Tag: Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo to play benefit concerts for Japan

As death tolls climb and concerns about radiation mount in Japan, Sonic Youth, Keith Richards, Yo La Tengo and many other artists have announced benefit concerts or other disaster-relief initiatives.

Posted in HeadCount Community

Should I Play Or Should I Go?

If half of the states in our nation enacted legislation like Arizona’s SB1070, that could make principled touring a lot more challenging and costly.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Human Rights, Music and Activism

The Fugs: America’s First Radical Folk-Rockers

Co-founded by Tuli Kupferberg and Ed Sanders in Manhattan’s East Village, the Fugs invented hippie political activist folk-rock in 1965 with their grammatically incorrect Folkways debut, The Village Fugs Sing Ballads of Contemporary Protest, Point of Views, and General Dissatisfaction. The group’s releases through the end of the decade combined protest music, English literature, and…