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Granted, he's no David Lee Roth, but Jim O’Rourke – former Sonic Youth member, Grammy-winning producer and unabashed saké lover – must rank as one of the capital's most famous expat musicians. Though he's a regular fixture on the Tokyo gig circuit, it's rare to see the Chicago-born multi-instrumentalist play under his own name here – let alone for a full six days, as he'll be doing at SuperDeluxe this month. Expect to hear a wide range of old and new music from O’Rourke's sizeable oeuvre, ranging from a never-performed string quartet piece dating back to his college days, to an all-new big band project and jazz trio. Diehard fans can get a pass for all six concerts, including a CD of unreleased material compiled by the man himself: email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
June 17: 80’s: The Cassette Years (80's table top guitar [solo] & 80's electronics [solo])
June 18: College Days Compositions (String Quartet & Oscillators [world premiere], Aunt Esther, Mizu No Nai Umi)
June 19: Happy Bad Timing Days (Bad Timing & Happy Days combined performance)
June 20: Big Band & Tapes
June 21: Toward the Future One (new jazz trio [compositions by Jim O'Rourke] & Kafka's Snore)
June 22: Toward the Future Two (songs, old and new)