Posts tagged "sonic youth"

Kim Gordon Weighs In On The Challenges Of “Having It All”

Trying to maintain two careers, visual art and music, and to be a mother at the same time, always felt kind of impossible. When you’re feeling that you can and should do everything, then you never feel like you’re going to achieve anything. I think what kept me going was this deep understanding that it…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2014

Thurston Moore Admits To Cheating On Kim Gordon, Slams Jezebel For Calling Him A Dick

A few months ago, in an interview with ELLE, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon discussed, amongst other things, the breakup of her 30-year-long marriage to bandmate Thurston Moore, after she discovered he was carrying on "a double life" with a "starstruck woman." That…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 7, 2014

Kim Gordon Thinks Women Make Good Revolutionaries

“Women make natural anarchists and revolutionaries, because they’ve always been second-class citizens, kinda having had to claw their way up. I mean, who made up all the rules in the culture? Men—white male corporate society. So why wouldn’t a woman want to rebel against that?” --Former Sonic Youth member and sometimes-fashion designer Kim…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 23, 2013

We Always Want More Thurston Moore

Lady Gaga has been prepping us for her album Born This Way since last summer. But honestly, we feel so underwhelmed by the title track and "Judas" that, even though the record dropped yesterday, we're just kind of over it. So instead, we'd like to direct your record-buying attention to Thurston Moore's Demolished…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 24, 2011

Old-School Wednesdays: Sonic Youth Give “100 Percent”

Before directing "Where the Wild Things Are," Spike Jonze was just a skater punk who hung out with the effortlessly cool noise band Sonic Youth. This video for SY's "100 Percent" was Jonze's directorial debut, and features him and a baby Jason Lee skating and house partying with the band. The song is about the…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 3, 2010

Sonic Youth On Gossip Girl? Huh?

For those of you youngins out there, let me explain to you the rocking indie impact that the band Sonic Youth had on me my freshman year of high school when I first saw them play. The small room went wild as a bunch of dirty teens half-headbanged, half-moshed to their raw sound. When alternative…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 17, 2009

Thurston Moore’s Controversial T-Shirt

Thurston Moore isn't the type you'd expect to stir up controversy on a late-night television show, least of all on "Jimmy Fallon." Apparently, the Sonic Youth member's Monday night appearance was punctuated with some drama once people figured out what was on his shirt. It was Questlove who tweeted, "thurston moore is wearing the riskiest…
By: Leonora Epstein / June 24, 2009

Album Drop: The Latest From The Black Eyed Peas, Sonic Youth, Mos Def, And The Dirty Projectors

It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. This week, the Black Eyed Peas pack a punch, Sonic Youth prove they're young at heart, The Dirty Projectors clean up their act, Mos Def gets us ecstatic, and the Low Anthem takes folk higher.
By: Simcha / June 9, 2009

Get Your Rocks Off: Happy Birthday Bowie!

Forget Christmas. On this day in history, the glam messiah, David Bowie, was born. Although it isn’t one of those official holidays recognized by the Post Office and the bank, January 8, 1947, was, in fact, a day that literally rocked our world! While we have no confirmation that Bowie danced himself right out of…
By: Simcha / January 8, 2009

Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon Launches Clothing Line Mirror/Dash

When it comes to female rock legends, Kim Gordon has a top ranking thanks to her distinctive performance style and badass voice. Musical abilities aside, she's also about to become a fashion mogul with her newly-launched line, Mirror/Dash. Inspired by Françoise Hardy, the collection is intended for ladies closer to Kim's demo. "There's a need…
By: Leonora Epstein / September 24, 2008

Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of July 29th 2008

MUSIC Annie "I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me" Annie, who is known for disco as delicious as the pop of Chewing Gum, has a new single out. Now normally we reserve a sweet spot in sweet release for full-on records, but this Berliners track record is so strong, we couldn’t resist. So get…
By: Simcha / July 29, 2008