Dubbed everything from “the thinking man’s guitar hero” to “the Semitic
Jimi Hendrix” to “one of the 100 greatest living guitarists,” Gary
Lucas has a pedigree to match his raves. Lucas was co-creator of Jeff
Buckley’s biggest hits, the driving force behind Captain Beefheart’s
Magic Band and the founder of the art-punk group Gods & Monsters.
He’s played with John Zorn, Iggy Pop, DJ Shadow and Kevin Coyne, and
this Saturday, April 10, he’ll be at Brighton’s newest venue, the Magic
Room. We caught up with Lucas during his tour of Europe to discuss his
musical past and future.