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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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

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

The World of Captain Beefheart

The World of Captain Beefheart

The World of Captain Beefheart is a special concert featuring Gary Lucas with the 60 piece Metropole Orchestra performing symphonic Beefheart. Date: Sunday 17th February 2013 Venue:Read More

Steve
30 Dec
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The Magic Band – spring tour 2013

The Magic Band – spring tour 2013

Updated: 26 Jan 2013 Woo hoo! Yes, prepare to be booglarized again … the guys are back in the UK for another tour. So far theRead More

Bad Vugum: New York Beefheart night

The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn hosts a Beefheart night on Monday 29 October. Featuring Gary Lucas and Philip Johnson’s Fast N Bulbous and also Beefheart tributeRead More

Graham
24 Oct
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John French interview

John French interview

An interview with John French has just turned up on the LA Beat website. It seems to have been done earlier on this year but it’sRead More

Steve
11 Sep
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Magic Band US/UK/Europe 2012

Magic Band US/UK/Europe 2012

We’ve had an email from Magic Band guitarist Eric Klerks with details about up-coming live dates, mostly Europe but also one at ATP New York. September:Read More

Magic Band 2012 tour

Magic Band 2012 tour

The Magic Band will be back in the UK in March (for a mini tour), in Japan in April and New Jersey in September, playing atRead More

John French’s tour report

John French has kindly sent along his account of the Magic Band’s recent UK tour. 
The Magic Band’s “mini-tour” went well. We stayed in Basingstoke, EnglandRead More

Magic Band are go!

Magic Band are go!

The Magic Band played at The Scala in London on Wednesday night and blew its stacks, as has come to be the norm at their amazingRead More

Beefheart Symposium in Liverpool 2012

In addition to the Beefheart Symposia scheduled in Sweden and Copenhagen later this month, Gary Lucas brings his celebration of all things Beefheart to Liverpool, UKRead More

Graham
4 Nov
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Another Magic Band gig added

The Magic Band are booked to play the famous Thekla in Bristol on 4 December. Update: This is in fact a replacement show due to theRead More

Gary Jaye RIP

The Radar Station is sad to hear of the passing of Gary Jaye in Roxboro, North Carolina. Our thoughts are with his family and friends GaryRead More

Beefheart Symposium

Gary Lucas brings his celebration of Don’s life to Montreal, Canada as part of the Pop Montreal International Music Festival. It starts at midnight on 24Read More

Steve
18 Sep
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Magic Band live on CD and Vinyl

Some great news just in from Sundazed Records (thanks to Andy Bean for passing it on): *LIVE RECORDING OF THE LEGENDARY AND INNOVATIVE MAGIC BAND’S 2005Read More

Magic Band tour 2011

Magic Band tour 2011

John French has just confirmed these dates for a Magic Band tour at the end of the year: Wednesday 30 November – The Scala, London FridayRead More

Victor Hayden art for sale on ebay

Victor Hayden art for sale on ebay

If you don’t get the chance to visit the exhibition – INK – of Victor Hayden (aka The Mascara Snake) artworks at the East Austin ArtRead More

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