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KIM GORDON (USA) - 2ND SHOW

Thu 25 Jul, 2024 7:30 PM

Northcote Theatre

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KIM GORDON (USA)

Mistletone & Triple R present

KIM GORDON (USA)

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All shows at Northcote Theatre are standing room unless otherwise specified
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Mistletone & Triple R present
KIM GORDON
(USA)

Mistletone & Triple R proudly present legendary musician and multi-disciplinary artist Kim Gordon, bringing The Collective tour to Northcote Theatre. Kim Gordon’s second solo album The Collective out now on Matador) advances her world building with producer Justin Raisen (Lil Yachty, John Cale, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Charli XCX, Yves Tumor), with Raisin’s damaged, blown out dub and trap constructions playing the foil to Gordon’s intuitive word collages and hooky mantras, which conjure communication, commercial sublimation and sensory overload. “On this record, I wanted to express the absolute craziness I feel around me right now,” says Gordon. “This is a moment when nobody really knows what truth is, when facts don’t necessarily sway people, when everyone has their own side, creating a general sense of paranoia. To soothe, to dream, escape with drugs, TV shows, shopping, the internet, everything is easy, smooth, convenient, branded. It made me want to disrupt, to follow something unknown, maybe even to fail.” 

Since co-founding the seminal Sonic Youth in the early 80s, Kim Gordon has remained at the nexus of music, art and (more recently) books and film. To quote Kathleen Hanna: “Kim Gordon is kind of like a shark, in that she needs to keep swimming. She needs to keep making art. It’s just who she is. What Kim’s doing is totally, absolutely normal. What’s not normal is when women or people who are marginalized in other ways have stopped making art for reasons having to do with ageism or sexism. We’re not witnessing a miracle, we’re witnessing what happens when the thing that’s supposed to happen is just allowed to happen.” 

Kim Gordon’s debut album No Home Record (2019) received wide-ranging critical acclaim from The New York Times ("The art star queen of New York cool”), The Guardian (***** “brilliantly weds noise textures to pop dynamics”), Sunday Times (“brutally good - Album Of The Week"), Vogue (“immediate, loose, and liberated....as ferocious as she’s ever been”) and Pitchfork ("thrilling solo debut lives at the vanguard of sound and performance - Best New Music”). Her artistic output includes her 2015 memoir Girl In A Band which debuted in the #1 spot on the NY Times Bestseller List; acting in Gus Van Sant’s film Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot; making music as one half of Body/Head alongside Bill Nace; opening multiple solo exhibitions at internationally renowned museums; and hosting a public sale of her iconic wardrobe, with all proceeds going to the Downtown Women’s Centre in Los Angeles.

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