Alt.rock pioneers play first of three nights as part of the ATP season

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[b]Sonic Youth[/b] played the first night of a three date residency at London’s Roundhouse last night (August 30).

Playing as part of the [b]Don’t Look Back Festival[/b] organised by All Tomorrow’s Parties, the band were reprising their 1988 double album [b]Daydream Nation[/b].

Starting with ‘Teenage Riot’ – highlights from the album included Hendrix tribute ‘Hey Joni’ and ‘Eric’s Trip.’

Afterwards, Sonic Youth were joined by new bass player Mark Ibold, formerly of [b]Pavement[/b], for a set of material from new album [b]Rather Ripped[/b].

They played only one track from their the rest of their past back catalogue – ‘Mote’ from 1990’s ‘[b]Goo[/b]’.

“That’s enough of our old shit!” commented guitarist [b]Thurston Moore[/b].

For Uncut.co.uk’s [b]full report[/b] on the show – click here for Reviews Editor John Robinson’s blog.

Sonic Youth play the Roundhouse again tonight (August 31) and tomorrow (September 1).

The full set list last night was:

Teen Age Riot

Silver Rocket

The Sprawl

Cross The Breeze

Eric’s Trip

Total Trash

Hey Joni

Providence

Candle

Rain King

Kissability

Trilogy – Wonder/Hyperstation /Eliminator Jr

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Incinerate

Reena

Mote

Do You Believe In Rapture

Jams Run Free

Pink Steam

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Shaking Hell

Other bands to feature in the series of events include the House Of Love and Cowboy Junkies.

Pic credit: Shot2bits