I never saw Gary before. It was great. I need to check him out some more. There was someone in the audience who knew all of the Beefheart songs, so they played a couple. It was good stuff and I found this on wikipedia;
Lucas co-leads a jazz-oriented, all-instrumental Beefheart tribute ensemble, Fast 'n' Bulbous: the Captain Beefheart Project, who have made appearances at the Frankfurt Jazz Festival and the Jazz Em Agosto Festival in Lisbon during 2006. Their debut album Pork Chop Blue Around the Rind was profiled on NPR and charted on college radio in the US. In Fall, 2006, they toured Europe extensively, selling out shows at the London Jazz Festival, in Amsterdam's BimHuis, as well as playing in Bern, Vienna, Schwaz and Ljubljana Slovenia. The group has recently released its second album, Waxed Oop, on Cuneiform Records.
I couldn't stay for the whole set, it being Sun night and all. I enjoyed what I got, though.
Dee Pop's Medicine Show
Sunday June 19th Fathers Day • 7pm till 11pm
New Explorations into blues of the inner mind:
The agony and the ecstasy!
Gary Lucas - guitar,
Bobby Radcliff - guitar
Dave Sewelson - baritone sax & bass guitar,
Don Fiorino - guitar, banjo & bass guitar,
Dee Pop - drums
and perhaps some other strange folks
(3 sets with different configurations)
$5 cover for entire show
Local 269 • 269 East Houston @ Suffolk Street • LES NYC