Lydia Lunch with Retrovirus featuring Algis Kizys, Bob Bert, Weasel Walter

The Echo Presents

Lydia Lunch with Retrovirus featuring Algis Kizys, Bob Bert, Weasel Walter

Retrovirus Featuring Algis Kizys, Bob Bert, Weasel Walter, Crazy Band, Phantom Family Halo

Sun, November 11, 2012

6:30 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

Lydia Lunch
Lydia Lunch
Lydia Lunch moved to New York City from Rochester at the age of 13 in 1973 with what she described having nothing but "a small red suitcase, a winter coat, and a big fucking attitude." Lunch moved into a communal household of artists and musicians in NYC, including Kitty Bruce, daughter of Lenny Bruce. Soon Willy DeVille gave her the name "Lunch" because she often stole lunches from The Dead Boys. After befriending Alan Vega and Martin Rev at Max's Kansas City, she founded the short-lived but influential No Wave band Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, with James Chance. Both Teenage Jesus and the Jerks and The Contortions, Chance's subsequent band, played on the No Wave compilation No New York, produced by Brian Eno. Lunch later appeared on two songs on James White and the Blacks album, Off-White
Crazy Band
Crazy Band
Crazy Band is a Los Angeles sextet that remains firmly planted in total obscurity—there is a lack of details on this band that is akin to a black hole of information even on the vast database that is the interwebs. After contacting the band to find out more, all that could be ascertained was that their name originated "from being crazy," and that the album is going to be "dope." Who is this band? I guess we're all just going to have to see them to find out.

CHAD MITCHELL
Phantom Family Halo
Phantom Family Halo
Julian Cope's album review-

I'm also right blown away by the catchy and compelling all-purpose psychedelia of THE LEGEND OF BLACK SIX by power trio The Phantom Family Halo. I say 'all purpose' because this stuff is useful and should be available by the vat on prescription, because it's good for the mental health. I say power trio, but this lot are greedy motherfuckers with a hefty set of auxiliary members. The sound is totally reminiscent of that 1970 period when no fucker could control the number of overdubs, and these guys pass through every stage from The Youngbloods and Kalackakra to a kind of Amon Duul PARADIESWARTS DUUL-informed take on David Voorhaus' White Noise project via early (very early) Chrome on their way to the proto metal of 'Electric God In Your Galaxy'. This record is vinyl only, I believe, but double check by contacting starkillerlove@yahoo.com.
Venue Information:
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://www.theecho.com