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Premiered September, 2003

Quintessential alternative rockers, Sonic Youth, celebrate free-form experimentalism while reinforcing their performance-art driven tradition in this Soundstage performance. The band, which settles just outside the realm of definition, delivers a part rock, part free-form noise, part avant-garde punk performance which features a new song "Sympathy for the Strawberry." Following Sonic Youth, Chicago-based Wilco take the stage with their blend of idiosyncratic pop sounds from their most recent album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Highlights include "War on War" and "Jesus." The critically acclaimed group reveals not only inimitable musicianship, but also a wide range of music with hints of country, rock, punk and, perhaps most of all, experimentalism.