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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
  • Tickets: £12/£10

If there has ever been such a thing as genius in the history of pop music, it’s Beefheart – John Peel

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 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 here. 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

Providing the backing track for the evening will be local DJ, Luke Garcia Doherty with a Beefheart inspired playlist.  

Please not that this event takes place off-site at District, 61 Jordan Street, Liverpool, L1 0BP in the Baltic Triangle area. To find out more about the venue, and how to find it, visit the following website.

Doors Open 6.30pm (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.

Ticket sales will be available online up until 2pm on Saturday 11 November and then on the door from 6.30pm.


Sun 12 November 12am – very late

Official Fast N’ Bulbous After Party

Sound Food and Drink, 52 Duke St, Liverpool L1 5AA

After the gig at District head to the official after party of Fast N’ Bulbous for those wanting to continue the celebration of Captain Beefheart.


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