The "No Wave" movement was a seminal, mostly NYC based avant garde musical phenomenon from the late 70's and early 80's devoted to sonic nihilism, i.e. lack of structure, lack of melodies, and interest for noise, atonal textures and repetitive rhythms. From this point of view, it can be seen as an important link in NYC's traditional interest for noise applied to, following Lou Reed's experience with the Velvet Underground and Metal Machine Music and preceding Sonic Youth's noise rock saga. The No Wave movement was rather short lived and had its peak with the release of a Brian Eno curated "No New York" compilation album in 1978. Many of the current avant-garde NYC heroes began their career in one of those no wave bands, including John Zorn, Arto Lindsay, and Bill Laswell amongst others. Brainchild of New York drummer/producer Anton Fier (in the picture), The Golden Palominos are one of the original No Wave bands. After more than two decades they are reuniting to perform live at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on Friday May 7th. The show will feature the “Syd Straw era” Palominos, which spanned the years 1985-1987, during which time the band recorded the albums Visions of Excess and Blast of Silence. The lineup includes some other NYC stalwarts like Jim Campilongo and Tony Maimone. Don't miss this show!