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GARY WILSON is one of the headliners(playing on Saturday November 3rd) for the most wonderful fest we’ve ever put on here @ the Hassle… HOMEGROWN 4: BOSTON HASSLE FEST. Who is GARY WILSON? Well, you very well may already know him from the infectious funk pop grooves he’s created, and the insane stage get ups he’s been wearing since the late 70s. But in case you aren’t appraised of the wonderful-ness of Mr. Wilson yet, here’s the general low down. YOU THINK YOU REALLY KNOW ME, Gary’s debut record was released in 1977. It is a strange, funk pop concoction. Other worldly music created by a weird person, created for other weird people to dance to. It is full of mental anguish, worry, and want. And for these things it is loved very much. After the record came out and met with little success(of course) Gary made a few more recordings and then vanished. In the early 2000s his debut was re-released a number of times and GARY WILSON took to the stage once more, now appreciated quite a bit more than his first go around. A classic tale. A number of new records followed, notably on STONES THROW RECORDS, and against the odds they’re actually good. Wrapped in cellophane, wearing shades, and surrounded by human stand-ins(mannequins, blow up dolls etc.): the weirdly smooth funk will flow. Catch GARY WILSON’s fest closing set, with GUERILLA TOSS as his backing band!!, on saturday November 3rd in Central Sq.

HOMEGROWN 4: BOSTON HASSLE FEST is happening on November 2nd and 3rd @ the Cambridge Elks Lodge @ 55 Bishop Allen Drive, Central Sq., Cambridge, MA.

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