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Parade of Shoes: Jandek

Friday, January 11th, 2013
Jandek @ Flywheel, 10/1/11 (photo by Matt Mac Haffie)

Jandek @ Flywheel, 10/1/11 (photo by Matt Mac Haffie)

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LIVE: Cheap Time @ Flywheel, 11/15/11

Monday, December 12th, 2011
Cheap Time

Cheap Time

In early October, the Flywheel venue in Easthampton, Massachusetts, scored a cultural coup of sorts when elusive outsider-musician Jandek played a very rare East Coast show there.

And this fall, the volunteer-run arts collective, located just over the Berkshire hills from Nippertown, has hosted a number of cutting-edge performances, from San Francisco art-rock trio Grass Widow to New Jersey punk band Screaming Females.

Since moving in 2007 from a vacant cabinet store to a larger space in the old town hall building on Main Street, the non-profit venue is looking to provide an alternative to the nearby Iron Horse Entertainment-dominated Northampton music scene.

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LIVE: Jandek @ Flywheel, 10/1/11

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
Jandek

Jandek

Although the artist known as Jandek has emerged some from his decades-long shroud of mystery since performing publicly for the first time in 2004 at a Scottish music festival, an appearance by the reclusive outsider-musician still entails a high degree of secrecy – and excitement.

The five musicians tasked with backing the Houston experimental folk artist – who has released over 60 inscrutable homemade albums since 1978 on his own Corwood Industries label – at the Flywheel in Easthampton, Massachusetts, didn’t meet Jandek until an hour-and-a-half-long rehearsal on the day of the show.

Their identities had been kept strictly under wraps – even representatives of the Flywheel arts collective didn’t know who would be appearing onstage – fueling speculation that perhaps one of western Massachusetts’ prominent indie rockers (Thurston, Kim, J?) would be there.

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