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Sonic Youth Couple Divorcing

No word yet on the future of indie rock leaders

(Newser) - One of indie rock's biggest couples is splitting up after 27 years of marriage. Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, who have formed the core of Sonic Youth for more than 30 years, announced they have separated, reports the Hollywood Reporter . The couple says the band will continue with its... More »

MoMa Shines Light on NYC's Punk Revolution

Materials by Patti Smith, Ramones showcase cultural shift

(Newser) - New York’s Museum of Modern Art is showcasing the gritty glamour of the city’s 1970s and early ’80s music scene, where punk, New Wave, DIY, and noise rock ruled, Rolling Stone reports. New Yorkers were feeling alienated—the city was bankrupt in 1975; President Ford told it... More »

Sonic Youth's Album Art for Sale

Painting that graced classic Daydream Nation cover goes up for auction

(Newser) - Music fans for whom Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation is an all-time classic will get a chance next week to bid on the painting that served as album-cover art, the Independent reports. Kerze (Candle), a 1983 work by German Gerhard Richter, is one in a series of still lifes based on... More »

Sonic Youth Frontman Flies High, Solo

New CD from hipster elder statesman Thurston Moore

(Newser) - Bandleader to experimental music pioneer Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore dropped his first proper solo record in 12 years today; "Trees Outside the Academy "drew a strong if not excellent 7.9 rating from hipster bible Pitchfork. Depsite the "basement icon's"  recent patronage of difficult underground talent,... More »

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