Zappa Plays Zappa

Zappa Plays Zappa, the Grammy winning group that has made and recreated history performing the music of Frank Zappa, honors the 40th anniversary of the pivotal Zappa fan favorite Roxy & Elsewhere with the entirety of its repertoire -- including the provocative rhythms of "Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?," "Echidna's Arf (Of You)" and Be -Bop Tango (of the Old Jazzmen's Church)" -- performed live.

Frank Vincent Zappa was a musical prodigy and iconoclast whose prolific career ended too soon. Over the course of his 30-year career, the self-taught musician and composer wrote and performed rock, jazz, blues and orchestral music. Since Zappa's death in 1993, his family has kept the torch of his genius burning, led by his eldest son and virtuoso guitarist Dweezil.

"I think my father's music deserves the chance to be discovered by a contemporary audience. His creativity and discipline is inspirational. Since generation X has apparently evolved beyond generation Y, perhaps we've reached generation Z. I think this is an appropriate time and place to inherit and adopt Frank Zappa as the musical figure head for Generation Z. Many facets of his music are bold and unconventional and it feels to me like it's from the future. Generation Z should be bold and unconventional."

$41, $58 & $82 (includes 4:30 sound check party & poster)


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Zappa Plays Zappa

Tuesday, February 11 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM at Celebrity Theatre