Cult musician Captain Beefheart is at the centre of a weekend of specially created events across Liverpool to celebrate his life and works.
This November Liverpool celebrates a true twentieth century visionary.
The Captain Beefheart Weekender unofficially begins on November 10th when The Magic Band bring their final UK tour into town for a live show at Liverpool Philharmonic featuring former Captain Beefheart musical director and drummer John ‘Drumbo’ French charged with leading a faithful rendition of the best of Beefheart’s music.
The true insight into the life and works Captain Beefheart, including his relationship with Liverpool, kicks off on Saturday morning at the Bluecoat where a symposium (Digging Beefheart) gathers to interrogate the man as a 20th Century Visionary and continues on into Sunday with a riveting schedule of events planned to explore the life, art and works of Don Van Vliet in all their many forms.
To celebrate the weekends festivities we’ve got two tickets to give away to Fast N’ Bulbous – a musical celebration of Captain Beefheart taking place at District on Saturday 11th November.
In this special musical event, 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 city and 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.
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For full details of events and to purchase tickets for the Captain Beefheart Weekender visit here.