LEE RANALDO BAND (of Sonic Youth)

(((folkYEAH!))) & Brick & Mortar Present in SF

LEE RANALDO BAND (of Sonic Youth)

Matt Baldwin, 3 Leafs

Wed, April 11, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 18 and over

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LEE RANALDO BAND (of Sonic Youth)
LEE RANALDO BAND (of Sonic Youth)
Founding member of Sonic Youth, now in 30th year; composer/visual artist/writer etc. Recent live performances with partner Leah Singer, Contre Jour, have been large scale, multi projection quadraphonic sound+light events, with Lee performing suspended electric guitar phenomena.
Lee’s visual and sound works have been on view this year in gallery and museum shows in Bratislava, Slovakia; Auckland, New Zealand; Salt Lake City, Tampa, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.
Other recent solo recordings include Les Anges Du Peche: Thurston Moore/Jean-Marc Montera/Lee Ranaldo: guitar duets [Dysmusie, 2011]; and Afternoon Saints: The Shirley Jangle (with Christian Marclay, Gunter Muller, David Watson) [Kraak, 2009].
Sonic Youth’s most recent recordings include Simon Werner a Desparu, a film soundtrack [SYR9, 2011] and The Eternal [Matador 2009]. Lee’s latest collections of writings, How Not To Get Played On The Radio [SoundBarn, 2011], and Against Refusing [Waterrow Press, 2010], enlist internet spam as a springboard for poetry. A major collection of Lee’s writings and poetry will be published by Salt Press [U.K.] in late 2012.
Matt Baldwin
Matt Baldwin
Matt Baldwin is an exceedingly talented acoustic guitarist with his haunting, intoxicating solo debut. He is the visionary wildcard of today's solo guitar music, the ambitious fever dreamer, the serpent in the grass. He is featured on Tompkins Square's 2006 Berkeley Guitar LP. He covers Krautrock legends Neu! 'Weissensee' ,Metal Vikings, Judas Priest 'Winter', and he culls inspiration from Prog heroes,Yes, on the closing epic 'Rainbow'. His music comes on like a creeping moss, verdant but threatening, comforting yet unsettling. Matt Baldwin, raised in California's rustic Pacific Grove, educated in the alternative mecca of Berkeley, sits in the center of this quiet, swirling scene. Towering tall with long blonde locks, he conjures from his axe dark and mystical realms. He calls his music 'New Age', and he may not be joking.

In Matt's work, his role as interpreter is just as crucial as his role as originator. His bold 10-minute cover of Neu’s ‘Weissensee’ and his epic dobro-driven and feedback-overloaded version of Judas Priest’s ‘Winter’ from Paths of Ignition were game changers for a man that felt stifled by association with the solo-guitar purists. On Night in the Triangle, Matt once again expands on the visions of his forebears with daring treatments of songs by The Durutti Column and Conrad Schnitzler.

The visionary wildcard of today's solo guitar music scene, Matt continues to make music that is at once verdant and threatening, comforting yet unsettling. To quote Cope once again, "this so-called folkie Matt Baldwin druid is nothing less than a one-man Heavy Metal Band!...Brothers’n’sisters, it’s fucking heroic. These Great Fists of Matt make Ben Chasny sound like Marge Proops in comparison."
3 Leafs
3 Leafs
3 Leafs is a music collective based largely in spontaneous composition. We have been playing around the bay area and west coast since 2005 and have 5 releases available: Space Rock Tulip (lp), Eat the Earth (cdr), Titular Lines (cdr), Canal Smarts(lp) and SPAA(cdr).
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/