Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth: 30 Years Of Daydream Nation @ The IFI

The IFI hosts a special screening of Daydream Nation-related films on Saturday March 2nd

Along with conversations with Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and director Lance Bangs, you can expect excerpts from Bangs’ Daydream Nation 2007 concert movie and Sonic Youth’s contributions to Charles Atlas’ 1989 New York noise scene documentary Put Blood In The Music, among others.

Over the course of their career, Sonic Youth created a body of work that arguably did more than any band since The Velvet Underground to explore the potential of rock music in blending the melodic with the abrasive. Despite their refusal to compromise on an experimental approach born of the New York No-Wave scene from which they emerged, the band soon came to critical and commercial success, in the process becoming hugely influential figures in alternative music.

Celebrating the recent thirtieth anniversary of the band’s seminal Daydream Nation album, the IFI is delighted to welcome filmmaker Lance Bangs (director of Slint documentary Breadcrumb Trail) and Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley to present a programme of films related to the album, with excerpts from the Bangs-directed concert film along with Charles Atlas’s documentary Put Blood In The Music.

Tickets are were €16, but unfortunately it’s now sold out – you might get lucky if you contact with a second 5pm screening just gone on sale via the IFI box office directly on 01-6793477.

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