Those underground mainstreamers in Sonic Youth are the subject of an art exhibit in Paris, France at the LIFE gallery (which calls itself “the International Space for Emerging Arts”) that runs through September 17th. The band members themselves served as curators on the comprehensive project that focuses on the numerous and varied artistic elements that have gone into the total makeup of Sonic Youth, as well as “ a veritable cluster of artist and works in most art fields,” from music and movies to performance and plastic, that have been incorporated into and produced by the band over the years. Sharing space with the likes of Patti Smith, Jack Kerouac, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, William S. Burroughs, and the band’s own Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, et. al., among numerous others, are Detroit artists Nate Young and John Olson, both members of the local psych-noise-rock unit/project Wolf's Eye. If you’re gonna happen to be in, um, Paris during the next month, you can get more details here. Check it out anyway, even if you’re not going to be abroad this summer (although, we must warn you, that the music, which is just a loop, on the site gets a little annoying after awhile
!). Wolf's Eye recently completed a month-long West Coast tour, btw, and are working on a new album for Hospital Records, with the working title of Pretending Alive.
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