Event details

Event details

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Gary Wilson w/ sunking
Tue Jul | 30 2024 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$20 advance / $25 day of show

About This Event

(((folkYEAH!))) presents Gary Wilson with special guest sunking.

Tuesday, July 30th
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
$20 in advance / $25 day of the show

Gary Wilson is an internationally renowned experimental music composer, recording artist, and performer. As a teenager, Wilson studied composition privately with John Cage, and since his 1977 self- released classic You Think You Really Know Me, he has spent a lifetime building a fervent underground audience around the world. Esteemed artists Beck,Tyler the Creator, Ariel Pink, Questlove, Earl Sweatshirt,Peanut Butter Wolf, Foxygen, andDam Funk have all cited Gary Wilson as a source of inspiration. He is the subject of the 2005 documentary, You Think You Really Know Me: The Gary Wilson Story, and is mentioned by name in Beck’s 1996 classic “Where It’s At”.

In the summer of 2013, the Metropolitan Museum of Art included Gary in the exhibition PUNK: Chaos to Couture, and the underground legend has graced the pages of The New York TimesThe New Yorker, and Record Collector Magazine. Wilson’s music has been featured in an episode of Narcos (2015) as well as during the Golden Globes (2017), and his track “You Were Too Good to Be True” appears as a sample on Earl Sweatshirt’s track “Grief”” (2015). In recent years, Wilson has shared the bill at live performances with Todd Rundgren, Ariel Pink, Foxygen, Colin Caulfield (Diiv), Crush, and Black Lips.

Gary Wilson has performed on national TV on both The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live! He continues to diligently compose, record, and release new music, including 2019’s The King of Endicott (Cleopatra Records) and his summer 2019 collaborative album with home recording legend R. Stevie Moore, titled Fake News Trending.

Gary’s latest album, A Beautiful Bliss, is set for release on all formats including CD and vinyl on May 24, 2024. 

sunking is the collective experimental sights and sounds of Seattle natives Rob Granfelt (aka Bobbyy) & Antoine Martel (aka sous chef). Originally intended as a passive outlet to explore the crossings of avant-garde, hip-hop, jazz, and experimental music, sunking has morphed into a full-fledged project of its own that today is announcing its signing to ANTI- Records.
Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.