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


[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’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



Rain King


Trilogy – Wonder/Hyperstation /Eliminator Jr





Do You Believe In Rapture

Jams Run Free

Pink Steam


Shaking Hell

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

Pic credit: Shot2bits