We told you to ask Santa for some tickets to this when it was announced right before Christmas, and one lucky reader already snagged a pair through our giveaway… Congrats Paul! If you haven’t gotten tickets yet, there are still some available. Also, a reminder for all you musicians out there, Dweezil is hosting a Masterclass before the show, where you can hang out and learn from the man himself.
This show will be in celebration of Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention’s 1975 album, One Size Fits All, and will reportedly feature the entire album performed in order. Read on for one of our most anticipated shows of the spring.
You may be hard pressed to find a more important musical heritage than the Zappa family (save, perhaps, the Lennons or the Marleys). Frank Zappa, and wife Gail, listed “musician” as Dweezil’s religion on his birth certificate, which he reportedly did because the nurses refused to let Frank name his son Dweezil. It was many years later that Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa was legally recognized as Dweezil. While that may not have changed the ability of the eldest son to play, it certainly would sound different rolling off the tongue.
As expected growing up in a musical household, Dweezil took up a music at a young age, recording his first song at the age of 12, and was embarking on a successful solo career prior to the death of his father in 1993. He has also spent the past 30+ years working on his opus, featuring guitar work from 35 legends (there is still hope that we will hear this in our lifetime). Since the mid 2000s, Dweezil has been paying tribute to his father’s work in Zappa Plays Zappa by bringing in some of the original members of the Mothers Of Invention to bring the iconic works to life for fans of a younger generation to enjoy, and even won a Grammy in 2009 for best rock instrumental performance for their version of the instrumental masterpiece “Peaches En Regalia.” Go ahead and expect to hear that and the rest of your Zappa favorites along with One Size Fits All in it’s entirety on May 7th at Marathon Music Works. Head below for the tracklisting, a live video from 1975 for Inca Roads, and for your chance to win tickets!
One Size Fits All
Can’t Afford No Shoes
Sofa No. 1
Zappa Play Zappa will perform Thursday, May 7 at Marathon Music Works. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available for $25 standing, $30 seated, and $75 to attend the Masterclass.