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The Telegraph: Review: YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND, Royal Festival Hall, London

by Marc Lee, The Telegraph, 15 June 2013

★★★★

The history of bands featuring a mother and son in the line-up is brief. There was Lieutenant Pigeon, who had a number-one hit in 1972 with Mouldy Old Dough (on honky-tonk piano, Mrs Hilda Woodward); four decades on, there’s the revived Plastic Ono Band, with octogenarian Yoko Ono on lead vocals and her son, Sean Lennon, among the (relatively) youthful bunch of rockers filling the stage behind her.

It must have been a challenge growing up in the shadow of a departed pop legend (John Lennon was murdered when Sean was five) while being looked after by such a famously, epically eccentric character as Yoko.

She got up to some pretty weird stuff – plenty of which was revisited in a lengthy montage of film clips that heralded the opening gig in this year’s Meltdown festival at the Southbank, […]

The Guardian: Review: YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND, Royal Festival Hall, London

by Alexis Petridis, The Guardian, Saturday 15 June 2013.

★★★★★

Towards the end of her set, Yoko Ono performs her 1974 song Yes, I’m a Witch, as a duet with the rapper Peaches. The latter towers over Ono in a pair of vertiginous studded platforms, interspersing her verses with approximations of Ono’s various patented vocal styles – screaming, groaning, that uniquely harrowing bleating noise – while behind her, The Plastic Ono Band, whose current lineup features both Ono’s son Sean Lennon and Japanese musician and producer Cornelius, crash away. It all sounds furious and defiant. “You know,” says Ono quietly, after it ends, ” I wrote that song when you guys were really attacking me.”

There doesn’t seem any danger of that happening in the Royal Festival Hall. The audience roar delightedly when she arrives onstage, after the screening of a short film […]

YOKOKIMTHURSTON


VIDEO (above): Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore – Mulberry

Live at The Orpheum Theater, Los Angeles, 2nd October 2010, as part of YOKO ONO’s ‘We Are Plastic Ono Band’ concert with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band and Special Guests.

“Mulberry is an ideal piece of noise music. As it is freeform, we are able to bring out maximum energy to wake up the world. I did it a few times with Thurston. But Kim’s involvement gave a new dimension to it. We soon got the idea of doing an album together, and we have – called YOKOKIMTHURSTON.”
Yoko Ono, June 2012



Yoko Ono & Thurston Moore – Festival Dates August 2013

Yoko Ono & Thurston Moore are playing 4 Festival dates in August 2013, combining vocals, guitar, drums and spectacular visuals from Yoko and Thurston’s film archives. […]

Concerts & Appearances

26 July 2014
Fuji Rocks Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Yoko Ono, Keigo Oyamada, Yuko Araki, Yumiko Ohno, Pika, Nels Cline & Yuka Honda.

29 June 2014
Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, UK
Yoko Ono & Yo La Tengo

25 March 2014
Café Oto, London, UK
Yoko Ono, Nels Cline & Talvin Singh

23 March 2014
Café Oto, London, UK
Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore & Steve Shelley

22 March 2014
Café Oto, London, UK
Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore & Steve Shelley

3 Oct 2013
Terminal 5, NY, USA
Guest appearance at The Flaming Lips show
Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Charlotte Muhl & The Flaming Lips

3 Oct 2013
The Late Show with David Letterman, NY, USA
‘Cheshire Cat Cry’
Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Charlotte Muhl & The Flaming Lips

15 Sept 2013
Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
TAKE ME TO THE LAND OF HELL album launch concert
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band with Earl Slick, Nels Cline, Jared Samuel.

19 Aug 2013
Huvila Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Yoko Ono & Thurston Moore

18 Aug 2013
Huvila Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Yoko Ono & Thurston Moore

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