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Gary Lucas's blog


 

Cataloguing some of the live music and film projects of internationally acclaimed guitarist/composer/Grammy-nominated songwriter Gary Lucas.


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Krakow Premiere of my Spanish "Dracula" Project at the Off Plus Camera Festival, follow me on the fest circuit

Just returned from a stellar performance Saturday night April 15th accompanying the legendary 1931 Spanish "Dracula" with my original live solo guitar soundtrack at the Off Plus Camera International Festival of Independent Films in lovely Krakow Poland. The setting for this, the Polish premiere of my project, was the fabulous Lizard King club right off the Old Town Square.   Close to 11pm I took the stage with 2 guitars and a battery of fx pedals and played a continuous score...

Gary Lucas "Touched By Grace" Paris instore at Shakespeare and Company Bookshop in Paris Sells Out 11/7/13

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It's true, it was packed to over-flowing. A few days after my NYC instore here I am in the City of Lights celebrating the publication of my new book "Touched By Grace" my Jawbone Press http://garylucas.com/www/tbg and for my instore Thursday night--my third at this fantastic bookshop, my favorite in the world, you have to see it to believe it, it is the BEST--presided over by lovely Sylvia Whitman and Laura Keeling with super hep from David Grove and a great enthusiastic staff of ...

GARY LUCAS 'TOUCHED BY GRACE--MY TIME WITH JEFF BUCKLEY"--NYC AND PARIS INSTORE APPEARANCES FOR MY NEW BOOK

Just arrived now in wonderful lovely Paris and staying at my favorite Hotel Terrass in Montmartre! I am here to do an instore signing and a solo acoustic performance tomorrow in support of the English language version of my new book "TOUCHED BY GRACE--MY TIME WITH JEFF BUCKLEY" which was published on Oct 25th by Jawbone Press in the UK. Here's a photo from my NYC instore Monday night: You can read reviews and comments here: http://garylucas.com/www/tbg   The response ha...

GARY LUCAS ROCKS SPANISH DRACULA AROUND THE WORD

I have been mighty busy of late trucking the old devil Spanish "Dracula" (born 1931) around the planet and letting him out of his coffin once in awhile to frighten again at vatiousl fulm festivals all over the world. Here is a photo from the Jerusalem show, taken by Orli This summer I sold out twice with my project: http://garylucas.com/www/dracula--at both the Jerusalem Film Festival in early July, and at the Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood at the end of that month. The audienc...

HOT LIST FOR GARY LUCAS LIVE MUSIC AND FILM PROJECTS

COMING SOON--GARY LUCAS' NEW LIVE SOLO GUITAR SCORE FOR LUIS BUNUEL'S "EL ANGEL EXTERMINADOR" (1962) WORLD PREMIERE AT THE 33rd HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL DEC. 10th    ALSO COMING SOON, GARY LUCAS' NEW SOLO GUITAR SCORE FOR CARL DREYER'S "VAMPYR" (1932)     AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS NOW THROUGH BRUNO CHATELIN: bruno@filmfestivals.com Gary Lucas plays Spanish "Dracula" --Gary Lucas accompanies the 1931 Spanish&...

"Greetings from Tim Buckley" world premiere a hit at the Toronto International Film Festival 9/9/12!!

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Here in my hotel room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel the day after the gala world premiere of "Greetings from Tim Buckley" at the Toronto International Film Festival. The screening took place last night at 6pm at the Bloor Cinema (where I had the pleasure of performing with "The Golem" a few years ago at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival). The film concerns Jeff Buckley's early days in NYC and my music is featured in it as is my guitar playing. My portrayal in the fil...

Gary Lucas sells out the Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood with "The Golem"!!

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Just back from a wonderful trip to LA where I SOLD OUT the fantastic Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax Ave. in Hollywood with "The Golem"--my live solo guita score accompanying this classic 1920 German horror film! Just check this review from Debra Levine in ARTS MEME: Grammy-nominated Gary Lucas, whom Rolling Stone calls “one of the best and most original guitarists in America,” performed his well-traveled and exceedingly harrowing  score to “Der Golem,” the brill...

Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters at The Bellhouse Brooklyn Fri. May 18th w/ Beatrice Demi-Mondaine & Institutional Prostitution

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I am very excited as my longtime band Gods and Monsters are due to play at The Bellhouse in Brooklyn Friday May 18th!!  Here's some more info on the show: http://tktwb.tw/HxGikq Gods and Monsters, my psychedelic supergroup 23 years young this July, includes Ernie Brooks (Modern Lovers) on bass, Billy Ficca (Television) on drums,  Jason Candler (Hungry March Band) on alto sax, and Joe Hendel (Faddy Acids) on trombone and keyboards--our stable lineup since 2004. http://garylu...

"GARY LUCAS PLAYS COFFIN JOE" A HIT AT SXSW FILM AND SXSW MUSIC FESTIVAL!!

