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UNPLUGGED: ISSUE Project Room Hosts Lo-Fi, D.I.Y. Legends R. Stevie Moore and Gary Wilson

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Jan 23, 2014 03:38 PM EST

For over a decade now, ISSUE Project Room has played a pivotal role in showcasing raw, left-of-center talent--both old and new.

No surprise, then, it's also one of Classicalite's favorite venues in all of Gotham. Be it Charlemagne Palestine, Tony Conrad, Yasunao Tone, Eli Keszler, Sō Percussion, Nate Wooley, Ben Vida or even John Cage, we've loved 'em all.

And now, our beloved alcove will host lo-fi all-stars R. Stevie Moore and Gary Wilson this Friday night.

Of course, Mr. Moore is all too aware of his divey status, having remained secluded in his New Jersey home for years (only then to move down to Nashville, for to open his own museum).

Child of Elvis Presley bassist (and contributor to the Doors' L.A. Woman) Bob Moore, Stevie is a self-taught instrumentalist with a penchant for being loud, yet his unplugged performance should still get the ears turning.

Avant-gardener Gary Wilson will also perform, yet another proponent of the D.I.Y. method. His magnum opus, You Think You Really Know Me, has garnered a slew of underground, word-of-zine laurels, and after a 25-year disappearance (including a stint working at a San Diego porno shoppe), Wilson hath resurfaced.

Does "6.4 = Make Out," still? There's only 1.0 way to find out...

UNPLUGGED: Moore & Wilson takes place at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 24 at 22 Boerum Place in Brooklyn.

Tickets start at $12 for students and IPR members, increasing to $15 for non-students and non-IPR members.

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