fin avril 2022
THE ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET are: STU SPASM: Vocals & Guitars & Unit & Chaos! with BLOODY RICH HUTCHINS (Drums) & SKELETON BOY (Bass) & ANDREA SICCO (Guitar) & NIKKI D'AGOSTINO (Sax) & NICHOLAS JOHN STEVENS (Trombone) Spearheaded by twisted Australian guitar legend STU SPASM of LUBRICATED GOAT, CRUNT, and THE BEASTS OF BOURBON, THE ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET were originally formed for an afterparty celebrating the New York City premiere of AMPHETAMINE REPTILE documentary THE COLOR OF NOISE. "It was obvious I must assemble a supergroup of the finest noise rockers New York City had to offer . . ." says Spasm. First choice was basher extraordinaire "BLOODY" RICH HUTCHINS, veteran of such explosive musical exports as LIVE SKULL, OF CABBAGES AND KINGS and RUIN. Next, SKELETON BOY of WOMAN was recruited. "Who, just as LEADBELLY was the King Of The Twelve-String Guitar, is himself The King Of The Two-String Bass." Then came the twang, with the addition of suave slinger ANDREA SICCO of TWIN GUNS. "When our guitars merge, it forms a most piquant aural melange." In a nod to the latter half of his birth name, STU SPASM now became ART GRAY, and an entirely new mess was born. THE ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET have recently been witnessed onstage opening for kindred spirits such as THE SCIENTISTS and MUDHONEY, and 2019 saw them survive a successful tour of the West Coast. Catching the eye of No Wave Queen LYDIA LUNCH led to teaming up for a collaborative musical effort, and sharing a few stages including bookending tha pandemic, with one of the last shows of 2020 NYC before lockdown hit, and a triumphant return to the boards in July 2021.