Monday, October 07, 2013


OCTOBER 31st @7p.m.
Almost one year ago to the day of his historic Mankato show, Jandek is returning to Minnesota courtesy of KMSU and the Minnesota State Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. If you recall last year's announcement, we spoke of running out of unobtainable goals in bringing Jandek to Minnesota. Never in a million years did we think we'd be able to utter these words a second time, but as Tim said last year,


After months of planning and pinching ourselves to see if it wasn't just a dream, we are pleased to announce that Jandek will be performing October 31st at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will be begin at 7:30 p.m. This is an all ages show. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door and will go on sale this Friday (September 20th) at noon.

For those of you lucky enough to have attended last year's Mankato Jandek performance, you are now somewhat familiar with what to expect. But having said that, no two Jandek performances are ever the same. The Representative of Corwood will be joined on stage by a number of local musicians, and together they will undertake a one-of-a-kind improvisational adventure never to be repeated and definitely not to be missed. Personally, last year's concert left me full of nervous excitement, overwhelmed at it's soaring beauty, emotional spent, and flabbergasted all at once. I had never experienced this in a live music setting before, and I anticipate feeling much the same way after the Minneapolis performance.

And as if this news wasn't exciting enough, there is one more element to this performance that we would like to address. Tuning The Pulse is a short film that stems from footage shot during Jandek's Mankato concert. For the first time ever, the camera was allowed to fully participate behind the scenes, therefore giving us a small glimpse into the process involved with a Jandek performance. That project has now expanded to encompass the making of a full length documentary film, one in which Jandek himself is involved. The people behind Tuning The Pulse will be filming the show at The Cedar Cultural Center for inclusion in this upcoming documentary.

We will of course be passing along more information about this in the days and weeks to come, but in the mean time we encourage you to help us spread the word about Jandek's return to Minnesota. Here are some important web sites for you to utilize and share:

The Cedar Cultural Center

Tuning The Pulse Documentary

KMSU 89.7 f.m. in Mankato, Minnesota

Shuffle Function on KMSU

Tickets are available through The Cedar's website, in their lobby during shows, over the phone, at the Electric Fetus record store and at Depth of Field (the futon and yarn shop across the street from The Cedar). As I mentioned before they go on sale Friday, September 20th at noon.

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