Thurston Moore will be performing here at the Library on Sept. 29th, courtesy of the fine folk(s) – pun intended – at ((folkYEAH!!)) and it reminded me how Christmas came early for those of us weaned on the flannel-clad teat of 90s alterna-rock.
September, specifically. That’s when, after 20 (!) years, The Year Punk Broke was finally released on DVD.
It’s the coolest thing ever. It’s a movie documenting Sonic Youth’s tour of Europe, right before “Dirty” came out and features a pre-”Nevermind” Nirvana, full of vim, vivaciousness, and, dare I say it, a soft innocence. Remember when Kurt dives into the drum set during the “Lithium” video? That’s from this tour!
And check out Thurston beat-boxing with Kurt and Kim interpretive dancing!
It also features Dave Grohl drunk and rambling about crepes, Steve Shelly complaining about paprika balls, and a cameo by Iggy Pop.
So, now that you’re sufficiently intrigued – and perhaps hungry – mosey on over to the Library’s link for the show and solidify your plans for Sept. 29th. Who knows, maybe Thurston will beat box too (?)
And for those not in the Central California radius, check out all the other amazing ((folkYEAH!!)) shows planned for the indefinite future.
ps – for those looking for another awesome testament of these early-90s salad days, check out Hype!