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Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa with special guest Twiddle at Canalside

July 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us every Thursday, June 9 – August 25 for our FREE Thursday Concert Series at Canalside!
Growing up in the Zappa family home, Dweezil Zappa marveled at his father’s virtuoso skills as a composer and guitarist. After his father’s passing he was inspired to do something to honor his father. Feeling as though there was a generational gap and a fair amount of public confusion as to what his father’s music really was, Dweezil set about creating an opportunity for music fans to make a new discovery. Not satisfied with the generic journalistic descriptions that had been applied over the years or the accidental default association of “novelty act” he earned by way of the casual radio exposure of songs like “Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow” and “Valley Girl,” Dweezil Zappa decided it was time for a change. He wanted to expose core fans as well as a potential new generation of fans to his father’s compositions in a way that would give them a balanced perspective of the totality of Frank Zappa’s work. He wanted to play the music as it was written on the page without deviation except for the obvious improv sections. He also worked diligently to match the textures and timbres of the instrumentation in each song, especially the guitar tones, Evoking the character of each era of the catalog. He set out to have the music speak for itself. If Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa was to become a conduit for a new generation of people discovering Frank Zappa’s music then Dweezil wanted to do his best so that very little could be lost in translation.

VIP Tickets are available for $55 and include:

3 FREE beer/wine/soda with discounted beer/wine/soda after that
Light apps and finger foods from (716) Food and Sport
VIP private bathrooms
Front of stage viewing area
NEW VIP tent with seating and lawn games
A souvenir 2016 Canalside Concerts Cup
Note: 21 years old and over ONLY in the VIP tent


July 7, 2016
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Ticketfly Backstage Amplifier


Canalside Buffalo
44 Prime St
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States

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