JAD FAIR ANNOUNCES SHOWS THIS WINTER
In 1974, with his brother David, Jad Fair co-founded the lo-fi 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 Daniel Johnston, Teenage Fanclub, Moe Tucker (of Velvet Underground), Yo La Tengo, Steve Shelley 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 and Japan.
Half Japanese will perform an exclusive show for the ATP festival curated by Jeff Mangum from Neutral Milk Hotel, and Jad Fair and Gilles Rieder do a duo tour around Europe in December.
HALF JAPANESE EXCLUSIVE SHOW
03/12/2011 UK Minehead – ATP festival (curated by Jeff Mangum)
JAD FAIR AND GILLES RIEDER EUROPE/UK TOUR
01/12/2011 UK London – Upset the Rhythm / The Lexington
04/12/2011 CH Geneva – Face Z festival
07/12/2011 FR Paris – Petit Bain
08/12/2011 FR Metz – Les Trinitaires (+ exhibition)
09/12/2011 CH Zurich – Kilbi Festival / Exil w/ Glenn Branca
10/12/2011 NL Den Haag – State-X New Form Festival w/ Glenn Branca
- Jad Fair’s website / Fire records artist page
- Jad Fair and Gilles Rieder are available for duo shows April 2012. Contact booking.
+ BONUS : JAD FAIR INTERVIEW & DOCUMENTARY BY THE DRONE