Gary Lucas Captain Beefheart Symposium
featuring in honor of Don Van Vliet's RIP 70th Birthday / with special guests Kristine McKenna, Bill Moseley, Weba Garretson & More TBA
Thursday, Jan 13, 2011 8:00 PM PST
Echoplex (below the Echo), Los Angeles, CA
Gary Lucas is bringing his Beefheart Symposium to Los Angeles to honor Don Van Vliet who passed away December 17, 2010. Don would have been celebrating his 70th birthday in January.
During the symposium Gary will show rare footage of the band live, play unreleased tracks, and project slides of Don's paintings and drawings, discuss the history of the group and many of the great musicians who came through the ranks of The Magic Band, and also illustrate Don’s quirky and idiosyncratic methodologies and techniques on his guitar.
Read an appreciation of Don Van Vliet by Gary Lucas in The Wall Street Journal:
A Pick in the LA Times: