Preview - Fast N' Bulbous: A Musical Celebration of Captain Beefheart
Captain Beefheart’s enigmatic, surreal and unforgettable music has been a source of inspiration for many musicians since the release of debut LP Safe as Milk in 1967. He, and his ever-changing Magic Band, released a further eleven studio albums, each one eclectic in style and ground-breaking in creative ambition. His admirers include PJ Harvey, Mark E Smith, Lee Mavers of the La’s, and Tom Waits. Jack White once described Beefheart’s seminal 1969 album Trout Mask Replica as ‘one of the most unique records in music history’.
In this celebratory musical event at Liverpool's District on Sat 11 November, a host of Beefheart-inspired musicians will perform their own original music alongside reworkings of Beefheart songs, in celebration of a true maverick and counter-cultural hero. Many of the artists featured hail from Liverpool, reflecting the reverence and adulation that Beefheart found in the area. They include Pale Rider, Karm, The Cubical, Psycho Comedy, Strange Collective, a.P.A.t.T, Dave McCabe (The Zutons) and Edgar Jones and the New Joneses. Plus, very special guest: guitar legend and former Magic Band member Gary Lucas
Doors Open 6pm (Live music starts at 7pm)
This event is part of the Captain Beefheart weekend, a series of events exploring the artists as a twentieth century visionary. To find out more about the weekend and other Captain Beefheart related events click here.
Fast N' Bulbous: A Musical Celebration of Captain Beefheart
Sat, 11 Nov 2017
7.00 PM - 10.00 PM
Location: District, 61 Jordan Street, Liverpool, L1 0BP