Legendary New York post-punk band to reform

No Wave icons will only play two shows

Legendary New York no wave band Teenage Jesus And The Jerks are to reform for two one-off shows in June.

The confrontational group, who recorded only a handful of songs during their original three-year existence, play New York‘s Knitting Factory at 8pm and 11pm on June 13.

The gigs are being held to celebrate the release of the book ‘No Wave: Post-Punk. Underground. New York. 1976-1980’, a dissection of the infamous avant-garde punk scene, written by Byron Coley and Sonic Youth‘s Thurston Moore.

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The Bad Seeds and Grinderman member Jim Sclavunos, who played with the band in the late 70s, will reportedly play drums, while a ‘lost member’ will join them on bass – most likely to be Japanese bassist Reck.

Led by Lydia Lunch, Teenage Jesus And The Jerks have been a strong influence on many bands, most prominently Sonic Youth, who have collaborated with Lunch on a number of songs, including 1985 single ‘Death Valley 69’.

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