Monday, April 25, 2011

Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa celebrates the music of Frank Zappa on Saturday, August 6th at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton

Led by his eldest son on guitar, Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa is devoted to performing the music of the late American composer and musician Frank Zappa.

Dweezil Zappa perfectly channels and captures the overwhelmingly oddball yet intricate musical prowess of his dad’s prodigious pop.  Leading a seven-top, always-grinning band of the highest caliber, Dweezil brings the muse’s musical tomfoolery to life, delivering a recital of the master musician’s biggest hits and rarities.

The band’s grab bag is vast, with more than 80 studio and live releases recorded before Frank Zappa’s death from prostate cancer in 1993 at age 52. For the last five years, the band has meticulously studied master tapes and offered selections played as true to form as possible. 

Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa provides a chance for another generation to know the most exploratory musical innovator of his time.
At press time, the band features Scheila Gonzalez. Billy Hulting, Pete Griffin, Jamie Kime, Ben Thomas, Joe Travers, and Chris Norton.

Tickets for Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa “Accept No Substitutes” on Saturday, August 6th at 8PM at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton are available at Northampton Box Office, 413-586-8686 and online at

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