Concerts & Events

Wednesday, March 23, 2016  ♦  8:00 PM

Thurston Moore: Poetry Reading and Conversation

Old Town School Interiew Series
Hosted by Tony Sarabia of WBEZ

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000

  • Join Sonic Youth co-founder and underground cultural icon Thurston Moore in a candid conversation with WBEZ's Tony Sarabia. There will be copies of his limited edition book of lyrics and poems, Stereo Sanctity, available for purchase.

    On Thursday, March 24, the Thurston Moore Group featuring Deb Googe, Steve Shelley, and James Sedwards will perform at the Empty Bottle. Tonight's event at the Old Town School will be a conversation only.

    Thurston Moore

    Thurston Moore moved to NYC at 18 in 1976 to play Punk. He started Sonic Youth in 1980. He edited the music and literary fanzines KILLER, Sonic Death, and Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal and started the Ecstatic Peace records + tapes label.

    He is senior editor of Ecstatic Peace Library, the poetry imprint Flowers & Cream and has edited books at Rizzoli and Abrams. He has been on faculty at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in the summer writing program since 2011. His own writings have been published through various imprints.

    He has worked collaboratively with Yoko Ono, Merce Cunningham, Cecil Taylor, Rhys Chatham, 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 with Deb Googe from My Bloody Valentine, James Sedwards, and Steve Shelley entitled The Best Day was recently released by Matador Records. At present Thurston Moore resides in London. He has just published Selected Lyrics and Poems, called "Stereo Sanctity" due out in the North America this summer.

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000