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Lydia Lunch pairs weapons-grade spoken word with manic no wave in Verbal Burlesque

Two years ago, legendary avant-garde artist Lydia Lunch brought her all-star no-wave revival band Retrovirus to Chop Shop. The group laid down a charismatic, devastatingly tight set that wove together works from all phases of the singer’s storied career and even included crowd-pleasing Pere Ubu and Suicide covers. Her latest project is a very different […]

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Postpunk chanteuse Lydia Lunch sounds more vital than ever fronting the career-spanning Retrovirus

While the very name of this project helmed by veteran singer and antisocial icon Lydia Lunch addresses a rearview-looking mind-set, its unexpectedly long lifespan speaks to the way the combo has evolved into something bigger. Flanked by drummer Bob Bert—an old-school postpunk drummer who served time in Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, and Action Swingers, among […]