Warped Reality Magazine: NO WAVE CONTESTEnter to win a copy of the new book by Thurston Moore and Byron Coley
Thurston Moore and Byron Coley have just released NO WAVE [Abrams Image], a widescreen visual chronicle of NYC’s downtown experimental music scene circa 1976-1980. The book brings the era to vivid life, through a great mix of visuals —from club flyers to posed portraits and candids taken in skuzzy clubs and on crumbling tenement rooftops. Thrumming with the same kind of vibrant, often confrontational energy as the music itself, the books paints a wonderfully complete portrait of a movement that happened to be an anti-movement, “a wave that didn’t ride in on a wave,” to paraphrase Dark Day’s Robin Crutchfield.
To celebrate, Warped Reality has two signed copies of the book to give away.
The prize drawing will be on Friday, June 13, just in time for the book release party in NYC. (Fittingly, the Friday the 13th release party will also mark the one-time only reunion of Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, Lydia Lunch’s merry band of enfants terribles. Rumor has it that Mr. Moore himself will step in to complete the lineup.)
All you have to do to enter the contest is answer the following question:
Which former member of Sonic Youth ended up doing performance art (among other things) at legendary NYC performance space the Kitchen?Email your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check Warped Reality often throughout early June for a slew of No Wave rarities, even rarer visuals, and interviews from the archives, culminating on June 13th with an interview with Byron Coley.
The following songs can all be found on No New York.
PHOTOS, CLOCKWISE, L-R: CLUB 57 FLYER; JAMES CHANCE [EDO BERTOGLIO]; SALLY YOUNG & KAREN ACHENBACH OF UT [SUPER-8 FOOTAGE SHOT BY ERICKA BECKMAN]; NOISE FEST CASSETTE COVER, 1981.