CONTEST OVER Win tix NOW to see Thurston Moore and Chelsea Light Moving March 5

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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We can hardly believe it either, but we’ve got two tix for the March 5 show with Thurston Moore‘s new band, Chelsea Light Moving.

Moore is the founder of Sonic Youth. The band’s other guitarist,  Keith Wood, is a former Ashevillian and Static Age Records employee.

Two tickets now to the first lucky person who can tell us what artist inspired the “Sonic” part of the Sonic Youth name.

Only commenters who have not won anything from Ashvegas in the last 30 days are eligible to win. Please use your correct first and last name when you comment, so we know who to hold your tickets for.

Ticket contests on Ashvegas (USUALLY) happen at 9 a.m. and/or 3 p.m on select weekdays only, though we reserve the right to run a contest anytime.

March 5 is also the release date of the new record from the band. Via NPR, check out a first listen of their new album.

Via Matador Records, listen here:

Groovy & Linda
Frank O’Hara Hit
Empires of Time

More from the Grey Eagle:

Chelsea Light Moving

CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING is the current group led by Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore. He is the songwriter and plays over-amped hyper electric guitar and sings with raw-glam-destructo vocals. The band is a four piece featuring Samara Lubelski, who has played violin with TM on his last two solo LPs (Demolished Thoughts and Trees Outside The Academy) and with Chelsea Light Moving plays deep psyche pop metal bass guitar. Keith Wood, who records under the aegis Hush Arbors, plays electric guitar with a pick forged from angel wing and John Moloney, aka “Pegasus”, approaches the drums like an asteroid hurtling toward Earth. The first CD self-titled was recorded in two spurious sessions with engineer Justin Pizzoferrato in Sone Lab, a killer studio in Easthampton MASSACH– — USETTS. 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.

Talk Normal

9pm. $12 advance / $15 day of show.

Advance tickets available online and at our local outlets.

Standing room only.

 Grey Eagle link.

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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  1. scott sonnone February 27, 2013

    MC5’s Fred “Sonic” Smith

    1. scott sonnone February 27, 2013

      awww…so you’re going to do something fun for me too, right? pretty please.

  2. Clint Thorman February 27, 2013

    Glenn Branca?

  3. incited February 27, 2013


    1. Jennifer Saylor February 27, 2013

      Incited, we were looking for Fred “Sonic” Smith, but we weren’t specific and will accept your answer as correct. Stay tuned for more info!


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