Theoretical Girls were among the handful of bands that created New York City’s nihilistic No Wave music scene during a brief moment in the late 70s. Composers Jeffrey Lohn (then working as a plumber) and Glenn Branca (soon to be working as a plumber’s assistant) formed the group in SoHo in 1977. “I met Glenn at a performance art place where I was performing. He saw it, and he wanted to meet me,” Lohn said in a 2002 interview with Robert Young. Lohn and Branca first performed together in November 1977 as a trio with drummer Mike Anthol, who had previously played with Lohn in the N. Dodo Band.
Bassist and keyboardist Margaret De Wys and drummer Wharton Tiers made their live debut in Theoretical Girls in a January 1978 performance at... Read More