Throbbing Gristle's first-ever New York and East Coast performances and their first in the USA since May 1981. April 17th at Le Poisson Rouge (the only Manhattan show), where "TG will play one set of various material from throughout their history!"
Throbbing Gristle formed in 1975 and between 1975 and 1981 with the release of a string of albums including The Second Annual Report, 20 Jazz Funk Greats and the legendary 24 Hours Cassette Boxed Set (reissued on CD by the Grey Area of Mute in 2002) they troubled eardrums, shattered preconceptions and changed lives, and the repercussions of their sonic, ideological and industrial experiments are still being felt today. Dubbed the Wreckers of Civilisation by the late Tory MP Sir Nicholas Fairbairn after a controversial performance at the ICA, the band consistently deployed their music as a weapon attacking the apparatus of the music industry. TG set up their own imprint, Industrial Records, for the distribution of their noises and even incorporated the art gallery practice of making special limited edition hand-assembled LPs, pre-packaged videos and live cassettes.