Doctor Dark injected a jolt of electricity into the BEST VIDEO PERFORMANCE SPACE on Thursday, Oct. 4, playing the music of the late Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart (including his song “Electricity”—hear it below). The group ripped into the complex compositions with the energy and abandon of a garage band. Far from embalming Captain Beefheart’s music, they made it come thoroughly alive. Bill Saunders delivered a superb approximation of Beefheart’s guttural growl. He was backed up by Steve Chillemi on drums, Will Iannuzzi on bass and Joe Nolan and Chris Cretella on guitars.
“Electricity” by Doctor Dark live in the Best Video Performance Space: