JG Thirlwell remixes Alan Vega's final recordings

Screen Shot 2019-03-14 at 11.33.54 PMJG Thirlwell has remixed the song You Pay / Too Many Teardrops by Alan Vega. The frontman of the legendary electronic group Suicide, Vega died in 2016 at the  age of 78, and this was his final recording. The song was produced and co-written by Vega’s friend and collaborator, Mr. Pharmacist (aka Gregg Foreman), and features Yeah Yeah YeahsNick Zinner guesting on guitar. Released on Velvet Elk Records, the 12″ EP features the original mix of the song and a remix by JG Thirlwell as well as a remix by Jim Sclavunos of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. You can stream and buy the EP on Bandcamp here.

Proceeds will benefit children’s Little Kids Rock, supporting music education programs nationwide.

JG Thirlwell appears at Alan Vega tribute in NYC

Screen Shot 2017-12-21 at 8.11.52 AMJG Thirlwell will make a rare live appearance behind the mic, performing a song by Suicide at the Alan Vega tribute concert on January 25 2018 at Bowery Electric in NYC. Suicde’s Martin Rev will take part in the concert, as will The Cars Ric Ocasek (who produced Suicide’s 1980 sophomore album), Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Alan Vega’s son, Dante Vega, plus Kid Congo Powers (Cramps, Gun Club), Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Retrovirus), Cynthia Sley (Bush Tetras),  Peter Zaremba (The Fleshtones), Jon Spencer, Jim Sclavunos (Bad Seeds) and more. Jesse Malin and Mr. Pharmacist (Gregg Foreman) and the musical directors for the show. Tickets are available here.

JG guests at Kill Your Idols screening

kill_your_idolsIt’s the tenth anniversary of Scott Crary’s documentary about the New York music scene, Kill Your Idols. It’s being celebrated with two midnight screenings at the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. JG Thirlwell will be a guest after the screening tonight, November 15, for a discussion and Q & A, along with Jim Sclavunos (Teenage Jesus, Bad Seeds etc), Chris Pravdica (Flux Information Sciences, Swans) and Aaron Warren (Black Dice).

Thirlwell cuddles Eno's Warm Jets

JG Thirlwell will appear at a concert recreating Brian Eno’s seminal album Here Come The Warm Jets  on Jan 8, 2012 at Joe’s Pub in NYC. The album will be lovingly performed by such luminaries as Joan Wasser (Joan as Policewoman) and Jim Sclavunos (Bad Seeds, Grinderman) with support from Vernon Reid (Living Color) and Travis Morrison (The Dismemberment Plan), Sohrab Habibion (Obits), Paul Duncan (Warm Ghost) and many more TBA. The already sold-out evening will be hosted by John Schaefer from WNYC. The evening is produced by Rob Christiansen, who transcribed the album and will also perform. JGT will provide a small electronic interlude at the end of the song “Dead Finks Don’t Talk”.

JGT DJ's at benefit for Jonathan Toubin

On Jan 12 2012 at Music Hall of Williamsburgin Brooklyn, JG Thirlwell will be making a super-rare DJ appearance at a benefit for his friend, Jonathan Toubin. On December 8, in a freak accident, Jonathan was stuck by a runaway vehicle while in bed in his hotel room in Portland, Oregon, where he was for a DJ date. He was severely injured and is still in critical condition in ICU.

Also on the bill will be Chain and the Gang, Eleanor Friedberger, Dorit Chrysler, Nicole Atkins, 5 dollar Priest, Shilpa Ray, An American Dream and Two Tears, with additional DJ sets by Jim Sclavunos (Bad Seeds/ Grinderman) and Mick Collins(Dirtbombs)