City of Refuge

Drumbo’s publicity people at Proper Records have recently been trickling information and soundbites from his new album City of Refuge, due for release on November 10th.Read More

Derek
10 Oct
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Captain Beefheart as Play Station soundtrack?

A review at IGN.com of a new HD version of WipEout, a Play Station game, contains some tantalising information about the custom soundtrack, “which is a cinchRead More

Graham
27 Sep
Wanna buy a Grunt with a third party cheque?

Wanna buy a Grunt with a third party cheque?

Some time ago Barry’s Imaginary Publisher produced a poster to be used as a prop in the documentary film, Freak Out in Cugamonga. There is a short illustrated articleRead More

Don Van Vliet drawings

Some of Don Van Vliet’s drawings are now on show at Michael Werner Gallery in New York until October 25. An exhibition there, called Series Drawings, juxtaposesRead More

Graham
27 Sep
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Jimmy Carl Black benefit and Jamie Cohen

Jimmy Carl Black benefit and Jamie Cohen

Jimmy Carl Black Benefit Concerts A benefit concert for former Mother of Invention and Magic Band member Jimmy Carl Black has been arranged for November 9Read More

Derek
27 Sep
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Tom Waits "had the nerve to think he could sing like me"

Last night’s broadcast of Don Van Vliet’s 1993 interview with Co de Kloet, with musical accompaniment recorded in 2008 by Gary Lucas, can be heard untilRead More

Derek
4 Sep
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Beefheart on Theme Town Radio Hour

As ‘Daffy Duck’s Rhapsody’ faded out, Bob Dylan introduced the next record on his Theme Time Radio Hour – Birds Mel Blanc did a lot ofRead More

Bag of tricks and candy sticks

Gary Lucas and Don Van Vliet – I Have A Cat ‘I Have A Cat’, the broadcast of Don Van Vliet’s last lengthy interview in 1993,Read More

Derek
29 Jul
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It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper – July release

It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper – July release

It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper was intended to be the name of the second Captain Beefheart album, a double album recorded lateRead More

Derek
18 Jun
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Drumbo’s drumkit for sale

Drumbo’s drumkit for sale

John French, the legendary Magic Band drummer, has bought a new set of drums and hopes soon to be playing them on tour. We await anRead More

Derek
13 Jun
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Two scratchproof albums and some CDs

Rhino release a downloadable Beefheart sampler In a flurry of no publicity at all, Rhino Records have released their first scratchproof Captain Beefheart album. It isRead More

Derek
8 Jun
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Big Eyed Beans from Athens

It has been a while since we last had news of a performance from Big Eyed Beans from Venus, the Athens, GA based Captain Beefheart tributeRead More

Derek
20 May
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Hey Captain, I Dig Your Tweed Coat

Hey Captain, I Dig Your Tweed Coat

Alex Waterhouse-Hayward took this photograph of Don Van Vliet wearing a Harris Tweed jacket in Vancouver during the last days of the final Captain Beefheart andRead More

Derek
4 May
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Unravelling the Knit

Beefheart Night at New York’s Knitting Factory on April 9th has prompted many eye-witness accounts, photographs, and audio and video files from the event. Here areRead More

Even more treats at The Knit

Beefheart Night at The Knit, the April 9th tribute to Captain Beefheart in New York, promises to have even more treats and surprises than we listedRead More

Derek
2 Apr
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A little conglomeration table

Recent music links Here I Am I Always Am played by The Black Keys at SXSW 2008 in Houston on March 12th. Andy Haas (former MarthaRead More

Derek
23 Mar
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Don Van Vliet, ‘Zig Zag Wandering’

Earlier this year eleven works on paper by Don Van Vliet were exhibited at Galleria dell’Arco, Palermo, Sicily. The exhibition was called ‘Zig Zag Wandering’. HereRead More

Derek
10 Mar
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Trout and proud

The Times divided music fans into two camps in today’s paper: critics who love music which nobody else likes (trouts, named after you know what) andRead More

Graham
9 Mar
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Beefheart Night at the Knit

This item has been updated with a new post, Even more treats at The Knit, 2 April 2008. Update – 9 March 2008 Wednesday 9th AprilRead More

Graham
23 Feb
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Like bluegrass only weirder

During the filming of The Magic Band DVD Mark Boston (Rockette Morton) remarked that the music of Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band was, “like bluegrassRead More

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