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Girl in a Band: Former Sonic Youth Bassist Kim Gordon Hits the Road with Memoir

Kim Gordon: Girl in a BandKim Gordon, best known as Sonic Youth’s bassist, is heading out on a tour of a different kind in February — a book tour.

The noise rock queen now recording in Body/Head has penned a memoir, called Girl in a Band, which she’ll discuss in an 11-stop book tour featuring Q&A sessions with literary, music, and art professionals, according to Rolling Stone. For example, on March 5 in Santa Monica, she’ll talk with Aimee Mann (also known to play bass).

The book promises a look at not only Gordon’s music, but also her time in Sonic Youth, her past marriage to fellow Sonic Youth member Thurston Moore, her relationship with her daughter and more. Girl in a Band will be released Feb. 24.

Kim Gordon’s Girl in a Band Book Tour Dates:

DateLocationVenue/Details
February 23Brooklyn, NYGreenlight Books/BAM Cinematek (with Margaret Bodde)
February 24New York, NYThe Strand (with Elissa Schappell)
February 25Chapel Hill, NCFlyleaf/Cat’s Cradle (with Jon Wurster)
February 26Chicago, ILChicago Humanities Festival (with Alison Cuddy)
February 27Austin, TXBookPeople (with Terry Lickona)
March   1Albuquerque, NMBookworks/University of New Mexico (with Samantha Carillo)
March   2Seattle, WAElliott Bay Books/The Neptune (with Bruce Pavitt)
March   3Portland, ORPowell’s Books (with Jon Raymond)
March   4San Francisco, CAJCC San Francisco (with Carrie Brownstein)
March   5Santa Monica, CALive Talks LA (with Aimee Mann)
March   7Los Angeles, CAMOCAtv (with Bennett Simpson)

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