Tom Carter Benefit: Chelsea Light Moving, Steve Gunn, White Out
Wednesday, September 12
Better than: Wishing this week's Sonic Youth communiqué was a tour announcement.
It's been almost a year since Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore called it quits. The split, of course, has stalled Sonic Youththe band hasn't played since November of last year and, despite the impending release of an archival live album, has no plans to tourbut it's also freed up the individual members to hit harder with their own projects, which is exciting. Moore's latest band, Chelsea Light Moving, rolled into Brooklyn on Wednesday to play a benefit for Charalambides guitarist Tom Carter, a show that doubled as its New York debut. Like Sonic Youth, the group is dark and loud and noisy and blunt. Unlike that dormant rock juggernaut, Chelsea Light Moving is here and now, hungry and alive.