A Conversation With Kim Gordon Comes To The Music Box Theatre

By Gina Provenzano in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 23, 2015 10:30PM

It's no secret that as a founding member and bassist of Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon paved the way for an entire generation of female artists and rockers. Those inspired by her three decades of contributions to the visual arts and indie music scenes can see Gordon in person as she discusses her new book Girl in a Band at the Music Box Theatre. The event sponsored by The Chicago Humanities Festival will be hosted by WBEZ alum and current CHF Program Director Alison Cuddy on Thursday, Feb. 26.

The evening will kick off with a special performance by Alex Lund of Girls Rock! Chicago, followed by a conversation on Gordon's memoir which explores everything from Gordon's childhood in Southern California to her life as a visual artist in the 1970s to her eventual move to New York, where as the bassist and founding member of Sonic Youth she helped define the post-punk genre. The memoir also details Gordon's 27-year marriage to fellow Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore and their sudden, surprising breakup in 2011.

Tickets start at $18 and are now available through The Music Box Theatre and The Chicago Humanities Festival.