the big nOte files - april 2007

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The Wrong Object - setlist
FZ - The Classic Interviews
Steve Vai
WM Recordings
The One O'Clock Lab Band
The Frank Zappa Strasse
The Central Scrutinizer Band
Zappa in the picture
Jean-Marc van Tol




























Zappa And Me
Great Googly Moogly
The Accademia Amiata Ensemble
Zappa Plays Zappa - the new tour
Zappa in the magazines
Bogus Pomp 2007 04 27
Chris Opperman
Buffalo arrived
Warren Cuccurullo
Bits & Pieces
The Frank Zappa Quartet
Voice Of Cheez
The Grand Wazoo
The Bernard Struber Jazztett
Jan Hoet
Lost in the Grooves
The Central Scrutinizer Band
The Keneallist 2007 04 20
VPRO Zappa blog
Kiss My Volcano
More Huskies
Where the huskies go
Zappa week on HollandDoc
Todd Grubbs & Don Preston
Crossfire Publications
Necessity is...
Mats & Morgan
News from the Czech Republic
Pojama People 2007 04 15
Nolan Cook update
PiKANTiK in concert
The Brecker Brothers
The Claudia Quintet
Alec K. and the Eyesores
George Duke
Tom Kolb
Mojo Classic
Zappa Plays Zappa
Kerrie Biddell
Nasal Retentive Orchestra
Meridian Arts Ensemble
The Late Show 1993 03 11
Zita Swoon
Guitar Legends magazine
Black, Pini, and Jesdinsky
The Jimmy Carl Black Band
Pojama People promo package
Nolan Cook
Kim Duchateau
Aynsley Dunbar
Le Concert Impromptu
Gary Lucas
Guitar One
Adrian Belew
Pojama People
The Wrong Object
The Bernard Struber Jazztett
New Zappa bootleg CD
The Yardbirds
Shuggie Otis
Bogus Pomp
Extra info on some Zappa bootlegs
The White Stripes
Magazine Specials
The Cucamonga Videoblog
Corrie van Binsbergen
Steve Vai on tour
Hungry Freaks Daddy - Scott's first volume
Cal Schenkel
The Real Frank Zappa Book
Hot Rattlesnakes
Absolutely Freak Out
Zappa movies in Argentina
A message from our Czech friends
Classic Albums
In the meantime, over at zappa dot com
MUZIQ n° 9
Gary Lucas
Pierrejean Gaucher & Christophe Godin
leftovers from last month
Hungry Freaks Daddy
Chad Wackerman
The Muffin Men
Vacation Vibrations

the March 2007 newsletter can be found at
thebignotefiles - 2007/03

the February 2007 newsletter can be found at
thebignotefiles - 2007/02

the concert calendar


Short bits:

* * * The University of Calgary Wind Ensemble recorded Zappa's 'Dog Breath Variations on their "Gardens of Dreams" CD * *  *

* * * Daniele Sepe recorded Zappa's 'Peaches' on his "Suonarne 1 Per Educarne 100" album * * *

* * * The Wrong Object will be releasing a live album on Voiceprint very soon: "Platform One"; scheduled release = April 2007  * * *
(info from Danny Mathys)

* * * new album by Corrie van Binsbergen: Het Wisselend Toonquintet: Dierenverhalen * * *

* * * Pierrejean Gaucher's excellent "Zappe Zappa" album is back in the stores * * *

* * *  New Jean-Luc Ponty album is due out. It's called "The Acatama Experience" and will be out on Koch records.

so here's a bit of everything...


  • 2006/10/27 The Wrong Object - concert 'L'An Vert', Liège, Belgium
    • line-up

      • Michel Delville: guitar, synth, voice, Damien Polard: bass, Laurent Delchambre: drums, percussions, Fred Delplancq: tenor sax, soprano sax, Jean-Paul Estiévenart: trumpet

      • special guests: Yves Dellicour: bass clarinet, soprano sax, Annie Whitehead: trombone, Harry Becket: flugelhorn, 

    • setlist

      • Sonic Riot at the Holy Palate, The Unbelievable Truth, Eat That Question / Honeypump at the Workplace, This Affects That, Tinseltown, Big Swifty, Filthy Habits, Scarlet Mine, Platform 1, Other People, Seven for Lee

-- info: Danny Mathys


  • frank zappa: the classic interviews
        (2004, cd, uk, chrome dreams cis2007)
    • includes interviews that Frank Zappa gave to Guitar Magazine journalist Stephen Rosen between 1978 and 1982

Charles Ulrich adds some extra info:

Track 1 (9:36) and Track 2 (9:17) are both from the interview that appeared in Guitar Player (1/77)
This interview was reprinted in Best Of Guitar Player: A Definitive Tribute To Frank Zappa (1994).

Track 3 (25:20) and Track 4 (18:44) are both from an interview conducted in 1979. Joe's Garage had been recorded but not released, and FZ was planning to have his home studio constructed. I haven't been able to determine where (if anywhere) this interview was published.

Rosen's early 1980s interview (mentioned in the booklet but not heard on the disc) was published in Record Review (6/82). A German translation was published in Fachblatt Music Magazin (6/82)




tour dates below




New release available on WM Recordings now:

It's about irony and affliction and convenient miracles leading to a happy ending. Mainly a saxophone concert, it is based on classical traditions and experiments with jazz and less popular music.

Hanns Ahring/Jean Quist/Maren Schram - Die Fenster des Detlev Sierks [WM061]



Early 2007, Dawayne Bailey wrote:

I don't know if any collectors would be interested in this vinyl LP I have but it was released in 1968 - it's called LAB '68 and features the North Texas State University Lab Band (One O'Clock Lab Band) from Denton, TX.
There are some Zappa alumni on this album. The vinyl and cover are very clean and hardly played...if at
all. On Century Records.

It's interesting to note that when Lou, Bruce, Sal and Tom were in this college band, The Mothers were recording and performing all those classics that they would play later with FZ.



Berlin to Name Street for Frank Zappa  

Berlin, Germany - April 23, 2007 The city of Berlin will bestow a unique honor on a unique figure in modern music on July 28th when a street is renamed in memory of American rock and roll legend Frank Zappa. I n the Marzahn district of what was East Berlin, "Street Number 13" will be formally dedicated as "Frank-Zappa-strasse". The ceremony will take place at the ORWOhaus, a former photographic film plant on the street that is now home to a musicians' collective. It will be the first street in Germany named for a rock musician, and the first street in a world capital named for Frank Zappa.

The members of ORWOhaus themselves proposed the street naming. What motivated a group of young German musicians to honor an American musical icon? Andreas Otto, spokesperson for ORWOhaus, explains, "Frank Zappa was one of the best all-around musicians in the world, as a guitarist, composer, and band-leader. He was celebrated for his uncompromising pursuit of musical exploration and excellence, and also for his courage using his music and lyrics to make society see its faults and hypocrisies. He didn't do it just for media attention, it was part of his highly creative and unbending character. He stood up to his own government against politically-motivated censorship - he testified with great intelligence in the US Congress, and he refused to hold back his own outrageous sense of humor. We of ORWOhaus had our own battles trying to save an unused building and turn it into an active music center, and we decided that Zappa was a great example of how a musician can have an influence so far beyond the notes on a page. We hope Frank would be proud to have his name as an address for so many musicians."

Zappa's work had notable sociopolitical influence in Berlin, a city that had a physical wall between the philosophies of capitalist democracy and communist one-party government. US tour operator Scott Tepper is running a trip this summer that features the Berlin street naming and the 18th annual Zappanale, a festival in Bad Doberan, Germany, celebrating Zappa's music and life. He points out, "Frank Zappa was incredibly popular in the Soviet bloc, even though his recordings had to be smuggled in, and anyone caught listening to them risked punishment. Zappa represented absolute freedom of thought and expression, since he often satirized his own society and government. He inspired people all over Eastern Europe to keep hoping for their own free societies." Tepper adds that while some might credit Ronald Reagan with winning the Cold War, there are two statues honoring Frank Zappa in the former Soviet bloc: one in Vilnius , the capital of Lithuania, and one in Bad Doberan. Ther are currently no statues honoring Reagan. According to Tepper, the street naming in Berlin reinforces Zappa's status as a champion of real American freedom."  

The street dedication July 28th will be followed by free live music outside the ORWOhaus, and by an indoor reception later that evening. For scheduling and ticket information, contact ORWOhaus.

Scott A. Tepper
Tour Operator
Vacation Vibrations




Besides the Frank Zappa calendars that have been around since 1992, there's also calendars that feature various artists.

Here's such a picture. The month was september 1984.


Thanks to slime.oofytv.set .


Dutch comic book artist Jean-Marc van Tol drew a comic called "Yellow Snow". It has the lyrics of Zappa's "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow" as the story-line.

The three-page comic initially got published in a magazine called Animo in June 2006. It can also be found in the "Nieuwe informatie over de dood van President Oswaldo (1977) en andere verhalen" collection.

The picture on the right is the cover of the "Nieuwe informatie..." book. Published by Catullus in 2007.



The cover of Zappostrophe 105 is the invitation for the "Zappa & Me" art project of the Czech Frank Zappa Fanclub. (for more details, scroll down a bit)

The rest of Zappostrophe 105 is filled with the Society Pages Photo Special (= issue number 12 of SP), and a couple of articles on the Frank Zappa Quartet.





A little while ago, I talked about an art project that the Czech Frank Zappa Fanclub is doing.

The project is called "Zappa And Me", and they're inviting everyone to make their own CD-package.

The invitation says: a CD cover and paint it on both sides as you want - painting, graphic art, collage, plasticine, clay - and whatever you want. Do not forget that your creation will be hung on the board and it should not be bigger then the CD box. 

send your creations before the end of May to the following address:

Bohumil Juza
Provaznikova 64
61300 Brno
Czech Republic

Below you can find some examples of what they received so far.



  • accademia amiata ensemble: strictly off limits
        (2006, cd, italy, forrest hill fhag 01)
    • The Accademia Amiata Ensemble was founded in the nineties in Tuscany, Italy. They have performed pieces by Messiaen, Bartok, Piazolla, and various others.
      Last year, the Accademia Amiata Ensemble released an album called "Strictly Off Limits" on which they performed works of Frank Zappa and Tommy Fortmann (Alexis Korner, Love Generation, Udo Lindenberg).




