Northampton Wools

Sonic Youth impresario Thurston Moore named this experimental rock ensemble after a real wool store in his current place of residency, Northampton, Massachusetts. The rub, as he tells it, is that he can't cash any band checks because all the local banks would just give the money to the crochet and knitting shop. Good thing for him, then, that the average ticket tonight is an affordable $11. Good for the fans, too, because, judging from his set at ATP this past September, he can alternate pretty herky-jerkily between caterwauling clanging-on-guitar noise and his sometimes soppy singer-songwriter ballads. With Sightings.
Fri., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., 2010

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