Dweezil & Company played the 400 seat Blender Theater. Zappa, Halloween, NYC - a great American tradition, and an energetic crowd of knowledgeable die-hard fans that new every song from the first note. Opened with Black Napkins --> Torture Never Stops and it took off from there. Some incredible guitar solos during the course of the night, and drummer Joe Travers' drumming is the engine that propels the band over the top. A 30 minute true-to-the-original Billy The Mountain was hilarious! Inca Roads and Zombie Woof were also highlites. Closed with Muffin Man and Willie The Pimp. Sound was clean and loud.
Walked on at 8:08, 3 minutes off, then back for the encore. Final note at 10:59, hung out signing autographs and shaking hands for at least a half hour. This band has REALLY matured, and is worth seeing - don't be intimidated! If your an old hardcore fan like me, and think the band can't possibly reach Frank's level, think again. If you're just casually curious, no matter what your age, go for it.
Frank was the only person to ever ask "Does humor belong in music?" The answer is a resounding YES!
Great show, I was there as well, the guy who won the guitar was pretty good too!!!
400 seats? That's tiny! And the ZPZ band is large. So did the band just blow out everyone's eardrums?! I would think you would be swimming in sound in a venue that small with a band that loud and sonically tuned in....
The sound was great, best part was that Zappa's guitar was front and center in the mix. The tour is called "You Can't Fit That Onstage Anymore", and considering the size of the band, the name is very appropriate.
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I saw them a couple of nights earlier in Harrisburg PA at the Whitaker Center which is larger, holds around 700.
Low expectations going in. They freakin ripped my face off! Wow! May have been the show of the year for me!
>Black Napkins --> Torture Never Stops
WOW, open with two of may altime favorites, shoulda went into Sleep Dirt from here.