Dweezil Zappa “Hot Rats & Other Hot Stuff”
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.
Avalon Theatre $100/90/60
With a name like Dweezil, you know he’s got to be a Zappa.
And for years now he’s been carrying on the incredible musical legacy of his father, the legendary composer and guitarist Frank Zappa. As part of that mission and his 2019 tour, Dweezil Zappa and his “rocking teenage combo” will perform his father’s “Hot Rats” album live on the Avalon stage!
Released 50 years ago and dedicated to Dweezil, who was only a month old at the time, Frank Zappa’s first solo album is considered a classic of jazz-rock fusion. According to All Music, “Hot Rats’ genius lies in the way it fuses the compositional sophistication of jazz with rock’s down-and-dirty attitude – there’s a real looseness and grit to the three lengthy jams, and a surprising, wry elegance to the three shorter, tightly arranged numbers (particularly the sumptuous ‘Peaches en Regalia’).”
Dweezil’s stage recreation will be surrounded by an assortment of other psychedelic, avant-garde/odd-metered toe tappers well known to Zappa aficionados.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Dweezil, who learned to play guitar from master guitarists such as Steve Vai and Eddie Van Halen, capture the genius of his father in concert!