From the mouths of Sonic Youth themselves (or whichever Ecstatic Peace! intern tweets for them) comes some major summertime news: the band will perform at the Williamsburg Waterfront on August 12.
Equally appealing: their headliner is Wild Flag, the recently formed acid-psych superquartet of Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss (both of Sleater-Kinney), Rebecca Close (the Minders), and Mary Timony (Helium).
At present, Sonic Youth have no other tour dates planned in New York, though band members remain active in solo and side projects -- guitarist Thurston Moore, especially, frequents East Village art nook The Stone.
As previously announced, Sonic Youth will be coming to a small screen near you this year when the fan-favorite film "1991, The Year Punk Broke," a documentary of their tour with Nirvana, gets a long-overdue DVD release. Wild Flag will perform in support of their debut seven-inch, which was released on Record Store Day (full album release TBD on Merge Records).
Tickets for the waterfront show will be released for sale this Friday at noon. Set your timers and start your engines: these will go fast.