‘Trout Mask Replica’ Album 50th Anniversary

Source: Rolling Stone.

Released 50 years ago, on June 16th, 1969, Trout Mask Replica — the third studio album by Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band — still sounds like a tomorrow that has not arrived, a music created at a crossroads of sound and language so far distant it continues to defy definitive summation and universal translation. Guitars jut out at improbably severe angles in ice-pick treble, like broken bones slicing through skin. The drumming comes in a rush of agendas, U-turn spasms of loose-limbed time and tempo under melodies which, in turn, feel like they are yet only partially born, still evolving in sense and structure. The singing is another primal logic altogether, an extreme in octaves and sustain that goes from hellhound bass to wracked falsetto, the pictorial cut-up frenzy of the lyrics run through archaic Delta-blues vernacular.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

The Downtown Music Gallery 28th Anniversary Celebrations began on May 1st & Continues!
Every In-store This Summer Helps Celebrate the Spirit of Creative Music Performed Live.

Sunday, June 16th: Vision Festival (June 12-16th)
No In-store on this night, check out the Vision Festival!

Rare Monday, June 17th Post-Vision Fest/BLG Birthday Celebration!
6:30pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS / MICHAEL VATCHER / MARK HELIAS – Special DMG Set!
7:30pm: STEVE SWELL / MARK SEGGER – Trombone / Drums!

Sunday, June 23rd:
6pm: TOMCHESS / ZACH SWANSON – Oud, Ney & Morsing / ContraBass
7pm: TERRENCE McMANUS – Solo Guitar

Sunday, June 30th:
6pm: RAS MOSHE & MUSIC NOW!

Sunday, July 7th:
6pm: RAF VERTESSEN / ANNA WEBBER / ADAM O’FARRILL – Drums / Reeds / Trumpet!
7pm: JOE MOFFETT / TOTO ALVAREZ / CECILIA LOPEZ – Trumpet / Guitar / Synth?

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy. You can check the weekly in-store sets through our Instagram feed