Thurston Moore

Biography

The Best Day, Thurston Moore’s first solo record since 2010’s Demolished Thoughts, radiates with both his signature dynamism of dense thrashing electric guitars as well as blissful 12-string acoustic ballads. Recorded with Thurston's current band line-up of James Sedwards (guitars, UK), Deb Googe (of My Bloody Valentine, bass, UK) and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, drums, USA), there are also a some tracks that feature all instrumentation by Thurston.

The Best Day is a record defined by positivity and radical love. The songs range from opener "Speak to the Wild", a Crazy Horse-like paean to anti-authority and activism, to "Vocabularies", a paean to a new realization of language which includes ALL people, including transgender.

Thurston Moore commences touring Summer 2014 with his album line-up of James Sedwards, Deb Googe and Steve Shelley in USA, UK, Europe, and Asia.

Thurston Moore has been at the forefront of the alternative rock scene since that particular sobriquet was first used to signify any music that challenged and defied the mainstream standard. He is the founder and ringleader of Sonic Youth, the band that turned on an entire generation to the value of experimentation in rock n' roll - from its inspiration on a nascent Nirvana, to Sonic Youth’s own Daydream Nation album being chosen by the US Library of Congress for historical preservation in the National Recording Registry in 2006.

Thurston records and performs in a cavalcade of disciplines ranging from free improvisation to acoustic composition to black/white metal/noise disruption. Alongside his various activities in the musical world, he is involved with publishing and poetry, and teaches writing annually at Naropa University, Boulder CO, a school founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman in 1974.

News From The Matablog

MATADOR AT PRIMAVERA FESTIVAL

Just a heads up for those lucky enough to be at Primavera Festival this weekend cos we have a TON of bands playing:

Belle and Sebastian, Fucked Up, Iceage, Interpol, The New Pornographers, Perfume Genius, The Thurston Moore Band and Tobias Jesso Jr will be making an appearance. Make sure you don't miss 'em.

A few of these performances will also be live streamed here. See bands and times below:

Friday

The New Pornographers: 19.30 - 20.25 Channel 1

Belle and Sebastian: 21.30 - 22.30 Channel 2

Saturday

Fucked Up: 19.30 - 20.20 Channel 2

Interpol: 22.20 - 23.34 Channel 1

The Thurston MoOre Baand Expands Spring/Summer Worldwide Tour



Yesterday the Thurston MoOre Baand announced a string of North American tour dates, including several with support from Chain and the Gang. Those new dates are below in bold. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 1st at noon local time. Be sure to also take a look at the other previously announced dates from the band that will bring them to many corners of the globe.

Thursday, April, 30 - Clap your Hands Festival (Café de la Danse) Paris, FR
Saturday, May, 2 - Live at Leeds, Leeds UK
Sunday, May, 3 -  Live at Glasgow, Glasgow UK
Thursday, May, 14 - The Great Escape (Concorde 2), Brighton UK
Friday, May, 15 - Oslo, London UK SOLD OUT
Saturday, May, 16 - Oslo, London UK  SOLD OUT
Monday, May, 18 - Phoenix, Exeter UK
Tuesday, May, 19 - Hare & Hounds,  Birmingham UK SOLD OUT
Wednesday, May, 20 - Cluny, Newcastle UK SOLD OUT
Friday, May, 22 - Trades Club, Hebden Bridge UK SOLD OUT
Saturday, May, 23 - Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool UK
Thursday, May, 28 - Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona UK
Friday, May, 29 - This Is Not A Love Song Festival, Nimes, France
Monday, June, 1 - Kino Siska, Ljubljana, SI
Tuesday, June, 2 - Mochvara, Zagreb, US
Wednesday, June, 3 - A38 Ship, Budapest, HU
Thursday, June, 4 - Arena, Vienna, AT
Saturday, June, 6 - Primavera Sound Festival, Porto, PT
Friday, July, 3 - Open’er Festival, Gdynia, PL
Sunday, July, 12 - Cactus Festival, Bruges, BE
July, 31 - Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, Montreal QC, Canada
August, 1 - Arts Riot, Burlington VT*
August, 2 - The Sinclair, Cambridge MA*
August, 5 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
August, 6 - Bowery Ballroom, New York NY*
August, 7 - Black Cat, Washington DC*

 

* w/ Chain and the Gang

THURSTON MOORE Oxford show announcement



Thurston Moore and his band will be taking a trip to Oxford amongst his other UK tour dates this spring on May 10th at the O2 Academy. Tickets HERE.

