[Jandek] Oberlin show report

William Danylo bill at akrasia.com
Mon Apr 11 13:45:55 PDT 2011

Might anyone have any information on the August Cleveland show?!

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 11:43 AM, daeve ross <backbaconrecords at yahoo.com>wrote:

> It was hot as all get out inside the 'Sco, to the degree that it was
> somewhat difficult to concentrate on the excellent performances. The Rep was
> on vocals and 5 string bass as well as adding some great harmonica at one
> point. Robert Turman and Aaron Dilloway alternated between lo-fi electronics
> and guitars. Peter B switched off between trombone and tuba. I'm not aware
> of the drummer's name unfortunately.
> Most of the tunes were drone-based, the horns providing the basslines while
> the Rep's highly distorted bass acted more like a rhythm guitar. He used a
> wide variety of right hand techniques from picking to plucking to
> rhythmically striking the strings. There were surprisingly long instrumental
> sections and the Rep seemed to be digging the jams, frequently leaning back
> into rocker stance as he abused his axe.
> The overall sound was fairly subdued for most of the night, the last number
> got a little more frenzied and added some needed contrasts and dynamics.
> Killer show, I really hope this one gets released on disc as it would be
> quite a unique item in the Jandek discography.
> I also got the exciting news that the Rep will be doing a rare solo show in
> Cleveland come August. I can't wait to check that one out!
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