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Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon to Talk at BAM, Book Signing for New Memoir 'Girl in a Band'

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Feb 04, 2015 03:51 PM EST

Kim Gordon, founder and bassist of the iconic rock band Sonic Youth, will be holding a talk at BAM titled “Unbound: Kim Gordon” in conjunction with the release her new memoir Girl in a Band. Following will be a book signing.

The legendary Gordon will speak to the BAM audience about her influence and contemporaries, in connection with the release of Girl in a Band March 24. The show will feature an intimate conversation with the bassist interspersed with film selections. The event will be moderated by Margaret Bodde, film producer and executive director of The Film Foundation, and will be followed by a book signing.

The book will encapsulate myriad topics, including her split from Sonic Youth band mate and fellow husband Thurston Moore to New York City in the 1980s and '90s. Sadly, the band has been on hiatus since.

A description of the book was posted online:

"Telling the story of her childhood, her life in art, her move to New York City, her love affairs, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, and her band, this is a rich and beautifully written memoir. At the heart of the book is the examination of what partnership means -- and what happens when it dissolves. An atmospheric look at the New York of the '80s and '90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth, as well as the Alternative revolution in popular music that Sonic Youth helped usher in, paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts. One of the most revered people in modern rock and roll, Kim Gordon is also a highly regarded fashion icon, visual artist, and the source of much fascination."

“Unbound: Kim Gordon” will take place Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Tickets to the show are currently sold out, but additional seats may become available on the day of the talk and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis right before the show starts.

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TagsSonic Youth, Kim Gordon, BAM, Book Signing, Memoir, Girl in a Band, Thurston Moore

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