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“Jad Fair is the real deal. In a world of crumbling values his artistic vision remains consistently honest, authentic and original”– John Zorn

In 1974 Jad Fair, along with his brother David, co-founded the lo-fi alternative rock group Half Japanese. Over the ensuing three decades, Half Japanese released fourteen albums (which are all due to be reissued on Fire Records throughout 2012), 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 musicians such as Daniel Johnston, Teenage Fanclub, Moe Tucker (of Velvet Underground), Yo La Tengo, Steve Shelley and Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth), John Zorn, Kramer, The Pastels and many more.

Having developed a talent for album cover design by creating his own solo artwork and making many of the Half Japanese sleeves, Jad embarked on a second career as a 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 and Japan.

Half Japanese will perform an exclusive show for the ATP festival curated by Jeff Mangum from Neutral Milk Hotel as well as the Radio Nova anniversary in Oslo. Jad will also be touring with various different artists for certain shows, including drummer Gilles Rieder, and Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub.

Jad Fair will also be playing along Daniel Johnston for certain shows, at the occasion of the exhibitions of Daniel Johnston in Lieu Unique, Nantes in April and in La Casa Encendida, Madrid in May.


09/03/2012    UK    Minehead – ATP Festival curated by Jeff Mangum / Butlins Holiday Centre
10/03/2012    NO    Oslo – Radio Nova 30 years! / Gamla w/ Boyen Beng


08/03/2012    UK    London – Macbeth
12/03/2012    NO    Oslo – Radio Nova 30 years! / Blaa w/ Billie Van
07/04/2012    FR    Nantes – le lieu unique w/ Daniel Johnston
08/04/2012    FR    Paris – La Gaite lyrique w/ Daniel Johnston
09/04/2012    FR    Poitiers – Le Confort Moderne w/ Daniel Johnston
10/04/2012    BE    Brussels – Cinema Nova
11/04/2012    FR    Dijon – Kill Your Pop / Le Consortium
12/04/2012    FI    Helsinki – Kuudes Linja w/ Liimanarina
13/04/2012    IT    Milan – Cox 18


10/05/2012    SP    Cadiz – Aulario La Bomba
11/05/2012    SP    Granada – Planta Baja
12/05/2012    SP    Ourense – Cafe Pop Torgal
13/05/2012    SP    Madrid – La Casa Encendida

Video : Jad Fair on The DroneJad Fair on Fire RecordsJad Fair Website

Europe/UK agent : marie at julietippex.com – also available with Julie Tippex :


Cult artist from the alternative music scene, Daniel Johnston lives and works in Texas. Supported by Sonic Youth, Larry Clark, David Bowie, Kurt Cobain or Matt Groening, Produced by le lieu unique and Arts Factory, “Welcome to my world” is an exhibition of Daniel Johnston graphic work, with more than 100 original drawings from different periods, a focus on Daniel Johnston and his fans (wallpaintings, fanzines…), music memorabilia, documentaries, filmed performances, short movies of Daniel Johnston. The original exhibition will be held in lieu unique in Nantes, France, from April 7th to May 20th 2012 and will be available afterward for touring – Booking contact (available from June 2012 and onwards)


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