  • odin: swf session 1973
        (2007, cd, ger, long hair lhc56)
    • This SWF session by Odin got recorded in 1973. The band recorded a 10-minute version of Zappa's 'King Kong', as well as a very nice 'Oh No' (that lasts almost 7 minutes).
      It's incredible just how much Odin sounds like the Mothers of the late sixties, early seventies, the only difference being that Odin is a quartet.
      Great organ (Jeff Beer) and guitar (Rob Terstall).






slime.oofytv.set did it again. He sent in a bunch of beautiful magazine covers with a short description. They have all been added to the Zappa / magazines entry.

Here they are:

  • dimension
        (1972/04, magazine, mexico)

    • The april 1972 issue of Dimension included a one page article: "Frank Zappa y John Lennon viven juntos", plus a two page interview which is the spanish translation of the u.k. cream magazine from jan '72 [frank fappa: portrait of the artist as a businessman/ fz: el negotiante y 200 moteles], includes identicle photos & drawing as in cream.

  • batteur
        (1994/02, magazine, france)
    • The february issue of Batteur included a 10 page article on Zappa & on all his drummers plus 8 pages of drum transcriptions, 1 song excerpt each: Tripp, Guerin, Dunbar, Humphrey, Thompson, Bozzio, Logeman and Wackerman.

  • acustica
        (1982/07, magazine, mexico)
    • The july 1982 issue of Acustica included a one page article plus a one page interview.


    (1972/01, magazine, mexico)
  • This oversized issue of Dimension, januari 1972, included a one page article "el degenerado del rock" on Zappa.

  • el labertino
        (1997/01, magazin, mexico)
  • The januari 1997 issue of El Labertino included a two page article: "Frank Zappa - Idolo de Matt Groening", plus small article on Steve Vai.

  • dimension
        (1973/03, magazine, mexico)
    • The march 1973 issue of Dimension included a one page mini-biography & discography, plus a 1/2-page article: "Frank Zappa en un marathon violinistico on the 'stravinsky marathon'".

  • australian guitar
        (2003/10, magazine, australia)
    • The october 2003 issue of the Australian Guitar mag included a 3 page article on Zappa.
  • la mosca
        (2004, magazine, mexico)
    • Including a 5 page tribute: "Frank Zappa - Un Quijote Ausente (1940-1993)"

  • mangiare musica
        (1994/06, magazine, ??)
    • The june 1994 issue of Mangiare Musica included 28 pages on zappa including interviews, commentary, discography etc.
  • connecte
        (1982/06, magazine, mexico)
    • The june 1982 issue of Connecte included a four page article / interview with Frank Zappa.


BOGUS POMP 2007 04 27

2007 04 27

A Bogus Pomp message from Jerry

Sunday from 6pm until 9pm, the Bogus Pomp Low Budget Orchestra will perform at Skipper's in Tampa.  Tickets are $15, doors at 5pm.  You can come out and hear two sets of Zappa, have some great food and be home before 10pm.   This will be the full 11 piece BP Low Budget Orchestra.  If you come out,... I promise to beat the crap out of my guitar just for you!!!!!!    Come on,.... we won't keep you out late.  ;)

JerryO & BP



[Chris Opperman Mailing List - 2007 04 26: live at the baked potato]  

Good morning, everyone!

Just writing to let you know that I will be performing Sunday night solo and with my band Special Opps!  The band's been working overtime to make sure everything is super-tight and a great and hilarious time will be had by all.  Hope to see you there!

An Evening with Chris Opperman and Special Opps
THIS Sunday, April 29th - Starting at 9pm
3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Studio City, CA 91604
$10 cover

  • Chris Opperman (keyboards/vocals)

  • Alma Carlson (woodwinds/vocals)

  • Chris Spilsbury (electric guitar)

  • Daren Burns (electric bass)

  • Craig Bunch (drums)

The solo set will consist of pieces from 2001's "Klavierstucke" album as well as one of the new works I composed for "The Trojan Women" performances in NYC earlier this month.

The full band set will consist of pieces from all of my albums, including "The Lionheart," which we are currently mixing.

Did I mention that it's going to ROCK?  ^_^

In music we trust,

Chris Opperman



At last, "Buffalo" arrived.

I'm listening to it right now. This is an essential Zappa disc in your collection.


  • warren cuccurullo: the blue (4)
        (2001, cd, usa, a private parts recording)
    • I noticed that I had no info on Warren Cuccurullo's "The Blue" album, a project that he did with L.Shankar.
      This is not his latest album. I think that latest one is called "Trance-Formed" or somehting like that.
      Anyway, this is some sort of ambient album: sound-scapes, atmosphere, you get the picture.
      The nice thing about this disc, is that it has Shankar on vocals and on violin. Especially the violin makes it sound a bit more on the edge.
      For my taste, this is a bit too soft. I would have preferred a more experimental approach.


Checking out the letter "C", I came across a bunch of pictures that weren't visible, or, that weren't even there.

Here they are: Cuccurullo, Corrie van Binsbergen, Arno, Chadbourne and more...



  • frank zappa quartet: f.z.q. - live 2005
        (2006, cdr, cz, private release)
    • A little while ago, I received this demo by the Frank Zappa Quartet from a Czech friend. It captures the FZQ in concert in 2005.

      This is really good. The instrumental pieces and instrumental parts are very impressive, especially when you consider the fact that this is just a quartet!!
      In my humble opinion, the vocals are their weakest component. Not that it's out of tune, it's just obvious that english isn't their native tongue.
      I would have loved to hear them perform a couple of Zappa tunes in the Czech language !!


2007 04 24

Frank Zappa Alert

 The fine folks at Voice of Cheez are at it again.... transparently transmitting, transmuting, transforming, translating, transposing and transmogrifying (oh, what a lovely word!!!)....the transonic music of Frank Zappa. It shall be transpiring, Friday, May 18, 2007. We hope you will transport yourself (and many friends) to a little ole bar we like to call Knee-cheez...248 Allen Street, Buffalo. 10 pm (our regrets to early birds).

See the lovely poster attached (a Dave Meinzer original!). Please spread the word(s).




Italian band, The Grand Wazoo, has a new website. It's over at myspace at:




  • bernard struber jazztett: struber z'tett plays zappa - les noces de dada
        (2007, cd, fr, harmonia mundi / famfatal records)
    • In 2005 and 2006, the United Instruments of Lucillin ensemble and the Bernard Strüber Jazztett from Strasbourg performed a couple of all-Zappa concerts in Luxembourg. These concerts were called "Les Noces De Dada".
      Earlier this month, Harmonia Mundi / Le Chant Du Monde released a recordings of these concerts.
      "Struber Z'tett Plays Zappa", subtitled "Les Noces De Dada" is Bernard Struber's  Jazztett's sixth release.

      Struber has made a very fine selection of songs for this project:
      'pound for a brown', 'little house i used to live in', 'g-spot tornado', 'the black page', 'dupree's paradise', 'waka jawaka', 'son of orange county' and 'zomby woof'.
      The arrangements sound very fresh, even playful, and give a lot of space to the participating musicians, resulting in a lot of interesting improvisions.

    • This is the third impressive disc coming out of France in about two months: Gaucher/Godin, Nasal Retentive Orchestra, and now there's the Struber Z'tett...


  • pikantik: the moofka
        (2007, cdr-promo, poland, private release)

    • Pikantik has a new album out. It's called "The Moofka" and it features their new drummer Grzegorz Schneider. On their two previous albums, Pikantik performed the music of Frank Zappa. For the biggest part, "The Moofka" includes original compositions. There's Zappa's 'If Only She Woulda' (recorded at Zappanale), and there's a ripping version of the Allmann brothers' 'Whipping' Post', but all the other compositions are written by Michał Worgacz or by Michał Worgacz and Krzysztof Wojciechowski.

      "The Moofka" is a very guitar oriented album. This comes as no surprise, as Michał Worgacz is the writer (or the co-writer) of most of the tracks.
      Progressive rock, including a couple of very fine guitar solos (excellent solos, and a great guitar-tone as well).
      The first five tracks of this promotional album are in Polish, but the first two have been translated into English and make up tracks five and six. Nice touch.
    • I love it.



Among many other things, Jan Hoet is the founder of the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (Modern Art Museum SMAK) in Gent, Belgium.

Jan Hoet was the curator of Documenta IX in Kassel, Germany, in 1992.

Jan wanted to bring Frank Zappa to Documenta and visited Zappa a couple times. Zappa's contribution to Documenta didn't happen because of Zappa's illness. Initially, Zappa wanted to participate with a piece performed by the Ensemble Modern.

"Lux XL", a belgian television show, had Jan Hoet as a guest on its 2007/03/30 show. Jan talked about his meeting with Zappa and even showed the present that he had received from FZ.

During a radio-interview to promote the "Lux XL" tv-show, Jan Hoet had already elaborated a bit on the project he wanted to do with Frank Zappa. This radio interview got broadcast on belgian radio one on 2007/03/16.


jan hoet

frank zappa's present for jan hoet



Final Frank Words
(What Ever Happened To The Mothers Of Invention? by Frank Zappa (Hit Parader no. 48, April 1970, pages 23-24))




The Central Scrutinizer Band will be performing in the Theatro Municipal in São Paulo in a couple of weeks.

If you're in the neighbourhood, be sure to check it out !!






Playground Slap featuring Mike Keneally
Saturday, April 21
10:00 PM
The Triple Crown Pub
3221 Adams Ave
San Diego CA 92116

  • 2007/04/21 Playground Slap - concert 'The Triple Crown Pub', San Diego, Ca, usa  (feat.Mike Keneally)

Mike Keneally Band
(Mike Keneally, Rick Musallam, Bryan Beller & Joe Travers)
Friday, April 27, 2007
The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West
Studio City, CA 91604
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Shows: 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Tickets $20
Info: 818-980-1615

Mike Keneally Band
(Mike Keneally, Rick Musallam, Bryan Beller & Marco Minnemann)
With the Allan Holdsworth Band
(featuring Jimmy Johnson on bass and Chad Wackerman on drums)
Friday, June 29, 2007
Birch North Park Theatre
2891 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104-2929
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Showtime: 8:00 p.m.
Advance tickets: $20 & $25
Day-of-show tickets: $23 and $28
Info: 619-239-8836

Mike Keneally Band
(Mike Keneally, Rick Musallam, Bryan Beller & Joe Travers)
Friday, July 6, 2007
The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West
Studio City, CA 91604
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Shows: 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Tickets $20
Info: 818-980-1615




VPRO is blogging about Zappa.

