Is new PM a Beefheart fan?

On the train on the way home from the Magic Band gig at Under The Bridge I was browsing through one of the free newspapers thatRead More

Steve
15 Jul
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New photos from 1969 appear

New photos from 1969 appear

It’s amazing the things that suddenly appear as if from nowhere. R. Michael DeChellis was a photographer in Los Angeles at the end of the 1960sRead More

Steve
11 Jul
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Dates for your diary

Dates for your diary

Okay here’s a reminder of a few forthcoming Beefheart-related happenings: The Magic Band on tour John French will be leading The Magic Band for two shows nextRead More

Steve
10 Jul
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Freddie Wadling (1951 – 2016) RIP

Freddie Wadling (1951 – 2016) RIP

The Radar Station was sad to hear of the death on 2 June of Freddie Wadling. He was 64. Freddie was better known in his nativeRead More

Brief Magic in July

Brief Magic in July

The Magic Band have booked two dates for a very short tour during Summer 2016. Thursday 14 July – Under The Bridge, Fulham, UK – underthebridge.co.uk  Friday 15Read More

Steve
14 Apr
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New photos appear for sale

New photos appear for sale

Having been a fan for so many years it’s easy sometimes to think that you’ve seen just everything there is out there about Don and theRead More

Steve
31 Mar
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Orange Claw Hammer live

Orange Claw Hammer live

Updated: 16 April 2016 If you’re looking to hear some live Beefheart music then here’s your chance. The excellent Orange Claw Hammer are playing a coupleRead More

Beefheart Toronto Project

Beefheart Toronto Project

The Beefheart Toronto Project is a group of Canadian musicians who are working together to record a number of  Don’s songs. Their statement of intent onRead More

Two Magic Band DVDs

Two Magic Band DVDs

Just when you’re waiting for a Magic Band DVD two turn up at the same time. If you saw the earlier posts you’ll know that John FrenchRead More

Steve
20 Dec
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Steal Softly Thru Snow

Steal Softly Thru Snow

On a UK TV quiz show not so long ago this question was asked: Which singer released a Christmas compilation album called Christmas From The Heart?Read More

Steve
17 Dec
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Gary Marker RIP

Gary Marker RIP

It is with great sadness that I heard of Gary’s passing yesterday, 8 December. His family announced he had died following a massive stroke. Gary ‘Magic’ MarkerRead More

Some thoughts on the 2015 tour

Some thoughts on the 2015 tour

Another Magic Band tour has just ended and there are still many fans across the UK with silly smiles on their faces. The band were onRead More

Steve
24 Nov
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Herb Bermann Book – 2nd Edition Published

Herb Bermann Book – 2nd Edition Published

The first limited edition of this great little book, The Mystery Man of The Magic Band,  sold out pretty quickly but Brass Tacks Press have justRead More

Steve
16 Nov
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Beefheart Symposium in Liverpool 2015

Beefheart Symposium in Liverpool 2015

Gary Lucas will be hosting his Captain Beefheart Symposium at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic on Sunday29th November 2015. It starts at 8pm in the Music Room.Read More

Steve
23 Oct
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Beef Art in London

Beef Art in London

Update: 15 Oct 2015 I have been told by the gallery that there is only one of Don’s paintings in the exhibition and that one isRead More

Steve
7 Oct
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Decals, Spotlight & Clear Spot released

Decals, Spotlight & Clear Spot released

Well, here’s news that’s going to annoy a few people, especially some of those who recently bought the Sun Zoom Spark package. Rhino Records are nowRead More

Steve
14 Sep
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New art show at German gallery

New art show at German gallery

Don Van Vliet’s works will be shown in a special exhibition entitled “DON VAN VLIET: BEATLE BONES N` SMOKING STONES Paintings and Drawings from the lateRead More

Steve
12 Sep
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The Magic Band Tour 2015

The Magic Band Tour 2015

Updated: 5 November 2015 The Magic Band are touring again during November this year. These are the confirmed venues: 4 November 2015 – The Rescue Rooms, NottinghamRead More

Steve
7 Sep
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And open your purses…

And open your purses…

Update: 15 Oct 2015 It was touch and go there for a while with this project going right to the wire but it’s good to seeRead More

Steve
3 Sep
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Let your wallets flop out

Let your wallets flop out

Updated: 3 Sept 2015 Great news – after only 4 days this has already reached its target! ——————————————————- John French has started a crowdfunding project onRead More

Steve
31 Aug
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