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  • 'Girl in a Band' is Kim Gordon's unconventional self-creation tale

     'Girl in a Band' is Kim Gordon's unconventional self-creation tale
    Feminism never actually promised women they could have it all, but Kim Gordon seemed to nail it anyway. A founding member of the long-running experimental rock group Sonic Youth, she had the successful band, the devoted husband (her bandmate Thurston Moore), the golden family. On the side, she directed music videos, started a fashion label and mounted gallery shows of her artwork.
  • Review: 'Girl in a Band' by Kim Gordon

    Review: 'Girl in a Band' by Kim Gordon
    To women of a certain age and sensibility, Kim Gordon — bassist and vocalist for the era-defining art-rock band Sonic Youth — wasn't just a girl in a band, she was the girl in the band, an icy blonde commanding the stage in a striped...

    Review: Sleater-Kinney at the Riviera

    Review: Sleater-Kinney at the Riviera
    A few minutes into Sleater-Kinney’s concert Tuesday at the sold-out Riviera, a rarity occurred: guitarist Carrie Brownstein smiled. Just behind her, Janet Weiss was shaking her head like a Muppet while battering her drums. To Brownstein’s...

    Kim Gordon on her new memoir, 'Girl in a Band'

    Kim Gordon on her new memoir, 'Girl in a Band'
    Kim Gordon is a founding member of Sonic Youth, visual artist, feminist icon, mother and fashion trendsetter. Now she can now add "memoirist" to her list of accomplishments. Her new "Girl in a Band," not only offers insight into music, art, the shifting...

    Patti Smith rekindles some Roxy magic

    Patti Smith rekindles some Roxy magic
    Writer, singer and rock 'n' roll disciple Patti Smith returned to the Roxy in West Hollywood nearly 40 years after her first set at the Sunset Strip club. That show, on Jan. 30, 1976, was broadcast on FM radio and later pressed onto a bootleg LP. This one...