Skip to Content
SUPPORT
‹ All Events

Thurston Moore Group, KXCI Presents!

SUPPORT

Along with his work as part of the acclaimed art/punk rock band Sonic YouthThurston Moore also pursued numerous solo and side projects, including Even Worse and the Dim Stars with Richard Hell. His first solo album, 1994’s Psychic Hearts, featuring ex-Half Japanese guitarist Tim Foljahn and Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, had an appropriately offhand feel but was far from sloppy. Along with carrying Sonic Youth into the 2000s, Moore collaborated with artists including DJ Spooky and Nels Cline, wrote music reviews and other pieces for Arthur magazine, and issued a book, Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture, in 2005. His second song-based album, Trees Outside of the Academy, arrived in 2007, and featured largely acoustic arrangements and cameos by ShelleySamara Lubelski, and Dinosaur Jr.‘s J Mascis. In 2010, Mooreguested on the Hat City Intuitive‘s A Ticket for Decay and began laying the foundation for another solo effort, Demolished Thoughts, which appeared the following year.

Following Moore‘s separation from bandmate, wife, and partner Kim Gordon in late 2011, Sonic Youth was put on indefinite pause. Nevertheless, Moore and Gordoncollaborated with Yoko Ono the following year on the album YOKOKIMTHURSTON. By 2012, Moore had begun touring and recording with new act Chelsea Light Moving, as well as joining black metal group Twilight on guitar. The year 2013 saw the release of @, a collaborative album of sax/guitar improvisations with fellow N.Y.C. fringe dweller John Zorn. Arriving in 2014, The Best Day saw Moore shedding the softer acoustic moods of Demolished Thoughts for a return to his signature rock sprawl and daydreamy lyrics. Two years later, he issued the single “Feel It in Your Guts,” which was available to anyone who donated to Bernie Sanders‘ presidential campaign. For 2017’s Rock n Roll ConsciousnessMoore reunited with his backing band for The Best Day — Sonic Youth drummer ShelleyMy Bloody Valentine bassist Deb Googe, and Nought guitarist James Sedwards — on a mystically inspired set of songs. (Artrist biography by Heather Phares)

More KXCI's Pick

The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling, KXCI Presents!
FEATURED
The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling, KXCI Presents!
June 10 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
House of Bards, 4915 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ
Richard Buckner, KXCI Presents!
FEATURED
Richard Buckner, KXCI Presents!
May 29 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Club Congress
Las Cafeteras, Making Movies and Alex Cuba
FEATURED
Las Cafeteras, Making Movies and Alex Cuba
June 1 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Club Congress
The Mountain Goats
FEATURED
The Mountain Goats
September 10 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rialto Theatre
Beach House, KXCI Presents!
FEATURED
Beach House, KXCI Presents!
August 2 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rialto Theatre

More Events

KXCI NEWSLETTER

Sign Up

SUPPORT
LOCAL RADIO

SUPPORT