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I had a great double header at SXSW over the weekend playing my original live solo guitar score to Jose Mojica Marins's 1967 Brazilian cult horror classic "Esta Noite Encarnerei no teu Cadaver" (This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse) at both the SXSW Film and the SXSW Music Festivals down in Austin Texas! Austin was a zoo as usual with over 2000 different acts performing. I had played there previously both solo acoustic http://garylucas.com/www/soloac   with my b...

French Embassy New York Party for Restored "Les Enfants du Paradis"/ Gary Lucas plays Coffin Joe at SXSW!!

Gary Lucas Plays Coffin Joe SXSW posterWhat a great party last night at the French Embassy here in NYC for the restoration of Marcel Carne's seminal "Les Enfants du Paradis"! One of my favorite films, possibly the best film of all time--and a new restored print wll soon be available on DVD through Criterion and is about to commence a 3 week run at the Film Forum here.   As usual, the crowd at these parties was exceptionally glittery--hung out with my old friend Dr. Ann...

GARY LUCAS SOLO AT IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB NYC THURSDAY MARCH 1ST w/ special guest BEATRICE DEMI-MONDAINE

JUST CONFIRMED!! THURSDAY MARCH 1st AT IRIDIUM, NYC'S #1 JAZZ CLUB --2 SHOWS AT 8 and 10pm An EVENING WITH GARY LUCAS SOLO  http://www.garylucas.com/solo.shtml  with his special guest French underground sirene BEATRICE DEMI-MONDAINE, who is flying in from Paris specially for this show!! Gary Lucas solo in St Petersburg   See a clip of them performing Gary's famous song co-written with JEFF BUCKLEY, "MOJO PIN" live in PARIS http://www.yo...

SECOND SHOW JUST ADDED at SXSW: GARY LUCAS PLAYS COFFIN JOE''S 'THIS NIGHT I WILL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE"

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Just confirmed: Second show just added- GARY LUCAS PLAYS COFFIN JOE'S "THIS NIGHT I WILL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE" at SXSW in Austin Texas March 17th - first show--Sat. March 17th at noon @ the Alamo Ritz Theater on E. 6th Street as part of the SXSW Film Festival - second show--I am also playing my live score with the film that evening at 10pm @ The Hideout Theatre on E. 7th Street as part of the SXSW Music Festival photo: US premiere of my live score accompanying "Es...

Gary Lucas European Solo Tour Re-cap January 2012

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Played solo acoustic on National Basque Radio Euskadi in Bilbao Spain Jan 14th   Performed Jan. 15th  with my Spanish "Dracula" project at Bilbao's Musiketan Festival in Sala BBL-- sold-out show--http://garylucas.com/www/dracula   Sold out my Captain Beefheart Symposium two nights in a row at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall Jan. 2oth and 21st!!: http://garylucas.com/www/capt   3 reviews from Liverpool Captain Beefhear...

Gary Lucas performs to Spanish Dracula at Cinergia Lodz

                                                            Gary receiving Charlie's Award (Golden Boot for best artistic contribution) ...

"AN EVENING WITH GARY LUCAS" at the GRAMMY MUSEUM in LA for their GREAT GUITARS series WED. JULY 20th

Very exciting week as I have just been invited to perform "AN EVENING WITH GARY LUCAS" at the GRAMMY MUSEUM in LA as part of their GREAT GUITARS series on Wed. July 20th, beginning at 8pm--I am particularly thrilled and honored as past participants include George Benson, George Thorogood, Richard Thompson and Jonny Lang!  Busy rehearsing my longtime supergroup GODS AND MONSTERS for a big show this Friday at JOE'S PUB here in NYC t 9:30pm. Our new album "THE ORDEAL OF CIVILITY&qu...

GARY LUCAS PROFILED in THE NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, and INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE

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What a great week!! Profiled in THE NEW YORK TIMES http http://nyti.ms/mtjAD3   Profiled in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL http://on.wsj.com/lz0uef    Profiled in the INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE Release of my latest GODS AND MONSTERS psychedelic rock album on Kntting Factory Records--produced by Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) and featurign Ernie Brooks (Modern Lovers), Billy Ficca (Television), Jason Candler (Hungry March Band and Joe Hendel)--tracks, clips , reviews and photos at h...

About Gary Lucas

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Live solo guitar performances accompanyng films during film festivals.
Gary Lucas Plays:

Spanish "Dracula"--1931, d. George Melford http://garylucas.com/www/dracula

"Esta Noite Encarnerei no Teu Cadaver (This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse)"--1967, d. Jose Mojica Marins http://garylucas.com/www/cadaver

"The Golem"--1920. d. Paul Wegener and Carl Boese http://garylucas.com/www/golem

"Sounds of the Surreal"  --1923 and 1912, d. Fernand Leger, Rene Clair, and Ladislaw Starewicz http://garylucas.com/www/surr

"Monsters from the Id" - various clips from classic horror and sci fi films
http://garylucas.com/www/id

"The Unholy Three"--1925, d. Tod Browning http://garylucas.com/www/unholy


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