Laibach w/ Hexweapon

Sun. May 17, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT
All Ages
Price: $25.00
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Price: $25.00
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All Ages / Doors at 7pm / $22 in advance / $25 day-of-show


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A SPECTRE is haunting America, the Spectre of LAIBACH!
Laibach will be playing at Pittsburgh PA, Rex Theater on May 17 2015, presenting their new album Spectre.

"Laibach at their best blur art and confrontation." – Guardian live review

"This most fascinating, assiduous, entertaining collective still have plenty to say about our past – and our present and future." – Quietus live review

"Simply the best show in the Industrial/Electro genre you will get to see this year!" - Reflection of Darkness live review

 

Laibach is a Slovenian avant-garde music group associated with industrialmartial, and neo-classical musical styles. Laibach was formed on 1 June 1980 in Trbovlje in the former Yugoslavia. The band represents the music wing of the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) art collective, of which it was a founding member in 1984. The name "Laibach" is the German name for Slovenia's capital city, Ljubljana.

Some early Laibach albums were pure industrial, with hard metallic percussion, heavy rhythms, and roaring vocals. Later in the mid-80s, the Laibach sound became more richly layered with samples from classical music. The band began their tradition of cover songs in 1987 with the album Opus Dei, where their sound changed again. Laibach's cover versions are often used to subvert the original message or intention of the song. The popular German musical group Rammstein has acknowledged influence by both the aesthetic approach and material of Laibach.

Although primarily a musical group, Laibach have sometimes worked in other media. In their early years, especially before NSK, Laibach produced several works of visual art. Laibach has frequently been accused of both far left and far right political stances due to their use of uniforms and totalitarian-style aesthetics. The members of Laibach are notorious for rarely stepping out of character. Laibach concerts have sometimes aesthetically appeared as political rallies. When interviewed, they answer in wry manifestos, showing a paradoxical lust for, and condemnation of, authority.

Laibach has been the subject of several film documentaries, such as Victory Under the Sun, Predictions of Fire, and Divided States of America. They have released over a dozen albums over the past three decades, mostly on the Mute Records label (Depeche Mode, Erasure). Laibach recorded the soundtrack to the 2012 film, Iron Sky, and will contribute the music to the sequel Iron Sky: The Coming Race.
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Rex Theater 1602 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
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