Project/Object w. Ike Willis, New Year’s Eve Tourlette!!

Project Object Tour dates:


Tue 12/27/11 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia PA – Tix/Info


Wed 12/28/11 – Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore MD – Tix/Info


Thu 12/29/11 – Arch St. Tavern – Hartford CT – Tix/Info


Fri 12/30/11 – Regatta Bar – Cambridge MA – Tix/Info


Sat 12/31/11 – New Year’s Eve !! Mexicali Live – Teaneck NJ – Tix/Info

 

Captain Beefheart dies at age 69 :(

* Sorry, my blog seems like an obituary lately 🙁

By Basil Katz and Bob Tourtellotte
updated 46 minutes ago

Don Van Vliet, better known as pioneering blues and rock musician Captain Beefheart, has died in California from complications of multiple sclerosis at age 69, a representative for the artist said on Friday.

The Michael Werner Gallery in New York, which handles Vliet's paintings, made the announcement. "Don Van Vliet will be sorely missed," the gallery's statement said.

    1. Image: Captain Beefheart

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      Musician Captain Beefheart dies at age 69

      Don Van Vliet, better known as pioneering blues and rock musician Captain Beefheart, has died in California from complications of multiple sclerosis at age 69, a representative for the artist said on Friday.

Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band rose to prominence during the 1960s with an experimental brand of rock music that was inspired by the blues and featured offbeat rhythms and lyrics.

Their best known album is 1969's "TroutMask Replica," and while it was not a commercial hit, it won critical acclaim and is still considered among the most prominent art-rock albums ever made.

Vliet was born Jan. 15, 1941, in Glendale, Calif. As a teenager, he befriended Frank Zappa, whose own brand of experimental music became popular in the 1960s and 1970s.

Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band released their first album, "Safe as Milk," in 1967, featuring songs with titles like "Zig Zag Wanderer" and "Abba Zaba." While band members would change over the years, the group continued to crank out music through the 1970s up to 1982's "Ice Cream for Crow."

Vliet retired from music after 1982 and turned to painting, enhancing his reputation as a member of the avant-garde.

Vliet is survived by his wife of more than 40 years, Jan Van Vliet.

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Napoleon Murphy Brock and the Grande Mothers tour (Frank Zappa alumni :)


 
 
 
 
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Project/Object feat. Ike Willis & Ray White On Tour: NYC, Philly, Boston & many more

Project Object Tour Dates:

 

Oct 27 Toad’s Place     New Haven, CT

Oct 28 Jillians    Albany, NY

Oct 30 The Met    Pawtucket, RI

Oct 31 Higher Ground    Burlington, VT

Nov 1 BB King’s     New York, NY

Nov 2 World Café Live     Philadelphia, PA

Nov 3 Regatta Bar     Cambridge, MA