Today it was announced that Beck, a musician who respects artistry so little that he learned 14 instruments, produced his own records, and released an album in the form of sheet music, will be performing --if you can call it that-- at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesvile. The show is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20.
Son of visual artist and Warhol superstar Bibbe Hansen, and grandson of founding Fluxus artist Al Hansen, the disrespectful, artist-hating Beck recently won a Grammy for album of the year with "Morning Phase" (2014). Early in his career, he was known for playing abrasive, anti-folk in a live setting. Who knows what to expect now from such a smart ass?
General admission tickets are $55 and go on sale this Friday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m.
For an example of his disrespect, check out this song he wrote about his buddy Steve Hanft (who directed the "Loser" video) and who once arranged for his his whole band, Sexy Death Soda, to sleep in my apartment while wearing a severed rubber hand around his neck.