Reclusive Houston singer-songwriter savantJandek
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will play a hometown gig - something that happens slightly less often than a full solar eclipse - 4 p.m. Sunday, April 5 at Rudyard's. Tickets are $4, and Rocks Off recommends getting there as soon after the doors open at 2:30 as possible, because this one is going to be packed.
According to Seth Tisue's exhaustive Guide to Jandek Web site, Jandek has played in public in Houston exactly one other time, a surprise appearance in March 2006 at the Live Oak Friends Meeting House, where he joined avant-garde duo Loren Connors and Alan Licht for two songs on fretless bass and harmonica. As sometimes happens, he was only identified as "a representative from Corwood Industries [Jandek's label]," which makes sense because Jandek isn't his real name anyway.
Corwood Industries, which has released all of Jandek's fiftysomething albums from 1978's Ready for the House to last year's The Myth of Blue Icicles, can be reached at P.O. Box 15375, Houston, TX, 77020.