S. Clay Wilson benefit
The Hemlock Tavern
The odditorium opens at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 11, with a donation between $7 and $20 required for entry. Call 923-0923 or visit www.hemlocktavern.com.
Violent, licentious, and rife with bikers, dykes, and depraved demons, the comic art of S. Clay Wilson always made some people wonder if Wilson had mental damage. He didn't — at least not until an accident early last November left him with severe brain trauma and hospital bills to match. Tonight more than a dozen avant-noise iconoclasts raise benefit funds by doing with sound what a Wilson comic does on the page, i.e., create a dense mess of transgressive weirdness. Sonics range from shivering liquid phantasms (Amphibious Gestures) and fractal-smashing loop fabrications (Skullcaster) to double-bass-and-percussion improvs (Tony Dryer/Jacob Felix Heule duo) and beyond.