So Jandek showed up last night for the kick-off concert of Adventures in Modern Music, a five-day festival put on in Chicago by The Wire and local hip venue The Empty Bottle. (He was supposed to show up at last year's festival, but hurricane-related emergencies forced him to cancel.) Some appropriately blurry pictures are up on Flickr, but no video footage has shown up on YouTube yet. Fortunately for you, there's already some Jandek performance footage to check out: "Real Wild", from his 2004 performance in Glasgow.
The festival continues through Sunday, and is closed out by another one-word-named performer familiar to WFMU listeners: Steinski, who is also up on YouTube: a short live performance clip; and a video for "We'll Be Right Back."
(Jandek photo by russell bassman)