It wasn’t exactly the day the music died, but for people who grew up thinking Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore’s marriage was an indestructible artifact from the glory days of the alternative 1980s and ’90s, Gordon’s revelation to Elle of what caused their marriage to crumble was pretty devastating:
Eventually, Gordon discovered a text message and confronted him about having an affair. They went to counseling, but he kept seeing the other woman. “We never got to the point where we could just get rid of her so I could decide what I wanted to do,” Gordon says. “Thurston was carrying on this whole double life with her. He was really like a lost soul.”
We understand if this all leaves you thinking love is dead, but hopefully you can find some sort of comfort in the songs of another Sonic Youth founder, when Lee Ranaldo plays Union Pool this Sunday. Even though we miss the rock stalwarts dearly, SY members have always put out some impressive solo albums, and Ranaldo’s most recent, 2012’s Between The Times And The Tides, was definitely no exception. Mellow, moody, and beautiful, it’s the perfect soundtrack to forgetting the crappy week that was for Sonic Youth fans, but also perfectly suited for a lovely April evening beneath the BQE.