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Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band (music group)

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  • New music from troubled divas, other hit makers

    Coming this fall: The Drama of the Troubled Diva. For the next four months, many of pop's juiciest plot lines will feature female singers struggling back from the brink. They include Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and TLC, all of whom have spent far...
  • Frank Zappa: He did his Mothers proud

    There was a story Frank Zappa liked to tell about the time in the late '60s when he and the Mothers of Invention were booked, along with Woody Herman's big band, to play a dinner for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.Seeing as these were...
  • 10 Yale Bands That Got Noticed Off-Campus, Part 1

    In January of this year the Yale Daily News published an overview of the campus music scene, mentioning such Bulldog bands-of-the-moment as Sister Helen, The Keep Calm, No We’re Not, High Defintiion, Jamestown and A Streetcar Named Funk....
  • Austin is a magnet for musicians and their fans

    Austin is a magnet for musicians and their fans
    AUSTIN, Texas — After my plane landed, I went online to see what was going on in Austin: Was there any music that night that I had to check out? Asking if there was any music that night in Austin is kind of like asking if people need air to live....
  • PASSINGS: Gil Clancy, Zoogz Rift, Carl Bunch, David E. Davis Jr., James Pritchett, James M. Roberts, Pat Rowe

    PASSINGS: Gil Clancy, Zoogz Rift, Carl Bunch, David E. Davis Jr., James Pritchett, James M. Roberts, Pat Rowe
    Gil Clancy Boxing trainer Gil Clancy, 88, a boxing trainer who helped lead Emile Griffith to welterweight and middleweight titles, died Thursday at an assisted-living facility on Long Island, N.Y., his family said. Born in Rockaway Beach, N.Y., in...
  • PASSINGS: Zoogz Rift, Carl Bunch, David E. Davis Jr., James Pritchett, James M. Roberts, Pat Rowe

    Zoogz Rift Punk rock musician Zoogz Rift, 57, a punk rock musician whose experimental style garnered comparisons with Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa, died March 22 at Encino Hospital of complications from diabetes, said his partner, Laura Rift....
  • Cliff Martinez scores a strange success with 'Drive'

    Cliff Martinez scores a strange success with 'Drive'
    The cristal baschet is one of the most beautiful musical instruments you will ever see, made of vibrating, tuned steel, fiberglass amplification cones and wire "whiskers" that shimmy when fingers rub the glass-rod keyboard. Film composer Cliff Martinez'...
  • Former Magic Band guitarist Gary Lucas to bring Captain Beefheart Symposium to Echoplex

     
    Don Van Vliet, best known in rock circles as Captain Beefheart but also an accomplished visual artist, turns 70 years old on Jan. 15, and to celebrate the legendary iconoclastic artist's art and influence, former Magic Band guitarist Gary Lucas......
  • This week's on-sales: My Chemical Romance, the Raveonettes/Autolux, Pendulum and more

     
    A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Palladium My Chemical Romance, May 27; A Day to Remember, April 6 (Fri.) The Wiltern Pendulum, Feb. 25 (Fri.) Gibson Amphitheatre Luis Miguel, Feb. 3 (now);.......
  • Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, dies [Updated]

     
    Sad news from Northern California: Avant blues/rock/free jazz iconoclast Don Van Vliet, best known as Captain Beefheart, has died. The singer, who hadn't released a record since 1982's "Ice Cream for Crow," was also an acclaimed visual artist whose work.....
  • Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, dies at age 69

     
    Avant-garde rock pioneer Captain Beefheart, also known as Don Van Vliet, died Friday....
  • Don Van Vliet's tip for guitarists: "Listen to the birds. That's where all music comes from."

     
    Among the bits of advice that Don Van Vliet, in the guise of his musical alter ego, Captain Beefheart, listed in a 1996 musical primer called “Captain Beefheart’s 10 Commandments of Guitar Playing,” is this, number 1: “Listen to the......