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Being a weeklie podcaste from Madison, Wisconsin featuring several remarkable curiosities therein occurring being a compendium of live music from divers artistes

Show #254: Sonic Youth in Madison

June 28th, 2012

5 sonic Show #254: Sonic Youth in Madison
(Photo found here.)

This week I am posting various shows related to the “Smart Sounds, Alt Music, Mad Scenes” exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum which looks at the alternative/hardcore scene in the Madison during the 1980s and 90s.

This is Sonic Youth recorded on 8 August 1985 at the Wil-Mar Center here in Madison. At least I’m pretty sure that’s where the gig was.


Brave Men Run (In my Family)
Death Valley ‘69
I Love Her All the Time
Ghost Bitch
I’m Insane
Kat N Hat
Brother James
Kill Yr. Idols
Expressway to Yr. Skull

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Sonic Youth

Video from Sonic Youth’s show here in Madison at Headliner’s is on YouTube. The date was 13 October 1987 and this is “Stereo Sanctity”.

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