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Pere Ubu

Saturday 13th April 2013

Variety Lights

At The Haunt

Doors 7:00 pm

Price £15 / £17

The Pere Ubu project was supposed to be an end, not a beginning. Assembled in August 1975 to be the Crosby Stills Nash & Young of the Cleveland music underground, the plan was to record one, maybe two singles and exist no more. Within months, however, those first self-produced records were being snapped up in London, Paris, Manchester, New York and Minneapolis. Pere Ubu was changing the face of rock music. Over the next 34 years they defined the art of cult; refined the voice of the outsider; and inspired the likes of Joy Division, Pixies, Husker Du, Henry Rollins, REM, Sisters of Mercy, Thomas Dolby, Bauhaus, Julian Cope and countless others.

Pere Ubu make a music that is a disorienting mix of midwestern groove rock, “found” sound, analog synthesizers, falling-apart song structures and careening vocals. It is a mix that has mesmerized critics, musicians and fans for decades.

The band’s most ambitious project, which would culminate in the release of “Long Live Père Ubu!” (Sept. 2009), began in July 2007. It is an adaptation of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi, recorded using junk-o-phonics in such a way that the acoustic quality of the sound itself becomes a powerful narrative voice.

Don’t miss this fantastic and rare opportunity to see this band at The Haunt in April 2013. Tickets on sale now!

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