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Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band (music group)

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  • 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's version, which resides in the living room of his Topanga Canyon home, is about the size of an upright piano and is as much sculpture as instrument.
  • 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....

    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...

    Kayo Dot Perform at Daniel Street in Milford this Wednesday

    Kayo Dot with Wolvserpent, and A Story of Rats. Wednesday, June 8, Daniel Street, Milford, danielstreetclub.com What makes avant-garde music worth listening to? The question's an important one to consider when catching up with 2010's Coyote, the fourth...

    CD of the Week: The Fall's 'Ersatz'

    CD of the Week: The Fall's 'Ersatz'
    The Fall Ersatz GB (Cherry Red) Band names are funny. So short, so vague, so suggestive. With the Fall — the imposingly weird and long-running English post-punk band fronted by surly surrealist Mark E. Smith — you get the feeling that the...