It's in Dutch, but there's lots of extra stuff (like paulb's picture-books), so check it out.



Thomas was kind enough to send me pictures of the Kiss My Volcano bootleg.

Now, the page is starting to look like it should : frank zappa: kiss my volcano  

thanks, Thomas.



the "where the huskies go" e-mail address that i mentioned was wrong. it has been corrected.
it is :




  • frank zappa: where the huskies go
        (2007, cd, ??, twisted husky records)
    • I mentioned this album a little while ago, but as I have had to pleasure to listen to it, I'm able to give you some extra info:

    1984/11/08 concert 'spectacle a', quebec, canada
    f.zappa, r.white, i.williss.thunes, c.wackermanr.martin, a.zavod

    1. black napkins
    2. bamboozled by love
    3. drowning witch
    4. ride my face to chicago
    5. goblin girl
    6. black page #2
    7. lucille has messed my mind up
    8. in france
    9. alien orifice
    10. the evil prince
    11. joe's garage
    12. why does it hurt when i pee?
    13. sharleena
    14. whipping post  

    This is an excellent show. You get 66 minutes of a band that's in fine shape, playing very tight, and with FZ playing some mean guitar.

    This is a factory pressed bootleg album, and it's a limited edition. If you're interested in obtaining a copy, you might want to contact  .
    Stuff for collectors.


  • vpro gids 16
        (2007/04, mag, nl)
    • Issue number 16 of the dutch VPRO gids (radio & tv guide) has Frank Zappa on the cover. This, because of the "Zappa Week" on dutch VPRO television: VPRO will be broadcasting a number of specials on Frank Zappa.
      (see the below item)



ok, ok, the Scheffer documentaries will not be shown, as Gail didn't give her permission... but still, a great week for Zappa fans.

Saturday April 21 till Saturday April 28 2007

From Saturday April 21 until Saturday April 28 Holland Doc shines the spotlight on musical genius Frank Zappa. Besides unique film material Holland Doc will also broadcast radio documentaries on the composer and rock-artist Zappa on its website:

The reason behind this tribute is the documentary Frank Zappa - A pioneer of the future of music part I & II, recently made by Dutch documentary filmmaker Frank Scheffer.

Along with part I of A pioneer of the future of music, Holland Doc will show the two famous documentaries Roelof Kiers made in 1971: Zappa and Frank Zappa films 200 Motels, and the documentary The Present-day Composer refuses to die, made by Frank Scheffer in 2000. For the real hardcore fans of Frank Zappa, Holland Doc will also present an episode of the pop program Wonderland, that hasn't been broadcasted since 1976. In this episode director Charles Leeuwenkamp follows two illustrious ex-band members of Zappa's "Mothers of Invention", Mark Volman en Howard Kaylan, alias Flo & Eddie during a sightseeing tour in Hollywood.

On the site, Holland Doc will broadcast a Zappa concert that took place during the summer of 1970 which was aired in the classic VPRO show Piknik. On the website we also present the Supplement Tape, made by Co de Kloet in 1990 as a tribute to Zappa's fiftieth birthday and his four hour 'Freakoutshow', in which he interviews rock journalists and musicians who worked with Zappa.

Check out the promo on YouTube:

Visit for further information and an exact timetable our website:




Former Zappa Keyboard Legend To Appear On Florida Guitar Slinger's New CD

2007/04/18 - Brandon, Florida - Virtuosic Florida guitarist Todd Grubbs, who has been prominently featured in national and international publications such as Guitar World, Guitar FPM and Guitar (Japan), is currently in the recording studio working on his fourth solo album titled Time, Space and the Electric. For these sessions, Grubbs has enlisted the aid of legendary Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention keyboardist Don Preston to lend a hand. Preston, who is best known for his work with Zappa, Carla Bley, The Residents, Grande Mothers, and John Carter, as well as a his own solo work, will be recording his signature keyboards on a track or two.

"I am a huge Don Preston fan," says Grubbs, "he was an important part of Zappa's band during the period I like the most. He brought a great jazz-fusion sound to the band. Don is a great soloist, of course, but also a very well rounded musician - I have a lot of respect for his talent."

Other musicians that appear on Grubb's new CD are Jeff Henry (Drums), Alan Tatum (Bass), Mark Prator, who has performed with Iced Earth and Sebastian Bach (Drums), Sean Malone from Cynic and Gordian Knot (Bass) and Patrick Bettison from Acoustic Alchemy (Bass). It is rumored that along with Don Preston, another music legend will grace the recordings of Todd Grubb's new CD. At this point that information is highly guarded but will be disclosed at a future date.

Todd Grubbs studied at Berklee College of Music and has been voted 'Most Outstanding Guitarist' at the Tampa Bay Music Awards, as well as winning the 'Most Outstanding Video' two consecutive years in a row. Along with Frank Zappa, Grubbs influences, which can be heard throughout Time, Space and the Electric, range from Steve Vai, John Coltrane, The Beatles, Kate Bush, Jeff Beck, Michael Schenker, Ulli Jon Roth and Adrian Belew. "The songs are going to be very thematic," Todd describes his new work, "with equal emphasis on composition and chops, stylistically ranging from heavy to ethereal."

The release date for Time, Space and the Electric is tentatively scheduled for January 1, 2008 - a date we can all look forward to! "I would like to thank everyone who has supported me in the past. My desire has always been to write and perform music and I am very blessed to be able to continue doing this."

For more information




Here's a bit of extra info on some of the scheduled Crossfire releases:

  • Don Preston's "Vile Foamy Ectoplasm" will get a reissue. It will be quite different from the original album...

  • The tracks that were on Don Preston's original "Vile Foamy Ectoplasm", but that will not be found on the reissue, will be released on a Grandmothers compilation album...

  • Bunk Gardner will be releasing his first solo album..., and there will be at least another one.

  • Jimmy Carl Black and Don Preston will a few more releases...

  • Bob Harris' "The Great Nostalgia" will be out within the next few months...

  • Candy Zappa and Nolan Porter will have their own CDs, and Nolan's first album (with the guys that became Little Feat) will get a CD reissue as well.

  • And the biggest releases will be from Paul Buff's tapes...


For more information on all Crossfire books and CDs visit:



  • "Necessity is... The Early Years Of Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention" the essential book that Billy James wrote on the Mothers, will be released in German later this year.

    The book got published in English in 2000, by SAF publishing in the UK, and if I'm not mistaken, an Italian translation has already seen the light of day as well...


2007 04

Gigs coming up!? ?

  • "Rock In Opposition" festival in France, April 15 ca 16:30 h.
    More info here:
    Lineup: Mats & Morgan,  with Gustaf Hielm on the Bass

  • Jazzclub Fasching Stockholm April 27 ca. 20:00 h
    More info
    Lineup: Mats & Morgan + possible guests.

  • Maizet Jazz Festival Maizet (14) September 8
    Festival Tambours de fête Charleville Mézières (08) September 22



no... don't have a clue...
i sure hope that someone can read this...


2007 04

Hello, sorry if you got this message several times, I had lots of problems with my email software...

Two new Klimperei' Cds on Jardin au fou :
- Galipoche et Chipiron
- Love you

see  :

Pour les parisiens :
Deux concerts gratuits à la librairie En Marge ( info ici : ) les 28 et 29 avril.

Pour les lyonnais : 
Concert à la librairie Grand-Guignol le 17 mai à 20 :30 ( ).

Pour les francophones :
Le livre Les Alfreds de Christophe Petchanatz 
( ) dont on dit ceci :

On n'entre pas chez Christophe Petchanatz comme dans un moulin : il faut franchir des portes, se frayer un chemin parmi des objets, des personnages presque fantomatiques, déchiffrer des apparences énigmatiques. Mais une fois qu'on y est, on risque fort d'y rester plus longtemps qu'on ne l'avait imaginé, et, peut-être, d'en sortir transformé. L'univers de cet auteur est à la fois terriblement quotidien, banal, spatialement dénoté, - c'est le nôtre, que nous reconnaissons à de menus détails familiers - et totalement onirique, - c'est un autre, un monde incertain, flou, où l'existence peine à s'affirmer, entre doute et oscillations. Les quarante récits courts présentés dans Les Alfreds ont en commun cette poésie du déplacement, qui ressasse, sur tous les registres de l'humour, du plus noir et grinçant au plus souriant, entre pesanteur et apesanteur, le vide des apparences. L'écriture, concise, rapide, têtue, entrecoupée de parenthèses, de tirets, de digressions qui bloquent l'élan de notre crédulité, fouille les profondeurs inexploitées de l'instant, excave, entre les couches résistantes de la réalité, trace des itinéraires labyrinthiques, décrypte, tout à coup, des bribes d'une autre distribution du réel, suggère la merveille qui aurait pu être, ressuscite les regards curieux de l'enfance. Ces textes faussement détachés, à l'ironie nerveuse, traquent les interstices par lesquels il devient possible de questionner la condition humaine, si gratuite, si absurde, si amusante aussi. On songe, en vrac, à Ponge, à Kafka, à Michaux. On continue à avancer, dans des paysages très vagues meublés d'objets très précis, au milieu d'animaux ou d'humains, de vivants ou de morts, de silences et de bruits : on est séduit.

Michèle Narvaez



POJAMA PEOPLE 2007 04 15

This just in...
2007 04 15

Pojama People will be performing the music of Frank Zappa as the quiller kortet once again.
Apr 28 Sat 3:30pm All Ages FREE reeeeal cheap!
Saturday Market
8th Av betw Pearl & Oak
Eugene OR

  • 2007/04/28 Pojama People - concert 'Saturday Market', Eugene, OR, usa


 see vintage footage on the big screen!
 Bijou Art Cinemas.
 492 East 13th
 Eugene, OR 97401

 April 20-22 and April 27-29 latenight
 FRANK ZAPPA - August 23, 1973
 Stockholm Sweden
 . Bonus: 1970 footage at the Fillmore
 with guests Flo and Eddie.

 presented by
 Live Archive

as always, spread the word!




Nolan Cook did a couple of guest appearances on Residents albums, both as Mr.Cook and as Nolan Cook. He also toured with the EyeBalled Ones.

