The sort of rocking art-punk event we’re accustomed to seeing at Walker Art Center, indie-rock heroine Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth fame will bring her new music project Body/Head to the other big museum in town, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, for a Feb. 27 concert. Her guitar-driven duo with Bill Nace will perform in the MIA’s 600-capacity Reception Hall, where Dessa also recently performed. Tickets ($20) go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. via ArtsMIA.org.
Following recent appearances at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Detroit’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Body/Head was picked to kick off a new series called Sound.Art.MIA, a pet project of contemporary art curator (and former Walker staffer) Elizabeth Armstrong. Gordon reportedly requested local banjo experimentalist Paul Metzger to open her first Twin Cities gig since the 2011 break-up of Sonic Youth.
Body/Head's experimental, frayed debut, "Coming Apart," came out in September on Matador Records. This Pitchfork.tv video is a good teaser of what to expect of their live show.