The forthcoming memoir from Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon is a little heavy-handed on some of her peers. After slamming everyone from Billy Corgan to Courtney Love, it's now been revealed that she also slights Lana Del Rey, saying "she doesn't even know what feminism is" and asking, "Why doesn't she just off herself?"
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.
Diana Krall is notorious for her almost-androgynous croon that spills into her songs and interpretations. Coming out Feb. 3, Krall and producer David Foster preserve a certain "soft-rock spirit" but also do much to echo the past without forcing it into the present on Krall's forthcoming LP, 'Wallflower.'
In Kim Gordon's earlier release, "Is It My Body?," published by Sternberg Press, she said a memoir was in the works. Thankfully, Harper Collins and Gordon have announced a release date for the forthcoming Girl in a Band: February 24, 2015.
One of his earliest recordings, The Black Ark (1969), under alto saxophonist Noah Howard's leadership, ushered him onto the scene, yet subtly so. Though the time between his first and second recordings may not have garnered too much popular attention, his 1978 debut of Alabama Feeling is highly regarded and much sought after in terms of a physical copy.
Remaining successful in the modern world is no easy feat. In order to be a successful artist today, one must stay relevant. But what does that mean, you may wonder?
While the impact Hurricane Sandy had on the east coast lingers on, Americans west of Pennsylvania (and certainly down in Australia) may still have a hard time contextualizing the carnage.