Captain Beefheart Symposium
Legendary Captain Beefheart guitarist GARY LUCAS conducts a BEEFHEART SYMPOSIUM at The Magic Room on Friday Sept. 10th
Gary Lucas, who has been called "a modern guitar miracle" (Rolling Stone), "The Thinking Man's Guitar Hero" (The New Yorker) and "One of the 100 Greatest Living Guitarists" will give a lecture and musical demonstration devoted to his mentor and childhood hero Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart.
Gary considers Beefheart to be one of the seminal forces in contemporary music. Under his tutelage, Gary first emerged as a major guitar force to be reckoned with, as featured soloist in Beefheart's Magic Band on the last two Beefheart albums "Doc at the Radar Station" and "Ice Cream for Crow."
Gary will show rare video footage of the man and the band, delve into his complex artistic oeuvre as both a composer -- by performing some of his fiendishly difficult solo guitar compositions live -- and as a painter by showing slides of his formidable paintings and drawings. Help celebrate this legendary, larger-than-life, maverick / outsider / genius who, as the guiding force behind the #1 avant-garde rock group, rightfully deserves a place of honor in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.
Magic Room Gallery
155 North Beacon St
Brighton, MA 02135
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|