Eugene Chardbourne
Eugene Chabourne

"The 1991 edition of The Trouser Press Record Guide says this about him, "On his compulsive own, the guitarist/leader of the late, lamented Shockabilly has spewed forth a ceaseless stream of records and cassettes that easily represent the oddest version of country and folk music ever." From what I can tell, Chadbourne hasn't really mellowed or slowed down since. Chadbourne has collaborated with a Who's Who of improvisational/experimental musicians, including Marc Ribot, Henry Kaiser, John Zorn, and Fred Frith, as well as bands like Camper Van Beethoven and They Might Be Giants... many of whom performed at the two-week Chadfest in August 2007. I don't claim to follow Chadbourne's career closely, but he is a legend and there is a direct through-line from his work to bands like Animal Collective and Dirty Projectors. A chance to see him up close somewhere like [Bruar Falls] should be a treat." [Bill]

today in NYC
* It Is It @ Pianos
* ASSSSCAT 3000 @ UCB
* James Blood @ Jazz Standard
* Furthur @ Radio City Music Hall
* Thin Lizzy @ Starland Ballroom
* Pretty Good Friends @ Union Hall
* JACK Quartet @ Le Poisson Rouge
* White Out, Nels Cline @ The Stone
* comedy @ Knitting Factory
* The Felice Brothers, Diamond Doves @ Maxwell's
* Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross @ Nassau Coliseum
* Moon Duo, Coconuts, The Stepkids @ Knitting Factory
* The Funeral Pyre, The Secret, Ipsissimus @ Union Pool
* Jenkins Sisters, The Dust Busters, Uncle Monk @ Zebulon
* The Wailing Wall, Boy Without God, Warbles @ Death By Audio
* Anni Rossi, Inlets, The Silent League, Oh! Pears @ Glasslands
* Stephane Wrembel Presents The Django Experiment @ Barbes
* The Magic Lantern Show w/ The Shortsleeves & Kevin Barnett @ Mercury Lounge
* Eugene Chadbourne, Daniel Dimaggio of Home Blitz, The Surprisers, Bob Bannister @ Bruar Falls
* Amy Speace, Jill Andrews, School, Spirit Family Reunion @ The Living Room
* Reality War, Passive Aggressor, Capsule, Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks, The Marsh Hens @ Silent Barn
* New Ideas Music Series w/ Ha-yang Kim & Phillipe Lambert, Project Sis, Oliphant @ Pianos
* Japan benefit concert hosted by John Zorn w/ Sonic Youth, Yoko Ono, Mike Patton, Sean Lennon, Cibo Matto, Mephista, Marc Ribot, Uri Caine, Aleph Trio, more @ Miller Theatre

What else?