Espresso Youth

Anne Elizabeth Moore channels 100% of her frustration over Sonic Youth’s decision to sign a recording deal with Starbucks into a thorough critique for In These Times. Frontman Thurston Moore, who claims Starbucks is “the new record store” might have a point: This article in the NY Sun, headlined “Mom-and-Pop Music Stores Slump in iPod Age,” pays homage to the shops that once dotted the landscape of Sonic Youth’s hometown. Where have they gone? And have you seen any Starbucks in Greenwich Village lately?