Victor Hayden RIP

Victor Hayden RIP

“That’s right, The Mascara Snake!” The Radar Station was saddened to hear that Victor Hayden (aka The Mascara Snake) had died on 7th December 2018. HisRead More

Jeff Cotton speaks …

Jeff Cotton speaks …

Yes, it’s true the legendary guitarist of the Magic Band and MU has finally broken his silence. Although for years Jeff Cotton has kept a lowRead More

Rockette Morton Art – Noodles and Doodles

Rockette Morton Art – Noodles and Doodles

Since his heart surgery Mark Boston aka Rockette Morton, bassist extraordinaire for the Magic Band, has had to take things a bit easier so he hasRead More

Robert Williams needs your help

Robert Williams needs your help

Robert Williams, the Beefheart drummer from 1977 to 1981, recently posted on his Facebook page that he has a serious medical condition that will require majorRead More

Gary Lucas UK Tour 2018

Gary Lucas UK Tour 2018

Probably one of the busiest performers on the circuit, Gary Lucas is coming to the UK in May 2018 with a solo multi-media show entitled “AnRead 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

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

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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Herb Bermann book to be published

Herb Bermann book to be published

The Mystery Man from The Magic Band. Yes, indeed, here’s something to look forward to. Due to be published around 8 June Beefheart’s co-songwriter, Herb BermannRead More

Steve
26 May
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Drumbo interviews

Drumbo interviews

Here are two recent interviews with John ‘Drumbo’ French which are worth checking out. The first can be found at the No Apologies Blog, a ChristianRead More

Steve
25 Mar
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New music from Zoot Horn Rollo

New music from Zoot Horn Rollo

Four new tracks released online. It’s been a while since Bill Harkleroad released any new music. Not since 2001, in fact, when We Saw A BozoRead More

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

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

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