Lydia Lunch | Putan Club | Sabotage Club | 17 de Março
Brutal. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. True tales from America's dark side...
Lydia Lunch is passionate, confrontational and bold. Whether attacking the patriarchy and their pornographic war mongering, turning the sexual into the political or whispering a love song to the broken hearted, her fierce energy and rapid fire delivery lend testament to her warrior nature.
Queen of No Wave, muse of The Cinema of Transgression, writer, musician, poet, spoken word artist and photographer, she has released too many musical projects to tally, has been on tour for decades, has published dozens of articles, half a dozen books and simply refuses to just shut up. Brooklyn’s own Akashic Books have published her anthology Will Work For Drugs, as well as her outrageous memoir of sexual insanity Paradoxia, A Predator's Diary, which has been translated into seven languages. She performs in a variety of mediums, is a rabid collaborator and continues to release new music as well as re-issuing classic material such as her spoken word indictment against patriarchal idiocy, The Conspiracy of Women through Nicolas Jaar’s label Other People.
Weasel Walter (first name, last name) is a Brooklyn, New York based multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser best known for leading the seminal punk-jazz/no-wave/brutal-prog band The Flying Luttenbachers between 1991 and 2007 on 16 full-length releases.
Seamlessly uniting the intensity and abstraction of improvised music with the nihilist aesthetics of extreme rock forms, Walter is committed to violent momentum, idiomatic unpredictability and rapid articulation.
Expert in the underground music scene of the late 1970’s, Walter has lectured at various Universities including Bard, San Francisco Art Institute, University of Chicago in Paris, and penned the introduction for Marc Masters book NO WAVE, seen as the definitive history of the New York movement from which Lydia Lunch emerged in 1977 with her first group Teenage Jesus and the Jerks.
In 2012, Weasel Walter began working with Lydia Lunch as musical coordinator and lead guitarist for RETROVIRUS, a retrospective, which spanned the spectrum of her musical legacy from No Wave Skronk to bludgeoning Hard Rock and sleazy Jazz Noir to propulsive Psychedlia. RETROVIRUS has just released their second full length LP URGE TO KILL in the USA, Europe and South America.
BRUTAL MEASURES combines the dynamic spoken word histrionics of Lydia Lunch, one of the genres most controversial performers with the improvisational virtuosity of Weasel Walter to create an intimate, terrifying and even hilarious evening of musical verite.
The pUTAN cLUB is not belonging to any Church (rock, techno, jazz, avant, or what the fuckever) but can be all of this. And we proved it, from Laâyoune to Beijing.
The pUTAN cLUB is a resistance unit, distinguished by a way of action near to the very first European partisans conspiracies during the last world-war (strength actions in diverse places) and resistants in Iraq, Afghanistan or Chechnya.
The resistance is organized with the archaic and immediate ways of our century : voices & electrical rumors, military tank & counted words, as to say from the fresco painting to the most daring conceptualism, from avant-rock to modern contemporary music to the most brutal techno/house, from the mouth kiss to the kick in the ass, and so on...
The places of action are plural: from the Paris art-gallery to the Bosnian squat, from the German museum to a Japanese club, from a Belgian theatre to the most mythological portuguese festival.
The pUTAN cLUB is claiming a bakuninian action of agit-prop. ... hey baby, it's subversive ...
Two beasts on the road. Vox, guitars, bass & computer, industrial, techno/dubstep, electricity & sauvagerie - as if Skrillex was raping the Birthday Party : groove and high-voltage.
With an average of more than 180 concerts a year, 1000 concerts since its creation, regularly on Tour in Europe, China, Turkey, Africa and Central Asia as well as part of numerous festivals as Bazant Pohoda ( SK), Tomorrow Fest (Shenzhen, RPC), Milhoes ( PT), Croisements festival (Beijing, RPC), Amplifest (PT), the pUTAN cLUB is iconoclastic, violent, groovy and and resolutely feminist-revolutionary. Trance, Dance and Defiance.