Thursday, July 19, 2007

Zappa Plays Zappa

"Zappa Plays Zappa" is Sunday's headline event in the Egyptian Room of the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis.

"Frank Zappa is easily among the most respected/least heard musicians in modern music history," notes Lou Harry in today's Indianapolis Business Journal daily arts coverage. "His music is also so distinctive that he's one of the least covered."

"Which makes this event all the more interesting. There's no standard cover band. Zappa's work is being performed here by his son, Dweezil, who not only includes musicians who played with pop but showcases clips of Frank in action. The question Zappa fans will want to know: Does Dweezil attempt to recreate the sounds of the album versions or bend them to his own vision?

"From reports, Dweezil leans toward the former, attempting as best he can to avoid contemporizing the music. A good sign: He has no interest in doing his own recordings of the songs, preferring that the concerts inspire listeners to seek out the original music. Fans…and those who never had a chance to hear Frank Zappa in all his crazy glory, should be pleased," Harry concludes.

To be part of the event, check out the website or call 317:231-0000. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show at 8 p.m. The Murat's located at 502 North New Jersey Street, Indianapolis.

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