Zoot Horn Rollo’s Lunar Notes republished

Zoot Horn Rollo’s Lunar Notes republished

Bill Harkleroad’s recollections of his time with the Magic Band and Mallard – Lunar Notes written with Billy James  – has been out of print for aRead More

Steve
1 Aug
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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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1972-75 Captain Beefheart commemorative set expanded

1972-75 Captain Beefheart commemorative set expanded

We have mentioned the Beefheart/Zappa Commemorative box set put together around Freddy Banister’s book “There Must Be A Better Way” a few times before, and its contents have been expanded recentlyRead More

Graham
27 Apr
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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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Interview with guitarist Eric Klerks

Interview with guitarist Eric Klerks

To celebrate the launch of the new improved Radar Station I have a couple of interviews to share with you all – one is from one of theRead More

Steve
2 Feb
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New exhibition in Trebbin

New exhibition in Trebbin

A new exhibition of drawings by Don Van Vliet is about to open at Galerie Michael Werner in Trebbin, Germany. The exhibition runs from 21 JanuaryRead More

Graham
17 Jan
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A renewed Radar Station

A renewed Radar Station

All ready for the 72nd anniversary of Don Van Vliet’s birth, I am delighted to present an all new Radar Station website. Apart from the contentRead More

Graham
14 Jan
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Captain Beefheart Beer

Captain Beefheart Beer

If you’re in Portland, Oregon on Thursday 17 January take a trip out to Belmont Station “Portland’s Premier Beer Store and Bier Cafe”. In one ofRead More

Steve
12 Jan
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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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Orange Claw Hammer graffiti

Orange Claw Hammer graffiti

The Pittsburgh City Paper blog has a lovely item about some unusually literate graffiti: On a Liberty Avenue pole, near the Bloomfield Bridge, somebody has carefully pencilledRead More

John French interview

John French interview

An interview with John French has just turned up on the LA Beat website. It seems to have been done earlier on this year but it’sRead More

Steve
11 Sep
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This book’s a diamond

This book’s a diamond

There’s a new book available which has compiled over 40 written pieces about, and interviews with Don. It’s called ‘A carrot is as close as aRead More

Steve
9 Sep
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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

Beefheart in Mojo and Uncut

Beefheart in Mojo and Uncut

The September issues of two UK music mags will be of interest to Beefheart  fans: MOJO #226 features Mark Boston (Rockette Morton) in the ‘Hello Goodbye’Read More

Steve
5 Aug
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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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Long Neck Bottles …

Long Neck Bottles …

The Pittsburgh micro-brewery, East End Brewing Company, have recently produced a new beer called Blabber & Smoke. It’s a Rauchbier type lager. If it tastes asRead More

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