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Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore has used the electric guitar in more interesting ways than most anyone else you could name in terms of using and abusing and expanding and transcending the traditional limitations of the instrument. As one of the founding members of Sonic Youth, Moore took what he had been learning with Glenn Branca and Swans and helped forge one of the most enduringly original sounds in rock music over the past three decades. Combining dissonance and outright noise with timeless melodies, Moore made the true underground more accessible. His latest album, Demolished Thoughts, a more or less solo effort, reveals in no uncertain terms Moore's ability to write solid pop songs gilded with introspective poetry and a lush melancholia — a halo of intimacy perfect for this small club appearance.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.