photo: Lee Ranaldo in Chicago in 2012 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Lee Ranaldo
Artie

Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo has a few events coming up this year, including some acoustic shows. One of those is a duo with Raul Refree at this weekend's Pop Montreal festival, and the others are rare solo performances in San Francisco, LA and NYC.

The NYC show happens November 13 at Trans-Pecos. Tickets are on sale now.

Lee also takes part in the third annual Kerouac Project NYC event, which happens October 30 at Joe's Pub. Here are details:

Legendary composer David Amram and his Quintet perform Beat-era classics, and accompany actor John Ventimiglia (The Sopranos), poets Bob Holman and Frank Messina, and guitarist Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) as they read the works of Jack Kerouac. Guest speaker: author and biographer Joyce Johnson. Musical guest: Tyrone Cotton. Proceeds support the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence Project of Orlando, Florida, home to more than 50 writers since 2000.

Tickets for that are on sale now too.

Watch a clip of Lee playing the immortal "Eric's Trip" at a 2010 solo show, with his list of dates, below...

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Lee Ranaldo -- 2015 Tour Dates
9/19 Pop Montreal, Canada (acoustic w/ Paul Refree on second guitar)
9/26 TBA location Sao Paulo, Brasil (Lee and the Dust)
10/30 Joe's Pub New York, NY (Kerouac Project)
11/6 Swedish American Hall San Francisco, CA (solo acoustic)
11/7 Getty Center Los Angeles, CA (solo acoustic)
11/8 The Echo Los Angeles, CA (solo acoustic)
11/13 Trans-Pecos Ridgewood, NY (solo acoustic)