From his MySpace entry:
"Nolan Cook is a guitarist and composer based in Oakland, CA. He has performed with and contributed compositions and arrangements to the likes of The Residents, DimesLand, The Graves Brothers Deluxe, Loibon and Plate. Cook provided the soundtrack for "Wheels", a short film by Damian Samuel, and wrote music for San Francisco theatre performances, "Full Shackle" and "Angel 10/20." Additionally, Cook recently composed the theme music for RadioStar"

The picture on the right shows us Nolan Cook in action.
(picture sent in by Nolan Cook)




Here's two new concert dates for Pikantik. It looks like the first one was yesterday... but you're still in time for the next one...

  • 2007/04/14 Pikantik - concert ' klub studio', cracow, poland (19:00 h)
  • 2007/04/20 Pikantik - concert 'gwarek music club', cracow, poland  (20:00 h) 



Michael and Randy Brecker played one concert with the Zappa band in 1976. Besides their solo output and their numerous contributions to various other records, they performed and recorded as the Brecker Brothers between 1975 and 1982.

In 1992, the got back together again and performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival. The picture below was taken from the tv-broadcast from this concert and features Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker and Mike Stern.

Parts of this show got broadcast on 1992/11/06 on dutch national television: Ned.3. The program was called “North Sea Jazz Rock 1992”.



Cuneiform recording artist The Claudia Quintet tours Europe:

---------------The Claudia Quintet: Upcoming 2007 European Appearances--------------

  • April 23rd - Porgy and Bess - Vienna, Austria

  • April 24th -Schlachthof - Wels, Austria

  • April 26th Live Radio Broadcast - Lugano,Switzerland

  • April 27th - A-Trane - Berlin, Germany

  • April 28th - A-Trane - Berlin, Germany

  • April 29th - Enercity Expo Café - Hannover, Germany

  • April 30th - Jazzclub - Karlsruhe, Germany

  • May 2nd - Studio L'Ermatige - Paris, France

  • May 3rd -The Vortex - London, UK

  • May 4th - BBC live broadcast - Cheltenham Jazz Festival, UK

  • May 5th - Cheltenham Jazz Festival, UK



And there's more news from Cuneiform:

-------------- Alec K. and the Eyesores: Upcoming 2007 Appearances--------------

  • Thursday, April 12th - Inside Out Club - Liege, Belgium

  • Friday, April 13th - Kunstraum Muelheim - MUELHEIM AN DER RUHR, Germany

  • Sunday, April 15th - Oettinger Villa - Darmstadt, Germany

  • Tuesday, April 17th - Terre Blanque - Toulouse, France

  • Wednesday, April 18th - Raymond's Bar - Clermont Ferrand, France

  • Friday, April 20th - Stanser Musiktage - Stans, Switzerland

  • Saturday, April 21st - Arci Blob - Arcore, Italy

  • Sunday, April 22nd - A Minor Place Festival - San Martino Spino, Italy

  • Monday, April 23rd - Calamita - Cavriago, Italy

  • Sunday, April 29 - AS220 - Providence, RI (record release party for *The Blind Spot*)

  • Saturday, May 12 - Orion Sound - Baltimore, MD with Ahleuchatistas



The above picture shows Dianne Reeves and George Duke at the North Sea Jazz festival (performing 'Misty'), taken from the 2002/10/17 broadcast.
  • 2002/10/17 George Duke special on dutch television: "NPS Jazz" on Nederland 3.

The picture has been added to the George Duke entry.



  • various artists: guitar one - march 2007
        (2007, dvd, uk, bonus dvd with guitar one magazine)
    • A couple of days ago, I mentioned the Guitar One magazine issue of March 2007. It had a tutorial by Mike Keneally, and also a - how to play like frank zappa - lesson by Tom Kolb.
      Here's the picture of the bonus DVD that comes with the mag. It has little video snippets of MK, and also of the Kolb lesson.


  • mojo classic - volume 2 issue 3
        (2007/04, mag, uk)
    • Mojo Classic Volume 2 Issue 3 is called "The Greatest Album Covers". It has a three-page article (with great pictures) on "We're Only In It", called "With A Little Help...".
      A bit further in the mag, in the 'Cartoons & Illustrations' section, there's also a pic of "Weasels".



from the Zappateers site, where musicalearth1 says:

Reading a magazine at Border's this morning...saw a full page ad for the 10,000 Lakes Festival in Relix Magazine

** This jamband festival has listed in its advertisement that Zappa Plays Zappa is one of the top bands! **

The festival says its July 17 - 21 in Detroit Lakes, MN -- and puts this website



  • kerrie biddell: only the beginning
        (1975, lp, aus, emi)
    • Thanks to the little picture on the right, I figured out the correct way to write Kerrie Biddell's name...
      And I added it to the Kerrie Biddell entry.
      FYI, it has a coverversion of Zappa's 'Peaches En Regalia' on it.



  • nasal retentive orchestra: music for hungry people
        (2007, cd, fr, pickaboo)
    • Album number five of the Nasal Retentive Orchestra is called "Music For Hungry People", and if I may say so, it's their best one yet.
      I saw this French band (they're from Poitiers) at the Zappanale festival in Germany in 2002, and they made an everlasting impression.
      For their latest release, the band has omitted their political inspired pieces and comments. Don't get me wrong, it's fun to see and hear a band massacre a right-winged politician, especially when it involves a roasted chicken, but as French isn't my mother's tongue it isn't always easy to follow...
      "Music For Hungry People", however, focusses on the music. The music of Frank Zappa. Just take a look at this track-list: Echidna's Arf, Don't you ever wash that thing ?, Cheepnis, Evelyn, RDNZL, Pygmy Twylyte, Dupree's Paradise, The Be-Bop Tango, ... and the band does a great job.
      A perfect choice of compositions, excellent chops, fine arrangements, great solos and lots of fun.

      If you're gonna buy one album in April, this has to be it.
      Essential stuff.

      And one of the best album covers I have seen in a while. It almost looks like a scene out of Tod Browing's "Freaks" movie.


Here's another picture from a tv broadcast:
  • 1994/03/06 tv show "reiziger in muziek", dutch national television
    • the band performed two pieces by Frank Zappa


THE LATE SHOW 1993 03 11


Browsing through my old video tapes, I came across "The Late Show", a BBC television special, hosted by Matthew Collings.

"The Late Show" got broadcast on 1993/03/11 on BBC2. The picture below is taken from this broadcast.



  • zita swoon: big city
        (2007, cd+dvd, be, chikaree records bcity500)
    • One of the best things to come out of Belgium: Zita Swoon.
      Their lastest album not only is a must-have, but also a must-see as it includes a (limited edition) bonus DVD.

      The picture below shows the Stef Kamil Carlens with Eva and Kapinga Gysels.
      "Big City" is an excellent sequal to "A Song For A Girls".


  • guitar legends: hero meets hero
        (2007/04, magazine, usa)

    • The "Hero meets hero" issue of Guitar Legends has an eight-page interview with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani by Alan Di Perna.
      Great page-size pictures as well.




  • black, pini, and jesdinsky: live in steinbach
        (2007, cdr, ger, private release)
    • Jimmy Carl Black on drums, Mick Pini on guitar and Uwe Jesdinsky on bass, "Live In Steinbech" offers the recording of the oct.10, 2001, concert that this power-blues-trio did in Steinbach, Germany.
      Again, it's Pini's excellent guitar work that lifts this album to a higher standard.
      There's no Zappa coverversions being played here. It's all about the blues.
      It is, however, as good as it can get.

      I love it.
      Keep in mind that this release is a CDR.

Tomorrow, we'll have a look at another new JC Black album, the superb new Nasal Rententive Orchestra's album, and more...


  • the jimmy carl black band: how blue can you get?
        (2007, cdr, ger, private release)
    • "How Blue Can You Get?" is a very fine new album by Jimmy Carl Black.
      Featuring Mick Pini on lead guitar, Roddie 'Chief Muffin' Gilliard on bass, and Gregg Witner on keyboard, Jimmy Carl has surrounded himself with excellent musicians. They take on classics from The Band, Dylan, Albert King, Lou Reed, and give them all the blue rendition...
      It's a pity that this album has only been released as a CDR. It deserves a wider audience.


  • pojama people: dec, 2006 compilation
        (2007, 3cdr-promo, usa, private release)
    • A couple of weeks ago, the unimitable Glenn Leonard said: "I have just put together a 3-CD compilation of the Dec 06 shows with Ike Willis and am offering it for trade. It has at least one complete version of every song performed and many improvs, guitar solos and nuttiness. If interested, drop a line to ."
    • Well, the package fell in my mailbox today, and I'm playing it right now. The music on these discs comes from three concerts that Pojama People did in December 2006, all with Ike Willis. It's fun to hear.
      It's obvious that the band is having a good time. And although Ike is having some minor vocal problems, the whole things sounds great. Wish I'd been there with them.


major discography update to the Nolan Cook entry.  Check it out.




Kim Duchateau co-hosts a radio show at FMBrussels called "Dwalmacat"; You can listen to it on-line.

But you should be warned: Dwalmacat looks for the boundaries in music...




    From: Otis Owens
Here's a correction to your Aynsley Dunbar page. AD was a founding member of Journey. Steve Perry (Cookie Cutter, Bulshit, Pop Vocal Stylings) was not. The first two Journey records were instrumentals and the band included Neal Schon & Greg Rollie. In fact, one of the main reasons Aynsley quit that band was Perry's Whimppy, Pop-Rock, Candy Ass.



In 1995, Le Concert Impromptu, a French Wind Quintet, performed the music of Frank Zappa (and of Frank Nuyts !!) in concert in Lyon in France. Very recently, a fine fm recording of this concert showed up on DimeADozen:

Le Concert Impromptu, Quintette à vent (Wind Quintet)

  • Yves Charpentier: Flûte
  • Hervé Clignez: Clarinette
  • Christophe Tessier: Basson
  • Anne Chamussy: Hautbois
  • Didier Velty: Cor


  • 1995/03/31 Le Concert Impromptu - concert "Musiques en scènes - Concert G.R.A.M.E.", 'Salle Molière', Lyon, France
    • this concert got broadcast on 1995/09/17 on radio France Culture
  • 1995/09/17 Le Concert Impromptu - radio fm broadcast, France Culture
  1. Entretien avec Pierre-Alain Jaffrennou 2:46
    Deux fables de la dictature (création)
  2. Le chant du coq (Jaffrennou) 8:18
  3. Le chat s'ennuit (Jaffrennou) 5:01
  4. Frank Nuyts présentation 1:18
  5. And spring ran cold for ever (Frank Nuyts) 15:42
  6. Jean-Louis Charpille présentation 0:49
  7. Nocturne (Charpille) 15:30
  8. Frank Zappa présentation 0:15
  9. Queen Quintet (Zappa) 2:04
  10. Number six (Zappa) 0:47
  11. Frank Nuyts (Fast wood en hommage à Zappa) présentation 2:38
  12. Fast Wood Quintet (Frank Nuyts) 4:30
  13. Final ammouncement 0:49


Besides the nice shot of Jozef van Wissem & Gary Lucas, the best news is that The Wrong Object has two new albums out. And they will be starting a UK tour as well...


