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Tuesday, November 30th, 2011

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UTG: Footage of What Could Be Sonic Youth’s Final Show Ever

Sonic Youth may have very well performed live for the final time last night. Don’t worry, we have the footage.

Taking into consideration Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon’s recent separation, the future of Sonic Youth has been unknown for months. Last night’s show at the SWU Music and Arts Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil was the last on their website and no statement about future plans have been announced or revealed. You can view video from the show of the band performing “Death Valley ’69″ after the jump.

Even if this is the end of Sonic Youth’s live run, that doesn’t necessarily rule out future studio albums. I know the future looks bleak to fans, but try and stay positive until we have more definite answers. We’ll let you know as soon as anything changes.

View original article on Under The Gun Review.

Discourse & Dischord

The Good

OK Go video debut video for “End Love”

One wonders how long the members of OK Go can keep one-upping themselves. First there was the choreographed backyard dance, then the treadmill choreographed dance, then the enormous Rube Goldberg machine and now this. Feast your eyes on the incredible, painstaking, stop-motion glory that is “End Love.” The video was filmed over a weekend (one very long weekend we suspect) in Echo Park. We don’t know what these hipster imps have up their sleeve for the next video, but it will be infinitely more delightful than semi-nude dancers with bowl cuts.

The Bad

Scientists to determine why Ozzy Osbourne is still alive

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If we cut open the Prince of Darkness, what would we find inside? A thousand headless bats? A couple gallons of whiskey and a kilo of cocaine? Soon we’ll have the answers to all these questions and more. Scientists at Knome, a genome sequencing company in Massachusetts, will begin testing Ozzy Osbourne’s DNA to determine how one person can survive so many years of drug abuse, while others cannot. The process will take three months, but afterwards we may know the secret to the 61-year-old’s extreme tolerance. And then we can bottle it. And then we can all go out and eat some bats.

The Ugly

ShamWow guy endorses Eminem’s “Recovery”

Vince Shlomi, pitchman for such venerated products as ShamWow and Slap Chop, has a new product to hock—Eminem’s forthcoming album Recovery. “You’re gonna be clapping when you hear Eminem rapping,” he tells viewers. Shlomi’s an interesting pick for spokesperson, considering that he was arrested in March 2009 for punching a prostitute, and Eminem’s got a duet with Rihanna on his album about domestic violence called “Love The Way You Lie.” Maybe the rapper needs to Chop the Slap out of his album promotion? Just a suggestion.

Miscellany

PUNK ON THE ROCKS: REBEL GIRLS

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Fall is fast approaching and with it comes range of mixed feelings. For some, the turning of the leaves marks the end of summer freedom and the start of yet another school year. For others, autumn signals the end of the August live music drought and the beginning of fall tour season. This fall, some of punk’s leading ladies will be kicking ass and taking names all across the US. Find out when these rebel girls are coming to your town and buy your tickets now or risk a winter full of regret and “I told you sos.”

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Shonen Knife

Shonen Knife – Shonen Knife is your favorite band’s favorite band. Formed in Osaka, Japan in 1981, the punk/power pop trio found fans in Kurt Cobain and the members of Sonic Youth. Their music is influenced by equal parts Ramones and 1960s girl groups. Songs are in both Japanese and English cover topics ranging from love to candy to spam email. They only come to the US every couple of years or so, so don’t miss your chance to see them live! The tour goes through Australia in September and crosses the US throughout October & November. Click here for dates.

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The Coathangers

The Coathangers - The Coathangers are everything that punk should be— loud, bratty and raw. From the first note of their self-titled debut, it’s evident that the band plays music for the love of it, not for higher aspirations of fame. Their songs range from Kathleen Hannah-style sing-song chants about Tanya Harding to sweetly sung satire of wealthy housewives. This fall, the girls will be hitting up the East Coast and Texas, with some dates in the Midwest and Canada for good measure in support of their second record Scramble, their first release on Suicide Squeeze records. Click here for dates.

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Jemina Pearl

Jemina Pearl - Former frontwoman of Tennessee garage punks and Thurston Moore fave Be Your Own Pet, Ms. Pearl has struck out on her own for a string of dates across the US to promote her upcoming solo debut Break It Up. Check out “I Hate People,” her duet with the one and only Iggy Pop. Click here for dates. As an added bonus, Pearl’s former bandmates James and Jamin Orrall’s band JEFF the Brotherhood will be opening for Shonen Knife on some of their US dates.

 


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