An evening with Grand Mothers of Invention

Grand Mothers of Invention

"The musical precision of the group, is uncanny. Solos were all spotless demonstrations of skill,

but it was the tight starts, stops and unusual changes that were most impressive. Zappa’s

original music is mind-bending recorded, but it’s mind-blowing live"....."Rare are the musicians

who can even play Zappa's music, let alone make it live and breathe. So Thank the Lord for the

GrandMothers of Invention."..."With very different Zappa eras represented, the GrandMothers

have a wide palette of material to choose from."..."They served up vintage psychedelia - rock

songs with surreal lyrics, jazz-like harmonies and melodic complexity, with flashes of wacky

satire."..."Amazing virtuoso musicians, fun and funny."

The GrandMothers of Invention are the only Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention alumni

consistently performing the music of the maestro since 2003. From the classic “Freak Out”,

“Absolutely Free”, "We're Only In It For The Money", "Uncle Meat", and "Burnt Weeny

Sandwich" - to - “Weasels Ripped My Flesh”, “Apostrophe”, "The Grand Wazoo", "Overnite

Sensation", "Roxy & Elsewhere", "Bongo Fury", and "One Size Fits All" - they have performed

on a very long list of classic Frank Zappa & the Mother's of Invention's albums, movies and

other projects. (See their combined Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention discography and

videography lists.)

"Great news for Zappaphiles!"..."If you ever dug Zappa, you don't want to miss the

GrandMothers of Invention."..."They are THE authentic live version of Zappa's music."..."This

isn't just another comeback, this is the reincarnation of the Mothers of Invention!"..."From

Zappa's mid to late 70's Mothers bands, the GrandMothers are touring the world and keeping

Zappa's music alive."..."The evening contained a lot of the contradictory eclectic, serious and

circusy flavors of a Zappa show...the GrandMothers were able to go deeper into the material,

rather than merely parroting Zappa's notoriously tricky composed lines."

The GrandMothers of Invention are:


(with Mothers of Invention / Frank Zappa from 1973 thru 1984),

on vocals, tenor saxophone, flute, suavenicity, and dancing(!),


(with Mothers of Invention / Frank Zappa from 1967 thru 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1974 as a

Special Guest),

on keyboard synthesizers, electronics, IPOD, gongage, magic tricks(!), and vocals


CHRISTOPHER GARCIA on drums, percussion, marimba, and vocals.

DAVE JOHNSEN on bass, horn and vocals,

MAX KUTNER on electric guitar, what nots and vocals

$17.00 - $20.00


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An evening with Grand Mothers of Invention

Wednesday, September 25 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Club Metronome