Attention Sonic Youth fans: If you’d like to see where your guitar heroes learned some of their trade, you might wanna check out their ol’ boss. Branca’s had a decades-old feud with fellow composer Rhys Chatham over who’s the multi-noise-guitar bad boy of maximal minimalism, with Branca having the slight edge in name recognition (partially thanks to SY). Here, Branca tips his hat to yet another composer, recent Pulitzer winner Steve Reich. Wonder if Reich will return the favor. With Neg-Fi and Paranoid Critical Revolution.
Thu., May 7, 8 p.m., 2009