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Sonic Youth: 30 Years of Daydream Nation

01/11/19
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Crosstown Arts Theater
1350 Concourse Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation, filmmaker Lance Bangs will present a program of Daydream Nation-related films on January 11th. After the screening, local Grammy Award-winning writer and filmmaker Robert Gordon will moderate a Q&A with Bangs and Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley.

The program will include a Put Blood In The Music documentary excerpt  from 1989 (a new restoration). Lance Bangs will also present excerpts from his new concert film of the band performing the album in its entirety in Glasgow in 2007. A few unseen gems from the band’s archives will round out the bill.

Doors at 7 pm | Screening at 7:30 pm

Thanks to Lance Bangs and Sonic Youth, we are grateful to be able to offer this event as a fundraising opportunity to support Crosstown Arts’ ongoing events and programming.  A donation of any amount to Crosstown Arts will secure your seat (while supplies last!). For tickets, click HERE to make a donation that will support our ongoing arts and music programming.

About the film: 
Sonic Youth released their sixth album, Daydream Nation, 30 years ago on October 18, 1988. The album was an immediate critical success. Lance Bangs’ new Sonic Youth concert film Daydream Nation presents the band performing the double album in Glasgow in August 2007. Bangs blends HD footage shot in Glasgow with fragments of personal Super8mm and 16mm from his archives of Sonic Youth over the decades.

Sonic Youth released their sixth album Daydream Nation on October 18,1988. The album was an immediate critical success. Robert Palmer wrote in Rolling Stone that it “presents the definitive American guitar band of the Eighties at the height of its powers and prescience.” Time has not dimmed the album’s luster: It was selected to the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry in 2005 and in 2013 Consequence of Sound declared “the record simply rules.”

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