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BIG 3 MUSIC: Lydia Lunch


Sat 7/15 Lydia Lunch RETROVIRUS ft. Weasel Walter, Tim Dahl & Bob Bert, Doomsday Student, (New England) Patriots, Peach Ring @Elks Lodge 7pm All Ages $15…*A Boston Hassle Joint Effort*

Lydia Lunch, the maniacal mechanic behind late-70’s No Wave progenitors Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, is coming HERE to the Elks Lodge to gingerly place a stick of dynamite into the mouth of music as we know it. Confrontational audience-testing outbursts and gnarled sonic facsimiles of broken glass bar fights come together to form something punker than punk itself. Accompanied by Weasel Walter (Lake of Dracula), Tim Dahl (Child Abuse), and the inimitable Bob Bert (Pussy Galore / Sonic Youth), Lunch’s current outfit RETROVIRUS is prepared like no other to pummel us all with their infectious pandemic. Accompanying these revolutionaries are Providence’s jaggedly hypnotic Doomsday Student, whose heart-attack-inducing sets are nearing legendary status. Local cats (New England) Patriots will weave us all in and out of their measured yet rambunctious noise puzzle, and Peach Ring will set the stage for this dream (or nightmare?) with stripped down audio assemblages and Ari Ratner’s scathing orations. You wanna talk nostalgia? Screw that. This shit is as real is it ever was—and as heavy as it ever will be.

***This show was made possible by the communal efforts of BrainArts and by the generous grant funding of the Live Arts Boston (LAB) program***

-Mike Achille

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