It was just a few weeks ago that we lost the extraordinary Captain Beefheart (Don Glen Vliet) due to multiple sclerosis. With his passing being just a month away from Gary Lucas’ Captain Beefheart Symposium at the Echoplex on January 13, an awesome event that started in 2010 and you can expect this year’s symposium to be all the more special. Not only will fans and friends celebrate in Beefheart’s honor for the music he has created and for his birthday of January 15, but the symposium will now be to remember him.
During the symposium Gary Lucas will show rare footage of the band live, spin unreleased tracks, and project slides of Van Vliet’s brillaint 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 Van Vliet’s quirky and idiosyncratic methodologies and techniques on his guitar.
Grimy Goods has some tickets to give away to some true Beefheart fans! Who wants?
Here’s How You Win The Contest:
You must have a Twitter or Facebook to enter the contest. First make sure you’re following Grimy Goods on Twitter here and/or “like” our Facebook page here. Then copy and paste the exact message below into your Twitter and tweet away! If you’re entering via Facebook, just leave a comment on the Grimy Goods Facebook page with the exact message below! We’ll pick winners at random on Tuesday, January 11. The winners will be direct messaged on Twitter or contacted below their contest entry comment on the Grimy Goods Facebook page. Winners will have 24 hours to claim their win or the tickets will be forfeited.
I’m glad about the good times you gave me Captain Beefheart. @GrimyGoods I wanna win tix to the Captain Beefheart Symposium @ Echoplex! #CBH