LYDIA LUNCH w/ Brand Bland, Catatonic Suns, Laurel Canyon – LIVE at Rivet!


Thursday, July 11th


7:00 PM

About this event

Lydia Lunch, an icon in the alternative arts scene, brings her experimental no wave/post-punk blend of spoken word and music to Rivet: Canteen & Assembly on Thursday, July 11th!

Joining her are three cutting-edge artists:

  • Brand Bland
  • Catatonic Suns
  • Laurel Canyon

Don’t miss this night of sonic exploration—get your tickets now for this live music experience!

Event Details & Tickets

🕰️ Doors: 7:00 PM.
🎟️ Tickets: $15 in advance / $20 at the door.
⚙️ All ages are welcome!

Lydia Lunch

Lydia Lunch is a multifaceted performer known for her influential role in the alternative music and spoken word scenes. As a singer, poet, and actress, Lunch emerged in the late 1970s with the No Wave movement in New York City. Her confrontational and experimental style set her apart, contributing to bands like Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 8 Eyed Spy, Beirut Slump, Harry Crews, and in more recent time, Retrovirus and Big Sexy Noise.

Lunch’s solo career further showcased her unique blend of spoken word and music. Her work often explores dark themes, challenging societal norms. Notable albums include “Queen of Siam” and “13.13,” reflecting her fearless artistic approach. Notable musical collaborators include Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore, Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard, Einstuerzende Neubauten, and more. She has also collaborated in the written word with Exene Cervenka of the band X.

Beyond music, Lydia Lunch delved into acting, collaborating with filmmakers such as Nick Zedd & Richard Kern, of Cinema of Transgression infamy, acting alongside figures such as Henry Rollings and Clint Ruin. Her performances and spoken word engagements continue to captivate audiences, making her a pivotal figure in the alternative arts scene.

Lydia Lunch will be performing with a full band.

Laurel Canyon

Garage punk band from Bethlehem, PA/NYC with strong hints of 90s protopunks Iggy and the Stooges & Velvet Underground on one hand, and the edgier of the 90s grunge/noise acts like Mudhoney, Nashville Pussy, & Boss Hog on the other. Following sold-out performances at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles throughout 2022, their sound caught the attention of Iggy Pop. Iggy played their song “Tangiers” (recorded by the late Steve Albini) from their self-titled debut album on his BBC 6 radio show in the summer of 2023. As the song concluded, Iggy proclaimed: “WHOA!” The band is currently working on their sophomore studio album, which will be released in the summer of 2024.

Catatonic Suns

Allentown, PA three-piece uniquely merges the tones of late 80s Pacific Northwest underground with the huge shimmery wall of sound elements heard in the British scene from the same era. As a live act, they have played & opened for artists as varied as Kurt Vile, Strawberry Alarm Clock, & Acid Dad. Their shows are often characterized for being a noise pop frenzy glued together by a tight rhythm section, with a guitar haze topping it all off. Last summer on BBC Radio, Mickey Bradley from the legendary 70s new wave band Undertones played a selection from their most recent album called “Be As One”, lauding “a great droney thing in that… [sounding] like someone’s pulling the guitar neck backwards & forward.”

Brand Bland

Durgey old school punk noise fuzz chaos power duo from Harrisburg, PA. Raunchy and rageful, expect to witness something cathartically buzzing somewhere in the frequency modulation spectrum between the Gits and Motorhead.

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