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Industrial Music Pioneer Adi Newton Plays SUNY New Paltz on Thursday 

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Here’s a late and surprising addition to this week’s Hudson Valley gig calendar: This Thursday, British postpunk/industrial/electronic pioneer Adi Newton of Clock DVA will bring his current experimental project, the Anti-Group (TAG), to SUNY New Paltz for a rare upstate performance.

Clock DVA formed in the steel town of Sheffield in 1978 as the kindred souls of such contemporary UK acts as Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, and the Human League. The group’s debut, White Souls in Black Suits (1980), and its likewise dark successors, Thirst (1981) and Advantage (1983), are influential industrial/goth-crossover classics; a clutch of albums by different lineups followed and a new Clock DVA set is slated for release in 2019. The Anti-Group (TAG) is Newton’s more experimental multimedia side project, and utilizes video and found sound to create immersive performances.

Check out this throwback clip of Clock DVA playing “The Hacker” and Newton being interviewed on German TV in 1989 (dig those big-ass old computers):

Adi Newton will perform as the Anti-Group (TAG) at Parker Theater on the SUNY New Paltz Campus on October 18 at 8pm. Tickets are $8. For more information, call (917) 873-6225 or visit https://www.newpaltz.edu/fpa/boxoffice.html.

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