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

Doctor Dark, Beefheart tribute band, are back!

After a four year absence, Doctor Dark have returned and will be playing at this year’s Zappanale Festival in August. See the Doctor Dark website forRead More

Bat Chain Puller delayed

This message has been received from Zappa.com by those who’d ordered a copy:

Steve
16 Jan
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From Straight to Bizarre DVD

From Straight to Bizarre DVD

This is an interesting documentary release – From Straight to Bizarre: Zappa, Beefheart, Alice Cooper and LA’s Lunatic Fringe. It comes from Chrome Dreams who youRead More

Steve
27 Dec
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Bat Chain Puller … at last, at last!

This has already been mentioned in a previous post but I think it deserves one of its own… Yes, the Zappa Family Trust have finally decidedRead More

Add some Beefheart to your day

Add some Beefheart to your day

Don Van Vliet died one year ago today. As much as we miss knowing he’s out there in person, his music and art are as aliveRead More

Graham
17 Dec
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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

Something to look forward to

In advance of the imminent UK tour a short interview with Denny Walley has appeared in the Liverpool Echo In includes the great news that aRead More

Gary Marker interview

Gary Marker interview

Here’s a treat … Gary ‘Magic’ Marker features in the latest issue of TimeMazine talking about his time with the Rising Sons, the Magic Band andRead 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

Coming to a record store soon

There’s a few Beefheart items in the pipeline about to be released: An Ashtray Heart – this is a cd of indeterminate origin. It features aRead More

Steve
22 Oct
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Don poem for sale

Don poem for sale

A handwritten poem and drawing on the back of a concert poster can be yours for $3500. Don gave this to writer Bill Bentley after anRead More

Steve
22 Oct
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Van Goo do Van Vliet

Van Goo do Van Vliet

Van Goo play some spiritedly excellent cover versions of various Trout Mask Replica songs. They don’t often do it live but they will be performing onRead More

Steve
4 Oct
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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

DVV art catalogues on ebay

I know there’s a few other collectors of Don’s exhibition catalogues out there. So I thought you might be interested to know that a friend ofRead More

Steve
25 Jul
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Floppy (and not so floppy) boots

Floppy (and not so floppy) boots

Here’s a few Beefheart bootlegs that have been sighted recently. Follow the links for the usual Radar Station overview: A Whirlpool of Korn and Meat –Read More

Steve
5 Jul
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