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Sonic Youth’s last ever concert (possibly)
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Is this the end for Sonic Youth? It’s not clear yet whether the divorce of Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore (announced last month) will affect the future of the band, but if it’s the case then this may well be their last ever concert. This Brazilian broadcast has popped up a couple of times over the last few days, but any excuse to post about this great, seminal band is worth it. If they do announce a split a more in-depth retrospective will appear on DM, but for now here’s something to remind us of how good they are. Almost 70 minutes of high quality noise-rock action in suitably dramatic weather conditions, it sees the band playing a selection of some of their best material from a 30 year career (from “Death Valley 69” to “Mote” to a rousing finale of “Teenage Riot”), and they play on top form:

Sonic Youth live at SWU Festival, Brazil (part one):
 

 
Sonic Youth live at SWU Festival, Brazil (part two):
 


 
Sonic Youth live at SWU Festival, Brazil (part three):
 

Posted by Niall O'Conghaile

 

 

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