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  1. Kim Gordon's tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | San Diego CityBEAT

    Kim Gordon's memoir, Girl in a Band, begins and ends with her divorce from her longtime husband and bandmate Thurston Moore. he break up also spells the end of their band, Sonic Youth, an indie mainstay of the musically tumultuous '80s and '90s.

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  2. Kim Gordon closes chapter on Sonic YouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Stuff.co.nz

    I've just finished reading Kim Gordon's memoir, Girl In A Band . I'd recommend it - you might not even have to be a Sonic Youth fan, though why you wouldn't be I don't know.

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  3. 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback First DriveThe Right Car for the Right AudienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | Motor Trend

    ... I felt pandered to. Even the car's name was an attempt at being cool by association, bringing to mind indie band Sonic Youth and Sonic the Hedgehog. But enough about the Sonic's early marketing campaign. How is the car itself, especially now that ...

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  4. How English folk rock star Laura Marling lost and found herself in some California dreamingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | The Age

    ... a new death, as described by long-time east coast dweller, but Californian by upbringing, Kim Gordon of the band Sonic Youth, in her memoir Girl In A Band . "I've always felt that something genetically instilled and inbred in Californians - that ...

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  5. Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon At The NeptuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    Seattleites turned out in force recently to hear from and ask questions of alt-rock deity Kim Gordon. Gordon is a musician, artist, record producer and one of the founders of the band Sonic Youth.

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  6. Watch Carrie Brownstein Interview Kim Gordon On Her Memoir Girl In A BandRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Stereogum

    Last month, Kim Gordon published her memoir, Girl In A Band , a book that chronicles the Sonic Youth member's life as an artist, musician, and mother, as well her romantic relationship with bandmate Thurston Moore. On March 10, Gordon was interviewed by Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein at San Francisco's Jewish Community Center as part of their Arts & Ideas lecture series.

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  7. Book review: Kim Gordon is more than just a - Girl in a Band'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Salt Lake Tribune

    As the front woman for influential indie band Sonic Youth for three decades, Kim Gordon had a ringside seat as experimental music left the grimy clubs of New York and went mainstream with the help of MTV and Lollapalooza in the 1980s and 1990s. Married to band co-founder Thurston Moore for 27 years, the duo seemed to have the perfect rock-star marriage - until it unraveled in 2011, devastating fans.

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  8. A 'Girl In A Band': Kim Gordon On Life After Sonic YouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. When two members of a band are married, what happens if the marriage ends? The band Sonic Youth had to break up after the marriage of founding members, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, broke apart in 2011.

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  9. Kim Gordon On Divorce, Art And Life After Sonic YouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Switched

    Kim Gordon wants to get a burger at the Apple Pan, a tiny burger joint on Los Angeles' West Side that opened in 1947 and which she began frequenting as a kid. She leans forward on her stool to catch the counterman's eye: "I'll have a hickory burger, no cheese - and could I get a slice of raw onion on that?" Gordon, who played bass and shared vocals in the heroically inventive noise band Sonic Youth, is awesomely overdressed for the place: black top with a dramatic horizontal slit exposing her lower back; matching black miniskirt; black heels.

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  10. Kim Gordon is more than just a a Girl in a BandaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | The Day

    As the front woman for influential indie band Sonic Youth for three decades, Kim Gordon had a ringside seat as experimental music left the grimy clubs of New York and went mainstream with the help of MTV and Lollapalooza in the 1980s and 1990s. Married to band co-founder Thurston Moore for 27 years, the duo seemed to have the perfect rock-star marriage - until it unraveled in 2011, devastating fans.

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  11. Kim Gordon is more than just a 'Girl in a Band'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | Concord Monitor

    As the front woman for influential indie band Sonic Youth for three decades, Kim Gordon had a ringside seat as experimental music left the grimy clubs of New York and went mainstream with the help of MTV and Lollapalooza in the 1980s and 1990s. Married to band co-founder Thurston Moore for 27 years, the duo seemed to have the perfect rock-star marriage - until it unraveled in 2011, devastating fans.

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  12. Sympathy For The DevilsRead the original story

    Feb 28, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    ... artist and fashion trendsetter best known as the bassist in the now-defunct, longtime reigning indie band Sonic Youth , recently published her memoir Girl in a Band ; among other trenchant opinions expressed therein, she originally included a ...

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  13. Bookworks Presents Kim Gordon at UNM, 3/1Read the original story

    Feb 28, 2015 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Bookworks and the UNM Creative Writing Program Present Guitarist/Bassist, Kim Gordon, for her new Harper Collins Memoir Girl in a Band Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story--a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of Patti Smith's Just Kids . Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon opens up as never before in Girl in a Band .

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  14. Weekend picks for book loversRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | USA Today

    ... by the writer otherwise known as Lemony Snicket. A memoir from the co-founder of the hugely influential band, Sonic Youth. USA TODAY says ***. Gordon approaches her memoirs as she does her music, by defying expectations a most revealing at its most ...

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  15. The National are recording their Grateful Dead tribute w/ Will...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | Brooklynvegan

    ... looking like way more really exciting people are involved too. It had already been talked about to maybe include Sonic Youth guitarist and major Dead fan Lee Ranaldo , but it's now confirmed that he recorded at Dreamland with them too. Will Oldham ...

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  16. 5 Questions With A '90s Rock GoddessRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | Refinery 29

    Kim Gordon's icon status has incredible reach, as the marketers say - she was a member of the pioneering '90s art-noise band Sonic Youth ; while in the band, she and her husband, Thurston Moore, became pinups for hip couplehood and later, hip parenthood; she's a renowned visual artist . And, her personal style is unparalleled - she's collaborated with Surface to Air and been the face of Saint Laurent .

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  17. Book review: Kim Gordon is more than just a 'Girl in a Band'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | The Star

    AP Photo/Dey Street Books, Steve Double/Camera Press “Girl in a Band,” , by author Kim Gordon. As the front woman for influential indie band Sonic Youth for three decades, Kim Gordon had a ringside seat as experimental music left the grimy clubs of New York and went mainstream with the help of MTV and Lollapalooza in the 1980s and 1990s.

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  18. 20 Juicy Rock Memoirs That Don't Hold BackRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | NME

    'Girl In A Band' Sonic Youth co-founder and all-round badass Kim Gordon releases her excellent memoir this week, which details her fascinating life, as well as branding Billy Corgan a 'crybaby', questioning Courtney Love's mental health and Lana Del Rey's feminist credentials. Viv Albertine - 'Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys' The winner of the Book of the Year prize at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas, the former member of The Slits' autobiography sees her hanging out with the Sex Pistols and The Clash, as well as playing guitar in one of the most innovative bands of the punk era.

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  19. Kim Gordon on Divorce, Art and Life After Sonic YouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | RollingStone

    Kim Gordon wants to get a burger at the Apple Pan, a tiny burger joint on Los Angeles' West Side that opened in 1947 and which she began frequenting as a kid. She leans forward on her stool to catch the counterman's eye: "I'll have a hickory burger, no cheese and could I get a slice of raw onion on that?" Gordon, who played bass and shared vocals in the heroically inventive noise band Sonic Youth, is awesomely overdressed for the place: black top with a dramatic horizontal slit exposing her lower back; matching black miniskirt; black heels.

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  20. New name for Namibian town is a tongue-twisterRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

    ... its name to ! "Girl in a Band" (Dey Street Books), by Kim Gordon As the front woman for influential indie band Sonic Youth for three decades, Kim Gordon had a ringside seat as experimental music left the grimy clubs of New York and went mainstream ...

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