Frank Zappa News

LA.-A-GO-GO Celebrates California's Rock, Soul and Surf PioneersLA.-A-GO-GO Celebrates California's Rock, Soul and Surf Pioneers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

When the history of Los Angeles rock 'n' roll is told, bands like the Beach Boys, the Byrds, and the Doors typically are mentioned as founding fathers. As great as those bands are, many other acts have played important roles too. The inaugural LA-A-GO-GO concert shines a spotlight on some of these beloved local music heroes in a remarkable gathering happening November 4, 2017 at the Regent Theater in downtown L.A. (more...)

Mad Cat Live! to Kick Off 18th Season with BLACK SABBATH VOL. 4Mad Cat Live! to Kick Off 18th Season with BLACK SABBATH VOL. 4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Mad Cat kicks off their 18th season with their popular concert series Mad Cat Live performing Black Sabbath's Vol. 4. (more...)

Mad Cat Live! to Perform Black Sabbath Vol. 4 at The Gleason RoomMad Cat Live! to Perform Black Sabbath Vol. 4 at The Gleason Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Mad Cat kicks off their 18th season with their popular concert series Mad Cat Live performing Black Sabbath's Vol. 4. Mad Cat Live is a series dedicated to presenting transitional albums by major artists and deconstructing them in order to place them into a current context. Sabbath's Vol.4 is a perfect fit for the series, as it marked a tipping point for the band; pushing their creative limits as well as driving them into a state of drug abuse, paranoia, and violence. Just in time for Halloween, this limited engagement will be a must-see live event for fans of Sabbath; a heavy metal band who began their dramatic 50 year history in Birmingham, England as a jazz-blues quartet called Earth, only to find themselves evolving into one of the most influential bands in the history of hard rock. Breathing life into today's generation of punks and rockers, Black Sabbath provided a response to the punctured love bubble of the 60s, an angry war cry to all things soft, light, and filled with pretense. The audacity of their rebellion in the face of a changing nation, is all the more relevant today. (more...)

The Bloody Beetroots Announce New Album 'The Great Electronic Swindle'The Bloody Beetroots Announce New Album 'The Great Electronic Swindle'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

THE BLOODY BEETROOTS (Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo) doesn't just want to entertain audiences; he strives to engage and challenge them, emotionally and intellectually; to share stories with them. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

NYU Skirball Presents 50th Anniversary of JOSHUA LIGHT SHOW with Boss Hog, Man Forever, Dave Harrington Group, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, September 8 & 9 (more...)

Spanish Brass to Play Bates Recital Hall This SeptemberSpanish Brass to Play Bates Recital Hall This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Texas Performing Arts will continue its Essential Series with Spanish Brass, featuring: Carlos Benetó, trumpet; Juanjo Serna, trumpet; Manolo Pérez, horn; Indalecio Bonet, trombone; and Sergio Finca, tuba. (more...)

 Premiere Funktastic Second Single from GRIDLINE's Debut Album SOUL BREW Premiere Funktastic Second Single from GRIDLINE's Debut Album SOUL BREW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

New York City's favorite funktastic jam-band--GRIDLINE--release 'W.M.F.P.' as the second single from their debut album Soul Brew, due out September 22. Premiered today on Live Nation's up-and-coming blog, Ones To Watch, Maxamillion Polo says of the single: 'Despite “W.M.F.P.” being only the second single from GRIDLINE's forthcoming debut album Soul Brew, it exudes a level of musical precision and expertise that makes one question where this band has been hiding all this time.' (more...)

Guitarist H Allan Rocks Debut Single 'Stiletto Heels'Guitarist H Allan Rocks Debut Single 'Stiletto Heels'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The wannabe rocker never would have imagined that one day he would release a cover version of a tune by smooth jazz sax star Richard Elliot as his debut single, but that's what will happen on Monday when his version of “Stiletto Heels” goes for radio adds. (more...)

Ellen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The IridiumEllen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Iridium has revealed four just-announced shows, plus its upcoming lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

TheatreZone Announces Concerts and New Cabaret SeriesTheatreZone Announces Concerts and New Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

TheatreZone announces two concerts and a cabaret series as part of its 2017-18 season in addition to the five shows previously announced. TheatreZone, a professional Equity theatre, is located at 13275 Livingston Road, on the Community School of Naples campus. For tickets, visit theatrezone-florida.com or call the Box Office at 239-424-9500. (more...)

