Date(s) - 25/11/2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Camp Doogs, Cool Perth Nights and Mistletone are once again teaming up to present Los Angeles’s prodigal songwriting son Ariel Pink, as he returns to Perth in support of his latest studio album Dedicated to Bobby Jameson.
The album’s title makes a direct and heartfelt reference to a real-life L.A. musician, long presumed dead, who resurfaced online in 2007 after 35 reclusive years to pen his autobiography and tragic life story in a series of blogs and YouTube tirades. “His book and life resonated with me to such a degree,” Pink states, “that I felt a need to dedicate my latest record to him.”
In 2003, Pink attracted the attention of Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks label, earning his home recordings a small and devoted fan base through a series of limited edition reissues. Drawing upon a list of long-forgotten iconoclasts and trailblazers like the Shaggs, the Cure, the Velvet Underground, Destroy All Monsters, the Godz, Cabaret Voltaire, and R. Stevie Moore, Pink set himself to the task of redefining the musical lexicon for himself and others. “This mission,” he says, “remains mine to this day.”
Dedicated to Bobby Jameson is a shimmering pop odyssey that represents more astonishing peaks and menacing valleys in the career of a man who, through sheer originality and nerve, has become an American rock and roll institution.
Tickets on sale now via Oztix
Ariel Pink – Another Weekend
Boat Show – https://boatshow1.bandcamp.com
Benjamin Witt Quartet – https://benjaminwitt.bandcamp.com
Camp Doogs DJs and Matt Acorn on MC duties – https://www.campdoogs.com