Step in to the surreal world of Captain Beefheart

Captain Beefheart
Captain Beefheart
Share this article

A tribute to the music of 1960s cult psychedelic hero Captain Beefheart is coming to St Helens,

Lovers of 60s psychedelia will have a rare opportunity to revisit the music and poetry of Don van Vliet - aka Captain Beefheart - when the unusually-named Old Farts At Play appear at The Tank Bar, Westfield Street, St Helens, on Thursday,

August 18.

Snatchback and Ace/DC supremo Steve Byatt (guitars, electronica, sundry mumblings) and Swampstompers frontman Eric Burke (vocals, harmonica, inane ramblings) will lead you through the surreal universe of the good Captain, with an occasional nod towards other 'off planet' luminaries.

The saucer lifts off at 9.30pm. Admission is free.

The band’s pledge is: “Be there - and become a bean!”