Z'EV a.k.a. Stefan Joel Weisser is an American poet, percussionist, and sound artist. He is regarded as a pioneer of industrial music and performed at The Kitchen in the 80's. Most recently, in 2011, Z'EV performed at "Aluminum Music" at The Kitchen. At the event, which was part of its 40th anniversary season, The Kitchen presented a distilled refraction of the original Aluminum Nights, which occurred in 1981.