Weasel Walter

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Weasel Walter
At Club W71 in 2017
At Club W71 in 2017
Background information
Born (1972-05-18) May 18, 1972 (age 48)[1]
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
GenresAvant-garde metal, No wave, noise rock, hardcore punk, punk jazz, free jazz, free improvisation, contemporary classical
InstrumentsDrums, guitar, bass guitar, bass clarinet, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, mellotron, organ, synthesizers
Years active1991–present
LabelsugEXPLODE, Thirsty Ear
Associated actsThe Flying Luttenbachers, XBXRX, Lake of Dracula, Behold... The Arctopus

Weasel Walter is an American composer and multi-instrumentalist who founded the band The Flying Luttenbachers in Chicago in 1991[2]. He has played in the bands Cellular Chaos and Lydia Lunch Retrovirus. Walter moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2003,[3] where he reformed the Luttenbachers with the addition of bassist Mike Green and guitarist Ed Rodriguez. Mick Barr joined the group in 2005. The Flying Luttenbachers broke up in late 2007. On November 25, 2009, Weasel Walter announced that he was moving to New York City to join the band Behold... The Arctopus on drums.[4] He formed Cellular Chaos with Marc Edwards, Admiral Grey, and Ceci Moss. Walter lives in New York City.[5]


Before moving to the West Coast, Walter was a contributor to the Chicago no-wave/noise/improvised music underground during the '90s and early 2000s. 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, 7000 Dying Rats and Hatewave.[6]

Walter has worked with Marshall Allen, John Butcher, Tim Dahl, Peter Evans, Mary Halvorson, Henry Kaiser, Joe Morris, Jim O'Rourke, Evan Parker, Elliott Sharp, Ken Vandermark, and William Winant[7] and the rock bands Sharon Cheslow, Bobby Conn, Cheer-Accident, Cock E.S.P., Curse of the Birthmark, Erase Errata, Harry Pussy, Lair of the Minotaur, Quintron, The Chicago Sound, The Scissor Girls, U.S. Maple, and XBXRX in addition to producing albums by AIDS Wolf, Arab on Radar, Glenn Branca, Burmese, Lydia Lunch, Coachwhips, and Total Shutdown.[8]


  • J. Niimi (2007-03-14). "Spaz of All Trades: Weasel Walter sneezes and a new song comes to life". SFweekly.
  1. ^ "All About Jazz Music, Musicians, Bands & Albums". Allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  2. ^ http://www.trouserpress.com/entry.php?a=flying_luttenbachers
  3. ^ Margasak, Peter. "Head-to-head during the holidays". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  4. ^ Cohan, Brad (2010-01-12). "The Weasel Walter Welcome Wagon". Village Voice. Retrieved 2016-11-30.
  5. ^ Shteamer, Hank; Shteamer, Hank (2019-02-26). "Hear Flying Luttenbachers' First New Music in 12 Years". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  6. ^ "Interview: Weasel Walter". Invisible Oranges - The Metal Blog. Retrieved 2016-11-30.
  7. ^ http://nowave.pair.com/weasel_walter/ww_improvisation.html
  8. ^ http://nowave.pair.com/weasel_walter/ww_projects.html

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