Sonic Youth @ MHOW in 2009 (more by Lori Baily)
Sonic Youth

"What I'm aiming for all the time when we play live is a balance between the high energy of loud music, and a calm meditational energy you sometimes find at its core. Recording tends to restrict too much experimentation, 'cause when you're making a record it's a part of you, for that time it's your whole fabric. But when we tour the songs, they tend to get more and more expansive, and actually evolve over time until they are something quite different. For this reason I never go back and listen to the recorded document. The thrill, instead of listening to our cds, comes when the balance I was talking about can be attained. Everyone in the room can have a shared, communal rock experience. I'm only too happy to be the conduit of it, after all rock'n'roll saved my soul." [Thurston Moore]

On Saturday (7/24), Thurston Moore will be opening for Bill Orcutt (of '90s noise band Harry Pussy) at Glasslands. Opening up are Weasel Walter's Cellular Chaos (who play the Charleston the next night and have lots more shows coming up) and Family Battle Snake.

Another member of Sonic Youth, Lee Ranaldo will join Leah Singer and Nick Zinner at the New Museum to "offer multimedia tributes to the Dreamachine," its new exhibit, on July 30th Tickets are on sale.

Lee Ranaldo plays with Text of Light at ATP NY (where Sonic Youth are also playing) and (Le) Poisson Rouge in September.

Sonic Youth are at Prospect Park on July 31st with Talk Normal and Grass Widow (who return to NYC at the end of September).

Bill Orcutt videos and all Sonic Youth and Grass Window dates are below...

Bill Orcutt

Bill Orcutt At Berkeley Art Museum

Sonic youth - Tour Dates
Jul 31 - NY Celebrate Brooklyn New York, New York
Aug 1 - Osheaga Festival Montreal, CANADA
Sep 4 - ATP New York Monticello, New York , US
Sep 30 - Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, California, US
Oct1-3 The Pearl at the Palms, Las Vegas
Oct 8 - Austin City Limits Festival AUSTIN, Texas

Grass Widow - 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 28 - AS220 w/Avengers &Hot Box Providence, RI
Jul 29 - TT and the Bears w/The Avengers, Pleasure Kills Boston, US
Jul 31 - Prospect Park w/Sonic Youth and Talk normal Brooklyn, NY
Aug 21 - Haiti Benefit @ FIRST CHURCH OF THE BUZZARD Oakland, ca
Sep 1 - Spaceland W/ Ty Segall and Garotas Suecas Los Angeles
Sep 10 - Record Release Show! @Cyclone warehouse San Francisco, CA
Sep 14 - Wandering Goat Eugene, OR
Sep 16 - The Northern w/STLS , Broken Water Olympia, WA
Sep 17 - Healthy Times Fun Club Seattle, WA
Sep 18 - Neurolux Boise, ID
Sep 19 - Record Bar Kansas City, MO
Sep 20 - Des Moines UNITED STATES
Sep 21 - Turf Club St. Paul, MN
Sep 22 - The Strutt Kalamazoo, MI
Sep 23 - Chicago UNITED STATES
Sep 24 - Oberlin College Oberlin, OH
Sep 25 - Golden West Baltimore, MD
Sep 26 - Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC
Sep 26 - Rock & Roll Hotel W/ Shonen Knife Washington DC, DC
Sep 30 - The Old Blue Last London, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 1 - Cowley Club Brighton, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 2 - Out Of Step Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 4 - Trof NQ Manchester
Oct 8 - The Red House Sheffield, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 13 - John Peel Day @ OT301 Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS