Magic Band now touring UK and Europe

Magic Band now touring UK and Europe

The Magic Band are now touring the UK and are playing a date in Germany see their site for links to buy tickets. 25 May 2014Read More

Graham
25 May
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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

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

Review: Captain Beefheart – Rarest Previously Unreleased Vinyl

Review: Captain Beefheart – Rarest Previously Unreleased Vinyl

Thanks to Groucho Kangaroo we are able to post this warning to all Beefheart fans about this latest vinyl atrocity. Captain Beefheart: “The Rarest Previously UnreleasedRead More

Steve
10 Sep
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Captain Beefheart: The Lost Tapes

Captain Beefheart: The Lost Tapes

This DVD was announced earlier this year and touted as a “documentary,” but even at the announcement stage there was little cause for optimism. Let’s startRead More

Beefheart concert on BBC 6 Music

Beefheart concert on BBC 6 Music

BBC Radio 6′s Gideon Coe will be playing a Beefheart concert on his evening show Wednesday 22 May (starts 9pm BST). It’s not clear what it willRead More

Steve
21 May
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“Definitive” Trout Mask Replica reissue

“Definitive” Trout Mask Replica reissue

Zappa.com have announced their intention to release the “definitive” Trout Mask Replica in May 2013; initially on CD but with a vinyl edition “coming soon”. AvailableRead More

Graham
10 Apr
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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

Beefheart/Zappa boxset – more items added

If you haven’t got a copy of the Beefheart/Zappa Commemorative box set put together around Freddy Banister’s book “There Must Be A Better Way” then there are perhapsRead More

Steve
15 Dec
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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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Bat Chain Puller on vinyl

I’ve had some enquiries about whether there’s a vinyl version of the recently remastered Bat Chain Puller. As far as I can make out the Zappa FamilyRead More

Steve
6 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

Lost Broadcasts DVD

Lost Broadcasts DVD

The release date for this has moved back to 25 June. More details on the Gonzo Media website. Scroll down the page to find a shortRead More

Steve
20 Jun
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New old footage and photos

New old footage and photos

It’s always good to see new Beefheart related items appearing. Footage The UK company Voiceprint Records  have announced a new addition to their ‘Lost Broadcasts’ seriesRead More

Steve
26 May
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Sundazed A&M Replica

Sundazed A&M Replica

Not exactly news … I’ve just been a bit slow blogging about this release which many of you will already know about. As part of thisRead More

Bat Chain Puller review

Bat Chain Puller review

I’ve finally put a review of Bat Chain Puller up on the site. If you haven’t bought a copy yet and are unsure about whether toRead More

Steve
15 Mar
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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

Rare 1969 film

Rare 1969 film

Some fascinating footage has appeared on YouTube from 1969. Is it something not seen before or is it a much better version of the Trout PromoRead More

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