Zappa Plays Zappa Comes to The Neptune, Jan 30
STG Presents, The Neptune
Zappa Plays Zappa: Roxy & Elsewhere 40th Anniversary is set to play Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 8PM at The Neptune (All Ages / Bar w/ ID). Price: $40.00, $65.00 for VIP, $75.00 for Masterclass, not including fees. Seating: General Admission. Tickets on sale now.
Ticketing Information: Available online at Tickets.com, Paramount Box Office, 24-hour kiosks at The Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatres, or Sonic Boom Records in Ballard. For more information visit STGPresents.org.
Dweezil Zappa was born on September 5, 1969 in Los Angeles-the son of Frank and Gail Zappa. It was inevitable that from the moment of his birth his life would be filled wall-to wall with music (his father having listed his religion as "musician" on Dweezil's birth certificate). Dweezil's early years were spent largely away from the spotlight-something of a rarity for the child of a celebrity, but perfect for cultivating a close relationship with his family.
In the spring of 2006, Dweezil's new live band 'Zappa Plays Zappa' hit the road for their first tour. Playing a long, ambitious set of Frank Zappa favorites and obscure gems to big audiences of crazed Zappa fans, Dweezil proved that he could reach his goal to form a core band of previously unknown expert musicians capable of respectfully executing his father's music.
In 2012 Dweezil redefined Zappa Plays Zappa mission as a band and sculpted it into the current 6 piece configuration he takes on tour. (Dweezil Zappa Lead Guitar Vocals, Scheila Gonzales Saxophone, Flute, Keyboards and Vocals, Kurt Morgan Bass and Vocals, Chris Norton Keyboards and Vocals, Joe Travers Drums and Vocals, Ben Thomas Lead Vocals, Trumpet and Trombone.) When his father toured with smaller ensembles he referred to them as his "Rocking Teenage Combo." Smaller in size doesn't mean smaller in sound. Not for Frank or Dweezil. Now able to tour in even more cities and venues because they can fit on stage easier, Dweezil's rocking teenage combo has been navigating through new geographic and musical territory. This fine assortment of hand picked musicians all have their own unique qualifications but it's their dedication to preserving and performing the detailed music of Frank Zappa that unites them and thrills audiences across the globe.