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
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:
At The Stone, corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street on Manhattan’s lower east side.
If you are lucky enough to get along to either of these events please send us a report.