Sunday 6 March 2016, 8pm
Great to finally welcome No Wave iconoclast and Big Sexy Noise-queen Lydia Lunch to OTO after the unfortunate cancellation of her show here last year. RETROVIRUS sees her joined by Herculean guitarist Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers), fret-destroying bassist Tim Dahl (Child Abuse) and legendary skins-basher Bob Bert (Sonic Youth/Pussy Galore).
“Lunch is a force among vocalists/presences, and it’s wonderful to be reminded of that so keenly. Her nuance, power, and theatrical dynamism are certainly front-and-center here, but with a cracking ensemble sonically dropped in from the prime era of scum, Retro Virus is also some of the most empathetic music Lunch has made.” – Tiny Mix Tapes
Yves Botz / Michel Henritzi / Thierry Delles or Hélène Stiefel : guitars
“So you want to be a musician? Just take a fucking guitar… and then, what else?
Well, let’s say just a few more things: of past let’s make a tabula rasa, let’s sack History, let’s destroy idols, let’s knock down rock catechism… Let’s clean up the whole thing and make the genuine rock’n’roll expresses its savagery, the one that had been repressed since Jerry Lee Lewis…
Let’s take back things just where the Stooges left them with “L.A. Blues”, when they throwed their eyes towards free jazz and white noise...”