Lydia Lunch Retrovirus plays 529 Nov. 15

The no wave icon returns to the stage with an all-star band

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Photo credit: Jasmine Hirst

As one of the most prominent artists of New York’s short-lived no-wave scene in the late ’70s, Lydia Lunch developed and displayed an affinity for the harsher and more discordant elements of making music. Alongside her band, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Lunch proved more punk than punk, claiming, “to play slide guitar, I’d use a knife, a beer bottle … glass gave the best sound.” That abrasive innovation still rings true with the singer’s most recent project, Retrovirus, which includes former Sonic Youth drummer Bob Bert and the Flying Luttenbachers guitarist Weasel Walter.

$12-$15. 9 p.m. Wed., Nov. 15. With Bataille and DiCaprio. 529, 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769. www.529atlanta.com.

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