Boss Hog, Man Forever, Dave Harrington Group, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Joshua Light ShowBoss Hog, Man Forever, Dave Harrington Group, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Joshua Light Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Following highly successful performances in 2012 and 2014, the Joshua Light Show returns to NYU Skirball to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The renowned multimedia artist Joshua White and his legendary team of collaborators create live visual masterpieces that move to the sounds of a remarkable roster of musical collaborators. (more...)

Indy Jazz Fest Announces 2017 Festival LineupIndy Jazz Fest Announces 2017 Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

A mainstay in the Indianapolis arts and culture scene for nearly two decades, the annual Indy Jazz Fest returns in 2017 with a 10-day lineup celebrating the legacy of jazz, modern masters and the discovery of new jazz stars. (more...)

Peter Noone, Dweezil Zappa, and Sara Evans Take the MPAC Stage in AugustPeter Noone, Dweezil Zappa, and Sara Evans Take the MPAC Stage in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

It's an evening of classic 60s pop when Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone and The Buckinghams take the stage in a double bill at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, August 1 at 8 pm. Tickets are $39-$79. (more...)

The Capitol Steps, Dweezil Zappa and More Coming Up at City Winery ChicagoThe Capitol Steps, Dweezil Zappa and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Featured performances for the month of July at City Winery Chicago, include political satirists The Capitol Steps on July 2, Dweezil Zappa, son of the late Frank Zappa, on July 7, R&B Grammy-nominated duo Les Nubians on July 10, British rockers The Graham Parker Duo on July 12, Country Music Association Musician of the Year Mac McAnally on July 19, stand-up comedian Sandra Bernhard (July 20-21) and more. (more...)

Music Legend Frank Zappa's Brother Bob Zappa To Release Second Book 'Frankie & Bobby: The Rest of Our Story'Music Legend Frank Zappa's Brother Bob Zappa To Release Second Book 'Frankie & Bobby: The Rest of Our Story'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Following his critically acclaimed book "Frankie & Bobby: Growing Up Zappa," music legend Frank Zappa's younger brother Charles Robert "Bob" Zappa is releasing a second book titled "Frankie & Bobby: The Rest of Our Story." (more...)

Colorway To Perform At Brooklyn's Lantern HallColorway To Perform At Brooklyn's Lantern Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

"You gotta hear this band!" was what Peter Holsapple (The dB's/REM) had to say about Colorway when the two played together in Raleigh, NC this past April.  (more...)

2017 Marin County Fair Invites Visitors to 'Let the Funshine In!'2017 Marin County Fair Invites Visitors to 'Let the Funshine In!'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Marin County will celebrate the 2017 Marin County Fair Let The Funshine In! from June 30 to July 4, 2017.  The Marin County Fair: Let the Funshine In celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love emphasizing Marin's dedication to the things we value most in our community, Family, Art, Agriculture and the Environment. In 1967, the Summer of Love kicked-off with a two-day concert on Mt. Tamalpais called the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival. Nearly 100,000 young people converged on the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, turning the Bay Area into the epicenter of a cultural phenomenon known as the Summer of Love. During this transformative time, music, fashion, art and new ideas flourished and there was a feeling that everything was possible.   (more...)

Pew Center Announces 53 New Grants for Philadelphia Artists & OrganizationsPew Center Announces 53 New Grants for Philadelphia Artists & Organizations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage today announced 53 grants in support of the Philadelphia region's cultural organizations and artists. The 2017 awards total more than $10.3 million and provide funding for 12 new Pew Fellowships, 39 Project grants, and two Advancement grants. (more...)

Colorado Music Hall of Fame Presented by Comfort Dental Announces THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAYColorado Music Hall of Fame Presented by Comfort Dental Announces THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame will host its next induction concert honoring Dan Fogelberg, Joe Walsh & Barnstorm and James William Guercio's Caribou Ranch on Sunday, August 13, 6:30 p.m. at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater. (more...)

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble Presents Two June ConcertsMusical Chairs Chamber Ensemble Presents Two June Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc. (MCCE) concludes its 13th Season, Revolution #13, with two spectacular June concerts. On Saturday June 3rd at 8pm at the Staten Island Museum, MCCE will present world premieres by Tina Kenny Jones and Andrew Rosciszewski alongside works by Ney Rosauro, Andrew Rosciszewski and Frank Zappa. Performers include Vincent Livolsi, marimba; Wen Yi Lo, piano; Tamara Keshecki, flute; Timothy Leonard, cello; Andrew Rosciszewski, electric bass; Jason Gianni, drum set (guest artist). Come early for a pre-concert chat with composer Tina Kenny Jones at 7:30pm. (more...)

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