KIM GORDON In Brussels – 5 Reasons Why This Is The Best Concert Of 2022 (So Far)

1 June 2022

With a delay of one year (due to the pandemic) KIM GORDON landed in
last Sunday for a flabbergasting show, nothing less than awesome.
Here are 5 reasons why it’s Turn Up The Volume‘s best concert of 2022 (so far).

1. Kim Gordon‘s 2019 debut solo album No Home Record was Turn Up The Volume‘s numero uno longplayer of that year. So, it was an amazeballs surprise she played it
almost in its entirety, with Hungry Baby as one of my fav tracks. Kimtastic.

2. Her band was a perfect fit for her wayward electro-industrial-noise-rock brain-heart-soul twists. Tight and firm with a cast iron force, and, as we like it, with the decibels turned up, like here…

3. Gordon‘s focus was striking as she wanted to have control over the whole performance, second per second. She definitely was in control. She came to play, not to tell endless stories between songs like many artists do, seemingly not understanding that it breaks
the flow and swagger of their set.

4. Kim didn’t go for an easy triumph by playing songs of the (fantastic) band she was in for 30 years (1981-2011). No need if your solo work (as mentioned above) is that grandiose, including her latest single Glass Jeans. But I must say that near the end she started to sway her guitar producing that trademark Sonic Youth turbulence for some moments, but this was Sonic Gordon at work making the crowd go ballistic with her distorted havoc.


5. The psychedelic/film noir razzmatazz on the huge screen in the back visualized
the electricity on stage tremendously well, a bonus to complete the stellar spectacle.

After 60 minutes of bloodcurdling Kim Gordon pizzazz we all left in awe.
You could hear the crowd buzzin’ on the way out. Wow!

Oops, almost forgot to say there’s actually a 6th reason why this is this my best live experience of the year so far. Aged 69, Kim still looks and moves as cool as fuck. Fact!


KIM GORODN: Instagram

(all concert photos by Turn Up The Volume)

Waking Up With… KIM GORDON In My Head

Works faster then caffeine

(Photo by Turn Up The Volume)

30 May 2022

Natural born rock icon KIM GORODN played in Brussels last night.

And Turn Up The Volume was there just in front of her. She looks
still cool as fuck and this was the best concert I saw this year (so far).

Just flabbergasting. A phenomenal noise fest. No wonder that Kim‘s
most recent single GRASS JEANS was still ramming in my head
this morning.

Kim Gordon rules…


New striking strokes

22 May 2022

Erica Dawn Lyle (ex-Bikini Kill) and Vice Cooler (XBXRX) joined forces for their upcoming benefit album Land Trust: Benefit For NEFOC. It comes out 3 June and counts 16 songs, every one with a different vocalist.

The duo invited artists such as Katie Alice Greer, the Linda Lindas, Alice Bag,
Kathleen Hanna and the Breeders’ Kelley Deal
to participate.

Former Sonic Youth heroine Kim Gordon also features
on the benefit album with a slo-mo industrial whopper
called Debt Collector.

Impressive stroke…


Album out 3 June – pre-order here


A year older

28 April 2022

KIM ALTHEA GORDON was born 68 years ago in Rochester, New York.

Widely know for being a prominent member, along with her ex-husband
Thurston Moore of prodigious noise-addicts Sonic Youth (1981–2011 / 15 LPs).

After the band’s split the blonde heroine played with several short-lived groups
(Free Kitten, Body/Head, Glitterbust) before canning her first ace solo album No Home Record three years ago. It was Turn Up The Volume‘s numero uno longplayer of 2019.

Three great Kim moments to celebrate her birthday…

(Sonic Youth, 1990)

(From solo album, ace live version)

(Sonic Youth, 2006)

KIM GORDON: Facebook – Spotify

(Image on top: cover of her 2021 single ‘Grassing Jeans’)

J MASCIS and KIM GORDON Share Two Collaborative Drills – ‘ABSTRACT BLUES’ and ‘SLOW BOY’

New striking strokes

11 December 2021

Alt icons KIM GORDON and Disonaur Jr‘s main man J MASCIS
have added two more tracks to the crowded Sub Pop Singles Club.

Two collaborative compositions. Two electric-powered garage-rock
drills with Mascis torturing his guitar and Gordon howling (Slow Boy)
and hounding (Abstract Blues).

SLOW BOY was originally released on a 2015 EP, curated
by shoe brand Converse, called ‘Cons EP Vol. 3’…

ABSTRACT BLUES was written last
year and played live at a benefit event…

Both on Spotify

SUB POP: Full Singles Club List (so far)

KIM GORDON Still Cares And Invites You To Do So With Jarring Jam ‘GRASS JEANS’

Daily electricity to load your batteries

5 December 2021

Who: Iconic rock heroine who was a pivotal member of noise legends
Sonic Youth (1981-2011) and who was married with its guitarist/songwriter
Thurston Moore for 27 years. After the split Gordon she formed Body/Head
and worked on several other projects.

Back in 2019 her solo debut album No Home Record came
out and was Turn Up The Volume‘s Album Of The Year.

Gordon has a new single out now titled GRASS JEANS,
with all of this month’s proceeds going to Fund Texas Choice.

“I often get asked, “Can music change things for people in a political landscape?”
Hell yes it can. But it takes a listener, an audience to make it anything. So please
join me in helping to protect and keep accessible a woman’s right to choose her fate
by purchasing this song and supporting Fund Texas Choice and their collective efforts
to secure abortion access for all. Thank you. It means so much, ”
says Kim.

Grass Jeans echoes Sonic Youth with its ongoing electrical Krautrock groove
boggling your mind from beginning to end while Gordon‘s spellbinding vocals
add an ominous vibration to this turbulent piece. Jarring jam!

Push the button here, people…

KIM GORDON: Facebook