Posted in music | tour dates on April 7, 2009

Jandek @ Rudyard's (via Breakfast on Tour)

"The first ever live Jandek concert took place in October 2004. There have been 39 concerts total so far (1 in 2004, 10 in 2005, 9 in 2006, 10 in 2007, and 9 so far in 2008) and two more have been announced. So far the first eight shows are available from Corwood on CD, five of them on DVD as well, with more CD's and DVD's believed to be on the way.

To the best of my knowledge, official audio recordings of all the shows are in Corwood's hands. Nearly all of the shows were also officially videotaped." [Jandek Live]

The above blurb is slightly outdated. The "two announced" shows took place earlier this year, and there was at least a third that took place just the other day in Houston, Texas...
[We] had literally no idea what to expect at Sunday afternoon's Jandek show at Rudyard's, the first-ever public performance in Houston by one of the world's leading "outsider" musicians (who just happens to live here). From the little he knows of Jandek's prodigious catalogue, his best guess would have been a somewhat downcast solo performance on scratchy acoustic guitar. A one-song, 75-minute atomic funk explosion by way of the Knitting Factory was about the last thing Aftermath would have guessed, but that's exactly what he and the rest of the crowd packed into Rudyard's upstairs got...

...And there's more to come. Jandek will join New England drone duo MV + EE at DiverseWorks May 3. Aftermath has a hunch it won't sound anything like Sunday, but he'll be there just to make sure. [Houston Press]

I've lost count, but whatever the total is now, add one more: Jandek will appear at NYU's E & L Auditorium in the Kimmel Center on April 23rd (washington square south, 4th floor doors at 8, show at 9). The FREE show will feature a "dance performance by Biba Belle", and "Tickets [will be] available to the public day of ONLY starting at 12:30pm from NYU ticket central (2nd floor of show's address)"

Jandek's 5th & 6th-ever concerts took place in NYC in 2005.

Who wants the funk? Check out a video of Jandek jammin' at the Houston show, below...



Tags: Jandek, NYU, Texas

Comments (22)


Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2009 4:42 PM

The hat makes him an "outsider" musician.

Posted by drewo | April 7, 2009 4:44 PM

^ your existence as drewo makes you a douchebag.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2009 4:53 PM

If this were anyone other than Jandek, no one—NO ONE—would give a flying fuck about the music.

Having said that, this is horrrrrrrrrrrrible. Theoretical Girls are somewhere pissing in their pants in laughter over this.

Posted by Rajah of Rehab | April 7, 2009 4:54 PM

Who the fuck is Jandek?

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2009 4:57 PM

leave. now.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2009 5:02 PM

Check out if you want to know who the fuck Jandek is.

Posted by Regular reader | April 7, 2009 5:13 PM

Good god that was terrible. I agree that if this wasn't Jandek we'd all be wondering by BV even bothered posting this.

That sounds like it should be the soundtrack to a 90s sitcom. So bad.

Posted by Chelsea | April 7, 2009 6:08 PM

the crowd's worse

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2009 7:17 PM

those two chicks grinding at 00:46 made my jandek jump a little bit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2009 7:21 PM

Overrated mystery hermit boy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2009 7:31 PM

I saw these guys jam out in a building we do hvac and air conditioning work for. They have a ton of potential if they can just put it all together for one good album.

Posted by Brooklyn Air Conditioning | April 8, 2009 12:40 AM

you have to be a real fucking faggot to be offended someone hasn't heard of this shit. "leave. now." oh, please. i'm embarrassed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2009 8:16 AM

>I saw these guys jam out in a building we do hvac and air conditioning work for. They have a ton of potential if they can just put it all together for one good album.

Brilliant, in so many ways.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2009 9:13 AM

Reminds me of the last time I walked into Guitar Center. Turned around, walked out.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2009 9:38 AM

Me an my boyz have full band practice at Guitar Center. the clerkz lurve it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2009 11:21 AM

so excited

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2009 2:08 PM

By the way, I'm from Houston..

His early stuff is easy for me to relate to, the almost beatnik sound of poetry of rhythmic drones of atonal guitar reminds me of being lonely in the heat of Houston, maybe on some drugs and just sitting alone in a early century four-plex staring into the sun beating down on the grass and oak trees..

BUT!!!! THIS Modern cheese-ball FUNK IS ABSOLUTELY AWEFULL!!! SORRY.. it just is!

Posted by Enos | April 22, 2009 4:29 PM

I saw Leonard Cohen in Austin that same week. That was amazing. This is shit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 1:15 PM

I have given Jandek's music a fair listen. One could say a long hard try. As of lover of all genres, i just don't hear anything good in his music. My final conclusion: Not good music. That Rudz show was my last effort and it helped in solidifying my conclusion. If that had been any other group playing that music, Rudz would have cleared. Slap pop bass? 311's drummer? Atonal formless phazer guitarwork? Nonsensical attempts at poetry? Give me a break. This was crap and even if you call it art, it's in the genre of bad art. I'm done with Jandek. Good Riddance.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 1:27 PM

selamlar ve kelamlar

Posted by Porno | August 21, 2009 12:13 AM

Jeez. You people. In the 1990s, folk was not liked by many youngsters for the most part except for some bits by Beck but now hipsters have embraced it. In the late 70s, early 80s, disco and funk were unhip to many youngsters, but then became revered to some hipsters when melded with punk as new wave. In the 90s real metal was unhip, but now is hip with hipsters with metal like Mastodon. If Jandek wants to make Thurston Moore sounding guitar over a funk bass, just because it's not Yeasayer doesn't mean it's not valid, is horrible, or is not going to sound good at some point just because it doesn't fit the template of what you currently like. That's how musical progression works or what experimentation is; working with what is not in vogue or quite palatable yet because it's not common or popular.

Posted by a | October 1, 2010 10:31 AM

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