Win Tickets: Lee Ranaldo @ Swedish American Hall Giveaway!
Lee Ranaldo is performing at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco! Ranaldo – composer/visual artist/writer etc – is a founding member of Sonic Youth, now in its 32nd year. Although songwriting and performing with his band The Dust (Steve Shelley, Alan Licht, Tim Lüntzel) is his current focus, Lee also premiered a new work “Hurricane Sandy Transcriptions,” for Berlin-based string ensemble Kaleidoskop (with Lee on guitar) at the Holland Festival in June 2013, with more performances to follow in spring 2014. Lee continues to perform experimental events with partner Leah Singer as well. Their recent live performances have been large scale, multi projection quadraphonic sound+cinema events, with Lee performing suspended electric guitar phenomena.
Thankfully, I can also use this platform to apologize to Ranaldo for belligerently tugging at his jean jacket (repeating, “where do I know you from?”) in excitement when he was meandering the Beautiful Losers exhibit at YBCA back in 2005. I was just so damn excited to see him. I’m ever so sorry, Mr. Ranaldo. If it makes you feel any better, I have never tugged at a jean jacket before or after. But, it probably doesn’t make you feel better. Here’s your chance to enter the Lee Ranaldo @ Swedish American Hall Giveaway!