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Saturday, March 19
9:00PM - 9:40PM
617 Congress Ave
Listen to Perfect
In 1974, with his brother David, Jad Fair cofounded the lofi alternative rock group Half Japanese. Over the ensuing three decades, Half Japanese released nearly 30 records, and in the process, attracted a solid base of fans passionate about the band’s pure, unbridled enthusiasm for rock and roll.
Jad also performs and records as a solo artist, and occasionally collaborates with such musicians as Danielson, Daniel Johnston, Teenage Fanclub, Moe Tucker (of Velvet Underground), Yo La Tengo, Steve Shelly and Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth), John Zorn, Kramer, and more.
Jad’s talent for album cover design (he designed many of Half Japanese’s and all of his own solo album covers) led Jad to a second career as visual artist. His simple, joyous drawings and intricate, complex paper cuttings are shown in galleries around the world. Books of his artwork have been published in the U.S., UK, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Japan.
"Perfect" was released January 2016 on Joyful Noise Recordings.