A multi-award-winning experience of what it’s like to live in constant fear, from rookie Hungarian director László Nemes
Various Artists: All Tomorrow's Parties : Los Angeles UCLA
Television dazzle with a set spanning everything from ‘Little Johnny Jewel’ to a life affirming version of ‘Marquee Moon’. They may be close to retirement age, but NYC’s greatest black-clad rock’n’rollers sure show young pretenders like The Strokes
just who’s boss. Unfortunately it’s downhill from there, as the Ashton Brothers All-star Stooges Revue - a supergroup featuring one J Mascis - proceed to butcher the legacy of Detroit’s favourite sons. A cover of ‘1969’, with[/a]
’s Josh Homme on vocals is plain awful.
On day three, Sleater-Kinney debut a new set of breakneck buzzsaw anthems, while seminal country-rock innovators Big Star spark off an outbreak of frenzied dancing with their nostalgic set of infectious pop. Meanwhile, a contrary - Aphex Twinplays a magnificent set of intense electronica from behind a plain white screen.
By day four, everyone seems about to drop - but not before Mike Watt ruins everything with an abominable version of Television’s ‘Venus’. Thankfully, the curators close the show with a brilliant set, sounding far more straightforward and rock than they’ve been in years. ‘The Empty Page’ is [a]Sonic Youth’s greatest moment since the ‘Daydream Nation’ LP, while ‘Mote’ is classic old-skool noise. Textbooks away, math-rockers: as Thurston says, this weekend was all about "hot licks, pure noise, and sweet thunder". Bang on.
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