Legendary no-wavers Teenage Jesus & the Jerks have scheduled 2 concerts at the [New York] Knitting Factory in June. The lineup will include miss Lydia Lunch, Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds), and an “unnamed” bass player. The band’s reunion was prompted by and deliberately coincides with the release of a book about the no wave scene, (appropriately) titled No Wave: Post-Punk. Underground. New York. 1976-1980. No Wave contains 150 (mostly) previously unpublished images and its text comes was extracted from hundreds of hours of personal interviews by none other than Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth, Mix Tape) and Byron Coley (Forced Exposure, Spin).
**intro by Lydia Lunch. The first edition hits shelves in May of 2008, but you can pre-order it here.