SONIC YOUTH - SAO PAULO 2011 (Final Concert)

February 20, 2013 – 4:33 am

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

Sao Paulo 2011 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the SWU Music and Arts Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil; November 14, 2011. Very good soundboard.

In October 2011, when Matador Records reported that while Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon were separating, the label’s statement noted the band would still play South America, but that “plans beyond that tour are uncertain.” For those who had followed Sonic Youth, this is the group’s last concert - not exactly going out with a bang but fans would no doubt want a copy of this. At least they will have those shards of noize and feedback at the end of Teenage Riot.

While a lossless audience recording of this show has circulated, this soundboard version (unfortunately offered lossy) came from the kind folks at livebootlegconcert.blogspot - many thanks! It is probably extracted from a TV broadcast.

Thanks also to craig61 for the front cover (modified here).

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Brave Men Run (In My Family) (7.1MB)
Track 02. Death Valley ‘69 (10.1MB)
Track 03. Sacred Trickster (4.4MB)
Track 04. Calming the Snake (6.8MB)
Track 05. Mote (7.1MB)
Track 06. ‘Cross the Breeze (18.3MB)
Track 07. Schizophrenia (8.6MB)
Track 08. Drunken Butterfly (6.3MB)
Track 09. Starfield Road (5.3MB)
Track 10. Flower (7.6MB)
Track 11. Sugar Kane (15.9MB)
Track 12. Teenage Riot (18.6MB)

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  1. 4 Responses to “SONIC YOUTH - SAO PAULO 2011 (Final Concert)”

  2. More Sonic Youth! Awesome! Thanks BIGO!
    Looks like they were definitely going for a career retrospective, here. The four times I saw them, they tended to play mostly stuff from their latest album, with only a few forays into the back catalogue (I recall one show where they played nothing but unreleased material, mostly from their then upcoming album A Thousand Leaves).

    By YogaforCynics on Feb 20, 2013

  3. hey bigo, thanks!

    i checked out the link woodstock posted on new york studios show, and no luck on b’ham, al 7.12.09. i saw atlanta 7.13.09 in flac posted.

    i did download montreux, switzerland 7.12.00 from there. it’s a good show. jim o’rourke plays on it. remember you offered two shows by him from tokyo? he lives there now. he’s a chicago improviser who relocated to nyc in 2000 when he joined sonic youth.

    there’s one song i think he wrote on that otomo yoshihide show you offered too.

    i can use the complete zappa-stockholm 9.14.84. i have i think a partial fm broadcast of it on a cd-r. it’s missing two songs. it’s a good show. i saw it on zappa teers, but i’m not good with flac or torrents. if you can’t find the complete show, post the 17 track version, that’d be enough for me.

    i’ve been listening to zappa-stockholm 1988. it’s a real good one and 3 discs.


    By Ed Saad on Feb 20, 2013

  4. Your right,not a great show to end with but until they DO get back together,this is indeed a historic show.I have two shows that I would like to put up - Austin 87 and NYC 92…how do I go about sending them in for everyone to enjoy?

    By Couz on Feb 21, 2013

  5. Going to see Thurston’s NEW band tonight in ATL and this is a nice primer - thank you!

    By Grant on Mar 9, 2013

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