Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Watch What May Be (But Hopefully Isn't) The Final Sonic Youth Concert Ever

More photos and a review of their (hopefully not last) NYC show over here... 

We've all been closely watching for any updates on the fate of the legendary Sonic Youth since it was first announced that Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon had separated. To date, their short South American tour was the only thing the band had planned for the remainder of the year, with plans beyond that left uncertain.

Well as of last night, that South American tour came to a close with a 70-minute set at the SWU Music & Arts Festival in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and that set may just be the very last show Sonic Youth will ever play. (Hopefully not though.) Thankfully, YouTuber luiselma captured the TV broadcast of the set in its entirety for fans around the world to take in what might just be the end of one of the greatest bands in history.

Check out all three parts of the set below, along with a setlist. Having been to the most recent (but hopefully not last) NYC show this past summer, I can say with certainty that there will never be another band quite like Sonic Youth. Thanks to Slicing Up Eyeballs for the tip.











Setlist: Sonic Youth, SWU Music & Arts Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 11/14/11

1. “Brave Men Run”
2. “Death Valley ’69″
3. “Sacred Trickster”
4. “Calming the Snake”
5, “Mote”
6. “‘Cross the Breeze”
7. “Schizophrenia”
8. “Drunken Butterfly”
9. “Starfield Rd.”
10. “Flower”
11. “Sugar Kane”
12. “Teen Age Riot”

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