Music Program

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

$20 general admission, $18 students/seniors, $15 members

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Lydia Lunch - Retrovirus


The Ninth Ward at Babeville

LydiaLunch photo by Jasmine Hirst
Weasel Walter (guitar)
Bob Bert (drums)
Tim Dahl (bass)

Hallwalls is pleased to announce the return of No Wave pioneer Lydia Lunch to Hallwalls, in person for the first time since 1985. 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.

Lunch has, since the late 1970s, appeared in multiple incarnations at Hallwalls, including in presentations of work by Richard Kern, Nick Zedd, and Beth & Scott B., among others. Lunch has appeared live at Hallwalls in 1979 when, as part of the Performing Composer series, she delivered a lecture entitled Music Theory and presented work from a new album; and 1985, when Lunch performed and played audio tapes of unreleased performances.

She returns to Hallwalls Monday, June 30, 2014 at 8pm for a special live performance with RETROVIRUS, an all-star cast of sonic brutarians in a no-holds-barred survey of her music output from 1977 to the present. The show will include music from Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 8 Eyed Spy, Queen of Siam, 1313, and Shotgun Wedding.

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, Elliott Sharpe, Tatsuya Yoshida and Stanley Jordan.