Zappa Plays Zappa

Zappa Plays Zappa | Ogden Theatre | Denver | 2/14/14 | Review

I had the pleasure of catching up with guitarist and bandleader Dweezil Zappa, who is in his eighth year of leading Zappa Plays Zappa, the tour de Frank.

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Grateful Web Interview with Dweezil Zappa

When guitarist Dweezil Zappa, son of guitarist, composer, bandleader, actor, social activist, and pseudo-comedian Frank Zappa created the Zappa Plays Zappa project in 2006, he intended it as a tribute to his father’s legacy, a one-off that might reconnect some old fans and breed some new ones in the process. Eight years down the road his project is more popular than ever.

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Corbus Plays Zappa @ Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge | 3/7/13 | Review

The daunting task of interpreting the music of Frank Zappa has made the iconized jazz-fusion composer/musician less often a cover project than one might expect.

Zappa Plays Zappa | Fox Theater | 12/14/2012 | Review

The music of Frank Zappa could be considered the most important compositional contributions to American popular music in the 20th century. Many might find this claim blasphemous. What about Miles Davis? John Coltrane? Bing Crosby? The list could go on. Zappa's music blended important elements of orchestral and jazz music while serving as a working parody of music and popular culture.

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Just Announced: Zappa Plays Zappa @ Fox Theatre

97.3 KBCO & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Zappa Plays Zappa at the Fox Theatre on Friday, December 14th, 2012.  Tickets go on sale Friday, September 21st for $35.00 in advance and $40.00 day of show.

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A Night of Excellence: Zappa Plays Zappa & Return to Forever IV

This was a night to be excited about. The night was filled with two heavy hitting, classic, amazingly talented bands. I was even thrilled to be going to the Paramount Theater in Denver to see this show because this underrated venue just does not have the caliber shows that it deserves. Every time I go there I am reminded by how magnificent it is. It was the perfect place for these two power houses to take the stage.

ROTHBURY: This Summer's Greenest Festival

With Earth Day, April 22, just around the corner, it's time to celebrate Going Green.  Music has long offered a platform for revolution and on July 4th weekend 2008, ROTHBURY emerges as a new American celebration. For this next generation of the rock and roll music festival, ROTHBURY sets forth as a huge party with a purpose. Hosted at the one-of-a-kind Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan, the unique festival site offers trails, forests, fields, lakes and beach fronts, and even on-site lodging, bars and eateries.

Gathering Of The Vibes 2008 - Music, Camping & Arts Festival

Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and Friends and New Orleans legends The Neville Brothers, who celebrate 30 years of performing together, highlight the initial lineup for this summer's Gathering of the Vibes.

The thirteenth annual music, camping and arts festival is set for July 31–Aug. 3, 2008 at Bridgeport's Seaside Park.  The event has again endeavored to support a number of local and national charitable and not-for-profit organizations.

10KLF Opens Artist Submissions for Cosmic Break Tour

With the festival's initial lineup announcement still a few weeks away, the 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) and OurStage announce the fourth annual Cosmic Break Tour.  Through OurStage.com, this year's 10KLF Cosmic Break Tour will present musicians nationwide with the opportunity to perform in front of thousands of enthusiastic festival-goers at the 6th annual 10,000 Lakes Festival, held July 23-26 in Detroit Lakes, MN.

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