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

NYC Beefheart Sympoisum TONIGHT

NYC Beefheart Sympoisum TONIGHT

Friday 8 April at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Featuring Gary Lucas “Ice Cream for Crow” video clip producer (and uncredited director) Ken Schreiber UK journalist VivienRead More

Graham
8 Apr
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Ant-Bee and the Magic Band

Ant-Bee and the Magic Band

Ant-Bee, aka Billy James, has a new cd out. It’s called Electronic Church Muzik on Barking Moondog Records and includes guest appearances from many notable musicians.Read More

Victor Hayden art exhibition

Victor Hayden art exhibition

Here’s a rare event … Victor Hayden, aka The Mascara Snake, has an exhibition celebrating his work from the past 30 years. There is also anRead More

John French’s tribute to Don Van Vliet

While touring in the UK in 1975, there was a concert we played in a medium sized hall somewhere lost in time, where a bus broughtRead More

Don Van Vliet tributes and fond farewells

Don Van Vliet tributes and fond farewells

We were very sorry to learn that Don Van Vliet passed away on Friday 17 December 2010 due to complications arising from multiple sclerosis. Tributes fromRead More

Bill Harkleroad writes about Don

My friend Art Tripp nailed it head to toe and I just can’t say it any better. Time erased all the injustices and I am leftRead More

Art Tripp writes about Don

In 1984 Don and I had renewed our friendship for many years in north California after we’d both left the music biz. Our homes were onlyRead More

Captain Beefheart Symposium: 13 January

Gary Lucas is bringing his Beefheart Symposium to Los Angeles two days before Don’s 70th birthday. During the symposium Gary will show rare footage of theRead More

Steve
12 Dec
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Gary Lucas to perform live Dracula soundtrack in London

Gary Lucas to perform live Dracula soundtrack in London

Gary Lucas will be in London on Sunday 21 November to perform the UK premier of his new solo guitar score accompanying the 1931 Spanish-language “Dracula”Read More

Graham
11 Oct
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Trout House up for sale

Trout House up for sale

Charlie Rosenkranz, the current owner of the Woodland Hills “Trout House” where the Magic Band lived and conceived Trout Mask Replica, emailed me today to sayRead More

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