Sonic Youth to celebrate Daydream Nation by launching live archives, selling gear, lighting a few pale candles

Sonic Youth to celebrate Daydream Nation by launching live archives, selling gear, lighting a few pale candles
(That album looks like THIS on the cover, remember?)

Everybody’s talking ‘bout the stormy weather…but over at Nugs.net, the go-to fan site for downloading live shows, chatter is all about their recent partner, Sonic Youth, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Daydream Nation. The Kool Things have already got a selection of audio recordings up (in addition to video of a Glasgow 2007 show):

11.05.88 - Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL USA
12.13.88 - CBGB’s, New York, NY USA
08.17.02 - Metro, Chicago, IL USA
08.22.07 - ABC1, Glasgow, Scotland
10.21.09 - Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
08.12.11 - Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn, NY USA

The celebration doesn’t stop there, though. The band also has plans for events titled as “30 Years of Daydream Nation,” featuring screenings of films and heretofore unseen footage:

11.11.18< - Chicago, IL - Music Box Theater with discussion panel featuring Thurston Moore, Steve Shelley, and Sonic Youth archivist Aaron Mullan.
11.12.18 - Austin, TX - Alamo Drafthouse-Ritz with discussion panel featuring Lance Bangs and Matador Records’ Gerard Cosloy in conversation.
11.18.18 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA with discussion panel featuring Lance Bangs and Steve Shelley in conversation.
11.19.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Alamo Drafthouse with discussion panel featuring Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, Lance Bangs, and photographer Michael Lavine in conversation.

If that’s not enough, how’d you like to own some of the band’s GEAR? Sonic Youth’s Reverb Shop will open Tuesday, where you can get your mitts on over 200 instruments (well, collector’s items now essentially), show posters, poster-sized photographs, memorabilia, and most curiously, “personal relics from concerts throughout the band’s career.” Check out a preview of what’s in store. Hope to see you at one of the events…unless, of course, you’re the asshole outbidding me on something!

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