This event took place on Saturday 2nd March 2019.
Over the course of their career, Sonic Youth created a body of work that arguably did more than any band since The Velvet Underground to explore the potential of rock music in blending the melodic with the abrasive. Despite their refusal to compromise on an experimental approach born of the New York No-Wave scene from which they emerged, the band soon came to critical and commercial success, in the process becoming hugely influential figures in alternative music.
Celebrating the recent thirtieth anniversary of the band’s seminal Daydream Nation album, the IFI is delighted to welcome filmmaker Lance Bangs (director of Slint documentary Breadcrumb Trail) and Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley to present a programme of films related to the album, with excerpts from the Bangs-directed concert film along with Charles Atlas’s documentary Put Blood In The Music.
Tickets €16, free list suspended.