Last saturday, 2007/04/07, dutch national television (Nederland 1) did a re-broadcast of the "Vrije Geluiden" show that had Gary Lucas & Jozef Van Wissem as guests. They played a couple of tunes and did an interview. Excellent stuff.
"Vrije Geluiden" is a weekly show and always has a lot of interesting guests. They must have been pretty satisfied themselves as they repeated this one...

Jozef Van Wissem      -      Gary Lucas


The Guitar One magazine (issue March 2007) includes a nice bonus disc that features a "private lesson with Mike Keneally", actually showing Mike while he plays a couple of short examples of things that he mentions in his article, and "Soloing Techniques Of Frank Zappa", which has four short licks from and/or à la Zappa.
I like it.

Below is a picture of how the MK lesson looks like on the computer screen.



The Adrian Belew Internet Newsletter
Monday, April 9, 2007


The Bears will embark on a short tour from April 26 thru May 4.  Do NOT miss this tour.  We cannot stress this enough. 
 April 26 -
Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
 April 27 -
Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA
 April 28 -
Canal St. Tavern - Dayton, OH
 April 29 -
Lafayette Brewing Co. - Lafayette, IN
 May 1 -
Martyr's - Chicago, IL
 May 2 -
Blueberry Hill - St. Louis, MO
 May 3 -
Music Mill - Indianapolis, IN
 May 4 -
Southgate House - Newport, KY


You can now purchase the all new BEARS record, EUREKA! 

Simply visit or for more information. 

Both links will take you to StoreBelew.

Tracks include:

zelda fitzgerald (fetters) 
veneer (nyswonger) 
on (belew) 
troubled beauty (arduser)
normal (fetters) 
we never close (nyswonger) 
think (belew)
keep your own counsel (arduser)
idiot in the sky (fetters) 
doodle (belew) 
comin' round the mountain (trad.)


We are now into our 3rd month of music downloads at StoreBelew and thus far, it's been a huge success. 

Releases:  Past, Present, and Future include:

   Feb. 05:  Peas  (6:12) Vol. 01  No. 02
   Feb. 12:  Happy Guy (3:23)  Vol. 03  No. 19
   Feb. 19:  Duck Funk Symphony (5:35)  Vol. 04  No. 16
   Feb. 26:  Lone Rhinoceros Live (5:09) Vol. 02  No. 07

   Mar. 05:  Dust (3:40)  Vol. 02  No. 05
   Mar. 12:  Postcard From Holland (demo)(2:55) Vol. 4 No. 8
   Mar. 19:  Birds (7:03) Vol. 04  No. 01
   Mar. 26:  One Time (demo)(4:03) Vol. 04  No. 13
   Apr. 2:  What Do You Know? (complete) (3:30) Vol. 01 No. 10
   Apr. 9:   P Type (remix) (3:19) Vol. 3 No. 14
   Apr. 16: Staged Fright (6:30) Vol. 1 No. 9
   Apr. 23: Pygmies (3:58)  Vol. 2 No. 3
   Apr. 30: Shoe Salesman 1 & 2 (4:19)  Vol. 3 No. 11
   May 7: Kiss It Goodbye - Bears (4:56)  Vol. 3 No. 4
   May 14: Spies Vol. 1 No. 19

To download your track, visit, click on StoreBelew, and then the Purchase Downloadable Tracks link. 

Or click here:

ELEPHANT-BLOG (Adrian Belew Blog)

Adrian has been busy over at his blog.  If you haven't had a chance to read it, go do it now!  Read through the numerous Anecdotes from his career, stories behind the downloadable tracks from DUST, and various other tidbits of information you would never know otherwise.  Very entertaining stories, to say the least.  You'll be glad you did.

Adrian Belew's ELEPHANT BLOG   

That's all for now.  


Rob Murphree
Adrian Belew Webmaster

The Bears Webmaster 



2007 04 10

Pojama People will be performing as the quiller kortet once again.

April 14 Saturday 8pm All Ages
Coffee House Cafe'
135 Liberty St NE
Salem OR 97301


see vintage footage on the big screen!

Bijou Art Cinemas.
492 East 13th
Eugene, OR 97401

April 20-22 and April 27-29 latenight

FRANK ZAPPA - August 23, 1973
Stockholm Sweden. Bonus: 1970 footage at the Fillmore with guests Flo and Eddie.

presented by 
Live Archive

as always, spread the word!



2007 04 10

THE WRONG OBJECT - April 2007 Newsletter


A remastered version of our Paris gig with Elton has just been released by Moonjune Records and is available for order from For more info on this project, listen to some samples here:


*UK dates - "Annie Whitehead Meets The Wrong Object"
* Thursday April 26, The Roscoe, Leeds, UK, 20h30
* Friday April 27, Terry O'Toole Theatre, Lincoln, UK, 21h00

* Wednesday May 2, InsideOut, Quai van Beneden, 4020 Liège, Belgium, 20h30 - (info: 0497-171.433)
* Friday May 4, Jazz à Liège, Palais des Congrès, Liège,  Belgium, 21h45 (sharp)
* July 8, Versailles Art Rock Festival, CC Porchefontaine, Versailles, France (also: Soft Machine Legacy & Forgas Band Phenomena)
* July, Margate Jazz Festival, UK (feat. Annie Whitehead) (TBC)
* Sunday September 23, Jazz at Home Festival, Mechelen, Belgium, (w. special guest Bart Maris)
* Friday October 26, Mechelen, Belgium (private afternoon gig)

Two Wrong Objects (Laurent Delchambre and Michel Delville) team up with Belgian bass player Damien Campion and Swisss sax player extraordinaire Markus Stauss in a new project called "Trank Zappa Grappa in Varèse". To order their first mini-CD, "Cryptic Echoes: Live in Belgium", click here: To read the first reviews (in German), click here:
and here:

Michel will perform msuic laced with poetry at the Open Stanza festival at the Sugar Factory (opposite the Melkweg) in Amsterdam on Thursday April 12. For more info, click here:

Our new studio album is currently being remixed in Brussels. Another studio album feturing completing new tracks will be recorded in the Fall of 2007. Stay tuned for more news on that front !


  • 2007/04/12 Michel Delville - concert "Open Stanza Festival", 'Sugar Factory', Amsterdam, NL

  • 2007/04/26 The Wrong Object - concert 'The Roscoe', Leeds, UK, 20h30

  • 2007/04/27 The Wrong Object - concert 'Terry O'Toole Theatre', Lincoln, UK, 21h00

  • 2007/05/02 The Wrong Object - concert 'InsideOut', Quai van Beneden, Liège, Belgium, 20h30

  • 2007/05/04 The Wrong Object - concert "Jazz à Liège", 'Palais des Congrès', Liège,  Belgium, 21h45

  • 2007/07/08 The Wrong Object - concert "Versailles Art Rock Festival", CC Porchefontaine, Versailles, F

  • 2007/07/-- The Wrong Object - concert "Margate Jazz Festival", UK (feat. Annie Whitehead) (TBC)

  • 2007/09/23 The Wrong Object - concert "Jazz at Home Festival", Mechelen, Belgium

  • 2007/10/26 The Wrong Object - concert '??', Mechelen, Belgium (private afternoon gig)



Just a couple of short bits... there'll be more tomorrow...



The latest album by the Bernard Struber Jazztett, includes several Zappa compositions.

Here's the website:

More info soon.



  • frank zappa: where the huskies go
        (2007, cd, ??, twisted husky records)
    • Here's a brand-new bootleg Zappa CD.

      "Where Huskies Go" presents the
      1984/11/08 concert that the Zappa band did in Quebec, Canada.
      The track-list looks like the same as the recording that has been available in the concert traders circuit for quite a while.




Out on Steve Vai's Favered Nations: 

The Yardbirds: Live at BB King Blues Club



Below pictures were sent in by Jazmaan. They have both been added to the Shuggie Otis entry. Thankyouverymuch, Jazmaan.

Shuggie Otis Delmar Evans


2007 04 07

The Bogus Pomp Low Budget Orchestra will perform on Sunday, April 29th for an early show from 6pm until 9pm at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa.  This is the debut of the full "low budget orchestra" and it's going to be great.   Tickets are $15.   Doors at 5pm, show at 6pm.  The Bogus Pomp Low Budget Orchestra lineup consists of....

  • Jerry Outlaw ~ guitars, vocals

  • Alex Pasut ~ bass guitars

  • Rick Olson ~ keyboards, guitar, vocals

  • Ross Jobson ~ keyboards, vocals

  • David Coash ~ vibes, marimba, percussion, vocals

  • Jason Caren ~ drums

  • Dan Campbell ~ violin

  • Tom Kersey ~ cello

  • David Pate ~ saxophones

  • David Manson ~ trombone

  • Jim Earp ~ trumpet

DVDs will be available at Skipper's too!!!   See you there!!!

Also, next week will mark the arrival of two new web sites,   and   These were created since the old is scaling down.   Jerry will be updating this new BP site every week and putting up tons of new photos and music. 

Also, circle August 25 for a special Bogus Pomp event that will available only to you fine folks on this E-mail list. I will be sending out the poop on this soon and how you will be able to reserve tickets for this intimate affair. PLEASE DON'T E-MAIL ME YET, I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN LATER.

I know Jerry and the boys are excited about having Jason Caren as an additional drummer. He is local and that certainly makes rehearsing easier. And don't worry, John Citrone is still going to perform too.

-- Fred



extra info on some zappa bootlegs:

-- thank you, thomas --

and while i was adding, cutting & pasting, I also added the cover of the "Vallary - My Guitar" 7" bootleg.


