Drumming with the Magic Band

Drumming with the Magic Band

Michael Traylor, who shared the drum stool with John French during the recent Magic Band reunion tours, is featured in the latest issue of the US-basedRead More

Gary Lucas at LSO St Lukes

Gary Lucas at LSO St Lukes

Friday 17 September 7.30pm Transcender: Najma Akhtar & Gary Lucas + Parvathy Baul Tickets £15/20 Produced by the Barbican Concert at LSO St Luke’s, 161 OldRead More

Steve
1 Sep
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MESSin’ with Drumbo

Film curator, writer and lecturer, Gerry Fialka, is interviewing John French as part of his ongoing series of MESS (Media Ecology Soul Salon) interviews: Echo ParkRead More

Steve
30 Aug
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Let go flocks of them…

Here are some golden birdies, bits, bobs and doodads for your delectation: Moris Tepper has a new CD out called A Singer Called Shotgun Throat, aRead More

Captain Beefheart Symposium: 10 September

Here’s a treat if you can make it to: The Magic Room Gallery 155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, Massachusetts 02135 On Friday 10 September 2010 –Read More

Steve
22 Aug
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John Drumbo French interviewed for new Tom Waits DVD

A new Tom Waits documentary DVD “Under The Influence” features interviews with John French (Magic Band drummer, arranger, latter-day front man and biographer).  Produced by ChromeRead More

New John French interview

Stephen Toman has just got in touch to alert me to his recent John “Drumbo” French interview which has just been published online.  Don’t miss it:Read More

Herb Cohen dies

Beefheart’s one-time manager, Herb Cohen, has died aged 77. Cohen was a larger than life character, a hard nosed businessman who seemed to have a penchantRead More

One-off concert featuring John Drumbo French in Ventura, California

Henry Kaiser kindly sent us the following info today: Groove Family Fundraiser for Breast Cancer presents Robben Ford & Renegade Creation Ultraviolet Licorice (featuring Bob Bralove, Henry Kaiser,Read More

Graham
18 Mar
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Beefheart Through The Eyes Of Magic in UK press

I’ve just got my copy of John French’s beautiful massive tome and have been keenly devouring it in every spare moment. It’s also had some favourableRead More

New Rockette Morton album

New Rockette Morton album

Described as incorporating Jazz, Swing, Blues, Rock and Country in a very unique instrumental collection from two very unique individuals, Bret Short and Rockette Morton, ShortRead More

Derek
29 Dec
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John French book reviewed

John French book reviewed

Due to be published on 11 January 2010 here is the first review of John’s book Beefheart: Through the Eyes of Magic. No secrets are givenRead More

Steve
27 Dec
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The Magic Band at Minehead

The Magic Band at Minehead

These photographs show The Magic Band playing at ‘Ten Years of ATP’, a music festival in Minehead, on Sunday 13th December. Click on the images toRead More

Greg Ladanyi

Grammy Award winning producer, engineer and mixer Greg Ladanyi died in a fall from a stage in Cyprus in September. He was 57. His first jobRead More

Through The Eyes Of Magic – finally!

Through The Eyes Of Magic – finally!

The following press release about the publication of John’s long awaited book has just come to our notice: John “Drumbo” French: Beefheart: Through The Eyes OfRead More

Steve
16 Nov
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The Magic Band – more concerts and albums planned

John French has confirmed that The Magic Band will perform at All Tomorrows Parties’ Ten Years Of ATP Festival in December. In mails to us thisRead More

Tom Wilkes – designer of Safe As Milk cover dies

Tom Wilkes – designer of Safe As Milk cover dies

The graphic designer and photographer Tom Wilkes died on 28 June from a heart attack. He was 69. Most well known to Beefheart fans for hisRead More

Through the Eyes of Magic – update

Through the Eyes of Magic – update

The Radar Station just been told that John French’s book is still on course for a Spring 2010 release … although the exact date has yetRead More

Steve
4 Jul
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Late notice: Gary Lucas / Gods and Monsters anniversary show

Late notice: Gary Lucas / Gods and Monsters anniversary show

Gary Lucas (Magic Band and Fast ‘n’ Bulbous guitarist) is playing with Gods And Monsters this Thursday night at the Gramercy Theatre, NYC:

Graham
9 Jun
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John French revisits the Trout House

John French revisits the Trout House

We received a mail from John French who recently went back to the house where Trout Mask Replica was created. I thought beefheart.com might be interestedRead More

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