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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Regency Center Gets "Gristlized" in April

Posted By on Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 10:08 AM

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Industrial music originators Throbbing Gristle have important historical links to San Francisco. Not only did the group's "last live performance" take place in S.F. -- at least before its 21st Century resurrection, that is -- but local friend/artist/agitator Monte Cazazza even came up with the phrase "industrial music" that would eventually name an entire genre. Yet Throbbing Gristle has not returned to the city since the 1981 farewell performance that was recorded on the Mission of Dead Souls album. Not until now, that is. Thanks in part to a booking at the Coachella Festival, TG has announced its first United States tour in 28 years, with a San Francisco date at the Regency Center on April 23. (Granted, the Grand Ballroom is a far cry from the Kezar Pavilion, where the Dead Souls show took place. Then again, back in 1981 Genesis P-Orridge didn't have breasts to go along with his male genitalia. Things change.) Although ticket information hasn't been released yet, rest assured we'll pass it along as soon as we get it.

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