Interview with Jerry Handley by Steve Froy

Interview with Jerry Handley by Steve Froy

Here’s something special for you all. The first full length interview with one of the original Magic Band members, bass player Jerry Handley. Jerry has beenRead More

Steve
5 Jul
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Touched By Grace – My Time With Jeff Buckley by Gary Lucas

Touched By Grace – My Time With Jeff Buckley by Gary Lucas

Okay, so why am I reviewing a book about Jeff Buckley here on the Radar Station? Well, it’s written by Gary Lucas who had, and stillRead More

When Don Met Frank DVD

When Don Met Frank DVD

This isn’t a review of this recent release by Chrome Dreams this is a warning. It’s not a new documentary about the relationship between Don andRead More

Steve
26 Jun
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Magic Band now touring UK and Europe

Magic Band now touring UK and Europe

The Magic Band are now touring the UK and are playing a date in Germany see their site for links to buy tickets. 25 May 2014Read More

Graham
25 May
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The Magic Band to play the Troubadour

The Magic Band to play the Troubadour

It’s almost 40 years since Don played the Troubadour in Los Angeles… and far too long since the Magic Band have played in the US. AtRead More

Captain Beefheart Symposium comes to Mexico City

Captain Beefheart Symposium comes to Mexico City

Gary Lucas brings his Captain Beefheart Symposium to Mexico City on Sunday 1 December 2013 It takes place in the big public park at the CasaRead More

Graham
26 Nov
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Gary Lucas: Touched By Grace – win tickets for London show

Gary Lucas: Touched By Grace – win tickets for London show

Gary Lucas will present a live show at Southbank Centre, London on Thursday 14 November at 7.45pm encompassing his collaborations with Jeff Buckley, Lou Reed and Captain Beefheart.Read More

Graham
2 Nov
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Special Beefheart Night on Dutch radio

Special Beefheart Night on Dutch radio

Dutch radio presenter and Beefheart fan, Co de Kloet, will be hosting a special Beefheart Night on 17 November 2013. You don’t have to be inRead More

Steve
28 Oct
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Magic Band new European tour and website

Magic Band new European tour and website

A new Magic Band website announces a new Magic Band tour. The new site provides us with a suitably Magic web presence; my favourite bit beingRead More

Review: Captain Beefheart – Rarest Previously Unreleased Vinyl

Review: Captain Beefheart – Rarest Previously Unreleased Vinyl

Thanks to Groucho Kangaroo we are able to post this warning to all Beefheart fans about this latest vinyl atrocity. Captain Beefheart: “The Rarest Previously UnreleasedRead More

Steve
10 Sep
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Gary Lucas presents “The World of Captain Beefheart”

Gary Lucas presents “The World of Captain Beefheart”

Following on from his involvement with the Magic Band reunion, Fast ‘n’ Bulbous and the series of Symposia Gary Lucas continues his celebration of Don’s music withRead More

Steve
5 Sep
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Captain Beefheart: The Lost Tapes

Captain Beefheart: The Lost Tapes

This DVD was announced earlier this year and touted as a “documentary,” but even at the announcement stage there was little cause for optimism. Let’s startRead More

Magic Band to play ATP at Camber Sands, UK

Magic Band to play ATP at Camber Sands, UK

The Magic Band have been added to the line-up of the All Tomorrow’s Parties ‘End Of An Era Part 2′ festival curated by ATP and Loop.Read More

Sundazed to release mono “Safe As Milk”

Sundazed to release mono “Safe As Milk”

The Sundazed label is continuing its run of quality Beefheart with the release of a ‘definitive’ MONO version of “Safe As Milk”.  Many fans prefer theRead More

Steve
20 Aug
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Zoot Horn Rollo’s Lunar Notes republished

Zoot Horn Rollo’s Lunar Notes republished

Bill Harkleroad’s recollections of his time with the Magic Band and Mallard – Lunar Notes written with Billy James  - has been out of print for aRead More

Steve
1 Aug
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Beefheart concert on BBC 6 Music

Beefheart concert on BBC 6 Music

BBC Radio 6′s Gideon Coe will be playing a Beefheart concert on his evening show Wednesday 22 May (starts 9pm BST). It’s not clear what it willRead More

Steve
21 May
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1972-75 Captain Beefheart commemorative set expanded

1972-75 Captain Beefheart commemorative set expanded

We have mentioned the Beefheart/Zappa Commemorative box set put together around Freddy Banister’s book “There Must Be A Better Way” a few times before, and its contents have been expanded recentlyRead More

Graham
27 Apr
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“Definitive” Trout Mask Replica reissue

“Definitive” Trout Mask Replica reissue

Zappa.com have announced their intention to release the “definitive” Trout Mask Replica in May 2013; initially on CD but with a vinyl edition “coming soon”. AvailableRead More

Graham
10 Apr
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Interview with guitarist Eric Klerks

Interview with guitarist Eric Klerks

To celebrate the launch of the new improved Radar Station I have a couple of interviews to share with you all – one is from one of theRead More

Steve
2 Feb
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New exhibition in Trebbin

New exhibition in Trebbin

A new exhibition of drawings by Don Van Vliet is about to open at Galerie Michael Werner in Trebbin, Germany. The exhibition runs from 21 JanuaryRead More

Graham
17 Jan
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