Kurt Vile, Kim Gordon and Steve Gunn play The Velvet Underground’s ‘Sister Ray’ live – watch

There were also collaborations between Parquet Courts, Sonic Youth and Woods at Ground Control Touring's 15th anniversary

Ground Control Touring’s 15th anniversary celebration Wednesday night (December 2) featured collaborations between its various artists, including Parquet Courts, Kurt Vile, Kim Gordon and Waxahatchee.

Held at New York City’s Webster Hall, the event took place across three stages, with 19 of the agency’s acts coming together to perform.

Collaborations included Parquet Courts and Lee Ranaldo performing Sonic Youth’s ‘Mote’ and ‘Eric’s Trip’; Parquet Courts’ frontman Andrew Savage and Woods performing Neil Young’s ‘Powderfinger’; Kurt Vile, Kim Gordon, Steve Gunn and Woods’ Jarvis Taverniere performing The Velvet Underground’s ‘Sister Ray’; Woods and Vile performing Bob Dylan’s ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’; and Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves collaborating with Rainer Maria.

Several clips of these collaborations have emerged – see them below:

#parquetcourts and #leeranaldo playing “Eric’s Trip” by #sonicyouth together last night in NYC

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Meredith Graves (@gravesmeredith ) + Rainer Maria (@caithlindemarrais @williamkuehn ) = this #gct15 #rainermaria

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A documentary about Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo is set for release this month. The film was directed by Arnaud Maguet and produced by French band Hifiklub, who Maguet provides visuals for.

Set in Ranaldo’s home city, New York, In Doubt! Shadow Him! follows the same “drift” style that Maguet has been renowned for in previous films such as Plans Make Gods Laugh, a film about Queens Of The Stone Age’s Alain Johannes.

The documentary features appearances from Lee Ranaldo And The Dust’s guitarist, Alan Licht and composer Phill Niblock, who has previously worked with Ranaldo. The film is set to an original soundtrack by Ranaldo and Hifiklub and was recorded at the Sonic Youth studio in New York. Watch the trailer below:

IN DOUBT, SHADOW HIM!_TRAILER from hifiklub on Vimeo.