Via Sonic Youth’s Twitter comes this wonderful bit of news: The iconic New York rockers will storm the beaches of the Williamsburg Waterfront on August 12. Joining them will be the supergroup Wild Flag, made up of Sleater-Kinney members Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss, as well as Mary Timony (Helium) and Rebecca Close (the Minders). Tickets for the gig go on sale April 29 at noon (SY’s official site has more information), and will surely sell out quickly.
Most recently, Sonic Youth soundtracked the French thriller film Simon Werner a Disparu; this writer hopes that they play its 13-minute closing epic “Theme d’Alice” come August:
And here are some other songs from the two featured acts:
Sonic Youth – Teen Age Riot
Wild Flag – Future Crimes
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 26, 2011