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the Slits & SONIC YOUTH, WIN TICKETS, an afterparty, Starbucks & Joni Mitchell

Sonic Youth fans in an Urban Outfitters – July 21, 2007 (CRED)
Sonic Youth in Urban Outfitters

Sonic Youth‘s final USA performance of the Daydream Nation album happens this Saturday July 28th at the historic McCarren Park Pool in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The Slits (still reunited) are opening, and the show is now sold out. Want to win tickets? E-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Daydream), and let me know what the last show you saw was. Two winners will be picked at random, contact and awarded a pair of tickets (by 5pm today). Include your first and last name for list.

The Slits are also playing in Philly tonight (July 27), and then a few places in California.

The official McCarren Pool ‘Smells Like Records‘ afterparty is not Saturday night. Instead it’s happening on Sunday at The Living Room. The lineup: 7 Tall Firs, 8 John Wolfington, 9 Michelle Cassias w/ Tony Scherr, 10 Chris Lee, and @ 11 Tony Scherr. Sonic Youth’s drummer Steve Shelley will be playing drums for John Wolfington and Chris Lee. Tall Firs are on Thurston Moore‘s Ecstatic Peace label. It’s sure to be a Sonic Youth-filled evening.

In other (depressing?) Sonic Youth news, the band will be releasing a compilation via Starbucksthe new home of Joni Mitchell (and of course Paul McCartney). Eddie Vedder, Jeff Tweedy, David Cross, Beck, and others are part of the Sonic Youth comp as well.

More Sonic Youth tour dates below….

Sonic Youth – 2007 Tour Dates
July 28 Brooklyn, NY McCarren Park Pool *
August 15 Near Porto, Portugal Paredes de Coura Festival
August 17 Saint-Malo, France La Route du Rock *
August 18 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop Festival *
August 19 Biddinhuizen, Holland Lowlands
August 21 Glasgow, Scotland ABC1 *
August 22 Glasgow, Scotland ABC1 *
August 25 Prague, Czech Republic Archa Theatre
August 26 Vienna, Austria Openair at ARENA
August 27 Zagreb, Croatia INmusic Festival
August 29 Paris, La Vilette Jazz Festival with guests Mats Gustafson, Michel Doneda, and Jean-Marc Monterra
August 30 London, England Roundhouse *
August 31 London, England Roundhouse *
September 1 London, England Roundhouse *
September 2 County Laois, Ireland Electric Picnic

* Performing Daydream Nation

* more Sonic Youth

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