Previously announced shows:

April

Wednesday 22 Istanbul, TR Babylon Asmalımescit TICKETS
Friday 24 Thessaloniki, GR Fix Factory of Sound TICKETS
Saturday 25 Athens, GR Fuzz Club TICKETS
Monday 27 Tel Aviv, IL Barby TICKETS
Thursday 30 Paris, FR Clap your Hands Festival (Café de la Danse) TICKETS

May

Saturday 02 Leeds, GB Live at Leeds TICKETS
Sunday 03 Glasgow, GB Live at Glasgow TICKETS
Thursday 14 Brighton, GB The Great Escape (Concorde 2) TICKETS
Friday 15 London, GB Oslo SOLD OUT
Saturday 16 London, GB Oslo TICKETS
Monday 18 Exeter, GB Phoenix TICKETS
Tuesday 19 Birmingham, GB Hare & Hounds TICKETS
Wednesday 20 Newcastle, GB Cluny TICKETS
Friday 22 Hebden Bridge, GB Trades Club TICKETS
Saturday 23 Liverpool, GB Liverpool Sound City TICKETS
Thursday 28 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS
Friday 29 Nimes, FR This Is Not A Love Song Festival TICKETS
 

June

Monday 01 Ljubljana, SI Kino Siska TICKETS
Tuesday 02 Zagreb, US Mochvara TICKETS
Wednesday 03 Budapest, HU A38 Ship TICKETS
Thursday 04 Vienna, AT Arena TICKETS
Saturday 06 Porto, PT Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS

July

Friday 03 Gdynia, PL Open’er Festival TICKETS
Sunday 12 Bruges, BE Cactus Festival TICKETS


 

SAVAGES and THE THURSTON MOORE BAND at Latitude Festival



You may be pleased to know that Matador's very own Savages AND The Thurston Moore Band will be making an appearance at this year's Latitude festival on the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage, which will also mark the festival's 10th anniversary.

Aren't you lucky. Tickets can be bought here.

This is the first UK show announced for Savages this year so far...

Previously announced Thurston Moore shows are as follows:

April

Wednesday 22 Istanbul, TR Babylon Asmalımescit TICKETS
Friday 24 Thessaloniki, GR Fix Factory of Sound TICKETS
Saturday 25 Athens, GR Fuzz Club TICKETS
Monday 27 Tel Aviv, IL Barby TICKETS
Thursday 30 Paris, FR Clap your Hands Festival (Café de la Danse) TICKETS

May

Saturday 02 Leeds, GB Live at Leeds TICKETS
Sunday 03 Glasgow, GB Live at Glasgow TICKETS
Thursday 14 Brighton, GB The Great Escape (Concorde 2) TICKETS
Friday 15 London, GB Oslo SOLD OUT
Saturday 16 London, GB Oslo TICKETS
Monday 18 Exeter, GB Phoenix TICKETS
Tuesday 19 Birmingham, GB Hare & Hounds TICKETS
Wednesday 20 Newcastle, GB Cluny TICKETS
Friday 22 Hebden Bridge, GB Trades Club TICKETS
Saturday 23 Liverpool, GB Liverpool Sound City TICKETS
Thursday 28 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS
Friday 29 Nimes, FR This Is Not A Love Song Festival TICKETS
 

June

Monday 01 Ljubljana, SI Kino Siska TICKETS
Tuesday 02 Zagreb, US Mochvara TICKETS
Wednesday 03 Budapest, HU A38 Ship TICKETS
Thursday 04 Vienna, AT Arena TICKETS
Saturday 06 Porto, PT Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS

July

Friday 03 Gdynia, PL Open’er Festival TICKETS
Sunday 12 Bruges, BE Cactus Festival TICKETS


Savages
 

THURSTON MOORE on-sale announcement



Tickets are now on sale for the following shows:
Wednesday, April 22 – Babylon Asmalžmescit, Istanbul, Turkey TICKETS
Tuesday, June 2 – Mochvara, Zagreb, Croatia TICKETS / For more info email: mochvara@urk.hr Wednesday, June 3 – A38 Ship, Budapest, Hungary TICKETS
Previously announced shows: April Wednesday 22 Istanbul, TR Babylon Asmalımescit TICKETS Friday 24 Thessaloniki, GR Fix Factory of Sound TICKETS Saturday 25 Athens, GR Fuzz Club TICKETS Monday 27 Tel Aviv, IL Barby TICKETS Thursday 30 Paris, FR Clap your Hands Festival (Café de la Danse) TICKETS May Saturday 02 Leeds, GB Live at Leeds TICKETS Sunday 03 Glasgow, GB Live at Glasgow TICKETS Thursday 14 Brighton, GB The Great Escape (Concorde 2) TICKETS Friday 15 London, GB Oslo SOLD OUT Saturday 16 London, GB Oslo TICKETS Monday 18 Exeter, GB Phoenix TICKETS Tuesday 19 Birmingham, GB Hare & Hounds TICKETS Wednesday 20 Newcastle, GB Cluny TICKETS Friday 22 Hebden Bridge, GB Trades Club TICKETS Saturday 23 Liverpool, GB Liverpool Sound City TICKETS Thursday 28 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS Friday 29 Nimes, FR This Is Not A Love Song Festival TICKETS June Monday 01 Ljubljana, SI Kino Siska TICKETS Tuesday 02 Zagreb, US Mochvara TICKETS Wednesday 03 Budapest, HU A38 Ship TICKETS Thursday 04 Vienna, AT Arena TICKETS Saturday 06 Porto, PT Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS July Friday 03 Gdynia, PL Open’er Festival TICKETS Sunday 12 Bruges, BE Cactus Festival TICKETS

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