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Photo: Elena Golovnina
Thu, Oct 8, 2009 8 PM
"Anyone who's loved the last half-decade's re-invention of the guitar (Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, et al.), will instantly recognize Faust as a prime ancestor of 'our' music."—Melody Maker

In addition to regularly introducing rising talent, our Next @ Wex series also periodically pays tribute to forerunners of the underground from Tony Conrad to Peter Walker and the Holy Modal Rounders. In October we'll play host to a rare U.S. performance by German krautrock trailblazers Faust. "There is no group more mythical than Faust," wrote Julian Cope in his authoritative book Krautrocksampler, which detailed the band's primary influence on the development of dark ambient and industrial music strategies since they formed in the early 1970s. Now a five-member unit featuring founding members Jean-Hervé Péron and Zappi Diermaier, Faust continues to forge ahead full force with anarcho-artistic intent unchecked.

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