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Kim Gordon releasing ‘Girl In A Band’ memoir, going on book tour (two NYC dates included)

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, no stranger to authoring books, is releasing a new memoir on February 24 via Dey Street Books called Girl In A Band, presumably named for the ill-advised question female musicians are often asked in interviews that Kim sarcastically sang about on "Sacred Trickster" ("What's it like to be a girl in a band...

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Viv Albertine (The Slits) & Steve Hanley (The Fall) wrote memoirs; ex-Fall members form Brix & the Extricated

I do not read as many books as I'd like (or should) but I did manage to finish a couple of post-punk related memoirs over the holidays, both of which I highly recommend...

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Mr T Experience release new song; Dr. Frank releasing a new book, celebrating live w/ Chris Gethard, Mikey Erg, more

Lookout! Records pop punk vets The Mr. T Experience haven't released an album since 2004, but this week they dropped a new song, "King Dork Approximately," that you can stream below...

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NYC bookstore The Strand now selling vinyl

The Strand is a NYC institution, selling "18 miles of books" for 87 years. They've just announced that some of that yardage will now be devoted to vinyl:We cater to bibliophiles, now we need to cater to audiophiles...

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Peter Hook reviews former New Order bandmate Bernard Sumner’s new autobiography (“disappointing”)

As mentioned, New Order singer Bernard Sumner has just released autobiography Chapter & Verse (which some retailers are listing the title as Divided Joy: Chapter & Verse) that goes from his childhood through his time in Joy Division and New Order, including his contentious relationship with ex-bassist Peter Hook. Billbo......

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Bob Odenkirk wrote ‘A Load of Hooey,’ touring including stop at NY Comedy Fest; ‘Better Call Saul’ music video debuting

Best known by your dad as shady lawyer Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad, comedy fans know Bob Odenkirk as one-half of Mr Show, a writer on SNL, and all-around secret weapon character actor...

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NY Art Book Fair returning to MoMA PS1 w/ Thurston Moore, IUD, Prince Rama, Psalm Zero & more

Thurston Moore at Prospect Park in 2010 (more by Lori Bally)

The ninth annual NY Art Book Fair is happening from September 26-28 at MoMA PS1 with a preview being held the evening of September 25...

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Lena Dunham, Matt Groening, Neil Gaiman & others having conversations at BAM

The Brooklyn Academy of Music has announced:Bestsellers, trend-setters, celebrities, visual wizards, and story-tellers converge at BAM in three wide-ranging, one-night-only events in the winter of 2015...

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Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle wrote a novel, going on book tour, including free NYC reading w/ John Hodgman (dates)

Mountain Goats main man John Darnielle has always been a storyteller, it's a wonder he's never written a book before now. Yet Wolf In White Van is his first novel...

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John Cleese, Herbie Hancock, Lena Dunham & more appearing at BAM’s “Unbound” literary series

A new literary series called "Unbound" will bring "today's most renowned authors to Brooklyn for the exclusive national launch of their latest works" to BAM from September 21 - November 4...

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