That’s right and we all should be going. Why, you ask? Well..
Thurston Moore, of course, is best known as a founding member of Sonic Youth – a band that basically defines a genre all to itself of American indie rock. I could ramble on about the incredible impact Sonic Youth made over their near 30 year career, but if you are asking for crib notes – Sonic Youth may have been just as important for taking underground music to a wider audience as say – The Velvet Underground or Nirvana (the latter being good pals and almost protégés of SY)
Unfortunately Sonic Youth are no more – It seems that Moore and bassist Kim Gordon’s divorce served as a bookend to one of the most fascinating careers a rock band could have – but Sonic Youth fans can certainly rejoice in Moore’s current band – which is anchored behind the drums by long-term SY member, Steve Shelley. Also of note for My Bloody Valentine fans – on bass – is Ms. Debbie Googe, who also serves as bassist and co-vocalist for the legendary shoegaze pioneers.
Last Year Thurston Moore released probably his most ‘Sonic Youth sounding’ record to date outside the actual band, The Best Day. It’s guitar lines and compositions are undoubtedly Moore’s trademark mix of noise, alternate tunings, pop hooks and poetic lyrics. This is most likely what we’ll hear this Saturday – maybe if we’re lucky, he’ll reach back in his career for a few of his old band’s numbers.
Thurston’s accolades reach far beyond the tangible awards bestowed on most artists nowadays – however if you’re talking sheer legendary status – Spin magazine put Moore in first place of it’s “all time most influential indie guitarists” and Rolling Stone rates him at no. 34 of all time. Not too shabby eh?
His performances are always vital and unique. You certainly cannot miss this show if you’re a fan of classic indie and post-punk.
I’ll be there! Will you?
Details – The Thurston Moore Band:
Date: Saturday 07.11.2015
Time: 21.00 (Doors 20.00)
Place: Train (in partnership with Voxhall)
Price: 225 DKK
Facebook Event: Here
Check out a full performance and interview from last Winter, here: