Weasel Walter

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Composer and multi-instrumentalist Weasel Walter founded the band The Flying Luttenbachers in Chicago in 1991 with late jazz cult figure Hal Russell. Over the years, the band has included noted Chicago musicians such as Ken Vandermark, Jeb Bishop, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Dylan Posa, while creating a uncompromising and mercurial body of abstract music drawing equally from no-wave, death metal, free jazz, gamelan, noise, hardcore punk and modern classical. Walter relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2003, where he formed the latest of many Luttenbachers lineups, remaining on percussion with the addition of bassist Mike Green (Burmese), and virtuoso guitarist Ed Rodriguez (ex-Colossomite, Gorge Trio). Singular guitar phenomenon Mick Barr (Octis, Orthrelm) joined the group in 2005.

CURRENT MEMBER OF:


The Flying Luttenbachers
XBXRX
Curse of the Birthmark

HISTORY:


Before relocating to the West Coast, Walter was a major contributor to the Chicago no-wave/noise/improvised music underground during the '90s and early '00s. During this period, he performed as a founding member of bands such as The Flying Luttenbachers, Miss High Heel (with Jim O’Rourke and Azita of the Scissor Girls), Lake of Dracula (with Marlon Magas and Heather M. of the Scissor Girls), To Live and Shave in L.A. 2, and Hatewave among others.

Walter has collobarated with artists like Marlon Magas and Jim O'Rourke, Tom Smith in To Live and Shave in L.A. and Ken Vandermark as well as many influential underground rock bands including Bobby Conn, US Maple, Cock E.S.P., The Scissor Girls, Erase Errata, Harry Pussy, Quintron, and Cheer-Accident, in addition to producing albums by the Coachwhips, Burmese, Total Shutdown, Arab on Radar and Glenn Branca.

WEBSITE:


Official Weasel Walter site (http://nowave.pair.com/weasel_walter/) </P>

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