Teenage Jesus and the Jerks Montreal, QC October 2
Published Oct 03, 2009When late '70s seminal no-wave "anti" rock act Teenage Jesus and the Jerks hit the stage for their Pop stop, the audience was understandably stoked. After all, the New Yorkers' only two full-length records were released over just over two decades ago, and still their music has had an enormous impact on countless noise-loving acts over the years. The band played a short but sweet set of their characteristically jolted avant-garde post-punk tunes, notably highlighted by drummer Jim Sclavunos's eccentric, marching-band style of play, without a bass drum. Perhaps vocalist Lydia Lynch summed it up best when she growled in her characteristically husky voice, "I can't believe you little boys are still moshing to this shit!"