  • the white stripes: fans can't be wrong
        (2007, lp-bootleg, italy, sub pop)
    • Seven years ago, the famous Sub Pop label released a limited 7" of The White Stripes performing a couple of Beefheart compositions:
      • party of special things to do (van vliet, ingber, dimartino)
      • china pig (van vliet)
      • ashtray heart (van vliet)

      The picture below not only shows you the cover, but also the beautiful swirling coloured vinyl.

      More recently, a vinyl bootleg album turned up, including a couple of rare early White Stripes 7"s. The cover of this bootleg is a play on the Sub Pop 7", and Beefheart fans will be glad to find out that the Sub Pop 7" is also included.
      Nevertheless, this is still a bootleg recording: expensive and hard to find...



  • rockstar
        (1981/01, magazine, italy)
    • The Januari 1981 issue of the italisan Rockstar magazine included a four-page piece on Zappa called "Zappa - Linguaccia mia".
      This same issue also included a four-page article on Beefheart entitled "Il Corvo E La Volpe: Captain Beefheart" by Dali De Clair.


  • posterstory
        (1981/04, magazine, italy)
    • The April 1981 issue of the italisan Posterstory magazine was dedicated to Frank Zappa. This magazine actually is a folded poster. The back-side of the poster is filled with one big article. Here are the chapters:
      • "Francis Vincent Zappa"
      • "Freak Out"
      • "200 Motels"
      • "Dimensione Concerto"
      • "Gli Altri"
      • Discografia"




The videoblog of Belgian's radio Cucamonga got an update:




The "Filmmuseum Biennale 2007" movie festival is presenting a screening of Jacques Feyder's "L'Atlantide", a silent movie.

For this occasion, Corrie van Binsbergen has assembled a group of musicians to add an extra, musical dimension to this film:

  • 2007/04/14 Jacques Feyder's silent movie "l'atlantide" with music by Corrie van Binsbergen & ensemble / Amsterdam, NL
    • Touria Hadraoui (vocals), Werner Herbers (hobo), David Kweksilber (clarinet), Arjen de Graaf (alto violin & violin), Nora Mulder (cymbalon & harmonium), Ernestine Stoop (harp), Tatiana Koleva (marimba, vibrafoon & percussion), Corrie van Binsbergen (guitar), Meinrad Kneer (double bass), Michael Vatcher (percussion)





  • 2007/04/28 Steve Vai - Q&A ‘London Guitar Show’, London, UK  On Sale Now

  • 2007/04/29 Steve Vai - Autograph Signing  ‘London Guitar Show’, London, UK


  • 2007/06/28 Steve Vai - concert ‘Den Atelier’, Luxembourg

  • 2007/06/29 Steve Vai - concert ‘Le Grand Rex’, Paris, France

  • 2007/06/30 Steve Vai - concert ‘Arrow Rock Festival’, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands

  • 2007/07/02 Steve Vai - concert ‘Festsaal’, Ingolstadt, Germany

  • 2007/07/03 Steve Vai - concert ‘Ulmer Zeit’, Ulm, Germany

  • 2007/07/05 Steve Vai - concert ‘Razzamatazz’, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2007/07/06 Steve Vai - concert ‘Auditorio Municipal Maestro Padilla’, Almeria, Spain

  • 2007/07/07 Steve Vai - concert ‘Fortaleza del Sol’, Lorca (Murcia), Spain

  • 2007/07/08 Steve Vai - concert ‘Jam’, Bergara (Gipuzkoa), Spain

  • 2007/07/09 Steve Vai - concert ‘Casa De Musica’, Porto, Portugal

  • 2007/07/10 Steve Vai - concert ‘Aula Magna’, Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2007/07/11 Steve Vai - concert ‘La Riviera’, Madrid, Spain

  • 2007/07/13 Steve Vai - concert  - To Be Announced - Venue To Be Confirmed

  • 2007/07/14 Steve Vai - concert ‘Castello’, Udine, Italy

  • 2007/07/15 Steve Vai - concert ‘Pistoia Festival’, Pistoia, Italy

  • 2007/07/16 Steve Vai - concert ‘Festival’, Rome, Italy

  • 2007/07/18 Steve Vai - concert ‘Melkweg’, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 2007/07/19 Steve Vai - concert ‘Carling Academy’, Birmingham, UK

  • 2007/07/20 Steve Vai - concert ‘Apollo’, Manchester, UK

  • 2007/07/21 Steve Vai - concert ‘Royal Centre’, Nottingham, UK

  • 2007/07/22 Steve Vai - concert ‘Hammersmith Apollo’, London, UK

  • 2007/07/24 Steve Vai - concert ‘Vicar St.’, Dublin, Ireland

  • 2007/07/26 Steve Vai - concert - To Be Announced - Venue To Be Confirmed

  • 2007/07/28 Steve Vai - concert ‘B1’, Moscow, Russia




  • hungry freaks daddy - the recordings of frank zappa and the mothers of invention - volume one 1959 - 1969
    • by scott parker
          (2007, book, usa, private release)

Wowie zowie...
Here it is... The first volume of Scott Parker's books on the recordings of FZ and the MOI.
There's two main parts in the book:

  • part one: the discography
    • the official releases: albums, singles, compilations, ...
    • the bootlegs: vinyl & cd
    • unreleased projects
    • interviews
    • videography
  • part two: the live tapes
    • with all the spoken word fragments written out

I really like this.
If were thrilled by the Zappalog, and if you drooled over the Torchum Books (like I did...), this one should be on your list.

Scott has made a deal that will allow him to have this book published by Amazon/Booksurge. His DIY edition is limited to 100 copies and includes colour images of a lot of album covers, so hurry if you don't have your copy yet. The Booksurge edition will be a bit smaller in size and will be in B&W, but you'll be able to catch that one later on...

Check out Scott's site, and support his excellent work:




art sale:




  • het echte frank zappa boek
    • by p.occhiogrosso / f.zappa
          (1991, book, nl, anthos)

"The Real Frank Zappa Book" has had 4 editions in the Dutch language. Each time with a different cover.
To my surprise, I encounted yet another version of this book. The picture on the right is from 1991, the year that "The Real Frank Zappa Book" got released in the Dutch language. 
I do have another copy from 1994, and that one says "2nd edition". So that means that the first edition got released with two different covers?!?
Anyway, the picture is shown on the right. Let's call it visual enjoyment.



  • kawabata makoto & the mothers of invasion: hot rattlesnakes
         (2002, cd, uk, paratactile)
    • Here's another album from the Acid Mothers corner: "Hot Rattlesnakes", by Kawabata's Mothers of Invasion...
      And just look at that cover. Tremendous, isn't it.

      The Mothers of Invasion are Kawabata Makoto (guitar),
      Tsuyama Atsushi (bass) and Ichiraku Yoshimitsu (drums). The sound on this album is unmistakable Acid Mothers. The impressive part is that they're doing it as a power trio!

      The original release in 2002 on Paratactile has been out of print for a couple of years. The good news is that there's an excellent re-issue available from Prophase Music.

Not too much today. There'll be more tomorrow.




A message from Tony Moliterni / Sul Divano: 

Hola amigos, para aquellos interesados en conocer un poco más de la agitada vida de F. Zappa, les informamos que están programadas una serie de películas en el Malba.

Esta es la programación:

The Amazing Mr. Bickford + The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels 
(1971) de Frank Zappa. 119'.
Viernes 13 de abril a las 23.55

Baby Snakes
(1979) de Frank Zappa.
Martes 10 de abril a las 19.30

200 Motels
(1971) de Frank Zappa.
Miércoles 4 de abril a las 23.45

O si queres, también podes visitar el sitio: 

Saludos a todos...

Sul Divano



here's a message from the czech frank zappa fanclub:

Attention! International action!!!!!

Throw away your work and let's have fun with the others!!!

This call is for all members and our friends in our country and for master's fans all around the world (we also speak to all of our associated clubs in English). Let's have art's fling - all of us. Those people who can and those who says that they cannot. The theme is ZAPPA AND ME. It is very easy: buy a CD cover and paint it on both sides as you want - painting, graphic art, collage, plasticine, clay - and whatever you want. There are no realms of possibility. Do not forget that your creation will be hung on the board and it should not be bigger then the CD box. Enclosed you can find a small inspiration - Jaromir's creation - BACILO-NOSIC. Also you can fill the CD box with photos or your poem or... or... send your creations till the end of May to the following address:
Bohumil Juza
Provaznikova 64
61300 Brno
Czech Republic

We would like to realize an itinerant exhibition from your creations which we would like to present in Brno, in Prague, at our 10th club meeting, in Berlin, in the Netherlands, in Belgium... Give us more tips for this exhibition. We are looking forward and we hope that our wholelife love and the lighthouse are worth for you.

Radka, Bohous, Evzen and Jaromir
The club members 


The picture on the right shows Zappostrophe 105, the invitiation for the international art project "Zappa and Me".

It shows Jaromir's entry: "BACILO-NOSIC".



How about that...
You probably already read it somewhere else (i'm not the fastest webber around), but in case that you haven't heard about it yet...

There's a new Zappa album out. It offers the complete 1980/10/25 concert that was held at the 'memorial auditorium', in Buffalo, NY.

You can order your copy at


released april 2007

1980/10/25 concert 'memorial auditorium', buffalo, ny, usa

frank zappa: lead guitar, vocals
steve vai: stunt guitar & background vocals
ray white: vocals & rhythm guitar
ike willis: vocals & rhythm guitar
tommy mars: keyboards & vocals
bob harris: keyboards, trumpet & high vocals
arthur barrow: bass & vocals
vinnie colaiuta: drums & vocals

produced by frank zappa

mixed by frank filipetti in nyc, ny, october 2006

disc one

  1. chunga’s revenge
  2. you are what you is
  3. mudd club
  4. the meek shall inherit nothing
  5. cosmik debris
  6. keep it greasy
  7. tinsel town rebellion
  8. buffalo drowning witch
  9. honey, don’t you want a man like me?
  10. pick me, i’m clean
  11. dead girls of london
  12. shall we take ourselves seriously?
  13. city of tiny lites

disc two

  1. easy meat
  2. ain’t got no heart
  3. the torture never stops
  4. broken hearts are for assholes
  5. i’m so cute
  6. andy
  7. joe’s garage
  8. dancing fool
  9. the “real world” thematic extrapolations
  10. stick it out
  11. i don’t wanna get drafted
  12. bobby brown
  13. ms pinky





December 8, Norwegian television aired a new Zappa documentary. It turned out to be the "Classic Albums: Apostrophe (') / Over-Nite Sensation" special that Eagle Rock Entertainment is about to release in May 2007.

