Mon 18 May 2015
Thurston Moore moved to NYC at 18 in 1976 to play punk and started Sonic Youth in 1980. Best known as the band’s founder, singer, songwriter and guitarist, he also infiltrated the music scene through his writing, editing the music and literary fanzines KILLER, Sonic Death, and Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal. His own writings have been published through various imprints.
Through his career Thurston has worked collaboratively with Yoko Ono, Merce Cunningham, Cecil Taylor, Rhys Chatham, Lydia Lunch, John Zorn, Takehisa Kosugi and Glenn Branca. He has composed music for films by Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, and Allison Anders. He presently records and tours both solo, with various ensembles and with his own band. His most recent recording The Best Day is to be released by Matador Records October 2014. For his Exeter date, he’ll be playing accompanied by his full band.