Dweezil Zappa Pays Tribute to His Father at Bardavon

Dweezil Zappa (photo Jeff Dean)

(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) – Dweezil Zappa pays tribute to his father in “Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank,” at the Bardavon on Friday, July 28, at 8pm. The concert celebrates the half-century anniversary of “Freak Out!,” the debut album from Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.

The concert surveys Frank Zappa’s music from the opening flush of doo-wop and dada from “Freak Out!” to the 1971 cinematic lark, “200 Motels” through mid-Seventies fan favorites from “Over-Nite Sensation” and a heavy chunk of the 1980s rock opera, “Joe’s Garage.”

Since 2006 Dweezil Zappa has explored Frank Zappa’s musical legacy from a unique, insider perspective. A guitar master in his own right, Dweezil Zappa recreates the experience of seeing Frank Zappa live as no one else can.

“Pure insane distortion, noise, aggro feedback – there was no sound more dangerous than Zappa’s at the time,” Dweezil Zappa told Rolling Stone. “In 1966, taking home the Mothers of Invention was like bringing a feral tiger home from the circus and asking your parents if you could keep it.”

Tickets: $50-$75, Members get $5 off

Purchase tickets in person at the Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072. Online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800.745.3000.




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