I was contemplating the sound of today’s music recently. I was also listening to Sonic Youth. Check out these two Letterman appearances and tell me if you think they are still relevant (if you say “no” chances are you’re 15 years old or less).
At 32 years old I keep up with the current bands as best as I can. The fact is, though, I also have to continually go back to when music was exciting and it wasn’t such a stretch to do something new. If you don’t know Sonic Youth, Pixies, Pavement, Nirvana…or worse yet, you don’t know The Cure, Joy Division, REM …go listen and learn. Old school alternative/punk still rocks!