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.
One of punk’s biggest achievements was in balancing gender equality, allowing charismatic female punks to break through and speak with authority.
Indie music is one of pop’s most nebulous genres. Initially a home for misfits on the outskirts, indie has gone mainstream – and shows no signs of stopping.
While both the US and UK continue to claim the land rights, punk has proved an agent of change on a far wider scale, and its impact has been felt in all...
The notion of DIY music stretches back to 19th-century flutes made from bird bone, through punk anarchy and the digital revolution.
We celebrate the iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – that have become almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
Unlike most other eras, the notion of 90s music is hard to pin down. Oddball and eclectic, the decade defies easy categorisation, but it’s this cross-pollination of sounds that left a boundary-breaking...
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.
His dissonant, guitar-based music would not only become a key figure on the No Wave scene, but provided the basis for much of Sonic Youth’s early music.