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Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

William Gibson's cyberpunk novel turns 30

William Gibson, one of the most innovative science fiction writers of the last 30 years, invented “cyberpunk” with the publication of his novel Neuromancer in 1984. Since then, cyberpunk has become a pervasive influence on rock music and films, impacting style and content. Musicians and filmmakers such as Sonic
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Milwaukee trio Fahri's song “Lazy Fruit” begins in defiance of its own title. With its rolling drumbeat and poppy guitars, it expels an air of delicious nervousness—the kind of thrills that come from campy horror movies, grade-school...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
It's hard to believe that Teenage Pagans, the 12-song debut album from Appleton-based Technicolor Teeth, was made by a collection of musicians a few years out of high school. Teenage Pagans sounds confident and cohesive, as if the players...
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
Are the '90s coming back? That's a question echoing throughout fashion and music, as some say the recession is leading Americans into a place of cultural nostalgia for a decade that, though it certainly had its ups and downs, held a clear-cut and...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore was driving down the road, looking in the rearview mirror-not at the highway, but at his and his band's career. Three decades after teaming up with guitarist Lee Ranaldo and 28 years after forming Sonic Youth, Moore has been looking backward while continuing to push the band and its music ahead. "I've been doing the same thing since I was in my early 20s," Moore says as he drives down a highway near New York City. "I'm going to be 51 this year...
04.27.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
A quarter century into their existence, Sonic Youth is still recording some of the best, most vital music of their career. The pioneering noisy alt-rock band is currently riding a three-album winning streak that began with 2002's critical comeback Murray Street and continued through 2006's Rather Ripped. When they return to Milwaukee on July 20th for their first performance at the Turner Hall Ball...
01.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
During the CD sales boom of the '90s, labels didn't need much of an excuse to release a tribute album, and although most of the decade's compilations were cheap cash-ins, a handful are true treasures. 1994's If I Were a Carpenter, which I found buried in a dollar bin in a Florida record store last month, remains a cherished relic from the era. It was an oddity from the start, assembling a slew of ...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

(Da Capo), by David Browne

During the 1980s Sonic Youth brought the fringe a little closer to the mainstream, editing the inspiration of Glen Branca's noise symphonies into rock songs of a most unconventional nature. Nationally recognized rock critic David Browne writes knowingly and interestingly about the band's husband-wife core of Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon (who have led an orderly life in the eye of their own musical storm), the sources of the...
Monday, June 30, 2008

Inherit (Ecstatic Peace)

Every once in a while, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, Pussy Galore’s Julia Cafritz, Boredoms’ Yoshimi P-We and sometimes (but not this time) Pavement’s Mark Ibold (and no, indie fanboys, that does not mean a Pavement reunion is in the works) get together to break what must be the tedium of being in some of the coolest %#@*ing bands in the world...

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