June 27th ( I know, it's been a while already) Sonic Youth played Berlin. I had never seen them live before, but I already knew the drummer, Steve from Hoboken. He is co-owner of Maxwells, a club compared to CBGB's. Steve comes to me for massage as well, so I was excited to finally see him in action. I also didn't know that Kim and Thurston are together and have a lovely daughter. So love can exist in a band (well, Pat Bennetar proved it too).
Kim enjoyed a massage before the show. What a sweet heart. Lovely feet 🙂
The lady can sing, dance and play a mean guitar. A rock and roll mom if I ever met one. Well, I suppose Sonic Youth would be classified as Punk, but on their MYSPACE PAGE they have "Rock/Experimental/Indie" listed as their genre'.
Lee had his son backstage, and Kim and Thurston had their daughter there too. It's really a laid back, family atmosphere backstage with them. They have been around for ages and their fans are shrewdly loyal. The show was beyond sold out. PACKED to the brim.
These lovely young folks, not mentioning their names as they are shy, enjoyed meeting Steve and said the show was "fucking intense".
My mate Steve took very good care of me, what a man! ^
I think Thurston is about 6 feet 8 inches tall. I think he looks a tad like a young Phil Lesh and could have been a NBA star at that height.
The manger helped me fill in some of the songs there as you can see but to be honest, I don't know their music well (yet). I do know the concert was extremely energetic and unique. The crowd REFUSED to let them stop after one encore. The roadies already broke down the mic stands and mic's etc, and the house lights were on for over 20 minutes and the crowd would NOT stop cheering "Zugabe. ZUGABE!" which means "Encore". Maybe if they fucking screamed in English the Bands that play here in Berlin that are English native speakers would understand them and come out quicker. heh heh. No, I'm just playing, it is sweet they wouldn't let them stop, so the band finally gave in and came out and did one last HOT number. The crowd tried again, but finally had to leave. I hope the band knows how much they are loved.
I love how Thurston circled himself in the autograph. As if one would over look the gentle giant. I am pretty sure that shot was taken in Hoboken. I can see the city in the background and they do have a studio in Hoboken and Steve, the drummer, lives there.
Jul 13 2007 Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, Illinois
Jul 19 2007 Berkeley Community Theatre Berkeley, California
Jul 20 2007 Greek Theatre w/ Redd Kross Los Angeles, California
Jul 21 2007 KXLU Benefit at Urban Outfitters Santa Monica, California
Jul 28 2007 McCarren Park Pool w/ the slits Brooklyn, New York
Aug 15 2007 Paredes de Coura Festival Paredes de Coura
Aug 17 2007 la route du rock festival Saint-Malo , Brittany
Aug 18 2007 Pukkelpop Hasselt
Aug 19 2007 Lowlands Festival Biddinghuizen
Aug 21 2007 ABC1 – second date added Glasgow, Scotland
Aug 22 2007 ABC1 Glasgow, Scotland
Aug 25 2007 Archa Theatre Prague
Aug 26 2007 Openair at Arena Vienna
Aug 27 2007 INmusic Festival / Jarun summer stage Zagreb
Aug 29 2007 La Vilette Jazz Festival Paris
Aug 30 2007 Roundhouse – Sold Out London
Aug 31 2007 Roundhouse – Sold Out London
Sep 1 2007 Roundhouse – Sold Out London
Sep 2 2007 Electric Picnic Port Laoise, Laois
Oct 5 2007 Stubbs BBQ Austin, Texas
Oct 6 2007 Thunderbird Hotel Marfa, Texas
Oct 7 2007 House of Blues Dallas, Texas
Their tour dates ^
If you love wild shows, go see Sonic Youth. They are on fire.