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At 7PM on Monday, March 2, Kim Gordon brings her national book tour to Seattle. She will sit down with Sub Pop USA author/Sub Pop founder Bruce Pavitt at the the Neptune (1303 NE 45th Street) to discuss her memoir, Girl in a Band

“Kim tells her story of life as an artist and as one of the first women of rock and roll. As a founding member of Sonic Youth, she and the band played an integral role in building a vocabulary of music – paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts. Gordon opens up as never before, examining the route from girl to woman in uncharted territory – music, art career, marriage, motherhood, what partnership means – and what happens when that identity dissolves.”

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Pavitt documented Sonic Youth’s beginnings and rise to indie royalty in his Sub Pop fanzine and subsequent Subterranean Pop columns in Seattle’s the Rocket throughout the 1980s. The complete reprints of both publications can be found in SUB POP USA: The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology, 1980–1988. Copies will available for sale at the Neptune, courtesy of Elliott Bay Books.

SUB POP USA can also be ordered at

Bruce Pavitt is also the author of photo journal Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989, a micro-history of the 1989 Nirvana/TAD/Mudhoney Heavier than Heaven European tour. Order both books together and receive a sweet SUB POP USA book bag RIGHT HERE.


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