Monday, November 23, 2009

Sonic Youth and Dion. Jr. Nov. 21st, 09

This weekend came and went with only one show for this reporter. On stage was not only Sonic Youth, old schoolers of NYC Noise Rock, but they brought with them Dino. Jr. Yes, the boys from Amherst Mass. love to play New York. Scoring a ticket and walking in as Dino's six foot Marshall Stacks started to pump out huge amounts of sound was key. They played a mixed set of old and new songs including "Over It" from their ninth studio album "Farm." Get the Vinyl edition of this album and get a free 7" inch white vinyl with live tracks "I Don't Wanna Go There" and "Tarpit." This grunge power trio brought everyone out early for terminal 5, filling the floor by eight thirty. The kids got so riled up that some of them crowed surfed. It was a nice change of pace to see a drummer that does so much with so little. Murph and his jazz like Drum kit left lots of room for J Mascis and Lou Barlow. (and their Stacks) Sonic Youth also came out with a new album "The Eternal," not that this was a surprise. Some say that Sonic Youth will never stop. The great Thurston Moore was looking good in black and white. The set was most of the new material with a sprinkling of old stuff from as far back as the 80's. The lights were kind of a surprise, no video screen this year. If you like to listen to the show a second time you have two choices. One place is at Where you can here the set pieced together with videos and old live footage, or you can go to and get the real show!!

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