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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Captain Beefheart tribute at The Bowery

Captain Beefheart tribute at The Bowery

The Bowery Poetry Club in New York is the venue for another Beefheart tribute concert. Gary Lucas will be heading the event but it’s not oneRead More

Steve
30 May
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Run to find a Clear Spot

Run to find a Clear Spot

Graham’s already tweeted about this but I thought I’d pull it together into the blog. Robyn Hitchcock is running round the country with a Captain BeefheartRead More

NYC Beefheart Sympoisum TONIGHT

NYC Beefheart Sympoisum TONIGHT

Friday 8 April at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Featuring Gary Lucas “Ice Cream for Crow” video clip producer (and uncredited director) Ken Schreiber UK journalist VivienRead More

Graham
8 Apr
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Magazine tributes

It took a while for the main music mags to react to Don’s death because of their advanced editorial deadlines. Here are some of them thatRead More

It would’ve been the Captain’s birthday…

It would’ve been the Captain’s birthday…

  Illustration copyright: Nulsh 2011. Used with permission

Steve
15 Jan
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John French’s tribute to Don Van Vliet

While touring in the UK in 1975, there was a concert we played in a medium sized hall somewhere lost in time, where a bus broughtRead More

Don Van Vliet tributes and fond farewells

Don Van Vliet tributes and fond farewells

We were very sorry to learn that Don Van Vliet passed away on Friday 17 December 2010 due to complications arising from multiple sclerosis. Tributes fromRead More

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