No wave was a short-lived avant-garde music and art scene that had its beginnings during the late 1970s in downtown New York City. In part a reaction against punk rock's recycling of traditionalist rock tropes, no wave musicians instead experimented with noise, dissonance and atonality in addition to a variety of non-rock genres.
No wave artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes.
Clip taken from the film Downtown 81, a.k.a. the New York Beat Movie.
DNA was one of the first no wave bands to come out of New York.
No Wave was a short-lived, avant-garde offshoot of '70s punk, based almost entirely in New York City's Lower East Side from about 1978-1982.
In the late 1970s, a loose collective of New York bands created a radical reaction to New Wave and Punk that came to be known as No Wave.
Lydia Lunch, Honeymoon In Red, 1987 (recorded in 1982)
Lunch's career was spawned by the NYC no wave scene. She is also an actress and a self-empowerment speaker.
No Wave was a short-lived but influential art music, film, performance art, video, and contemporary art scene that had its beginnings during the mid-1970s in New York City and continued into the 1980s alongside punk subculture.
But as attentions turned to London, back in Manhattan and just at the point the history books end, something very exciting was happening. They called it No Wave.
Taken from the album Confusion Is Sex (1983)
Sonic Youth began their career as a part of the New York no wave scene.