When bands come to the annual South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX, all of them are hailed as being groundbreaking
and innovative and possessing the most inimitable stage presence ever seen. There is a great deal of hyperbole thrown around,
some of it earned and some of it unjustified. There gets to be so much hyper attention paid to acts that some fans have a
hard time identifying the authentic from the hype. But when Chelsea Light Moving took the stage in Austin, everyone was in
accord these guys were the real deal. True rockers of incredible ability, Chelsea Light Moving is a band that knows how to
put on a rock concert, and with concert tickets
from StubHub, you can see them perform live and watch them live up to the hype!
It might be a bit odd for some to see a 54-year-old man killing it onstage, and not in the retro rocker way or the aging
hipster way - straight up killing it. The man is Thurston Moore, one of the founding members of Sonic Youth and now at the
helm of Chelsea Light Moving, a band of exceptional talent that critics and fans are chomping at the bit to get more from.
Their music has quickly become the talk of the underground rock town, gobbling up awards and rallying fans to their cause
of unpretentious, awesome rock n' roll.
What you hear the first time you listen to Chelsea Light Moving is not the same thing you're going to hear the second time,
or third, or fourth. That's the power of Chelsea Light Moving's music, that like any good book or movie or other art form,
the music presents something new to the listener every time, opening up a new window through which to hear the sounds and
consider what's being said. Chelsea Light Moving didn't set out to make such deep, layered and resonant music. They just did
it, because they're phenomenal musicians and they want nothing more than to make the very best music.
There's a distinct natural synergy of the melodies and notes in Chelsea Light Moving's music. Anyone who has seen them
perform live has remarked how the band played a sound that seemed so familiar yet was completely fresh and unique and also
very organic, that the music came together seamlessly. This is what a great band is supposed to do, not a group of individuals
playing loudly and discordantly but a concentration of blinding talent that play as one.
Sonic Youth was easily one of the most influential bands in alternative rock's formative years, and while alt rock may
have grown into an amorphous genre with no central axis, Thurston Moore and his bandmates in Chelsea Light Moving are here
to bring back some good old fashioned alt rock while taking it in a bold new direction. Their sound is a no frills and all
chills rock n' roll hammering beat that stays with you for days, the kind of music you find yourself coming back to again
and again. And the only way to truly appreciate these modern rock masters is to see them live. Get your rock tickets from StubHub to see Chelsea Light Moving light
up the stage!