Thurston Moore and Meg Baird will lead an impressive lineup of solo artists/bands performing at Philadelphia’s Latvia Society at a memorial concert and record release party for the late Jack Rose, who passed away of a heart attack at only 38 years old last month.
As Pitchfork reported, Rose had signed to Thrill Jockey for the release of his 10th LP, Luck in the Valley, before his unexpected death. “Luck In The Valley: A Record Release Party And Memorial Concert” will take place the day before Valentine’s Day, about three weeks before the album’s scheduled release date (Feb. 23). Tickets will be available on Monday here.
But before Moore plays that memorial show, ArtsBeat reports that he and the rest of Sonic Youth will share the stage with Lou Reed and John Zorn at Brooklyn’s St. Ann’s Warehouse later this month at a benefit concert for Beat poet and former Fugs member Tuli Kupferberg, who is struggling to pay medical bills after suffering two recent strokes that left him blind.
Sonic Youth, Zorn, and Reed? Now that’s a brilliant lineup, I say. Perhaps it’ll make Thurston’s next “Best of” list.