Saturday, December 14th, ISSUE is pleased to welcome back the enigmatic Jandek, the musical project of Corwood Industries, to Brooklyn. Jandek has performed in ISSUE’s previous locations in the Gowanus Silo (in 2006) and the courtyard of the Old American Can Factory (in 2009). This marks Jandek’s first performance at ISSUE’s 22 Boerum Place Theater.
Jandek is the musical project of Corwood Industries, a record label that operates out of Houston, Texas. Since 1978, Jandek/Corwood Industries has independently released over 100 albums/DVDs of unusual, often emotionally dissolute folk, rock, and blues songs without ever granting an interview or providing any biographical information. Jandek often plays a highly idiosyncratic and frequently atonal form of folk, rock, punk, country, classical and blues music, at times using an open and unconventional chord structure. The name “Jandek” is most commonly used to refer specifically to the musical project and not an individual.