Lydia Lunch will spread the retrovirus at The White Trash

Lydia Lunch. RETROVIRUS.

Lydia Lunch. RETROVIRUS.

There are some women who are stronger than others and are called “iron ladies”, I think Lydia is not only one them but she is a real devil in a female body. Through swearing she’d use more intelectual words than half of the Americans together. Lydia always knew how to jump into a pile of shit and not to get dirty, and when she chose to get dirty she’d do it with a pleasure.

August the 21st she will perform at The White Trash, Berlin Mitte, with her new album called “Retrovirus”.

Lydia Lunch (born Lydia Anne Koch, June 2, 1959, Rochester, New York) is an American singer, spoken word performer, poetwriter, and actress whose career was spawned by the New York No Wave scene. “One of the 10 most influential performers of the 1990s.” (The Boston Phoenix).

She has performed with Sonic Youth, Swans, Rowland S. HowardOmar Rodriguez-Lopez (The Mars Volta), Pussy GaloreDie Haut, Anubian Lights and others. That makes about 3,5 gigabites of music with her voice on my iTunes. And if there are bands which spread the neverending love, Lydia seems to spread the never ending hate. Oh no it’s not being suicidal or pessimistic, it’s just being realistic. She gets fucking personal on stage, you just really feel her.

“I’m completely optimistic – I know the end is coming” 

“Sure you’re powerless, sure you’re just one person, sure you can’t change anything… but you don’t have to be miserable about it as well.”

“Although people like to paint me as a “shock artist,” what is so shocking is that I’m telling the truth according to the way that I’ve lived it.”

Teenage Jesus and the Jerks

In New York in 1976, aged 17, she formed Teenage Jesus And The Jerks, an abrasive no-wave noise band who took punk’s rudimentary three chords and ripped them apart with knives and beer bottles (NME).

Lydia Lunch was voted by Time Out Magazine as one of the most influential performers to have emerged from New York City. She has taught workshops in Performance Art at The San Francisco Art Institute, along side Meredith Monk as part of Davis Moss’ Institute of Living Voice in Ghent Belgium, has produced spoken word records, curated performance series in America and Great Britain.

Sadly she is not 17 anymore, and her voice from raspy changed to hoarse, but she is the living underground music legend to respect and learn from.

Get your tickets at: Trinity Music

And this is how “Atomic Bongos” sounded in 80s


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