Goings On About Town
 
Clubs
 
Mercury Lounge
217 E. Houston St.
July 13-14: Foetus.
 
Gradually approaching living-legend status, the Australian expatriate J.G. (Foetus) Thirlwell has for the past twenty years played a leading role in industrial rock, a genre of unrelenting ferocity.  Though some may write Thirlwell off as a stylized noisenik, his vast body of work actually displays a masterful command of the medium of sound.
 

 
Original source: The New Yorker, 16 July 2001.
 
© 2001 The New Yorker
 

16 Jul '01.