The Furious Bongos – A Frank Zappa Project

Apr

10

The Details

Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022

Doors: 7:00 pm

Advance: $15

Day of Show: $20

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The Furious Bongos – A Frank Zappa Project Feat Members of Dweezil Zappa’s Band performs live at Buffalo Iron Works – Sunday April 10th, 2022!

The Furious Bongos

We’re only in it for the money. HAHAHAHA

Actually, we’re just a bunch of professional musicians with pretty diverse backgrounds who decided to take on a pretty big challenge and have some fun in the process.

Now, you might ask, “Oh yeah? ‘Professional’ musicians, eh? What makes you think you can play Frank’s music as well as [insert Zappa family member here]?”

Well…you might not have heard of us individually, but you have heard of the people we’ve spent our careers working with (and we don’t mean “I played a 10am slot at a festival once that was headlined by Famous Artist X”):

Yo Yo Ma, Mick Fleetwood, BB King, REM, Vinnie Colaiuta, Oasis, LA Philharmonic, Madison Symphony, Arthur Barrow, Munich Philharmonic, Bryan Beller, India Arie, Popa Chubby, Limelight: A Tribute To Rush, Pinetop Perkins, Chicago Lyric Opera, Arrested Development, Madison Opera, blah blah blah….you get the idea.

When it came to the music, Frank was constantly changing things, and he allowed his band members to bring their unique voices to the table. He also understood that his live performances were entertainment: it’s supposed to be a rock show, not a piano recital.

With that in mind, we don’t think playing Song X from Album Y note-for-note while staring at our shoes is the proper way to go about this.

The result of that approach (combined with a lot of homework) is a show that pays respect to Zappa’s legacy, but is also new and different and dangerous and FUN, with lots of eyebrows.Kinda like Frank.

 

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In compliance with the Erie County Department of Health and New York State Governor’s Office, all mandates for Vaccination Check & Wearing Masks have been lifted. 
 
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