Lydia Lunch

Singer + Author and Actress
Born Jun 2, 1959

Lydia Lunch is an American singer, poet, writer, and actress whose career was spawned by the New York No Wave scene. The Boston Phoenix named Lunch "one of the 10 most influential performers of the 1990s. " Her work typically features provocative and confrontational delivery and has maintained an anti-commercial ethic, operating independently of major labels and distributors.… Read More

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    Legendary No Wave Performer Lydia Lunch Returns To New York With So Real It Hurts At The Howl! Happening Gallery, May 8 To June 5
    Huffington Post - May 06, 2015
  • Exposing Obscenity: The William S. Burroughs Century
    Huffington Post - Jan 28, 2014
  • Music Features Debunking Lydia Lunch
    Fast Forward Weekly - Apr 26, 2012
  • Renowned Tattoo Artist Jonathan Shaw Publishes First Novel
    The Inquisitor - Apr 17, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Lydia Lunch.


1959 Birth Born on June 2, 1959.


2004 45 Years Old Lunch released her studio album Smoke in the Shadows in November 2004, through Atavistic Records and Breakin Beats, after a six-year break from music. … Read More


2009 50 Years Old In 2009 Lunch formed the band Big Sexy Noise. The group features Lunch on vocals, James Johnston (guitars), Terry Edwards (organ, saxophone), and Ian White (drums). Johnston, White and Edwards are members of the British band Gallon Drunk. A six-track eponymous EP was released on June 1, 2009, through Sartorial Records, and included a cover of Lou Reed's song "Kill Your Sons," as well as "The Gospel Singer", a song co-written with Gordon. The debut, self-titled album, Big Sexy Noise, was released in 2010, followed by Trust The Witch in 2011. … Read More
2012 53 Years Old Lunch also contributed to the second album from the project, The Journey is Long, which was released in April 2012. … Read More
…  Two albums published by Lunch's label were released in 2013: Collision Course & Trust The Witch, by Big Sexy Noise (released on Cherry Red), and Retrovirus (released on Interbang Records); both albums are by Lunch's musical projects.
2014 55 Years Old Glitterhouse Records, the label producing the collection, instead released a third album titled Axles & Sockets in May 2014, on which Lunch performs "The Journey Is Long" with Pierce's recordings. … Read More
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