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Baba Yaga's Hut: Pere Ubu at Bush Hall

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Time 20:30
Date 13/09/19
Price £24.2

An experimental rock band from Cleveland fronted by David Thomas who changed the face of music, influencing two generations of bands from Joy Division to Henry Rollins.

Pere Ubu is an experimental rock music group formed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975. Despite many long-term band members, singer David Thomas is the only constant.

While Pere Ubu have never been widely popular, usually categorized as "underground rock" they have a devoted following and are an influential and critically acclaimed band. Critical opinions of Pere Ubu include, "the most original and important of the new wave bands", "the world's only expressionist Rock 'n' Roll band", and "Pere Ubu will be looked back on as the most important group to have come out of America in the last decade and a half. Either that or they will be entirely forgotten".

Pere Ubu have compiled a list of guidelines for touring, live performances and the like: "Lighting should be theatrical rather than rockist. We are interested in atmosphere, mood, drama, energy, subtlety, imagination not rock clich." The Danish Broadcasting Corporation is one of the few organizations they trust to record live performances, "solely on the basis of the King of Denmark's defense of the Jews in WWII".