ORGAN THING: A new Chicago version of the Flying Luttenbachers with various Cheer Accidents, Lovely Little Girls, people from Guzzlemug and such…

Organ Thing of The Day: We#re told (or maybe warned) that “a new The Flying Luttenbachers lineup debuts at Burlington Bar in Chicago on June 7th. 8pm doors $10 at door, no tickets. here’s a rehearsal snippet, fyi”. Who’s in this new line up, well besides the vital ingredient that is Weasel WLater, we don’t really know, “I wanna be a Luttenbacher!” shouted someone, don’t we all? has Weasel got a different line up for every city now? is there a European version, a New York version? A damn fine concept if that is the case. Actually the Chicago Reader has some of the lowdown..

“Guitarist and drummer Weasel Walter, the “brutal prog” purveyor best known as longtime leader of the Flying Luttenbachers, left Chicago in 2003 for San Francisco and later moved to New York—but he sure has been popping up around here an awful lot lately. This wolf is starting to suspect he’s living in our town once again! In March, a new lineup of Walter’s ripping avant-glam-rock band, Cellular Chaos, debuted in furiously fine fettle at Elastic Arts. And on Tuesday, June 7, Walter will introduce a brand-new Luttenbachers lineup at Burlington Bar, where he’ll play guitar backed by two similarly formidable Chicago talents—bassist Alex Perkolup (who’s also played in Cheer-Accident, Greg Jacobsen’s group Lovely Little Girls, and the early-2000s lineup of the Luttenbachers) and drummer Charlie Werber (from Lovely Little Girls, prog-metal squad Guzzlemug, and black-metal explorers Murmur and Surachai). In April the New York incarnation of the Luttenbachers dropped a scabrous and delightfully menacing new album, the fully improvised Terror Iridescence, and it’ll be released on LP via Austrian label God Records this fall”. (Chicago Reader)

Weasel Walter performs with the Flying Luttenbachers at Saint Vitus in New York in January 2020. Credit: Peter Gannushkin

Meanwhile, electric painting number 15 has just happened, “Revenge, Destroy All Painting, Liars – Electric Painting no.15” – Acrylic on canvas, 20cm x 20cm x 1cm.

“Electric” is the theme of the fair this time and to me electric says kranked up guitars, the smell of over heating amps and loud loud rock music. Electric music isn’t polite, it isn’t quiet. Electric music is raw, visceral, music is emotional, something you can taste, that electricity in the air. The process involved throwing on a very electric album, turning it way up and while it plays (just once) painting the cover of that album on a fresh blank canvas, the paintings will take no longer than one play of the album, the painting had to be fast, alive, reactionary, instant, flawed, the paintings need to be as raw as the music. Album covers interpreted and concluded during the time it takes to listen to that album just once.

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