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benefit honoring Kim Gordon at Issue Project Room full lineup revealed: J Mascis, Lizzi Bougatsos, Tim Barnes & more

Kim Gordon w/ Dinosaur Jr at T5 in 2012 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Kim Gordon

As mentioned a few times, there’s a benefit honoring Kim Gordon happening at Issue Project Room on November 13 and 14, and the full lineup has finally been announced. It looks like this…

On the first night (11/13), there will be a VIP reception at 7 PM which will feature Kim performing as a duo with drummer Tim Barnes (who has played with Jim O’Rourke, Silver Jews, etc), along with food and drinks by Rucola. Then at 9 PM, J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr will play a solo set, followed by Body/Head (aka Kim Gordon and Bill Nace) performing as a trio with no wave legend Ikue Mori. Tickets are available for the VIP reception and 9 PM concert ($250, but $150 tax-deductible), and also just for the 9 PM concert ($35).

Then, on night 2 (11/14), Kim will first perform as a duo with her Her Noise collaborator Jutta Koether, and will then do a trio set with I.U.D. (aka Lizzi Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance and Sadie Laska of Growing). Tickets for night 2 are available.

The week after the Kim Gordon benefit, there’s also the Body/Head show at MoMA (11/21), featuring a DJ set from Kathleen Hanna (The Julie Ruin, Le Tigre, Bikini Kill). Tickets for that show are still available, and you can also win a pair.

J Mascis just played a Brooklyn show with Speedy Ortiz last week (10/23) in celebration of Mishka’s new Dinosaur Jr clothing line. Dinosaur Jr will open for MGMT at Barclays Center (12/13) (tickets), and Dinosaur’s Lou Barlow will bring his other band, Sebadoh, to NYC when their tour hits Bowery Ballroom on Friday (11/1) (tickets).

Speaking of Gang Gang Dance side projects, Brian DeGraw’s new solo project bEEdEEgEE will make its live debut on November 30 at Glasslands. Since we last spoke, Mas Ysa was added to that show. Tickets are still available.

We also just posted some tributes/sentiments from Kim Gordon and other Sonic Youth members to Lou Reed.

Tonight (10/29) in NYC is also Lee Ranaldo‘s guitar clinic at Other Music, which starts at 8 PM.

Updated Body/Head dates are listed, along with a video of Kim Gordon playing “Don’t” with Dinosaur Jr at Terminal 5 in 2012, below…

Dinosaur Jr. – “Don’t” with Kim Gordon at Terminal 5 in 2012

Body/Head — 2013 Tour Dates
October Tuesday 29 Reims, FR La Cartonnerie
October Wednesday 30 Belfort, FR La Poudriere
October Thursday 31 Pau, FR La Centrifugeuse
November Friday 01 Lyon, FR Ninkasi Kao
November Saturday 02 Paris, FR Centre Pompidou
November Tuesday 05 Berlin, DE Bi Nuu
November Wednesday 06 Istanbul, TR Salon
November Friday 08 Wels, AT Unlimited Festival
November Sunday 10 London, UK Caf� Oto
November Wednesday 13 Issue Project Room Brooklyn, NY w/ Ikue Mori, J Mascis
November Thursday 14 Issue Project Room Brooklyn, NY (Kim Gordon collaborations)
November Thursday 21 New York, NY PopRally @ MoMa
December Saturday 14 North Adams, MA MASS MoCa @ Hunter Center

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