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Lydia Lunch Retrovirus

Lydia Lunch Retrovirus

No Men

Thu · July 20, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

Lydia Lunch Retrovirus
Lydia Lunch Retrovirus
In November 2012, Lydia Lunch toured select cities across North America with a monstrous unit dubbed RETROVIRUS, featuring guitarist Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers, etc.), bassist Algis Kizys (Swans, Foetus) and drummer Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks). The set consisted of a quasi-chronological display of musical raw power, ranging from material by Lydia’s classic units Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 13.13, 8-Eyed Spy and Shotgun Wedding as well as touching on her solo debut “Queen of Siam” (ZE Records, 1980) and various other projects up to the present. The reception to these hour-long sets of bloodyminded sonic bullying was uniformly rapturous. To quote V. Vale, of RE-Search infamy: “That was the most intense show I’ve seen you do, Lydia.” Intense it was, and the smoldering intensity of that tour is trapped on this ripping new release. As one will hear on this album, RETROVIRUS is a well-oiled monolith of a unit: Scathing guitar shrapnel strafing ominously massive bass slabs, hurled forward by pulverizing drum thunder and topped by Lydia’s signature perma-scowl vocals. This is no county fair cover-band - RETROVIRUS is a totally modern take on the atrocities of the past and present, devoid of simpering nostalgia, bristling with a scoriatingly modern sheen of violence and momentum. Now is the time for people to get INFECTED.
No Men
Loud, bitter noise rock birthed in Austin, TX, currently located in Chicago. Queer, femme-fronted, the androgynous opposite of “yes men”, anti-everything. Equal parts 69, 420, and 666. Bass VI, dueling vocals, dual drums. No "guitar rock" allowed.
Venue Information:
1st Ward at Chop Shop
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647
http://www.1stwardevents.com