REVIEW: Radon Chong – “I Keep On Talking To You”

Captain Beefheart devotees, rejoice! Shape-shifter Don van Vliet might be deceased but his spirit – and that of his ever-evolving Magic Band – is alive and well in Pittsburgh. Local band Radon Chong channel the Captain with passionate precision, vibrant originality, and colorful flare on its nine-song debut, the mind bogglingly good I Keep On…

REVIEW: Captain Beefheart – “Sun Zoom Spark” Box Set

Experiencing Captain Beefheart always has felt like a bit of an acid trip to me. Shape-shifting, mysterious and occasionally frenzied, Don van Vliet’s gravel-voiced Beefheart persona and his aptly named Magic Band, like painters on bad bread, spread all of the colors of the rainbow and then some across the musical/muse-ical ceiling, then proceed to…