Dweezil Zappa and his band played a 2 1/2 hour show full of very intricate music with very challenging vocal harmonies.  The 50 year old album “Freak Out!” was way ahead of its time and still is to this day.   Recreating the guitar parts of Frank Zappa, along with all the crazy music on the album was quite the undertaking.   The seven member band includes Ryan Brown on drums, Kurt Morgan on bass,  Chris Norton on keyboards, Scheila Gonzalez on flute, sax, keyboards and newcomers David Luther on sax and guitar and vocalist Cian Coey.  The show also had several guitar guests in Oz Noy and James Santiago.

How they were able to pull this off was very impressive, as rehearsing, arranging and memorizing this large amount of complex music seems like it should take years to get perform these songs like this.

And shame on the ZFT for all their bullshit.  That’s a really messed up and unfortunate situation.  Whatever the case, Dweezil is, and for the last 10+ years, has been carrying on his father’s music in grand fashion with some very excellent musicians.   Go see Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever The Fuck He Wants.


.SET LIST: Help I’m A Rock/ Transylvania Boogie

It Can Happen Here

You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here

Harry You’re a Beast / Orange County Lumber Truck

Lemme Take You To The Beach

How Could I Be Such A Fool?

Who Are The Brain Police?

What Will The Evening Bring Me This Morning?

Shove It Right In

Flower Punk

Inca Roads

You Didn’t Try To Call Me

Black Napkins

Cosmik Debris with Oz Noy

Teenage Wind


Zomby Woof with James Santiago

Catholic Girls


Easy Meat

Fembot In A Wet T-shirt

On The Bus

Keep It Greasy

Outside Now

Packard Goose

Watermelon In Easter Hay

ENCORE:  Ride My Face To Chicago

The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing

Yo Mama




OCT 1 Talking Stick Resort Scottsdale, AZ  
OCT 4 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, NV
OCT 5 Knitting Factory ID Boise, ID  
OCT 6 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT 
OCT 7 Pink Garter Theater Jackson, WY  
OCT 8 Aggie Theater Fort Collins, CO
OCT 9 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
OCT 11 Turner Hall Milwaukee, WI 
OCT 12 Concord Music Hall Chicago, IL 
OCT 13 The Ready Room St. Louis, MO 
OCT 14 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN 
OCT 15 Madison Theatre Covington, IN 
OCT 16 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI 
OCT 19 Imperial Bell Quebec, QC 
OCT 20 Club Soda Montreal, QC 
OCT 21 State Theatre Portland, ME 
OCT 22 Turning Stone Verona, NY  
OCT 23 Higher Ground Burlington, VT 
OCT 25 The Egg Albany, NY 
OCT 26 The Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA 
OCT 27 Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA 
OCT 28 The Warehouse FTC Fairfield, CT 
OCT 29 The Flying Monkey Plymouth, NY 
OCT 30 Beacon Theatre New York, NY 
OCT 31 The Birchmere Alexandria, VA
NOV 2 The Historic German House Rochester, NY
NOV 3 Whitaker Center Harrisburg, PA 
NOV 4 Carnegie Of Homestead Music Hall Munhall, PA 
NOV 5 The Kent Stage Kent, OH
NOV 6 The National Richmond, VA 
NOV 7 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA 
NOV 9 Granada Theater Dallas, TX 
NOV 10 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
NOV 11 Moody Theatre (ACL Live) Austin, TX
NOV 12 Tipitina’s New Orleans, LA