Lydia Lunch
American singer, author and actress
Lydia Lunch
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.
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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 - almost 2 years
Note: The following interview contains graphic language. Legendary No Wave musician (Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Queen of Siam) writer (Paradoxia: A Predator's Diary, Will Work For Drugs), spoken word artist (Oral Fixation, Conspiracy of Women), and actress (R. Kerns' Right Side of My Brain and Fingered) makes her return to New York with a new photographic exhibition and installation called So Real It Hurts at Howl! Happening, a new gallery and performance space in the East Village, from May 8 to June 5th. Since 1977 Lydia Lunch has been offending sensibilities with her relentless and unfiltered challenges to sex, gender, politics, religion, war, technology, consumerism, the arts, the media .... you name it, no institution has been spared. Known in the '70s and '80s New York underground art scene as the provocateur's provocateur (she once told a TV interviewer that she didn't want people to buy her book - she wanted them to steal it), Lunch makes most gadflies look like sell out ...
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Exposing Obscenity: The William S. Burroughs Century
Huffington Post - about 3 years
2014 marks the William S. Burroughs centennial, and with it, a cascade of celebrations both large and modest will attempt to commemorate, celebrate, and come to terms with a writer whose vast body of work remains dwarfed by a personal mythology so outsized that it all but obscures his output. Burroughs may be best remembered for 1959's The Naked Lunch,, tagged as salacious for its supposed depictions of heroin addiction and obscenity. The book was composed in the years Burroughs spent as a fugitive of sorts from the accidental killing in 1951 of his wife, Joan Vollmer, in Mexico City, during a drunken game of "William Tell." Readers in 2014 will be treated to Burroughs-the-myth, courtesy of Barry Miles' authorized and massive new biography, Call Me Burroughs (Hachette/Twelve), and Burroughs-the-mystifying, through lead scholar Oliver Harris' new editions (Grove) of the Cut-Up/Nova trilogy, The Soft Machine (1961), The Ticket that Exploded (1962), and Nova Express (1964). Together, ...
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Music Features - Debunking Lydia Lunch
Fast Forward Weekly - almost 5 years
Debunking Lydia Lunch Originality isn’t the only criteria for judging music by Stephen Jersak in Music Features Volume 17 No. 21
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Renowned Tattoo Artist Jonathan Shaw Publishes First Novel
The Inquisitor - almost 5 years
World famous tattoo artist and counter-culture icon, Jonathan Shaw has released his first novel, entitled “Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes.” Shaw is the son of legendary jazz musician, Artie Shaw. He is well known for tattooing many celebrities and he is one of the founding father’s of the modern tribal tattoo movement. He has also had a wildly successful career as a fine artist, magazine editor and all around creative madman. According to his friend Johnny Depp, “If Hubert Selby Jr., Charles Bukowski, Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Neil Cassady, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, the Marquis de Sade, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Edward Teach, Charley Parker, Iggy Pop, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, R. Crumb, Robert Williams, Joe Coleman, Dashiell Hammett, E.M. Cioran and all of the Three Stooges had all been involved in some greasy, shameful, evil whorehouse orgy, Jonathan Shaw would surely be its diabolical, reprobate spawn.” Quite the compliment from one of the world’s l ...
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Movie Listings for Sept. 2-8
NYTimes - over 5 years
Movies Ratings and running times are in parentheses; foreign films have English subtitles. Full reviews of all current releases, movie trailers, showtimes and tickets: nytimes.com/movies . ‘Amigo’ (R, 2:08, in English, Tagalog and Spanish) Though it is set in a Philippine village around 1900, this tale of counter-insurgency, democratic
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Arte, Welcome to the 80's - Puretrend.com
Google News - over 5 years
Une soirée qui nous propose de redécouvrir Sonic Youth, Lydia Lunch du courant new-yorkais no wave, avant de partir sur les traces de la Nouvelle Vague allemande. Rendez-vous ensuite tous les jeudis pour des focus sur l'électro-pop, le breakdance et
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TÉLÉ TÊTUE: New Burlesque, lingerie, les lesbiennes de «DEBS»… - TÊTU
Google News - over 5 years
Du dimanche 28 août au samedi 3 septembre, parmi les programmes télé lesbiens et féministes, un «Voyage en haute lingerie», Norah Jones, «Welcome to the 80's» vous emmène sur les traces de Lydia Lunch... Découvrez notre sélection
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Den erotiske kultfotografen - Nettavisen
Google News - over 5 years
Hans kontroversielle og erotiske filmer inneholdt ofte kjente navn, som Lydia Lunch, Sonic Youth og Henry Rollins. Via filmer som «The Right Side of My Brain» og «Fingered» avduket Kern, i likhet med mange av datidens kunstnere, en interesse for det
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Drive Original Motion Picture Soundtrack in Stores September 13 - Sentimentalist Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
The Drive soundtrack proves to pack as much primal pop intrigue as the plot itself, mixing ethereal and moody tracks, including an original score by Cliff Martinez, (once a drummer for Lydia Lunch, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Captain Beefheart and
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Live: What Happens When No-Wave Legend James Chance Plays in a Piano Bar - The L Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
“I wrote one with Lydia Lunch” was never uttered, sadly. For a young crowd to whom he himself is an old master, attending his studious effort was a bit like sitting in for the fulfillment of your uncle's New Year's resolution. You did it, Jimmy!
