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Since the end of Sonic Youth, guitarist Lee Ranaldo put together his new band the Dust (which features Alan Licht and SY drummer Steve Shelley) and released their album Last Night On Earth. That LP…   Read Story »
Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelly of Sonic Youth have been given more of a spotlight with their latest project and "Late Descent #2" is a great example of how top-notch Ranaldo's songwriting has always…   Read Story »
In the Thurston Moore/Kim Gordon breakup, neither one got custody of Lee Ranaldo or Steve Shelly. Instead, Ranaldo and Shelly, the two former Sonic Youth bandmates, got custody of each other. Shelly…   Read Story »
Throughout his three decades with Sonic Youth and as a solo act, Lee Ranaldo has discovered countless ways to wring noise out of his guitar. Fortunately for aspiring avant guitarists in major metro…   Read Story »
Dan Smith Wants To Teach You Guitar is sort of an NYC living meme. The long-running street advertisements for real-life dude Dan Smith posing with his axe a mental mainstay for anyone whose lived…   Read Story »
In the midst of all the focus on what Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore are doing in the wake of Sonic Youth's demise, it's easy to forget that Lee Ranaldo was just as vital a member of Sonic Youth. I…   Read Story »
Lee Ranaldo, who I guess we're going to have to start referring to as "former Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo," was the first SY member to go back to the solo-album well after the band's apparent…   Read Story »
On Saturday night, Dinosaur Jr. played a big show at New York's Terminal 5 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their album You're Living All Over Me. They started out the show by playing the album…   Read Story »
Telethons, as grand as their causes often are, have a justly earned reputation as endlessly boring televised sadness-holes. But an upcoming web-based telethon from Strike Debt, an Occupy…   Read Story »
The latest track to emerge from the star-studded Fleetwood Mac tribute Just Tell Me That You Want Me is Lee Ranaldo Band and J Mascis's take on the instrumental "Albatross," a cover that recasts the…   Read Story »