Román already has the info up at the Information Is Not Knowledge site:

And here's the picture


MUZIQ no. 9

  • muziq no.9
        (2007/04, mag, france, ??)
    • Musiq n° 9 (which is the April / May / June 2007 issue) 's main topic is Black Music, but the magazine also includes an article on Zappa.



A couple of months ago, dutch television show "Vrije Geluiden" featured Gary Lucas and Jozef van Wissem. This broadcast will be repeated on April 7 !!


leftovers from last month


  • hungry freaks daddy - the recordings of frank zappa and the mothers of invention - volume one 1959 - 1969
    by scott parker
        (2007, book, usa, private release)
    • Scott says that the book has gone in production.

      This sure looks like a mighty impressive & promising first volume to me...

      Read all about it at the "Speaker Corner" section at the Zappateers site. You'll be able to view some samples and you can find Scott's address there as well.

      I've put the link to the discussion below. Don't want the hyperlink to be broken:


originally posted in the Speakers Corner section of Zappateers and on the AFFZ newsgroup:

Hey all,

Soon you will be seeing (on eBay maybe, not sure how I'll do this) an ad for a new FZ book called "Hungry Freaks, Daddy: The Recordings of FRANK ZAPPA Vol. 1 1959-1969". This is a book I've recently finished on FZ's recordings beginning with the earliest circulating stuff (Ronnie Sings? etc) and ending with the 1969 Amougies tapes. The book is in two parts: a full (though not overly obsessive) discography of the period (think IINK and the Zappa Patio meets the Zappalog in a dark room somewhere) followed by an analysis of the non-commercial (i.e. bootleg) circulating recordings from the period. It's does
contain some illustrations (not a huge amount) and in it's present form is 335 pages. This is, compared to a lot of the FZ books I've seen, a BIG BOOK. Maybe too big! If it works well I'm planning at least 3 more books in the series.

Right now I'm just finalizing printing for the book (I'm publishing it myself). I hope you all will enjoy it--it's basically for collectors but I know if I saw it I would like it, sooo....

I am preparing a website for the book, but meanwhile you can see a few scans of the book in the Speakers Corner at Zappateers or by emailing me at

Soon I will be compiling a list of people who are interested in obtaining a copy of the book, as at the moment the only way of obtaining it will be directly through me (as the publishers I've talked to wanted me to make huge compromises to the book which would result in something other than what I am intending). I will post here to update you all when the book is ready (or nearly so) but if you have any questions or wish to be informed directly about availability please email me at Thanks guys!!

Scott P.




Chad Wackerman is touring with Allan Holdsworth. Check out the dates:

allan holdsworth / alan pasqua band with jimmy haslip and chad wackerman

  • 2007/04/06 Allan Holdsworth / Alan Pasqua band – concert ‘Sweet Basil Roppongi’, Tokyo Japan
  • 2007/04/07 Allan Holdsworth / Alan Pasqua band – concert ‘Sweet Basil Roppongi’, Tokyo Japan
  • 2007/04/08 Allan Holdsworth / Alan Pasqua band – concert ‘Sweet Basil Roppongi’, Tokyo Japan
  • 2007/04/10 Allan Holdsworth / Alan Pasqua band – concert ‘The Bottom Line’, Nagoya Japan
  • 2007/04/11 Allan Holdsworth / Alan Pasqua band – concert ‘Big Cat’, Osaka Japan
  • 2007/04/12 Allan Holdsworth / Alan Pasqua band – concert ‘Gates 7’, Fukuoka Japan




Muffin Men HQ are proud to announce the Neo-Retro line-up for Spring 2007.

4 original core members of the band have reunited for a two week UK tour scheduled for the last two weeks of April 2007. Roddie will be joined by Rhino, Jumpy and Waco, joining them will be the newest, youngest Muffin of them all Mikey Smith, along with very special guest Jimmy Carl Black.


The Muffin Men

  • 2007/02/17  concert “UK Zappaday”,
    Bradford-on-Avon, UK

  • 2007/04/18 concert ‘MET’, Bury, UK

  • 2007/04/19 concert ‘Pacific Road’, Birkenhead, UK

  • 2007/04/20 concert ‘Boardwalk’, Sheffield, UK

  • 2007/04/21 concert ‘Flowerpot’, Derby, UK

  • 2007/04/22 concert ‘New Roscoe’, Leeds, UK

  • 2007/04/26 concert ‘Mr Kyps’, Poole, UK

  • 2007/04/27 concert ‘Borderline’, London, UK

  • 2007/04/28 concert ‘Musician’, Leicester, UK

  • 2007/04/29 concert ‘Robin’, Wolverhampton, UK




At this very moment, the Zappanale band-list looks like this

  • Akashic Ensemble Don Preston (USA)

  • Drei vom Rhein (D)

  • Paul Green School of Rock Music plays "Freak Out" (USA)

  • Space Debris (D)

  • N.F.I Virtuosi Dal Planeta Talento (I)

  • Project Object feat. Ike Willis (USA)

  • Trigon (D)

  • Indukti (P)

  • Harmonia Ensemble (I)

  • Team Zappa (NOR)

  • Kimono Draggin (USA)

  • Zappatronix (CH)

  • Sex Without Nails (AU)

  • Paul Green School of Rock Music plays "YES"

  • Polytoxicomane Philharmonie (D)

  • The Great Googly Moogly (S)

  • Jazzprojekt Hundehagen (D)

  • Octafish (D)

  • Chad Wackerman Trio (USA)


Special Events:

  • European Movie Premiere: "Freak Out in Cucamonga".

  • Jim Cohen, Lecture: "A holiday in Berlin: F.Z.'s Werke als Depth Music".




FZ Europe vacation tour and music festival July 27 - August 6!

Each summer for the past 18 years, Zappaphiles from all over have migrated to the northern German town of Bad Doberan for the Zappanale, a festival devoted to the music and conceptual continuity of FZ. Now your summer vacation can be an absolutely Zappa experience.

Our good friends at Arf Society, the German non-profit group that organizes the Zappanale, passed this along to us, and we thought we would share it.

Vacation Vibrations, a Boston-based tour operator, is pleased to announce

Farther Oblivion Tour 2007

a tour package that will bring FZ fans to that great worldwide annual gathering in Germany of Appliantologists and Dental Floss Tycoons.

The tour begins in Berlin on July 27, 2007. The group will tour the city, and attend an extraordinary event, when "Street Number 13" will be formally dedicated as "Frank-Zappa-Strasse", the first street in the world named for FZ. The dedication will be followed by music for the rest of the day, and a late "chill-party" that is sure to exemplify Berlin's legendary nightlife.

From Berlin the tour will proceed to Prague. Prague is not only one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, but FZ holds a special place in Czech history. Former Czech president Vaclav Havel called Zappa "one of the gods of the Czech underground" for his uncompromising belief in freedom of thought and expression, and that spirit lives on.

After enjoying Prague, the tour will head to the northern German town of Bad Doberan for the 18th annual Zappanale, a three-day festival of Zappa tribute bands, former Zappa band members, and other musicians and performance artists with kindred styles and interests from all over the world. The Zappanale is designed as a complete Zappa experience, with the atmosphere on the festival grounds every bit as important as what happens on stage. The whole town gets into the fun, from the café waitstaff in the town square to the mayor himself.

Headlining Zappanale 18 will be the Terry Bozzio Out Trio. (Terry Bozzio - need we say more?) Other US groups will be the prodigies from Philadelphia's Paul Green School Of Rock, the renowned Project/Object, and the Don Preston Akashic Ensemble (Don Preston - one of the Mothers of all Mothers!) So far, the line-up will also include French big band Le Bocal, Italy's Orchestra Spaziale, Team Zappa from Norway, Zappatronix from Switzerland, and three Danish bands- Octafish, Space Debris, and Trigon.

The tour group will be deposited back at the Berlin airport on August 6th, totally plooked out of their brains from music, "cities and beer", and lots of fun. Did you say you want some more-a? Tour participants who want to continue their vacation after the Zappanale can book an optional tour extension to Amsterdam, another awesome city with legendary nightlife that is also devoted to independent thinking and freedom of expression.

Vacation Vibrations is a division of American International Tour Groups, a group tour operator with 15 years of experience specializing in customized group trips. Whether you are an experienced traveler, or this will be your first international trip, they'll make sure you have an absolutely amazing time.

For more information, you can visit their web site: . If you have any questions, you can contact them at , or call 617-721-7996.

See you in Bad Doberan!



the concert calendar * the concert calendar



  • 2007/04/06 Allan Holdsworth / Alan Pasqua band – concert ‘Sweet Basil Roppongi’, Tokyo Japan
  • 2007/04/07 Allan Holdsworth / Alan Pasqua band – concert ‘Sweet Basil Roppongi’, Tokyo Japan
  • 2007/04/08 Allan Holdsworth / Alan Pasqua band – concert ‘Sweet Basil Roppongi’, Tokyo Japan
  • 2007/04/10 Allan Holdsworth / Alan Pasqua band – concert ‘The Bottom Line’, Nagoya Japan
  • 2007/04/11 Allan Holdsworth / Alan Pasqua band – concert ‘Big Cat’, Osaka Japan
  • 2007/04/12 Allan Holdsworth / Alan Pasqua band – concert ‘Gates 7’, Fukuoka Japan
  • 2007/04/12 Michel Delville - concert "Open Stanza Festival", 'Sugar Factory', Amsterdam, NL

  • 2007/04/14 Pojama People - concert 'coffee house café', salem, or, usa
  • 2007/04/14 Pikantik - concert ' klub studio', cracow, poland (19:00 h)
  • 2007/04/18 The Muffin Men – concert ‘MET’, Bury, UK

  • 2007/04/19 The Muffin Men – concert ‘Pacific Road’, Birkenhead, UK

  • 2007/04/20 Sheik Yerbouti – concert ‘Die Halle’, Reichenbach, Germany  

  • 2007/04/20 The Muffin Men – concert ‘Boardwalk’, Sheffield, UK

  • 2007/04/20 Pikantik - concert 'gwarek music club', cracow, poland  (20:00 h)   

  • 2007/04/20 Vlaams Radio Orkest - concert 'de Singel', Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2007/04/21 Sheik Yerbouti – concert ‘Kammgarn’, Hard, Austria

