Meshell Ndegocello. Tickets for that show are available. It's one of two shows that John Cale is doing for the BAM Next Wave festival.

A list of all Thurston Moore/John Moloney dates and some videos, below.

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