THURSTON MOORE & CHARLES HAYWARD
Celebrating 40 years of bringing fans, artists and music together in shops across the country and now the globe, Rough Trade are making this landmark birthday about you. The champions of all that’s raw and innovative are presenting a series of extra special nights of collaborations and performances from the likes of John Grant and Wrangler, Scritti Politti and Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, The Raincoats collaborating with Angel Olsen and more.
Taking over the intimate stage at The Social, they bring together two iconic musicians for a very special Monday evening, Thurston Moore and Charles Hayward. Moore spent thirty years fronting the groundbreaking and unaccountably influential Sonic Youth, in addition to numerous collaborative and experimental side-projects and running the SYR imprint as well as his own Ecstatic Peace label.
Hayward has been a prominent figure in British music for over thirty years, playing drums for the likes of Gong, as well as his own Rough Trade signed This Heat for whom he was a founding member. He’s worked as an engineer on sessions for everyone from The Raincoats to Everything But The Girl, and shares Moore’s dedication to the art of improvisation.
With Rough Trade DJs James Endeacott, Simon Russell, and Amy Hurst on the decks, you’ll never see a night like this again.
Presented by Eat Your Own Ears & Rough Trade.
This is an 18+ event.