Bill Harkleroad writes about Don

My friend Art Tripp nailed it head to toe and I just can’t say it any better. Time erased all the injustices and I am leftRead More

Art Tripp writes about Don

In 1984 Don and I had renewed our friendship for many years in north California after we’d both left the music biz. Our homes were onlyRead More

Don Van Vliet 1941-2010 – Graham’s tribute

Don’s gallery have announced that he died today. I’d like to offer my sincere condolences to his family, friends and especially his wife Jan. We willRead More

Don Van Vliet 1941-2010 – Steve’s tribute

We’re very saddened to hear that Don has passed away. He has succumbed to complications with the multiple sclerosis that he’s been suffering with for manyRead More

Captain Beefheart Symposium: 13 January

Gary Lucas is bringing his Beefheart Symposium to Los Angeles two days before Don’s 70th birthday. During the symposium Gary will show rare footage of theRead More

Steve
12 Dec
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MESSin’ with Drumbo

Film curator, writer and lecturer, Gerry Fialka, is interviewing John French as part of his ongoing series of MESS (Media Ecology Soul Salon) interviews: Echo ParkRead More

Steve
30 Aug
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Let go flocks of them…

Here are some golden birdies, bits, bobs and doodads for your delectation: Moris Tepper has a new CD out called A Singer Called Shotgun Throat, aRead More

Captain Beefheart Symposium: 10 September

Here’s a treat if you can make it to: The Magic Room Gallery 155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, Massachusetts 02135 On Friday 10 September 2010 –Read More

Steve
22 Aug
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"Beginner’s Guide to Captain Beefheart" radio show

DJ ShinyBeast at PhonicFM will be broadcasting a two hour Beefheart special on Tuesday 27 April 2010 between 8 am 10 pm BST. Tune in atRead More

Graham
13 Apr
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My skin’s blazing through

My skin’s blazing through

I had a message from Claire from Brooklyn: A few months ago I was getting tattooed by Myles Karr at Three Kings Tattoo in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.Read More

An assortment of musical homage

Skeletonbreath – the band at MySpace. Invincible Czars perform Upon the My-O-My at YouTube. Ty Segal performs Dropout Boogie at YouTube. Album review of Lemons atRead More

Derek
29 Dec
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Blood-drenched rock stars run amok at the Vliet place

Captain Beefheart’s celebrity gate-crashers bring gift of beetle bones: It would be hard to find two rock stars who are more fixated on Captain Beefheart thanRead More

Derek
29 Dec
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Messin’ with the Kid

Messin’ with the Kid

I have great respect for anyone who attempts to cover any of Beefheart’s songs. So what do you say when someone decides to cover a wholeRead More

Fast ‘N’ Bulbous tour

Fast ‘N’ Bulbous tour

We’ve just received an announcement about the Fast ‘N’ Bulbous performance scheduled for Tuesday, March 10th in New York. Fast ‘N’ Bulbous performs at (Le) PoissonRead More

Derek
8 Mar
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Lemme tell yuh ’bout it

Captain Beefheart at The White House The next time you’re visting The White House please do have a glance at your hosts vinyl record collection. AccordingRead More

Derek
25 Jan
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Recent Captain Beefheart covers

Alison Mosshart of The Kills has again been committing her thoughts about Captain Beefheart to the media. This time, in The Independent, she fantasizes about CaptainRead More

Graham
15 Jan
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Just a minuet

That Don Van Vliet’s compositions are danceable is without question. Two German comedians, Ulan & Bator, have formalised that pleasure by getting close to a diamondRead More

Graham
28 Oct

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
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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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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