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Original Model T's | Mark Ohe - New York Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... T's larger “T.” After designing materials for an enviable list of perpetually unconventional musicians and performers like Karen Finley, Lydia Lunch, Annie Sprinkle and Naked Raygun, Ohe began working with Matador shortly after its start in 1989
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SFist Tonight, 8/19: Public Enemy, Collage Theater, L@TE at BAM/PFA - SFist
Google News - over 5 years
Bozulich has been in such bands as Neon Veins, Ethyl Meatplow, and Geraldine Fibbers and has collaborated with the likes of Mike Watt, Thurston Moore, Lydia Lunch, Christian Marclay, and even Willie Nelson. (7:30 pm, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film
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'Blank City' zooms in on punk heyday of New York filmmaking - The Seattle Times
Google News - over 5 years
Someone with deeper knowledge — or, say, a secondhand memory gleaned from reading The Village Voice — will be gratified to see stalwarts of the era like Scott B and Beth B, Lydia Lunch, Fab 5 Freddy and Amos Poe. But the point of "Blank City" is
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Zola Jesus - Interview - Contactmusic.com
Google News - over 5 years
Your music and vocal style has been compared to the likes of Siouxsie Sioux, Diamanda Galas and Lydia Lunch among others. What has been the biggest influence on your career not only from a musical perspective but also a literary one?
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"La pudeur se situe parfois dans des zones inattendues" (1) - nouvelobs.com (Blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Quelle place occupe l'œuvre théorique et artistique de Lydia Lunch dans votre formation et votre production ? La même place sans doute que le travail de Lynn Breedlove, de Michelle Tea ou de Virginie Despentes, car mes affections se déploient surtout
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Happy Birthday, Thurston Moore! - Broward-Palm Beach New Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Thus, he and the rest of Sonic Youth and other noise-rock visionaries (like Lydia Lunch and James Chance) dragged experimental music down from the exalted pedestal of academia and into the piss-stained floors of dives across the country
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Network Awesome is here to remind us what television was like before it sucked - Westword (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
While interviews with Thurston Moore are hardly rare, this particular piece is a nice look into the Sonic Youth dude's apartment life in the late '80s. Here, Moore casually talks about his label, Ecstatic Peace, and his old pals Lydia Lunch and Michael
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Blank City: A valentine to bohemian New York - Globe and Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Nares's Super-8 movie, Rome '78 was colloquial Caligula (“Her ass is pretty imperial”) – a toga party for way downtown musicians, including most of James Chance and the Contortions, Lounge Lizard John Lurie, and the infamous Lydia Lunch (Holly
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THE1-2-3-4 Festival - ClashMusic.com
Google News - over 5 years
A Tour de force, Lydia Lunch lived up to the legend with a ballsy main stage performance full of spite, crowd digs and New York swagger. When not belting out punk poetry, Pete Doherty and leeching no good men were the source of Miss Lunch's anger as
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lydia Lunch
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 54
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The label explained that the third album has become the "penultimate" full-length release of the Project, but did not name the final album, or its release date.
  • 2013
    Age 53
    In 2013, Lunch ran self-empowerment workshops in locations such as Ojai, California, US and Rennes, France.
    More Details Hide Details In regard to the Rennes workshop, her inaugural self-empowerment event, Lunch recalled: "Every day people would come in that would have to get a hug. I felt like mother India." In April of that year, Lunch said that she is the producer of the Emilio Cubeiro album Death of an Asshole. In 2004, she left the U.S. for Barcelona, which is her residence as of December 2013. Albums EPs Singles Compilation albums Video albums EPs Singles Compilation albums Appears on Albums Singles both written, acted, directed and produced with Emilio Cubeiro)
    Together with band members Weasel Walter, Algis Kizys, and Bob Bert, Lunch performed a show following the album's release at the Bowery Electric venue in New York City, US, in May 2013.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in two films by directors Scott B and Beth B. In Black Box she played a dominatrix, and in Vortex she played a private detective named Angel Powers. During this time, she also appeared in a number of films by Vivienne Dick, including She Had Her Gun All Ready (1978) and Beauty Becomes The Beast (1979), co-starring with Pat Place. In 2011, Lunch appeared in Mutantes: punk, porn, feminism, a film directed by Virginie Despentes, also featuring Kaylee Sprinkle and Catherine Breillat She also wrote, directed and acted in underground films, sometimes collaborating with underground filmmaker and photographer Richard Kern. Lunch has recorded and performed as a spoken word artist, collaborating with artists such as Exene Cervenka, Henry Rollins, Don Bajema and Hubert Selby Jr. as well as hosting spoken-word performance night "The Unhappy Hour" at the Parlour Club.
    Lunch released the album Retrovirus (also the name of the band Lunch plays with) in 2013 on Interbang Records and ugEXPLODE (the vast majority of the album tracks are published by Widowspeak).
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    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.
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  • 2012
    Age 52
    Lunch also contributed to the second album from the project, The Journey is Long, which was released in April 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Although the Pierce Sessions Project's third and final album, The Task Has Overwhelmed Us, was due for release in late 2012, the schedule was changed after the release of the second installment.
  • FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 49
    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.
    More Details Hide Details For both albums, Lunch and her band completed tours throughout Europe. In 2010, The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project launched We Are Only Riders, the first of a series of four albums featuring Pierce's previously-unreleased works-in-progress. The album features interpretations of Pierce's work by friends, collaborators, and admirers, including Lunch.
  • 2004
    Age 44
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Nels Cline, the lead guitarist of alternative rock band Wilco, was featured on the album. Smoke in the Shadows was met with positive reviews by Allmusic, PopMatters, and Tiny Mix Tapes.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Born on June 2, 1959.
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