Suicide show at Rothko, NYC 9/3/04

posted August 20, 2004

Suicide will play Rothko on Friday, September 3rd with other artists that consider Suicide an influence, including Free Blood (!!! side project), Dead Combo, Japanather, Ova Looven.

"It's great to play with a new generation of musicians. Sharing a bond and being part of history has felt really good. Especially in light of the upcoming Republican National Convention, we are all coming together to make a statement," remarks Alan Vega.

Mute will reissue two Suicide seminal albums on November 30th, 2004: Way Of Life and Why Be Blue. Both titles will be remastered and repackaged as double CDs.

Martin Rev explains, "Way Of Life and Why Be Blue each sound better than ever I think. They've been remastered and you can really hear the difference especially on Why Be Blue, which is almost like a remix. They each will be coupled as a second CD with a European live date from the same time period."

Also in November, SAF Publishing will publish a docu-biography called, SUICIDE NO COMPROMISE by David Nobkht.

The book features new interview material with many of the leading musicians of the NY punk scene, including Alan Vega and Martin Rev, as well as Debbie Harry and Chris Stein from Blondie, Moby, Henry Rollins, Marc Almond, Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream), Jim Reid (Jesus & Mary Chain), Lydia Lunch, Jane County amongst others. A high quality, illustrated hardback with over 100 photos and memorabilia from Vega and Rev's own archives, Nobakht's penetrating biography graphically recreates the world of '70s New York City.

Friday, September 3rd, 2004
Venue: Rothko, 116 Suffolk Street, btwn Rivington & Delancey

1 am SUICIDE (Mute Records)
12 am Free Blood (!!! side project)
11 pm Dead Combo (Output Recordings)
10 pm Japanther
09 pm Ova Looven
2am - 4am party after bands

guest DJs: Dan Selzer & Spencer Product
resident DJs: Alex English & Claudia Lake
21+ w/ ID, $20 adv, $25 day of show
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