KINGBLIND: Music, Art & Entertainment Music News, Album & Concerts Reviews, MP3's, Music Videos, Art / Entertainment and much more! Giveaway:: SONIC YOUTH and our friends at Filter Magazine are proud to announce our latest contest! It’s a super prize pack from SONIC YOUTH!! Here is what you win. A T-Shirt, 7″ Vinyl Single (Signed by the band!!!!) and their new CD “Rather Ripped”… WOW.. TOO COOL!!

Send an email to kingblind(at) with SONIC YOUTH in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the message. If you forgot either the subject line or body of message info your entry will be deleted. We will pick the winner at random.. GOOD LUCK!! (Contest open to U.S. Residents only please)

About Sonic Youth::

The years have been kind to Thurston and co. Not only in the fact that none of them have managed to end up looking like Iggy Pop (I mean, helllooo, Kim Gordon). But after a career spanning over 15 releases, they still have it in them.

On their latest release, Rather Ripped coming out June 13, 2006, Sonic Youth retain their back-to-basics scuzzed up feel, but in a more mature, and dare we say it mainstream approach. The band have culled their experimental sonic endeavors into balanced pop perfection.

Listen for yourself on the band’s new single “Incinerate”:

US Tour Dates (more to be announced):

June 13th – New York, NY – CBGBs
June 14th – Philadelphia, PA – Starlight Ballroom
June 15th – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
June 17th – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
June 18th – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Arts& Music Festival
June 19th – Atlanta, GA – Earthlink Live
June 21st – Tulsa, OK – Caine’s Ballroom
June 23rd – Austin, TX – Stubbs BBQ
June 24th – Dallas, TX – Gypsy Ballroom
June 26th – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
June 27th – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
June 29th – Missoula, MT – UM Theatre
June 30th – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
July 3rd – Sacramento, CA – Empire
July 4th – Reno, NV – The Theatre @ Reno Hilton
July 6th – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena w/ Pearl Jam
July 7th – San Diego, CA – Cox Arena w/ Pearl Jam
July 9th – Los Angeles, CA – Forum w/ Pearl Jam
July 10th – Los Angeles, CA – Forum w/Pearl Jam
July 13th – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara County Bowl w/ Pearl Jam
July 16th – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Civic w/ Pearl Jam
July 18th – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Civic w/ Pearl Jam
August 3rd – Cleveland, OH – Kuyahooga Festival- Blossom Music Center
August 5th – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza Festival

6/13 Tall Firs support
6/14-19 Be Your Own Pet support
6/23-7/4 Awesome Color support

ALSO: Stay tuned next week for our Wolfmother giveaway!!