Here’s a treat if you can make it to:

The Magic Room Gallery
155 North Beacon Street,
Brighton, Massachusetts 02135

On Friday 10 September 2010 – 8pm until 11.30pm
Tickets: $20

Gary Lucas will be presenting a Captain Beefheart Symposium where he will will give a lecture and musical demonstration devoted to his mentor and childhood hero Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart.

This will involve Gary showing 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.

Update (29 August):

In case you haven’t seen it Gary has added a comment to this post to say that he’s reprising this symposium:

Monday 13 September – 7pm until 9pm

At The Stone, corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street on Manhattan’s lower east side.

Tickets: $30

If you are lucky enough to get along to either of these events please send us a report.

8 Comments »

  1. theheliocentric says:

    It would be great if someone could film it and put it out on DVD

  2. Hermansblue says:

    Cool! New video footage of the Captain!
    Is Don Clen Vliet still alive? Does anybody know? If so, is he doing well?
    Ever seen my clip on the Tube?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF0egslP4ro

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yes, I agree, this has to be documented

  4. the tudors dvd says:

    Cool! I'll go for a check~

  5. Anonymous says:

    thanks for posting this Steve, but you neglected to mention that I am also conducting the same Beefheart Symposium in NYC 3 days later, on Monday Sept. 13th at The Stone, corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street on Manhattan's lower east side, from 7 to 9pm, Tickets for this are $30

    http://www.thestonenyc.com/calendar.php

  6. Gary Lucas says:

    thanks for posting this Steve, but you neglected to mention that I am also conducting the same Beefheart Symposium in NYC 3 days later, on Monday Sept. 13th at The Stone, corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street on Manhattan's lower east side, from 7 to 9pm, Tickets for this are $30

  7. Tor Hershman says:

    Moi'd show for this, if'in moi could but this old monkey can't.

    I hope everything is a blimpy groove, though.

  8. ken duvall says:

    Did anyone see this show ?

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