Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates Performing at Ariel Pink Presents Cuckoo's Nest

I'm thrilled to announce that Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates will be a part of Ariel Pink's special event, Cuckoo's Nest. The event will not only feature the world-renowned genius of Gary, but also an outstanding lineup of remarkable talent, including: Old King Cole Younger, 5hagatha, Jerry Solomon, Richard Ross, and more. 

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Gary and his Blind Dates recently played two shows opening for Ariel and Black Lips, so we're all excited to be playing at this special event on Friday. Last Saturday's show at Pappy and Harriet's in Pioneertown was one for the books, and it was a privilege to be involved with artists like these.

Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates. Photo: Galina Betker, 2015

Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates. Photo: Galina Betker, 2015

Anyone familiar with the music of Gary and Ariel knows there's a strong artistic kinship there, tapping into a shared tradition of unbridled creativity stemming from the Outsider/DIY culture, but reaching  considerably farther than mere experimentation.  Friday's show at Basic Flowers in Downtown L.A. (242 South Broadway St.) promises to be exceptional, and I'm looking forward to seeing you weirdos there.

Ariel and Gary at Pappy & Harriet's. Photo: Galina Betker, October 17, 2015

Ariel and Gary at Pappy & Harriet's. Photo: Galina Betker, October 17, 2015

I will be keeping an eye out for Linda while playing drums on Friday, as always. Photo by Galina Betker, 2015

I will be keeping an eye out for Linda while playing drums on Friday, as always. Photo by Galina Betker, 2015