As the guitarist for the way beyond influential band, Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore is a man who needs no introduction. He’s fuckin’ Thurston Moore, man.
But what can you expect from Thurston Moore Monday night when he plays the Beachland Ballroom with John Moloney? Could we see something from his new, post-Sonic Youth band, Chelsea Light Moving?
John Moloney is the drummer for Moore’s new outfit, but if we were in for a Chelsea Light Moving show, wouldn’t it be billed as such?
We could get something from Moore’s latest solo album, 2011’s Demolished Thoughts. Those songs sound just about perfect in stripped down arrangements of drum and guitar.
But if I had to guess, exactly what Thurston Moore has in store for us Monday night, I’d think something more along the lines of this, taken from a European show by Moore and Moloney earlier in the year, where Moore and Moloney jammed and jammed and jammed.
And this, more from the same show, with more jamming.
And, maybe some other pieces from his long, storied career. Or, I could be way off base on all of this speculation.
Basically, what I’m saying is this: I really don’t know what Thurston Moore has in store for us on Monday night and that’s part of the thrill. It’s fuckin’ Thurston Moore, man, and he can do anything.
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