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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

Trees outside the museum

Video: Thurston Moore live at the MFA
By BOSTON PHOENIX VIDEO  |  October 04, 2007

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

Boston music news: September 21, 2007

For the better part of a decade,Chris Brokaw was best known as Thalia Zedek’s guitar foil in the local band Come.
Notes on Chris Brokaw and Session Americana
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  September 18, 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

Boston in Austin

There were 26 bands from Massachusetts in Austin last week to play the South by Southwest music conference Black Helicopter, "Buick Electra" (mp3)
Black Helicopter’s trip to South by Southwest
By JEFF BREEZE  |  March 20, 2007

Southern accents

It wasn’t so long ago that a Cat Power show was a roll of the dice. Cat Power, "The Greatest" (mp3)
Cat Power reveals the secrets of her stability
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 01, 2006

Cat Power

It may be her own fault, but Chan Marshall can’t seem to win for losing.
By MATT ASHARE  |  February 16, 2006