Thurston Moore Wants to Invite Alice Cooper to Your Birthday Party

Chelsea Light Moving is down to "detonate" basements

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Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

Last month we learned that Thurston Moore's other band Chelsea Light Moving has set a release date for their forthcoming eponymous LP debut: March 5, via Matador Records. Along with a handful of MP3s from the release — see separate posts on "Burroughs" and "Groovy & Linda" — we also shared a snippet of the group's artfully penned bio, which included a line now proving to be quite clutch: "The band is ready to detonate any birthday party, wedding or hullaboo in any country, planet or stratosphere that doesn’t support right wing extremist NRA sucking bozo-ology."

Our pals at Brooklyn Vegan had the chutzpah to ask if the band really would go so far as to play someone's personal event and, well, Moore was paying attention. Matador has confirmed, via Twitter, that the Sonic Youth ax-slinger/singer took to the site's comments section to accept the challenge. His addition sparked a firestorm of responses, some alleging that the post was fraudulent, but most requesting that Chelsea Light Moving play his or her own garage, dorm, basement or whatever. Here's the message from Thurston:

"i'm in London now - but i'm heading to east coast USA feb 16 -- gonna conspire with the band and matador and figure out where to do this -- i'm thinking sick house basement birthday party --- gonna see about inviting some heavy peeps like alice cooper, negative approach, savages (from france!), trash kit (from uk!), ZZZs (from japan!) -- or at least some local, wherever that may be, killer krusherzzzz!!! insanity approaches!!!!!"

Indeed, and it has a name. Chelsea Light Moving will be moving soon. Dates below.

Chelsea Light Moving tour dates:
March 2 — Hoboken, New Jersey @ Maxwells
March 4 — Charlottesville, Virginia @ The Southern 
March 5 — Asheville, North Carolina @ Grey Eagle
March 6 — Raleigh, North Carolina @ Kings Barcade
March 7 — Savannah, Georgia @ Savannah Stopover
March 8 — Atlanta, Georgia @ The Earl
March 10 — Denton, Texas @ 35 Denton 
March 19 — Los Angeles, California @ Echoplex
March 20 — San Francisco, California @ Great American Music Hall
March 22 — Portland, Oregon @ Doug Fir
March 23 — Seattle, Washington @ Neumos
March 27 — Minneapolis, Minnesota @ Triple Rock
March 29 — Chicago, Illinois @ Empty Bottle
March 30 — Detroit, Michigan @ Magic Stick
March 31 — Toronto, Ontario @ Lee's Palace
April 2 — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania @ Mr. Smalls
April 4 — Washington, DC @ Black Cat
April 5 — New York, New York @ Bowery Ballroom
April 7 — Boston, Massachusetts @ The Sinclair

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