Captain Mask Replica by Francesco Nunziata

Captain Mask Replica by Francesco Nunziata

A new book about Don’s work looking at his music, words and paintings. Currently only available in Italian. Published by Arcana Edizioni Price: € 25 Year:Read More

Freddy Bannister’s Festivals Box Set

Freddy Bannister’s Festivals Box Set

A huge box full of Beefheart and Zappa memorabilia, CDs and DVDs from Freddy Bannister who promoted many of their 1970s tours and festivals in theRead More

NTS Radio – Beefheart programme

NTS Radio – Beefheart programme

NTS Radio recently broadcast ‘The Magic Behind Beefheart’, an hour long look at Don and the Magic Band’s career by Imogen Eason. A great selection ofRead More

John French ‘Rescue Rooms’ Interview

John French ‘Rescue Rooms’ Interview

As the Magic Band begin their Farewell tour of the UK this excellent interview by John Martin has appeared on the Nottingham cultural website Leftlion toRead More

The World of Captain Beefheart

The World of Captain Beefheart

featuring Nona Hendryx and Gary Lucas interpreting a selection of Beefheart favourites   Sun Zoom Spark My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains SureRead More

Men & Volts play Captain Beefheart

Men & Volts play Captain Beefheart

A Giraffe is Listening to the Radio is a collection of Beefheart songs recorded in rehearsal and performance during 1979 and 1980. Side A Electricity MoonlightRead More

John French @ Threadgills 2017: Review

John French @ Threadgills 2017: Review

Around July 2017 John French was invited to take part in the Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta in October to celebrate the music of Captain Beefheart withRead More

Beefheart Weekend in Liverpool

Beefheart Weekend in Liverpool

It’s 45 years since Don’s first UK art exhibition at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool and a special weekend of events has been organised to celebrateRead More

John French in Austin

John French in Austin

John French will be playing a show at Threadgill’s in Austin, TX, October 7th, 2017 as part of the Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta. Here’s what JohnRead More

The World of Captain Beefheart live

The World of Captain Beefheart live

As a teaser for their forthcoming album The World of Captain Beefheart to be released in October Gary Lucas and Nona Hendryx will be performing at Joe’sRead More

OCH at the Fringe

OCH at the Fringe

The excellent Beefheart tribute band Orange Claw Hammer are playing two gigs as part of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Check them out if you getRead More

The Magic Band Farewell Tour 2017

The Magic Band Farewell Tour 2017

Updated: 6 November 2017 The news we posted a few months back that there would be no more Magic Band tours has, happily, proved to beRead More

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Art Exhibitions

Art Exhibitions

Updated: 8 July 2017 An exhibition of art by Don is being held at Michael Werner’s New York Gallery. Titled Works on Paper it runs from 13Read More

50th Anniversary of Safe As Milk

50th Anniversary of Safe As Milk

Is it really 50 years since I first heard the Safe As Milk album? Well, yes it is and I still play it regularly. It stillRead More

Bluejeans Original Cover Art

Bluejeans Original Cover Art

Pamela Des Barres has recently posted a couple of photos on her Facebook site that visitors to the Radar Station might like to see. Apparently sheRead More

John French Video Interview

John French Video Interview

We recently posted about composer Samuel Andreyev’s Youtube analysis of the album Trout Mask Replica. A fascinating piece if you haven’t watched it yet. On theRead More

Photos of Alex Snouffer

Photos of Alex Snouffer

Thanks go to Patrick Grant for sharing some great pictures of the original Captain Beefheart and instigator of the group – Alex Snouffer. Alex, also known asRead More

I Have A Cat

I Have A Cat

Don’s last lengthy interview was by phone with Dutch radio presenter Co de Kloet. Recorded in 1993 and broadcast on Co’s show on the Dutch NationalRead More

Musical Analysis of Frownland

Musical Analysis of Frownland

Have you ever wanted to a closer look at how the music was Trout Mask Replica works, how the different parts interlock and work with eachRead More

Orange Claw Hammer – new CD & live dates

Orange Claw Hammer – new CD & live dates

Updated 25 May 2017 The excellent Beefheart tribute band Orange Claw Hammer have recently  released a CD of some of their takes on Don’s music. See SteveRead More

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