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Sunday April 21st - JANDEK performs at The Beachland Ballroom!

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Sunday April 21st - JANDEK performs at The Beachland Ballroom!
August 09, 2011 04:39PM

Sunday August 21, 2011
Beachland Ballroom - 15711 Waterloo Rd - Cleveland, OH
$15 - Doors at 8:30pm, Concert Begins at 9:00pm
Tickets available at Ticketweb

A rare solo appearance by JANDEK. There will be no opening bands.

This is the first time Jandek will have performed a solo acoustic show in the United States, and the third time ever of his performing a solo acoustic set in the history of his performances. This means that the Representative of Corwood will not be accompanied by any other performers, and will be performing on acoustic guitar.

Biographical information:

Jandek is the musical project of an outsider musician who operates out of Houston, Texas. Since 1978, Jandek has self-released over 60 albums of unusual, often emotionally dissolute folk and blues songs without providing any biographical information and having only ever granted two interviews. Jandek often plays a highly idiosyncratic and frequently atonal form of folk and blues music, often using an open and unconventional chord structure. Jandek's music is unique, but the lyrics closely mirror the country blues and folk traditions of East Texas.

Officially, Jandek is not a person. Albums and live performances are credited to "Jandek", but the man on the album covers and on stage is "a representative from Corwood Industries". Corwood is the record label; "Jandek" is the musical project. Both are directed by the same individual. The trinity of Jandek, Corwood, and "the representative" is both three and one.

The enigmatic musician has also been the subject of a feature-length documentary film, Jandek on Corwood, which features interviews with music critics, obsessed fans and musicians.

In an issue of Spin circa 1993, Kurt Cobain said "He's not pretentious, but only pretentious people like his music."

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