Thursday 28 February 07:30pm

JG Thirlwell + Ensemble

6:30pm doors • 7:30pm show


You’ve heard his work on Venture Brothers and Archer. He’s remixed the Nine Inch Nails and was part of supergroup The Immaculate Consumptive with Nick Cave and Lydia Lunch. He’s performed under the monikers Xordox, Foetus, Clint Ruin, Steroid Maximus, and Manorexia. Now, JG Thirlwell comes to National Sawdust as himself.

Hailed for making “real groovy damage music for smart people who are probably going to die early” (Noisey), in this show Thirlwell will play selections from his Foetus and Wiseblood projects, including renowned cult hits such as “I’ll Meet You In Poland, Baby” and “Throne Of Agony”, in addition to new works composed by Thirlwell and Simon Hanes of Tredici Bacci. His complex and primal music will be performed by an elite ensemble — with players on harp, viola, piano, acoustic guitar, and voice — formed at The Kitchen and making its public debut, with custom arrangements reeking of noir and futurist drama. This is JG Thirlwell like you’ve never heard him before.