LYDIA LUNCH RETROVIRUS (Lydia, Weasel Walter, Bob Bert, Tim Dahl playing The Queen of No Wave’s discography!!)
Monday September 24th, 2018 @ Strange Matter
8PM Doors & DJ // 9PM Sounds
$12 in Advance // $15 Day of Show | 18+
For those of you who missed BRUTAL MEASURES open up for the mighty Grails at Strange Matter, never fear!! THE QUEEN OF NO-WAVE returns with her full ensemble LYDIA LUNCH RETROVIRUS who plays all of LYDIA’s classic band material including 8 Eyed Spy, Queen of Siam, 1313, Shotgun Wedding and of course TEENAGE JESUS & THE JERKS!! Stoked to have her back on our stage yet again with a cast of amazing players including WEASEL WALTER (The Flying Luttenbachers, Behold The Arctopus, XBXRX, 7000 Dying Rats, Lake of Dracula, Brutal Measures), BOB BERT (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks) and TIM DAHL (Child Abuse, The Hub)…what the fuck, right??! Richmond’s own VV will be opening for these legends as well as noise rock crushers HEX MACHINE! Also instead of a DJ we’ve enlisted NC noise/performance art ruler CLANG QUARTET who will give a new meaning to noise artists for those uninitiated!
LYDIA LUNCH’S RETROVIRUS: LYDIA LUNCH RETROVIRUS: AN ALL-STAR CAST OF SONIC BRUTARIANS IN A NO-HOLDS-BARRED SURVEY OF HER MUSICAL OUTPUT FROM 1977 TO THE PRESENT.
Including music from TEENAGE JESUS & THE JERKS, 8 EYED SPY, QUEEN OF SIAM, 1313 and SHOTGUN WEDDING.
Lydia Lunch has spent decades trolling through the sub/terranean sick-home black & blues creating a schizophrenic musical legacy which loops from shrill No Wave to bludgeoning Hard Rock, from smoky Jazz Noir and illustrated word to macabre Psychedelia.
Weasel Walter is best known as the founder of the cult punk jazz/no wave/brutal prog band, The Flying Luttenbachers. Mr. Walter has �also worked with other experimental rock groups like XBXRX, Behold The Arctopus, 7000 Dying Rats,Burmese, and Lake Of Dracula.
Bob Bert has pounded the skins for Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks, Knoxville Girls, fronted his own group Bewitched and has provided a unique rocking voodoo backbeat on over 30 albums. A stint in print making at Warhol’s Factory helped inspire him to create the highly lauded music, art and literary magazine BB GUN.
Tim Dahl is a composer and professional electric and double bass player, vocalist, keyboardist and composer living in New York City. He is best known as the front man and bass player of the noise-rock band Child Abuse and the defunct avant-jazz group The Hub. He also writes and performs for the jazz ensemble Pulverize The Sound.