“You don’t need corporate validation or Hollywood validation to do something,” the pioneering No Wave filmmaker explains.
No Wave Musician Lydia Lunch Gets Her Due
Beth B’s biographical documentary The War is Never Over has a DIY sensibility befitting the No Wave performer.
Howling at the Pyramid Club
Legendary Lydia Lunch, confrontationalist post-punk no-wave singer, spoken word artist, poet, writer, photographer, and actress, has never been one to hide the madness — that’s putting it mildly. Broadcasting her inner angst has always been her style as well as her gritty charm. A Lunch quote: “I’m a very sympathetic person, but that doesn’t always come across in my work because I’m too busy being mad at everything.” So it made perfect sense that she was hosting a spoken word event called Don’t Hide the Madness at the Pyramid Club on Thursday, May 30th.
Hey Ho Let’s Go! DIY Culture Takes Over 23rd Street
Thirty-five years after the release of The Ramones’ debut album, a punk attitude has erupted on 23rd Street in the heart of Chelsea during the normally bleak and deserted summer gallery months with the Steven Kasher Gallery’s “Rude and Reckless: Punk/Post-Punk Graphics, 1976-1982” and the I-20 Gallery’s “MAKE Skateboards.”