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Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band Schedule a Show at the Troubadour!

Photo Credit: The Magic Band’s Facebook page Fans of the late and great, Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) will surely want to attend this nostalgic psychedelic blues show. Spanning all the different periods of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band’s history, the Magic Band are scheduled for a special performance at the Troubadour on Sunday, […]

Contest: Win Tickets to Gary Lucas’ Captain Beefheart Symposium at the Echoplex

CONTEST CLOSED It was just a few weeks ago that we lost the extraordinary Captain Beefheart (Don Glen Vliet) due to multiple sclerosis. With his passing being just a month away from Gary Lucas’ Captain Beefheart Symposium at the Echoplex on January 13, an awesome event that started in 2010 and you can expect this […]

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Captain Beefheart Dies at 69 – R.I.P

Awe man, this was some serious sad news this afternoon. The eccentric and innovative Captain Beefheart (Don Glen Vliet) passed away this rainy LA afternoon on Friday, December 17, 2010. The man was going though some serious struggles with multiple sclerosis and has now left his human life to join his fellow music legends in […]

The Black Keys and Captain Beefheart

The Black Keys front man, Dan Auerbach, sure likes them Captain Beefheart tunes, and why shouldn’t he? Covering yet another song from influential rock n’ blues icon, Captain Beefheart, The Black Keys bring “I’m Glad,” back into the sound waves with a true blue steez, almost as blue as Auerbach’s eyes. This song is up […]

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The Battle of the Tryhards

It always amuses me seeing all these kids just barely out of their teens reviving the 60’s and 70’s rock era when Zappa and Captain Beefheart were playing with numerous rock genres. And when I speak of these kids, for the most part they are girls that probably were never really into some of the […]