Tag: Genesis P-Orridge

  • Psychic TV

    Throbbing Gristle. Coil. The Cult. Soft Cell. In ‘80s industrial England, these were the pinnacle of goth experimentation, the bands you’d be lucky to know about. At the center was Genesis P-Orridge, god/dess of the art collective Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth and founding member of Psychic TV. As it goes, the band has had […]

  • The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

    Directed by Marie Losier, The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye chronicles Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle founder Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s recent career and second marriage, both defined by P-Orridge’s surgically aided transformation from a man who occasionally liked to dress as a girl into a “pandrogynous being” who shared physical characteristics (including blond bob, […]

  • Genesis P-Orridge On Pandrogyny and Surgery

    Rocker/artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (born Neil Andrew Megson) and her equally avant-garde wife, Lady Jaye, were so mutually enraptured that in 2003, they surgically set about becoming one “pandrogynous” being. The result—known as Breyer P-Orridge—redefined gender-identity issues while garnering lots of admiration, gawking, and art-world press. Sadly, Lady Jaye died of heart failure in 2007, […]

  • ‘Knock Knock, Who’s There, 9/11, 9/11 Who?’

    Hosted by Murray Hill and Justin Bond, this political cabaret in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 features performance by Genesis P. Orridge, Amanda Lepore, Stanley Love, Bunny Love, Bambi the Mermaid, Dirty Martini, Julie Atlas Muz, and many more. Sun., Sept. 11, 8 p.m., 2011


    VEGA electro-popper Alan Palomo goes in a gentler, caterwauling direction in Neon Indian, his third conceit in as many years. Much like the similarly monikered Neon Neon, the project borrows from the currently ubiquitous ’80s nostalgia—his “Cheerleader ‘Sega Genesis P-Orridge’ RMX” respins Grizzly Bear with heavy, percolating glee and ghostly, sighing vocal enumerations over calmly […]

  • Robert Palmer’s Daughter Delves into his Past in The Hand of Fatima

    The late Robert Palmer (no, not the “Addicted to Love” guy) wore many hats before dying of liver failure in 1997: He was a famous rock critic and musicologist, a not-so-famous clarinet and sax player for ’60s psych-prog rockers the Insect Trust, a blues producer, and a negligent father. In a confused search for catharsis […]

  • Non+Prurient+Cold Cave

    Legendary noise scumcatcher Boyd “Non” Rice—he of multi-holed vinyls and ear-piercing lock-grooves—brings his decidedly un-party-friendly terrorism to Santos. This Xanax-deficient release party for his essay book No features no shortage of bummer art-squall (banshee feedback wailer Prurient, dark-waver bad trip Cold Cave) and pessimistic prose (surely gut-wrenching readings from Throbbing Gristle’s Genesis P-Orridge, Xiu Xiu’s […]