Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley and Director Lance Bangs To Visit IFI
The Irish Film Institute (IFI) will welcome drummer Steve Shelley of iconic band Sonic Youth and acclaimed director Lance Bangs to the cinema on Saturday, March 2 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of acclaimed record Daydream Nation.
Over the course of their career, Sonic Youth created a body of work that arguably did more than any band since The Velvet Underground to explore the potential of rock music in blending the melodic with the abrasive. Despite their refusal to compromise on an experimental approach born of the New York No-Wave scene from which they emerged, the band soon came to critical and commercial success, in the process becoming hugely influential figures in alternative music.
The evening will include a programme of films related to Daydream Nation, with excerpts from the Bangs-directed concert film along with Charles Atlas’s documentary Put Blood In The Music.
Tickets, costing €16, are now available by following this link or from the IFI Box Office on 01-6793477.