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Thurston Moore's new band available to "detonate" birthday parties, bat mitzvahs

Even though Sonic Youth is on hiatus, Thurston Moore’s still got bills to pay. At least, that’s hopefully the reason why his new band, Chelsea Light Moving, is advertising that it will play—or, rather, “detonate”—any birthday party, wedding, bar mitzvah, whatever. There are caveats, of course: The party or event has to be in a “country, planet, or stratosphere that doesn’t support right wing extremist NRA sucking bozo-ology.” But other than that, the band’s pretty much willing to play whatever backyard BBQ fans want to throw at it.

The band has a bunch of real tour dates coming up—there’s a list below—but that doesn’t mean there’s not still room on the schedule for Chuck E. Cheese stops, office happy hours, or breakfast-themed bagel blowouts. Interested parties can make their pitch either to the band’s booking agent or on Brooklyn Vegan, where Moore’s apparently been checking in on the comments to field requests. (Really.)


March 2—Maxwells—Hoboken, New Jersey
March 4—The Southern—Charlottesville, Virginia
March 5—Grey Eagle—Asheville, North Carolina
March 6—Kings Barcade—Raleigh, North Carolina
March 7—Savannah Stopover—Savannah, Georgia
March 8—The Earl—Atlanta, Georgia
March 10—35 Denton—Denton, Texas
March 19—Echoplex—Los Angeles, California
March 20—Great American Music Hall—San Francisco, California
March 22—Doug Fir—Portland, Oregon
March 23—Neumos—Seattle, Washington
March 27—Triple Rock—Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 29—Empty Bottle—Chicago, Illinois
March 30—Magic Stick—Detroit, Michigan
March 31—Lee's Palace—Toronto, Ontario
April 2—Mr. Smalls—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
April 4—Black Cat—Washington, DC
April 5—Bowery Ballroom—New York, New York
April 7—The Sinclair—Boston, Massachusetts

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