What can you say about Gary Wilson?  Gary is an internationally-respected, brilliant, underground artist. Some categorize his work as "Outsider Music," others file him under performance art, while still others classify him as an avant-garde jazz-funk-pop legend.  

Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates, L-R: Anders Larsson, Joe Guevara, Gary Wilson, Ian McGehee, Charlie Bottino. Photo: Nick Lane

Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates, L-R: Anders Larsson, Joe Guevara, Gary Wilson, Ian McGehee, Charlie Bottino. Photo: Nick Lane

Esteemed artists like Beck, Questlove, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator, the Residents, Foxygen, and Ariel Pink have all cited him as a kindred spirit and/or influence, and in the summer of 2013 he was included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition entitled "Punk: From Chaos to Couture." In recent years he has graced the front page of the New York Times, and the New Yorker has featured him more than once.

Closer to home, Gary was Peter Holslin's cover story in San Diego's CityBeat in March of 2014.  I post regularly about my performances with Gary, and each show I get to play drums for him is a privilege.  

Gary Wilson and Anders Larsson in 2016. Photo: Nick Lane

Gary Wilson and Anders Larsson in 2016. Photo: Nick Lane

In August of 2014, Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates opened for Foxygen at the Belly Up, Fonda Theatre, and the Observatory. Additionally, we played at the Burger Records Festival along with Jacuzzi Boys, the Abigails, Cherry Glazerr, White Fang, OFF!, and the legendary R. Stevie Moore.

Exciting stuff coming up in 2015 with Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates with new shows, recordings, and video, so keep your eyes and ear open!

Anders Larsson spoke with Gary Wilson in 2015 about his collaboration with Earl Sweatshirt. Click on this image to see the interview.

Anders Larsson spoke with Gary Wilson in 2015 about his collaboration with Earl Sweatshirt. Click on this image to see the interview.

          Gary Wilson and Anders Larsson. Photo by Ashley Montoya, 2014.

          Gary Wilson and Anders Larsson. Photo by Ashley Montoya, 2014.

I spoke with Gary recently about his collaboration with Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt. 2015

Anders Larsson with Gary Wilson before a show at Los Globos for the Burger Records Fest.

Anders Larsson with Gary Wilson before a show at Los Globos for the Burger Records Fest.

Gary Wilson and Anders Larsson at Gary's home studio in 2013.

Gary Wilson and Anders Larsson at Gary's home studio in 2013.

Performing with Gary Wilson at the Observatory in 2014, opening for Foxygen. Photo by Cortney Armitage

Performing with Gary Wilson at the Observatory in 2014, opening for Foxygen. Photo by Cortney Armitage