Avant-garde jam band Sonic Youth and electronic-pop tunesmith Dntel (Jimmy Tamborello of the Postal Service) will be playing a free concert to benefit KXLU-FM 88.9 (Loyola Marymount University's campus station) at Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade Urban Outfitters, Saturday, July 21 (time as yet unknown). It's part of the nationwide Free Yr Radio program (with support from Toyota Yaris, too), which aims to raise funds for non-commercial stations.
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Touring behind the reissue of their highly acclaimed 1988 album Daydream Nation, which they will execute in its entirety at LA's Greek Theater July 20, Sonic Youth will perform a 30-minute set of material that spans their 25-year career. Dntel, who used to host a program on KXLU, is slated to do a DJ set.
"My experience at KXLU was easily the most valuable part of my education," says Tamborello in a press release. "I met all of my friends there because it was a whole community of other people obsessed with music. I shudder to think of where I'd be now if I'd gone to some other school and not had the experience I had at KXLU, so I'm glad I can be a part of a program like Free Yr Radio that's giving some support to help keep college radio alive."
"KXLU-FM 88.9 is thrilled to be a part of Free Yr Radio," says KXLU General Manager Daisy Buchanan. "The program will be fun and entertaining and will bring attention back to true indie radio."
Entry to the show will be permitted to those who present an official event invitation, which can be accessed and printed from www.freeyrradio.com. Store capacity will determine the number of fans who'll be admitted, so it's advisable to get there early.