This is Lee Ranaldo playing a recent solo acoustic gig in Dublin. Sonic Youth are on hiatus at the moment and consequently there doesn’t seem to be much hope of any new records any time soon. The upside of this though is that all of the members are not only pursuing interesting solo projects but also touring them in venues that are much smaller and more intimate than the ones they would be playing in if the whole band were in tow. Lee Ranaldo’s show was in the Bello Bar, which fits maybe 100 people – a far cry from the last time I saw Sonic Youth, which was at an ATP event in the UK a few years back, with an audience of a couple of thousand. Continue Reading »
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Last one of the set. This is Sudden Death Of Stars who kicked off proceedings on the Furnace stage on Saturday afternoon. Another double exposure.
Last but one. This is Grumbling Fur again but this time shot from front of stage rather than the side.
This is Hills, from Sweden. Find out more about them here.
This is Alexander Tucker and Daniel O’Sullivan, otherwise known as Grumbling Fur, on the Furnace stage of Psychfest. I like this band a lot and have been obsessively listening to their excellent Glynnaestra album for the last few weeks.
This is Islet playing on the Camp stage on Saturday afternoon of the Psychfest. It’s a double exposure so there are way more drums than one might normally expect.