Lydia Lunch RETROVIRUS

Lydia Lunch RETROVIRUS

Art Gray Noizz Quintet

Sun, December 17, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

$12 advance / $15 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Lydia Lunch RETROVIRUS
Lydia Lunch RETROVIRUS
LYDIA LUNCH RETROVIRUS
WEASEL WALTER BOB BERT TIM DAHL

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 and 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, 
Burmese and Lake Of Dracula. As an improviser, Mr. Walter has performed with Evan Parker, Marshall Allen, Elliott Sharp, Peter Evans, Henry Kaiser, Mary Halvorson, Nels Cline, Jim O'Rourke and Vinny Golia.

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. Dahl has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan, and performed with many notable musicians, composers and performers including Yusef Lateef, Archie Shepp, Eugene Chadbourne, John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Elliot Sharpe, Tatsuya Yoshida and Stanley Jordan.
Art Gray Noizz Quintet
Art Gray Noizz Quintet
Spearheaded by twisted Australian guitar legend Stu Spasm of Lubricated Goat, Crunt,
and The Beasts of Bourbon, THE ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET were originally formed for an afterparty celebrating the premiere of the Amphetamine Reptile documentary The Color Of Noise.

"It was obvious I must assemble a super-group of the finest noise rockers New York City had to offer . . ." muses Spasm. First choice was basher extraordinaire "Bloody" Rich Hutchins, veteran of such explosive NYC musical exports as Live Skull, Of Cabbages And Kings, and Philadelphia Hardcore favorites Ruin. Next, Skeleton Boy of Woman was recruited. "Who, just as Leadbelly was the King Of The Twelve-String Guitar, is himself The King Of The Two-String Bass." Then came the twang, with the addition of suave slinger Andrea Sicco of Twin Guns. "When our guitars merge, it forms a most piquant aural melange." In a nod to the latter half of his birth name, Stu Spasm now became ART GRAY, and an entirely new mess was born.

Once was not enough, and THE ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET soon staggered to the streets to continue their racket. The fifth arm of the Quintet mutated into an ever-rotating slot, a wildcard ranging from scrap metal percussion to full horn section. THE ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET push forward, continuing to cut a sleazy, heavy, swinging swath through the dull hordes of the New York music scene.

Debut L.P. currently being finished up with Martin Bisi at B.C. Studios.
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249