The Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’ inspired many cover versions, from artists as diverse as Jimi Hendrix and The Flaming Lips. uDiscover celebrates some of the best.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star captures how far Sonic Youth were willing to push against commercial forces with their noise-rock agenda.
Being ahead of their time, too offbeat for mass consumption, or through plain old bad luck – some artists became wildly influential without becoming household names.
The Japanese artist has been a touchstone of popular culture for more than half a century.
'Kim Gordon: Lo-Fi Glamour' marks the first solo art show in North America for the Sonic Youth co-founder.
Our list of the best female bassists includes key players in punk, funk and lyrical rock, and headed by one of the most versatile musicians to ever pick up the instrument.
The best political punk songs have stood the test of time, remaining wholly relevant in an era when politics thrives on lies and confusion.
It wasn’t easy for musicians to be openly feminist – or, indeed, to be openly women. But right from the start, they’ve been there...
Other celebrities involved are Steve Buscemi, Ben Stiller, Jarvis Cocker and Jeff Tweedy.
The alt-rock icons are offering over 200 pieces of gear used on tour and in the studio between 1988 and 2011 and loads more.
With several albums and a decade’s worth of experimental music behind them, Sonic Youth hijacked the grunge mainstream with ‘Dirty’.
Dubbed ‘Sonic Youth: 30 Years of Daydream Nation’, the programme takes place on 20 October in Portland, Oregon, at the Hollywood Theatre.
Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell’s evocative 1969 composition had history even before the Carpenters recorded their version.
Too often remembered for its clichés, 80s music actually has far more to offer than many remember – and it's cooler than you think.