Before he died at 24, Peter Laughner cofounded Rocket From the Tombs and Pere Ubu. Had he lived, he could’ve rivaled Patti Smith or Richard Hell—and a new box set shows why.
Tag: Pere Ubu
Subversive art-punks Möc Artsy existed mostly on cassette tapes
This stubbornly strange duo gigged only in their apartment, and only one song survives from their hours of bizarre recordings.
Pere Ubu’s David Thomas seems more locked into the future than ever
It’s no longer particularly remarkable when a rock band continues to soldier on more than four decades after it started, but it’s another matter when a group continues to produce strong new music rather than exploit nostalgia. David Thomas is the only member left from the original lineup of Pere Ubu, but despite the stunning […]
Pilgrims, The Water Children, and six more new stage shows to see (or avoid)
A world premiere at Gift Theatre and a play about abortion are among this week’s notable plays.
Ubu the King, True West, and nine more new theater reviews
Alfred Jarry’s absurdist satire and a minor masterpiece by Sam Shepard are among this week’s highlights.
CIMMFest opening night: The Smart Studios Story revisits the Madison recording studio that helped birth indie rock
The Smart Studios Story, opening the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, revisits the Madison recording studio that nurtured the indie rock of the 90s.
Ono cofounder P. Michael on soul singer Billy Stewart
Current musical obsessions of Ono cofounder P. Michael and Lamont “Bim” Thomas of Obnox
Adam Granduciel of the War on Drugs talks to Steve Krakow about guitar geekdom and surprising yourself onstage
Adam Granduciel of the War on Drugs talks to Steve Krakow, aka Plastic Crimewave: “I just want every show to blow my fucking mind.”
Origins of UbuDoll
What you love best about two collaborating artists isn’t necessarily what they love best about each other.
A Cult Artist’s Cult Artist
Who’s Jackie Leven? Ask Johnny Dowd, or Ron Sexsmith, or Pere Ubu’s David Thomas.
The First & the Last of Pere Ubu at Lincoln Hall
Pere Ubu revisits its first album and plays its latest at Lincoln Hall on March 24.