2024 Festival Event

Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore – ‘Sonic Life: A Memoir’

The founding member of alternative rock band Sonic Youth which formed in 1981, Thurston Moore defined the sound and music identity of a new generation. He joins music specialist Roger Miles of Olympic Records to talk about his memoir Sonic Life. Thurston traces his career from his teen years as a music obsessive in smalltown America to living in a world of post- punk bohemia in pre-gentrified Manhattan. The book details Thurston’s personal history of alternative rock in America and the music that defined an era.

Thurston Moore - Sonic Life

Roger Miles is a music specialist who runs Olympic Records in Barnes, selling vintage and new vinyl records of all genres and decades.

Roger Miles
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2024 Festival Schedule

4pm

4.30pm

6pm

8pm

12n

2pm

4pm

6pm

8pm

10am

12n

2pm

4pm

6pm

8pm

A printed version of this schedule can be found on the back of the programme booklet available at the Barnes Bookshop, 98 Church Road.