Lee Ranaldo, axe-wielder for the now defunkt (?) legends Sonic Youth, carries the torch of NYC noize further into the future with 2 exclusive shows at Blå. With the sad news of Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon’s separation last year sending shock waves through the strange-haired communities of indie mercenaries the world over, it seems all the members have taken the chance to focus on their own noodlings. Steve Shelley is busy drumming with Disappears (who play at Revolver at the end of the month at the Gut Feelings Festival), Kim Gordon stil thrashes out clothes via her X-Girl company and tours the world performing with Ikue Mori (also playing at Blå this year), Thurston released Demolished Thoughts to universal acclaim last year and continues to tour the album (playing Parkteatret during Øyanatt, supported by Carmen Villain) and Tuesday and Wednesday finds Lee Ranaldo occupying the stage at Blå to a potentially packed house.
First up on Tuesday will be reserved for the full band experience, playing songs from his recently released Between The Times and Tides, whereas Wednesday will be more of a noize frenzy with a solo show that promises to be a memorable one. Alan Licht will play support on Wednesday too, adding more marbles to the bag. Tickets available on Billettservice. Møteplikt!!