Demolition 9 last month, his first solo release since 2009’s Stigmata. Within are blasts of noise, chopped-up choral vocals and mutant doo-wop (“Little Darlin’?” drifting through Rev’s “My Street”), as well as alien funk (“Inside Out”) and even a few smoldering, Suicide-al terror tracks (“In Our Name,” “Creation”). After this show, he’ll be doing a pair of events on June 23 at Cinefamily — a welcome second movement to this singular show.
Martin Rev was half of the annihilating musical assault unit Suicide, a band that pretty much invented, defined and then exploded punk in the early ’70s. There’s a terminal point of rock & roll in the late Alan Vega’s spectral vocals and Rev’s messy army of keyboards, organs, drum machines and synthesizers, and even decades later few dare to follow where they led. Rev himself just put out the new album