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The Renaissance Society

Club Moral, an experimental industrial noise band founded in 1981 by Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven and Danny Devos, achieved cult status from day one; cult status being defined by peers such as Throbbing Gristle. Initially a band and a performance venue, Club Moral was a definitive staple of Antwerp’s underground scene of the 1980s, hosting acts such as Boyd Rice (NON), Michael Moynhan (Coup De Grace), Slave State, Whitehouse, Trevor Brown, Clair Obscur, and John Duncan. Although the venue ceased operating in 1987, the four-piece outfit survived intermittent periods of inactivity and various line-ups only to become legendary amongst a new generation of goth/industrial/electronic/noise hounds. After three decades of performances throughout Europe and Asia, this marks their U.S. debut.


in The Renaissance Society, 5811 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, United States.