Static Water

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Punk rock is the most obvious alternative to mainstream music. It is loud, aggressive, politically charged, and a beacon of light for masses of disillusioned young adults drawn to its "radicality". But what's so radical about copy and pasting classic rock power chords onto a faster, harder template? Or perpetuating verse-chorus form? Or encouraging masculine anger and sexism? No Wave music existed for a short period of time (roughly 1976-1980), but its legacy and impact on art and culture reigns on. It completely dissected rock, and forced participants to question their conception of what qualifies as music and what qualifies as performance art. It was mainly characterized by dissonance and noise, and a loyalty to the underground scene. My radio show, Static Water, will exhibit the artistry of No Wave bands such as Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Theoretical Girls, Mars, Sonic Youth, Swans, and their successors, such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Butthole Surfers, and finally, their inspirations; The Velvet Underground, Suicide, etc...