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From the Archive: Thurston Moore on GALAXIES 12 x 12

Nothing Concrete

This week, Ben Eshmade digs another episode from his archive, remembering the time in April 2018 when Thurston Moore led an orchestra of twelve string guitarists and sonic dreamers in a symphony to the earth and the stars. Taking inspiration from a poem by Sun Ra – ex-Sonic Youth musician and singer Thurston Moore brought together himself and eleven other equally genre-defying guitarist to create an orchestra, with Moore as conductor and composer. From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshmade. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


18 Aug 2021

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Episode 4- John Moloney- Sunburned Hand of the Man, Chelsea Light Moving, Thurston Moore

The Other Drummer

Road dog, tour manager for Dinosaur Jr., drummer and all around funny weirdo, John Moloney breaks bread with me. We talk about Sunburned's fantastic new record "Pick a Day to Die", alcohol zombies, bartending in Boston, and muse over why the upstairs rooms of your house are no place for a drum set. Enjoy!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theotherdrummer/support

1hr 28mins

28 Mar 2021

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The politics of pleasure with Thurston Moore and Sunn O)))'s Stephen O'Malley

Music Life

Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore is joined by Brix Smith, Stephen O'Malley of Sunn O))) and Rachel Aggs to discuss staying creative in lockdown, connecting to their audiences, and the link between politics and their work.Thurston Moore is a songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, and founded the band Sonic Youth. Joining him is Stephen O'Malley, a guitarist, producer, composer, label boss, and visual artist from Seattle, Washington, best known for his work in the doom metal group Sunn O))). The band has been described as creating “titanic drone metal” and their latest release was last year’s Pyroclasts. Brix Smith is a songwriter and guitarist best known for her work with post-punk band The Fall. She went on to form Adult Net and more recently Brix & The Extricated; she’s now recording her first solo album. And Rachel Aggs is a multi-instrumentalist originally from London and based in Glasgow. She sings, plays the guitar and is best known for her distinctive guitar work in Sacred Paws, Shopping, and Trash Kit. She’s also recently released her first solo album, Visitations 0202.


20 Nov 2020

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Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)

Essential Tremors

Thurston Moore's name and work have been ever-present in the last 40 years of underground culture, from his years in Sonic Youth and his solo career, his many musical collaborations, his record-label and book-publishing activities, and his unofficial boosterism. In this episode, he talks about how the Kingsmen, Patti Smith, and Public Image Ltd. shaped him.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


13 Nov 2020

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Thurston Moore

Lost And Sound

In this episode of Lost and Sound, I spoke with Thurston Moore, founder member of the iconic Sonic Youth, now living in London where he’s inspired by the city’s improv scene. I remember as a kid handing over my pocket cash for a copy of the band’s album Daydream Nation and being blown away by the way they played rock music, suddenly, it seemed there were no rules, and that appealed massively. His latest album, By The Fire is incendiary and was recorded just before lockdown. We spoke in late October and had a really good chat about the dimensions of sound, New York’s post punk scene, improvisation, his thoughts about the future of live performance and the uncannily accurate future predicted in The Simpsons, amongst other things. A true sonic architect, he was a real gentleman in conversation and I hope you enjoy listening.  Thurston Moore Lost And Sound music by E S OThis episode is sponsored by talentful.com And hosted by bearradio.org , home of English language podcasts from Berlin 

1hr 9mins

4 Nov 2020

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Episode 458: Thurston Moore


On today's episode I talk to musician Thurston Moore. Originally from Coral Gables, Florida, Thurston eventually ended up in New York in the late-70s, just as a vibrant musical scene was exploding, which included post-punk, new wave, no wave, jazz and numerous other styles. After playing in a few different bands, he met Kim Gordon and they eventually formed Sonic Youth in 1981. Over the next three decades, Sonic Youth released 15 amazing albums and became one of the most well-known indie rock bands. Outside of Sonic Youth, Thurston founded and runs the Ecstatic Peace! record label, has collaborated with everyone from Glenn Branca to Yoko Ono, and started the band Chelsea Light Moving in 2012. In addition to all this, Thurston has recorded a number of albums under his own name, and his latest By the Fire was just released at the end of September as part of the Daydream Library Series. This is the website for Beginnings, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, follow me on Twitter.

1hr 5mins

30 Oct 2020

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Ep. #577: Thurston Moore

Kreative Kontrol

Thurston Moore talks youthful musical discovery and encountering cool opening bands, underground and mainstream musical consumption, his new album By the Fire, Sonic Youth’s Washing Machine and live series, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 16mins

28 Oct 2020

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10-4-20 -- Thurston Moore, Bob Mould, and Hum

Will's Band of the Week

Will, Chris, Nicholas and Jason discuss the latest releases by Thurston Moore, Bob Mould, and Hum, plus Rolling Stone's revised top 500 list, the Ramones, and the Sludge-O-Matic 8000.

1hr 28mins

5 Oct 2020

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Ep242: Thurston Moore - Record Collector

The Vinyl Guide

Thurston Moore's love for vinyl records is legendary. Today he discusses his history with vinyl, his record collection, purchasing records while touring w Sonic Youth, his drive to own physical form media and his new LP "By The Fire", out now. If you like records, just starting a collection or are an uber-nerd with a house-full of vinyl, this is the podcast for you. Nate Goyer is The Vinyl Guide and discusses all things music and record-related.

1hr 10mins

29 Sep 2020

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Episode 63 Thurston Moore

The Lydian Spin

Thurston Moore's new album By the Fire drops today. Almost 40 years earlier in 1980 Thurston started Sonic Youth, which was a major force in bringing experimental rock n roll and noise to the MTV masses. Since then, Thurston has gone on to work with Yoko Ono, John Zorn, Cecil Taylor, Glenn Branca and many others. Presently he performs and records solo, with various ensembles, and in his own band, The Thurston Moore Group. Lydia and Thurston share a friendship that goes back to the early eighties. In today's podcast,  this friendship and many other topics are covered including poetry, song writing, record collecting, art, and music. Thurston also reads from his book of poetry titled Musical College.

1hr 11mins

25 Sep 2020