Updated on 8/3 with more video
As you all know, this summer shit is damn near over. No more gloriously revealing tank tops, block barbeques to craftily juice ribs from, and a lot less drinking in the street. Basically, it was time for the Celebrate Brooklyn series at Prospect Park to bring that ill, free goodness. Prospect Park free shows seem to always rip skulls. We really can't explain it, but as we entered the mammoth-ass line for SONIC YOUTH last night, we kinda had that feeling shit was gonna pop off - after all, Celebrate BK has never led us astray and Sonic Youth just rule hard. And umm, well, I think The Youth may have actually murdered some fools cause their set last night slayed! Chock full of classics, nearly empty on new songs this was our best show of the season (much similar in quality to the mighty Animal Collective's asswhomping from last year).
Ripping through a ton of deep album cuts and otherwise rarely played joints, The Youth basically blew the balls off the park with a ridiculously tight set. Watching this band and knowing they've been together for 30 years and seeing them manage to tear it down, never relenting on the freakouts, looking confident and cool as fuck, one can't help but conclude this is the best American rock band of our generation. As a nod to their awesomeness, Thurston mumbled as an aside "noise gig in Bushwick tonight". Nothing more nothing less. Perfect.
So, behold in glorious quality Sonic Youth ripping through the 12 minute closer "Expressway to Yr. Skull", the classic Daydream Nation romp "Silver Rocket", and the smoldering beauty from Evol, "Shadow of a Doubt".
Cross The Breeze
Shadow of a Doubt
Express way to your Skull