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Live In Dallas 2006

by Sonic Youth

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The Itzamna Collective Great quality on this one, always loved to hear them play Incinerate & Jams Run Free. Awesome version of Kool Thing, Kim is on top form. The set is tight and nuanced. Nice to see the legacy being used for positive causes. Great gig, really highlights how these 3 iconic voices work so well during performances. Those crazy guitar sounds are still just as perfectly chaotic & mesmerising even in these slower movements here. Favorite track: Incinerate.
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lajuergens8 I’ve had the good fortune to see Sonic Youth on 15 occasions from 1990 until the end. Everywhere from a Catholic Women’s College to Red Rocks to opening for Public Enemy in Chicago. As “live” performers they are unrivaled, Sonic/Life indeed…
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thenewspaper Ahh, this is a beauty. The tea room was such a nondescript bar: The walls may have been painted. The floor, some hard surface. I think there were a few seats in the back, for those without interest in seeing. Most people came for the stage, which was on a raised floor two or three feet above the rest of the ground. Standard drink selection, and I remember the men's room having urinals. But I will always wonder what the ladies' room had that made this place such a staple of Deep Ellum. Favorite track: Jams Run Free.
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Reena 04:18
Tom Violence 03:41
What A Waste 03:58
Kool Thing 05:54
Rats 05:02
Incinerate 06:01
Eric's Trip 04:01
Or 05:10
Pink Steam 08:37
Lights Out 06:21
Shaking Hell 04:42


Sonic Youth Release Two Vintage Texas Concerts and Texas-Themed T-shirts to Raise Funds for Women’s Choice

In response to alarming restrictive legislative measures against the women of Texas (and increasingly elsewhere) seminal NYC leading musical lights Sonic Youth have announced plans for new releases on their Bandcamp and store to fundraise for Fund Texas Choice ( and the Abortion Support Network ( on Friday, November 5th.

On that day, the band makes two vintage live sets available in full, from the Austin Music Hall, Austin, Texas from 1995 (on the post-Lollapallooza 'Washing Machine' tour), as well as a gig in Dallas at the Gypsy Tea Room ('Rather Ripped' tour) in 2006. These classic, previously unreleased shows go up for stream and download on November 5th, with 100% of their proceeds to support the two causes.

Also, three new Sonic t-shirt designs will be made available: two from Texan photographer/friend of the band/author of the recent 'Texas Is the Reason' book Pat Blashil , and a third tee featuring a variation of Richard Prince's "Dude Ranch Nurse" artwork. The first Blashil tee features a photo from their Austin/Continental Club '85 gig, the second features pro-femme lyrics from their song "Flower" coupled with various photos of assorted women from the 80's Texan punk scene. Proceeds of both of these will benefit the causes as well

In its posthumous state, Sonic Youth have dedicated great energy in making previously unreleased sounds available to their fanbase. Historically, their trailblazing cross-country tours of back to the mid 80's consolidated their independent/artistic stance with many formative Texan bands and artists, including the likes of the Butthole Surfers, Big Boys, Daniel Johnston, and Meat Joy. The enduring support from Lone Star state fans for SY warrants a favor returned specifically for this state's fanbase, and in broader scope, Sonic Youth support a national and world community where abortion is embraced as health care and a human right.

Tees will be available at the band's webstores: (USA) (EUROPE)


released November 5, 2021

Recorded + Mixed and Original FOH Sound - Aaron Mullan
Photograph - Eric Baecht
Cover Art Design - Daryl Norsen


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