(12.5) No-wave, post-punk musician and avant garde spoken word artist Lydia Lunch will perform Horribly True Confessions, a text based multimedia performance with Weasel Walter on live drums, this Friday at Machines With Magnets.
HORRIBLY TRUE CONFESSIONS 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.
Special sets by Providence locals TBA.
Given her unique artistic impulses, Lunch pretty much had to move to New York City. It was 1976. Going solo early on she collaborated with Sonic Youth, Nick Cave, Steven Severin, J. G. Thirlwell, and Oxbow on various projects, and recorded and performed spoken word with Exene as well as Henry Rollins. Lunch continues to record and tour with her band Big Sexy Noise. This is an extremely condensed version of her C.V. — she writes, she acts, she records, she performs — it’s exhausting just reading about it. She has also been identified as a “self-impowerment speaker” but we’re trying to put fannies in the seats. [There may not be actual seats. Ed.]
Tickets are going fast.
$12 day of, 9pm, Friday, December 5, Machines With Magnets, 400 Main Street