Sonic Youth: 30 Years of Daydream Nation

With drummer Steve Shelley, filmmaker Lance Bangs, and Sonic Youth archivist Aaron Mullan in attendance! The show on Saturday 10/20 is sold out, an encore screening has been added on Sunday 10/21.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the release of Sonic Youth's album Daydream Nation , the Hollywood Theatre, filmmaker Lance Bangs, and SY archivist Aaron Mullan present a program of Daydream Nation-related films. Two are rarely-screened archival pieces from 1989, in brand new restorations. Lance Bangs will also present excerpts from his new concert film of the band performing the album in its entirety in Glasgow in 2007. A few unseen gems from the band’s archives will round out the bill.

PUT BLOOD IN MUSIC - 1989 documentary on the downtown New York music scene, directed by Charles Atlas. A unique collage of music, performance and commentary.

ON RUST - From Dutch Television. Sonic Youth got some of their first European exposure via Holland.

DAYDREAM NATION - Director Lance Bangs' Sonic Youth concert film presents the band performing the titular double album in Glasgow on August 21st and 22, 2007. Bangs blends HD footage shot in Glasgow with fragments of personal Super8mm and 16mm from his archives of Sonic Youth over the decades.

Sonic Youth performed Daydream Nation in its entirety less than 20 times during a 2007 tour, often at festivals or outdoor venues.This document captures one of the few indoor club performances; a setting SY member Thurston Moore always claimed was the type of venue for which the songs were written. Glasgow had been a great city for the band’s tours, and the live sets shown in the film received a 5 star review in the Guardian.

"Daydream Nation" the film features multitrack audio of this material with a fidelity beyond any 1980's documents, and offers a performance of this material by musicians who are simply more experienced and more adept with their instruments. The joy of the band and the audience are a sight to behold; the band and the fans joined together in celebration of this landmark album.

Assistive Listening
Wheelchair accessible


Saturday, October 20