Frank Zappa News


by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

In a musical spectacular, Turning Point Ensemble and arguably Canada's boldest composer, John Oswald, pay tribute to two masters - Frank Zappa, the man, the myth and the moustache, and Edgard Varese, one of the twentieth century's great composers. Turning Point Ensemble will expand to 30 instruments to bring Zappa's music to the PuSh Festival. (more...)

PuSh Festival presents 2017 Global Lineup of Groundbreaking, Multi-Disciplinary WorksPuSh Festival presents 2017 Global Lineup of Groundbreaking, Multi-Disciplinary Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) presents its 13th annual edition, taking place January 16 to February 5, 2017 at various Vancouver venues. Acclaimed artists representing 11 countries will descend on the city for the signature, three-week mid-winter event. From staggering spectacles to intimately immersive encounters, the 2017 PuSh Festival lineup showcases innovative, transformative art across a vast expanse of performance disciplines. (more...)

Five Monumental Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention Albums to Be Reissued On VinylFive Monumental Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention Albums to Be Reissued On Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Following this month's release of three new Frank Zappa albums, the Zappa Family Trust and UMe are continuing their extensive reissue campaign by releasing five iconic works of the musical innovator on vinyl for the first time in decades (more...)

Artists from 11 Countries Set for PuSh Festival's 2017 LineupArtists from 11 Countries Set for PuSh Festival's 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) presents its 13th annual edition, taking place January 16 to February 5, 2017 at various Vancouver venues. (more...)

MotorCity Casino Hotel to Welcome George Clinton and Parliament FunkadelicMotorCity Casino Hotel to Welcome George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

MotorCity Casino Hotel will welcome George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic to Sound Board on Thursday, May 25 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Broken Social Scene Among Lineup for 3rd Annual Dream Serenade BenefitBroken Social Scene Among Lineup for 3rd Annual Dream Serenade Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Dream Serenade returns to Massey Hall for its 3rd edition today, October 22, 2016, creating another unforgettable night to support services for children with developmental disabilities and celebrate their caregivers. (more...)

Prince's Protege Liv Warfield to Return to The Iridium; 2016 Shows Announced!Prince's Protege Liv Warfield to Return to The Iridium; 2016 Shows Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Just announced at The Iridium: Prince's protege LIV WARFIELD on October 15 & 16! (more...)

Bill Hader to Chat Comedic Inspiration of Frank Zappa for KCRW's Guest DJ ProjectBill Hader to Chat Comedic Inspiration of Frank Zappa for KCRW's Guest DJ Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Actor/comedian Bill Hader is featured in the first-ever live taping of KCRW's Guest DJ Project, recorded as part of LA Podcast Fest. Hader talks to KCRW DJ Anne Litt about his father's influence on improving his musical taste, the comedic inspiration of Frank Zappa, getting over stage fright with the help of XTC, the humor in De La Soul's particular brand of hip hop, and more. (more...)

Dweezil Zappa Performs The Music of Frank Zappa in The WarehouseDweezil Zappa Performs The Music of Frank Zappa in The Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

In the spirit of renewal and dedication to his father's music and audience, Dweezil Zappa is proud to announce one special night on the 50 Years of Frank: Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the F@%k He Wants - The Cease and Desist Tour on Fri. Oct. 28 in The Warehouse at FTC. (more...)

SMCQ to Celebrate 50th Year of Music Creation in MontrealSMCQ to Celebrate 50th Year of Music Creation in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

This year the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) celebrates the 50th year of its foundation in a grand way. This anniversary is particularly important as it also marks the official recognition of contemporary music in Canada. (more...)

Prince's Protege Liv Warfield to Return to The Iridium; 2016 Shows Announced!Prince's Protege Liv Warfield to Return to The Iridium; 2016 Shows Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Just announced at The Iridium: Prince's protege LIV WARFIELD on October 15 & 16! (more...)

Mind-Bending, Mushroom-Inspired Band Myco Releasing Self-Titled DebutMind-Bending, Mushroom-Inspired Band Myco Releasing Self-Titled Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Four-piece psychedelic outfit Myco has released its self-titled debut EP today, for purchase via bitcoin on OpenBazaar.com and through Bandcamp as a 12” vinyl album, CD and digital download. (more...)

BWW Feature: Salihara International Performing-arts Festival (SIPFest) 2016BWW Feature: Salihara International Performing-arts Festival (SIPFest) 2016
by Yuliani Supandji - Sep 26, 2016

Salihara International Performing-arts Festival (SIPFest) 2016 by Komunitas Salihara will be held throughout October 1 - November 6, 2016 (more...)

'ZAPPAtite Frank Zappa's Tastiest Tracks' Out on Zappa Records/UMe, Today'ZAPPAtite Frank Zappa's Tastiest Tracks' Out on Zappa Records/UMe, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

In his trailblazing and incredibly prolific career, artist, composer and all-around musical pioneer Frank Zappa released more than 60 albums in his lifetime, as a solo artist and with his bands the Mothers of Invention and the Mothers. (more...)

English Language Premiere of 2,500 Year-Old Drama, THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Announces CastingEnglish Language Premiere of 2,500 Year-Old Drama, THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Fifty women will leave everything behind. They board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage in their homeland, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Metromen Reunite At The Barn In EgremontPhoto Coverage: The Metromen Reunite At The Barn In Egremont
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 7, 2016

The Metromen were a New York City-based rock group of the late 1970s, early 1980s, that created their own brand of punk/rock music aiming to combine sophistication and humor. They recently re-united and performed at a new venue, THE BARN at The Egremont Village Inn in Egremont, MA. The Metromen rose out of the new wave period which was typified at the time by acts such as Joe Jackson, The Police and Elvis Costello, all of which were a large influence on the music and style of the band. (more...)

SMCQ to Celebrate 50th Year of Music Creation in MontrealSMCQ to Celebrate 50th Year of Music Creation in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

This year the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) celebrates the 50th year of its foundation in a grand way. This anniversary is particularly important as it also marks the official recognition of contemporary music in Canada. (more...)

Frank Zappa's 'ZAPPAtite' Released Via Zappa RecordsFrank Zappa's 'ZAPPAtite' Released Via Zappa Records
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

In his trailblazing and incredibly prolific career, artist, composer and all-around musical pioneer Frank Zappa released more than 60 albums in his lifetime, as a solo artist and with his bands the Mothers of Invention and the Mothers. (more...)

'ZAPPAtite Frank Zappa's Tastiest Tracks' Out on Zappa Records/UMe, 9/23'ZAPPAtite Frank Zappa's Tastiest Tracks' Out on Zappa Records/UMe, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

In his trailblazing and incredibly prolific career, artist, composer and all-around musical pioneer Frank Zappa released more than 60 albums in his lifetime, as a solo artist and with his bands the Mothers of Invention and the Mothers. (more...)

The Ries Brothers and More Coming Up at The IridiumThe Ries Brothers and More Coming Up at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The Iridium has announced its lineup (as of August 26) for this season, including the just-added THE RIES BROTHERS with special guest Vini 'Mad Dog' Lopez on August 31. Scroll down for details! (more...)

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