Published Aug 04, 2011Since the late '70s, legendary and prolific avant-gardist Jandek has built up a reputation as one of the weirdest D.I.Y. music icons of all time. From his dozens and dozens of self-released, out-there blues and folk explorations, to his mysterious, hermetic and secretive personae -- the guy has never officially revealed his name, referring to himself as "Representative of Corwood Industries" -- he's become quite a cult figure. Gigs have been sparse throughout his career, having only begun playing live in 2004, but Alberta is about to get treated to not one, but two shows from the iconic oddball.
Calgary indie label Bug Incision confirmed on its website that the imprint, along with Weird Canada, will be presenting two Jandek gigs this fall in Calgary and Edmonton.
The Cowtown gig takes place October 21 at the Cantos Music Foundation. The show will feature guest appearances from percussionist Mark Dicey and trombonist Scott Munro. The Edmonton show takes place the next day at the Artery and will feature as-yet-unnamed guests.
Regardless, this is a rare chance for the province's experimental music fans to check out the difficult tunes of Jandek.
10/21 Calgary, AB - Cantos Music Foundation
10/22 Edmonton, AB - The Artery