  • 2007/04/21 Vlaams Radio Orkest - concert 'Flagey', Brussels, Belgium
  • 2007/04/21 The Muffin Men – concert ‘Flowerpot’, Derby, UK

  • 2007/04/22 The Muffin Men – concert ‘New Roscoe’, Leeds, UK

  • 2007/04/24 Asko Ensemble - concert 'muziekgebouw aan't ij', amsterdam, NL- performing music by corrie van binsbergen

  • 2007/04/25 Brokken Avond (Corrie van Binsbergen)  - concert 'Zaal100', Amsterdam, NL

  • 2007/04/26 The Muffin Men – concert ‘Mr Kyps’, Poole, UK  

  • 2007/04/26 The Wrong Object - concert 'The Roscoe', Leeds, UK, 20h30

  • 2007/04/26 The Bears - concert 'Beachland Ballroom', Cleveland, OH, usa

  • 2007/04/27 The Wrong Object - concert 'Terry O'Toole Theatre', Lincoln, UK, 21h00

  • 2007/04/27 The Muffin Men – concert ‘Borderline’, London, UK  

  • 2007/04/27 The Bears - concert 'Club Cafe', Pittsburgh, PA, usa

  • 2007/04/27 Mike Keneally Band - concert 'The Baked Potato', Studio City, Ca, usa

  • 2007/04/28 The Muffin Men – concert ‘Musician’, Leicester, UK  

  • 2007/04/28 Steve Vai - Q&A ‘London Guitar Show’, London, UK  On Sale Now 

  • 2007/04/28 The Bears - concert 'Canal St. Tavern', Dayton, OH, usa  

  • 2007/04/28 Pojama People - concert 'Saturday Market', Eugene, OR, usa

  • 2007/04/29 The Muffin Men – concert ‘Robin’, Wolverhampton, UK
  • 2007/04/29 Steve Vai - Autograph Signing  ‘London Guitar Show’, London, UK
  • 2007/04/29 The Bears - concert 'Lafayette Brewing Co.', Lafayette, IN, usa


  • 2007/05/01 The Bears - concert 'Martyr's', Chicago, IL, usa

  • 2007/05/02 The Wrong Object - concert 'InsideOut', Quai van Beneden, Liège, Belgium, 20h30 - (info: 0497-171.433)

  • 2007/05/02 The Bears - concert 'Blueberry Hill', St. Louis, MO, usa
    2007/05/03 The Bears - concert 'Music Mill', Indianapolis, IN, usa

  • 2007/05/03 The Central Scrutinizer - concert 'Café Piu-Piu', São Paulo, Brazil

  • 2007/05/04 The Wrong Object - concert "Jazz à Liège", 'Palais des Congrès', Liège,  Belgium, 21h45 (sharp)

  • 2007/05/04 Sheik Yerbouti – concert ‘Alte Piesel’, Fulda, Germany  

  • 2007/05/04 The Bears - concert 'Southgate House', Newport, KY, usa

  • 2007/05/05 Sheik Yerbouti – concert ‘Museumskeller’, Erfurt, Germany  

  • 2007/05/06 The Central Scrutinizer Band - concert 'Theatro Municipal', São Paulo, Brazil 

  • 2007/05/11 Great Googly Moogly - concert 'Kulturnatt', Borås, Sweden

  • 2007/0518 the Voice Of Cheez - concert 'Nietsche's", Buffalo, usa

  • 2007/05/29 The Mahler Chamber Orchestra / Arnold Schönberg Chor, dir.Pierre Boulez - concert "From the House of the Dead" - Leos Janácek, dir.Pierre Boulez, 'Het Muziektheater', Amsterdam, NL
  • 2007/05/30 Brokken Avond (Corrie van Binsbergen)  - concert 'Zaal100', Amsterdam, NL
  • 2007/05/31 The Mahler Chamber Orchestra / Arnold Schönberg Chor, dir.Pierre Boulez - concert "From the House of the Dead" - Leos Janácek, dir.Pierre Boulez, 'Het Muziektheater', Amsterdam, NL


  • 2007/06/02 The Mahler Chamber Orchestra / Arnold Schönberg Chor, dir.Pierre Boulez - concert "From the House of the Dead" - Leos Janácek, dir.Pierre Boulez, 'Het Muziektheater', Amsterdam, NL
  • 2007/06/01 The Mahler Chamber Orchestra, dir.Pierre Boulez - concert 'Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ', Amsterdam, NL
  • 2007/06/05 Asko Ensemble & Schönberg Ensemble, Leeuw - concert 'Concertgebouw', Amsterdam, NL / works by Boulez
  • 2007/06/02 Sheik Yerbouti – concert ‘Colos-Saal’, Aschaffenburg, Germany

  • 2007/06/07 G2 (Pierrejean Gaucher & Christophe Godin) – concert ‘Music Academy International’, Nancy, France

  • 2007/06/22 Het Wisselend Toonkwintet (Corrie van Binsbergen) - concert 'Natuurtheater De Kersouwe', Heeswijk-Dinther, NL

  • 2007/06/27 Brokken Avond (Corrie van Binsbergen)  - concert 'Zaal100', Amsterdam, NL

  • 2007/06/28 Steve Vai - concert ‘Den Atelier’, Luxembourg

  • 2007/06/29 Steve Vai - concert ‘Le Grand Rex’, Paris, France  

  • 2007/06/29 Mike Keneally Band - concert 'Birch North Park Theatre', San Diego, Ca, usa

  • 2007/06/30 Steve Vai - concert ‘Arrow Rock Festival’, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands


  • 2007/07/-- The Wrong Object - concert "Margate Jazz Festival", UK (feat. Annie Whitehead) (TBC)

  • 2007/07/02 Steve Vai - concert ‘Festsaal’, Ingolstadt, Germany

  • 2007/07/03 Steve Vai - concert ‘Ulmer Zeit’, Ulm, Germany

  • 2007/07/05 Steve Vai - concert ‘Razzamatazz’, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2007/07/06 Steve Vai - concert ‘Auditorio Municipal Maestro Padilla’, Almeria, Spain  

  • 2007/07/06 Mike Keneally Band - concert 'The Baked Potato', Studio City, Ca, usa

  • 2007/07/07 Steve Vai - concert ‘Fortaleza del Sol’, Lorca (Murcia), Spain

  • 2007/07/08 Steve Vai - concert ‘Jam’, Bergara (Gipuzkoa), Spain  

  • 2007/07/08 The Wrong Object - concert "Versailles Art Rock Festival", CC Porchefontaine, Versailles, France

  • 2007/07/09 Steve Vai - concert ‘Casa De Musica’, Porto, Portugal

  • 2007/07/10 Steve Vai - concert ‘Aula Magna’, Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2007/07/11 Steve Vai - concert ‘La Riviera’, Madrid, Spain

  • 2007/07/13 Steve Vai - concert  - To Be Announced - Venue To Be Confirmed

  • 2007/07/14 Steve Vai - concert ‘Castello’, Udine, Italy

  • 2007/07/15 Steve Vai - concert ‘Pistoia Festival’, Pistoia, Italy

  • 2007/07/16 Steve Vai - concert ‘Festival’, Rome, Italy

  • 2007/07/18 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Centennial Concert Hall’, Winnipeg, MB, usa

  • 2007/07/18 Steve Vai - concert ‘Melkweg’, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 2007/07/19 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert "10,000 Lakes Fest", Detroit Lake, MN, usa 

  • 2007/07/19 Steve Vai - concert ‘Carling Academy’, Birmingham, UK

  • 2007/07/20 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Civic Opera House’, Chicago, IL, usa 

  • 2007/07/20 Steve Vai - concert ‘Apollo’, Manchester, UK

  • 2007/07/21 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘The Rave’, Milwaukee, WI, usa

  • 2007/07/21 Steve Vai - concert ‘Royal Centre’, Nottingham, UK

  • 2007/07/22 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Egyptian Room’, Indianapolis, IN, usa

  • 2007/07/22 Steve Vai - concert ‘Hammersmith Apollo’, London, UK

  • 2007/07/24 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Moonlite Gardens’, Cincinnati, OH, usa

  • 2007/07/24 Steve Vai - concert ‘Vicar St.’, Dublin, Ireland

  • 2007/07/25 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Warner Theatre’, Erie, PA, usa

  • 2007/07/26 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘LC Pavilion’,  Columbus, OH, usa

  • 2007/07/26 Steve Vai - concert - To Be Announced - Venue To Be Confirmed

  • 2007/07/27 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Meadow Brook Festival’,  Detroit, MI, usa

  • 2007/07/28 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Cain Park’, Cleveland, OH, usa

  • 2007/07/28 Steve Vai - concert ‘B1’, Moscow, Russia
  • 2007/07/28 "Zappa-street-naming-event in Berlin"

  • 2007/07/30 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Hummingbird’,  Toronto, ON, canada

  • 2007/07/31 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Metropolis’, Montreal, QC, canada


  • 2007/08/01 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Albert Rousseau Hall’, Quebec City, QC, canada

  • 2007/08/02 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Hampton Beach Casino’, Hampton Beach, NH, usa

  • 2007/08/03 - 05 Zappanale - Bad Doberan, Germany
    Chad Wackerman will headline Zappanale 18 ! Furthermore, the Orchestra Spaziale from Italy will be there as well.

  • 2007/08/04 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Fleet Boston Pavilion’, Boston, MA, usa

  • 2007/08/05 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Count Basie Theatre’, Red Bank, NJ, usa

  • 2007/08/06 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Northfork Theater' @ "Westbury Music Fair", Westbury, NY, usa

  • 2007/08/08 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Electric Factory’, Philadelphia, PA, usa

  • 2007/08/09 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Rams Head’, Baltimore, MD, usa

  • 2007/08/10 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Norva’, Norfolk, VA, usa

  • 2007/08/11 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Thomas Wolfe Auditorium’, Asheville, NC, usa

  • 2007/08/13 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Cains Ballroom’, Tulsa, OK, usa

  • 2007/08/15 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Kiva Auditorium’, Albuquerque, NM, usa

  • 2007/08/16 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Fox Theatre’, Tucson, AZ, usa

  • 2007/08/17 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Dodge Theatre’, Tucson, AZ, usa

  • 2007/08/18 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘House Of Blues’, Las Vegas, NV, usa

  • 2007/08/20 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Berkeley Community Theatre’,  San Francisco, CA, usa

  • 2007/08/21 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘House