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Youth


Profiles

Sketch, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll (2016)

Youth - Sketch, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

Anthony Strutt is impressed by a new DVD documentary about Killing Joke bassist and Paul McCartney and Pink Floyd producer Youth


Reviews


I'll Call Your Bluff/You've Done Me Wrong (2015)


Confident early 60's-influenced garage pop on vinyl-only single from Copenhagen-based quartet, the Youth


Related


Lonna Kelley
Interview Lonna Kelley - Interview

Solo artist and Giant Sand member Lonna Kelley speaks to John Clarkson about her first single in four years, 'Will I See You?', and her new band Ard Eevin which includes Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley on drums.


Oldfield Youth Club
Interview Oldfield Youth Club - Interview

Simon Rivers, the front man with the Bitter Springs, talks to John Clarkson about his decision to form also another band Oldfield Youth Club, and both groups’ forthcoming appearance at the Pennyblackmusic 20th Anniversary gig at the Water Rats in London.


Henry Priestman
Interview Henry Priestman - Interview

Ben Howarth talks to Henry Priestman, the much acclaimed main songwriter and former keyboardist with the Christians, about his new career as solo artist and second album, 'The Last Mad Surge of Youth'


Michael Monroe
Interview Michael Monroe - Interview

Hanoi Rocks front man Michael Monroe talks to Peter Allison about his recent decision to go solo and his new band which includes tGinger from the Wildhearts, Tood Youth from the Chelsea Smiles and Sami Yaffa from the New York Dolls


Mark Hodkinson
Interview

Author, journalist and publisher Mark Hodkinson speaks to John Clarkson about his evocative debut novel, 'The Last Mad Surge of Youth', which is set partially in the early 1980s post-punk scene


Original Silence
Interview Original Silence - Interview

Original Silence is an improvised alt rock/jazz formed by Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, and which also features Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and producer Jim O' Rourke. Mark Rowland talks to him about it, and 'The First Original Silence', the band's debut CD


Mainline
Interview Miscellaneous - Interview

Six piece band Irish Mainline merge together distorted Jesus and Mary Chain style guitars with Spiritualised psychedelic grooves. Anthony Strutt chats to them about their first British single and touring with Primal Scream and Sonic Youth


Go ! Team
Interview with Ian Parton Go Team - Interview with Ian Parton

The Go ! Team's mix of old school hip-hop, soul and funk, Sonic Youth style guitars and cheerleader samples have drawn them increasingly big audiences over the last year. The band's songwriter and leader Ian Parton speaks to Mark Rowland


Sonic Youth
Interview with Steve Shelley Sonic Youth - Interview with Steve Shelley

Remaining constantly inventive, Sonic Youth are soon to release their nineteenth album, 'Sonic Nurse'. Mark Rowland talks to drummer Steve Shelley about its creation,and their recent turn as curators at the All Tomorrow's Parties alternative rock festiva


Blast from the Past : Young Marble Giants
Interview with Stuart Moxham Stillman - Interview with Stuart Moxham

With ther seminal one and only album 'Colossal Youth' back in the shops after a long absence and in an expanded edition, Pennyblackmusic is running again this interview from 2001 in which Young Marble Giants guitarist, organist and songwriter Stuart Moxham chats to Tommy Gunnarsson


All Tomorrow's Parties
Minehead, Somerset, 8/12/2006...10/12/2006 Miscellaneous - Minehead, Somerset, 8/12/2006...10/12/2006

Dominic Simpson casts his mind back on December's All Tomorrow's Parties long weekend, which was curated by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, and featured performances from among others Fursaxa, Deerhof, the Gang of Four, Dinosaur Jr and Iggy and the Stooges


Live

Thurston Moore
Thurston Moore/Mark Gardener - Bodega, Nottingham, 12/11/2014 Thurston Moore - Thurston Moore/Mark Gardener - Bodega, Nottingham, 12/11/2014

At the intimate Bodega in Nottingham, Anthony Strutt watches ex-Sonic Youth front man Thurston Moore, with Ride's Mark Gardener as support, play an intense but versatile set


Lee Ranaldo and the Dust
Garage, London, 21/11/2013 Lee Ranaldo - Garage, London, 21/11/2013

Adrian Janes watches former Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, with a surprising support slot from his ex-band mate Thurston Moore, play a heartfelt and atmospheric set at the Garage in London


Hallogallo
Barbican, London, 27/10/2010

Hallogallo is the project of Neu's Michael Rother, Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley and Aaron Mullan from Tall Firs. Jon Rogers watches them play a forceful set at the Barbican in London


Flashguns
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 28/9/2009 Flashguns - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 28/9/2009

At the Nottingham Rescue Rooms, Sarah Mwangi finds energetic teenage indie rock band Flashguns more mature than their youth would suggest, but their ideas coming out too thick and fast sometimes for the good of their music


Sonic Youth
Roundhouse, London, 1/9/2007 Sonic Youth - Roundhouse, London, 1/9/2007

In the iconic recently opened venue of the Roundhouse in London, Dominic Simpson watches Sonic Youth in a 'Don't Look Back' show give a dynamic and forceful perfomance of their classic 1988 album, 'Daydream Nation'


Icicle Works
Shepherd's Bush Empire, London,27/10/2006 Icicle Works - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London,27/10/2006

Anthony Strutt enjoys a perfect night of a reflection of how he spent his youth on the London date of the 25th anniversary tour of his favourite band of all time, the Icicle Works


Sonic Youth
Capital Music Hall, Ottawa, 6/8/2004 Sonic Youth - Capital Music Hall, Ottawa, 6/8/2004

Sonic Youth recently played Ottawa as part of their current world tour. While not as overwhelming as their reputation would suggest, Andrew Carver still finds them able to play a " very coo" show


Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Babylon, Ottawa, 29/6/2004 Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Babylon, Ottawa, 29/6/2004

Jon Spencer has been playing his unique brand of the blues for nearly 20 years now. Andrew Carver watches him hold his audience enraptured in a long, sweaty set at Babylon in Ottawa


Pavement
Brighten the Corners Pavement - Brighten the Corners

Jamie Rowland examines influential indie rock outfit Pavement's 1997 fourth album, 'Brighten the Corners', which has just been re-released in a new double CD edition


Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

Jon Rogers looks at Sonic Youth's 1988 opus 'Daydream Nation'which has just been re-released with both additional songs and a whole extra disc of live versions of the album


Re : view-Bad Brains
The Youth are Getting Restless Bad Brains - The Youth are Getting Restless

Bad Brains were part of the first wave of American punks and the only act then of their genre to establish links with reggae. Daniel Cressey re-examines their classic live album, 'The Youth are Getting Restless'


Favourite Album-Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

In the latest in our Favourite Album series, in which one of our writers writes about an album of his or her choice, Andy Snowball looks at Sonic Youth's classic 1988 album , 'Daydream Nation'


Features

Kimberly Bright
Vinyl Stories Kimberly Bright - Vinyl Stories

Kimberly Bright talks to Dave Goodwin in his column 'Vinyl Stories' about the appalling local record store of her youth.


Pennyblackmusic 20th Anniversary Bands' Night
Water Rats, London, 15/9/2018 Miscellaneous - Water Rats, London, 15/9/2018

Dominic Simpson reflects on our 20th Anniversary gig at the Water Rats in London, which included sets by the Bitter Springs, Idiot Son, Oldfield Youth Club and Raf and O.


Pennyblackmusic 20th Anniversary Bands' Night
Water Rats, London, 15/9/2018 Miscellaneous - Water Rats, London, 15/9/2018

We profile our 20th Anniversary Bands' Night which will take place on Saturday September 15th at the Water Rats in London and feature sets from The Bitter Springs, Idiot Son, Oldfield Youth Club and Raf and O.


John Clarkson
Vinyl Stories Miscellaneous - Vinyl Stories

Magazine Editor John Clarkson remembers his youth and university days in Loughborough and his penchant for home taping way back in the Eighties


Ringo Starr
Photograph Ringo Starr - Photograph

Lisa Torem, in the second part of a two part edition of her book column 'Raging Pages', looks at Ringo Starr's new book, 'Photograph', which reveals never-seen-before pictures of his youth, rise to stardom and leisurely moments with loved ones.


Pavement
All Tomorrow’s Parties, Minehead, June 2010 Pavement - All Tomorrow’s Parties, Minehead, June 2010

Mark Rowland relives his favourite gig of all time, a long-awaited chance to see Pavement at their curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in Minehead


Soundtrack of Our Lives
Sonic Youth 'EVOL' and 'Sister' Sonic Youth - Sonic Youth 'EVOL' and 'Sister'

In our ‘Soundtrack of Our Lives’ column, in which our writers reflect upon music that has had a personal impact on them, Jon Rogers writes of Sonic Youth’s 1986 and 1987 albums, ‘EVOL’ and ‘Sister’


Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll
August 2008 Miscellaneous - August 2008

In the latest episode of his 'Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll' column, Ben Howarth looks at some of the sacred cows of rock including the Rolling Stones, Pink Gloyd, Alanis Morrisette, Sonic Youth and Fleetwood Mac


Soundtrack of Our Lives
Teenage Life and Sonic Youth My Bloody Valentine - Teenage Life and Sonic Youth

In the latest instalment in our 'Soundtrack of Our Lives', in which our writers write about the effect of music at important times in their lives, Dominic Simpson tells of his teenage discovery of Sonic Youth


Sonic Youth
Reissues Sonic Youth - Reissues

Mark Rowland assesses the recent reissues of three Sonic Youth-related albums-their self-titled 1982 mini album, side project Ciccone Youth's 1988 album 'The Whitey Album' and Thurston Moore's 1995 solo record 'Psychic Hearts'


Don Letts
Dread Meets Punk Under Heavy Discipline Sex Pistols - Dread Meets Punk Under Heavy Discipline

By the mid-seventies the establishment had managed to alienate its own white youth. It didn’t have to try hard to alienate me since I was a first generation British born black of Jamaican descent and already well pissed off. The popular music of the time


UK Subs
Charlie's Dead : History Part 2 UK Subs - Charlie's Dead : History Part 2

'The Brand New Age' as the 1980s were called in their first release of the decade was a time of mixed fortunes for the Subs. The early years of the eighties saw a continuation of their earlier succ


UK Subs
Charlie's Dead : History Part 3 UK Subs - Charlie's Dead : History Part 3

Yet another line-up change followed, including the re-emergence of yet another ex-Sub, Steve Roberts, who features alongside a plethora of guitarists (Three!!) and the bassist Flea on 'Japan Today' (F







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