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

Captain Beefheart Symposium comes to Mexico City

Captain Beefheart Symposium comes to Mexico City

Gary Lucas brings his Captain Beefheart Symposium to Mexico City on Sunday 1 December 2013 It takes place in the big public park at the CasaRead More

Graham
26 Nov
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Special Beefheart Night on Dutch radio

Special Beefheart Night on Dutch radio

Dutch radio presenter and Beefheart fan, Co de Kloet, will be hosting a special Beefheart Night on 17 November 2013. You don’t have to be inRead More

Steve
28 Oct
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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

Gary Lucas presents “The World of Captain Beefheart”

Gary Lucas presents “The World of Captain Beefheart”

Following on from his involvement with the Magic Band reunion, Fast ‘n’ Bulbous and the series of Symposia Gary Lucas continues his celebration of Don’s music withRead More

Steve
5 Sep
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Magic Band to play ATP at Camber Sands, UK

Magic Band to play ATP at Camber Sands, UK

The Magic Band have been added to the line-up of the All Tomorrow’s Parties ‘End Of An Era Part 2′ festival curated by ATP and Loop.Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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