If youve ever listened to Eugene Chadbourne and eternally wrote him off as a hack musician, we suggest taking life a little less seriously, bro. You see, performing goofball nonsense is part of the experimentalists shtick. A frequent collaborator with the Sun City Girls, John Zorn, and the Violent Femmes, Chadbourne plays guitar, banjo, and a freaking electric rake, for Gods sake. The resulting music is part banjo-y Sonny Sharrock or Mary Halvorson interspersed with offbeat lyrics that a campy Woody Guthrie might sing.
Chadbourne whose very serious song titles include Big John Loves His Dick and Perverts on Northridge performs two sets at Modified.
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Fri., July 10, 8 p.m., 2009