The saga of Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon has been back in the news lately (and by “the news,” we mean Pitchfork and Brooklyn Vegan). Thurston says he’s now in a “really romantic place” but next month, he’ll step into a not-all-that-romantic place: John Zorn’s East Village hole-in-the-wall, The Stone. As it turns out, Kim’ll be there too — about a month later.
On April 17, the lanky manboy guitarist, who dropped a video in February and will release a solo album in June, will play two solo sets at The Stone, as part of the William S. Burroughs Centennial (the whole lineup for the WSB100 can be seen here).
Then, on May 7, Kim Gordon plays the Avenue B nook with cellist Okkyung Lee, who’s curating the venue May 6 to 11. Computer cacophonist Ikue Mori — who has also collaborated with both Gordon and Moore — will play the early show at 8 p.m. and Gordon goes on at 10 p.m.
It’s actually not the first time the exes have been slated to play the same venue within weeks of each other — it happened at Union Pool over the summer. If you’re wondering what to expect from Gordon, go on and revisit the last 13 minutes of Body/Head’s show there.