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Photos: Sonic Youth at the Wilbur Theatre

Photos of Sonic Youth on their 2009 tour
Sonic Youth, live at the Wilbur Theatre, November 22, 2009
By JEROME ENO  |  November 27, 2009

Dropping by with an old friend

Even before there were festivals like All Tomorrow’s Parties to formalize the concept, Sonic Youth have always given off a curatorial air.
Sonic Youth + The Feelies, live at the Wilbur Theatre, November 22, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 27, 2009

Sonic Youth | The Eternal

This is Sonic Youth's first release on Matador Records, a retirement home for long-in-the-tooth indie-rockers, after two decades of major-label albums and one celebrity-curated Starbucks hits compilation.
Matador (2009)
By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  June 05, 2009

Dirge overkill

Against the grainy mix of plucky guitars and water-drop bells in "Burning Hearts," Flora Reed recalls a long-ago tryst that she traces from Paris cafûs across tarmacs and ancient ruins.
The sad songs of Winterpills
By MATT PARISH  |  December 09, 2008

The shores of cool

I’d love to get all swept up in the hullabaloo surrounding Liz Phair’s 1993, now seminal, now reissued  Exile in Guyville , I really would.
Interview: Liz Phair paddles back to Guyville
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 26, 2008

Night work

Thurston Moore, Eddie Vedder, and Kevin Drew don’t play in the kind of rock bands that privilege streamlined sonics over the expression of individual creative wills.
Thurston Moore, Eddie Vedder, and Kevin Drew go solo
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  September 25, 2007


Magic numbers

“I like that Stone Roses song,” one of them noted. “You know the one I mean — ‘I Wanna Be a Door.’ ”
The mysterious allure of 27
By BRETT MILANO  |  August 14, 2007

Post-punk pantheon

They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation  tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 16, 2007

Off the record: Week of May 11, 2007

The Battles album Mirrored plays like an impossibly taut hipster remix of an air strike from Star Wars .
The National, Battles, Handsome Furs, and Deerhunter
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 09, 2007

More Thurston Moore

Just as R.E.M. will forever be associated with Athens, Georgia, Sonic Youth will always bring to mind downtown NYC. Taking Flight: Black Helicopter reach a higher plane of rock. By Matt Ashare Sonic Youth, "Incinerate" (mp3)
What a Sonic Youth guitarist does in Northampton
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 30, 2006

Boston music news: August 18, 2006

This Friday at Bill’s Bar, as part of WFNX’s New Product night, Boston’s Bleedin' Bleedins will showcase tracks they’ve been working on for their debut album, Life Without Computers .
Notes on the Bleedin' Bleedins and Lloyd Cole
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 15, 2006


New day at Cubist Castle?

Back in the ‘90s, the retro psych-pop Elephant 6 collective was known for bands who shared members and configured themselves into new groups.
The Olivia Tremor Control's offshoots and side-projects
By SIMON W. VOZICK-LEVINSON  |  June 06, 2006

Sonic Youth

We’re allowed to like albums about getting old but never being old, so I don’t know why this one works.
Rather Ripped | Geffen
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  June 06, 2006