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Gary Lucas plays his original solo guitar score live accompanying Spanish "Dracula" (1931, d. George Melford)

Director: George Melford.
The legendary Spanish "Dracula" was filmed at night on the same sets in 1931 in Hollywood and at the same time as the famous Todd Browning/ Bela Lugosi version--but in Spanish, with a Spanish speaking cast and a British director! Film historians consider this version far superior, more "full-blooded"--the editing is more fluid (the original Dracula is quite static, basically a photographed stage play), the lighting more inventive, the camerawork and compositions much bolder, the acting is juicier, and the women are hotter :-) Like "Dracula", it contains no music--Gary Lucas provides a continuous solo guitar underscore that has won praise at film and music festivals all over the world: Review of the World Premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" project at the Havana Film Festival 12/11/09: "The US guitarist Gary Lucas defied the gods and brought back to life one of the darkest and most terrifying creatures in the literature of horror... Dracula did not need to rise from his coffin in order to return from the realm of the dead; he did it through the guitar of this legendary musician, who, like the most celebrated vampire from Transylvania, has been 'condemned' to immortality." --GRANMA (Cuba), 12/12/09 Review of the European premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" project at the Transylvania International Film Festival 5/30/10: "One of the most impressive events in this year's edition of the Transylvania International Film Festival... Gary Lucas was formidable--the audience was speechless as for almost 2 hours Lucas' fingers never disconnected from his guitar... an event that no one will ever forget." ADEVARUL, Romania 6/1/10 Review of the New York premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" at the 48th New York Film Festival 10/9/10: "The event Saturday evening event was terrific, an intoxicating mix of music and imagery. Gary's score builds a nice, eerie immersion an atmosphere of perdition and romantic longing." --SOME CAME RUNNING (film critic Glenn Kenny's column) full review here: http://bit.ly/ckizt5 "Gary Lucas' brilliant musical dialogue with George Melford's Spanish-language "Dracula" rescues this film from mere camp, highlighting the films many innovative and indeed modernist flourishes." --Richard Pena, director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center Full house and standing ovation for the Spanish premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" at the 7th Sevilla Film Festival 11/8/10: Check out an interview with Gary Lucas from Spanish National TV RTVE beginning at 3:34 here: http://bit.ly/b5i8bO 4 Star review in The Guardian for the UK premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" at the London Jazz Festival at Queen Elizabeth Hall: http://bit.ly/jLaP1K

Gary Lucas & Laurie Gordon Connect in Paris...future gigs...? Verrrry Interesting!

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Gary Lucas signs copies of his book Touched by Grace about his experience playing with singer Jeff Buckley. Filmed in store at Shakespeare & Company in Paris (and edited in Montreal :) )  for filmfestivals.com camera geek Laurie Gordon  a bit of a songstress herself. Laurie joins Gary for an instore photo shoot at  Monster Melodies in Paris the craziest record shop ever! Talk of a collaboration is brewing. YES! Oh and Monster Melodies ONLY sell vinyl thank you very much. Als...

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...

"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!!

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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

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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...
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