Date: Friday, September 24th, 1999 City: Austin, Texas, USA Venue: Ceremony Hall
wow.. just got back from the show. amazing! exhausting! TOTALLY experimental set of about 85-90 min. show was in a small church hall... sound was really clean... about 200 or so freaks in attendance... t. sat on his amp the entire show, forcing, coercing, and creating the most amazing sounds i have ever come out of a guitar. parts of it were really hard to listen to.. (loud, repetitive car alarm-sounding banshee wails.) other parts were mellower, almost sonic youth-sounding riffs.. jim o'rourke was making some really freaky sounds as well from his laptop(!?). ikue mori was, as far as i could tell (couldn't see that well), getting these freaky percussion sounds from some sort of electronic gadgetry. this show was unlike anything i have ever seen... pretty damn cool to see this stuff in austin... Return to the Sonic Youth Concert Chronology.