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Yr Favorite Band

By chicago_chris in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 29, 2004 6:24PM

2004_07_music_sonic.jpg New York's finest (that's Sonic Youth, not the NYPD) make a stop in town tonight at the Vic. As anyone who went to their performance at the Goose Island Fest last summer knows, these guys (plus Kim Gordon, one of rock's sexiest goddesses) have still got it. Ever since adding Chicagoan/ Wilco producer/ musician extraordinaire Jim O’Rourke as the fifth man to their line-up, the group has seen remarkable restraint with noise and a welcome rediscovery of melody. Their latest release, Sonic Nurse, is one of the best records of the year and one of the strongest in the group's storied career. Also check out their recently released collection of videos, Corporate Ghost, including work by Spike Jonze, Todd Haynes, and a pair of videos in Pixelvision. Fuck yeah.