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Last weekend at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Grateful Dead played a series of farewell shows with Phish frontman Trey Anastasio standing in for the late Jerry Garcia. Alex Bleeker, who has covered the Dead with his bands Real Estate and the Freaks, was in attendance all three nights. We asked him to share hisMore »

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Sleater-Kinney Ressurect Brooklyn’s Market Hotel

If you live in NYC and didn't see Sleater-Kinney this week, you fucked up! The reunited Olympia punk trio gave you five chances at five…
Scott Lapatine | December 17, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Dinosaur Jr. Close Out Anniversary Week With Evan Dando, Kevin Shields, Negative Approach, Lee Ranaldo, Kim Gordon, Stephen McBean, Kurt Vile, Roddy Bottum

Last night, underground rock legends Dinosaur Jr. wrapped up a seven-night stand at New York's Bowery Ballroom. They've had big surprise guests at every one…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2015 - 10:16 am

Watch Bob Mould Join Dinosaur Jr. In NYC

Dinosaur Jr. are in the middle of a star-studded week-long residency at the Bowery Ballroom -- special guests so far have included Kurt Vile, Kim
James Rettig | December 7, 2015 - 10:18 am

Watch Dinosaur Jr. Cover Neil Young’s “Cortez The Killer” With Kurt Vile

Dinosaur Jr. just kicked off a seven-night run of shows at NYC's Bowery Ballroom in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their debut album, Dinosaur.
Peter Helman | December 4, 2015 - 7:12 pm

Lee Ranaldo And The Dust – “Blackt Out” Video

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)…
Miles Bowe | May 19, 2014 - 1:45 pm

Lee Ranaldo And The Dust – “Late Descent #2″ Video

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…
Miles Bowe | January 8, 2014 - 11:27 am

Watch Lee Ranaldo And The Dust Play Conan

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…
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2013 - 9:24 am

Watch “Lee Ranaldo Wants To Teach You Guitar”

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.
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2013 - 10:53 am

Lee Ranaldo Wants To Teach You Guitar

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 11, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Lee Ranaldo And The Dust – “Ambulancer”

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…
Miles Bowe | September 27, 2013 - 5:57 pm

Lee Ranaldo And The Dust – “Lecce, Leaving”

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…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2013 - 11:41 am

Watch Dinosaur Jr. Perform With Johnny Marr, Frank Black, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Tommy Stinson, & More In NYC

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
Tom Breihan | December 3, 2012 - 12:01 pm

Jeff Mangum, Guy Picciotto, Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo Join Forces For Occupy Wall St. Variety Show And Telethon

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
Tom Breihan | November 8, 2012 - 12:11 pm

Lee Ranaldo Band Feat. J Mascis – “Albatross” (Fleetwood Mac Cover)

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…
Corban Goble | July 9, 2012 - 2:15 pm

Lee Ranaldo – “Angles” Video

Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo released his solo album Between The Times And The Tides last week, and we've already posted his video for "Off The
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2012 - 12:11 pm

Stream Lee Ranaldo Between The Times And The Tides

For the time being, Lee Ranaldo is still a member of Sonic Youth, though god knows how long that'll last. Rumor has it that they'll…
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2012 - 10:24 am

Lee Ranaldo – “Off The Wall” Video

Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo is prepping a solo LP called Between the Tides and the Times, and last month we talked about that release's…
Corban Goble | February 9, 2012 - 11:24 am

Lee Ranaldo – “Off The Wall”

A word on naming your songs: Generally speaking, a song title like "Off The Wall" (or "Thriller," for that matter) should be way off-limits for…
Amrit Singh | January 13, 2012 - 9:47 am

Our Band Could Be Your Life Tribute @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/22/11

It's ten years since Michael Azerrad first published his defining DIY '80s scene portrait Our Band Could Be Your Life, which covered an independent music…
Amrit Singh | May 23, 2011 - 10:01 am