Noise rock giants Sonic Youth, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal 1988 album "Daydream Nation", are launching a series of events. Among these things, there's a live audio and video archive now available via nugs.net. Audio releases include live recordings of their 1988 CBGB show in New York, their 2007 Glasgow show—which is also available as a video—and 2011’s concert at the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn.
Sonic Youth’s Steven Shelley said in a statement:
Through the years and as the times changed we recorded our live shows as often as we could, on cassettes, DATs, CD-Rs and later on multi-track recorders. We collected fan-generated audience tapes, shady bootlegs and anything we could get our hands on. We now maintain an archive of hundreds of hours of Sonic Youth concerts and we’d like to share some of our favorites.
Sonic Youth are also commemorating the 30th anniversary of Daydream Nation by selling gear and memorabilia, releasing test pressings of the LP, and multiple film events surrounding the album in select cities.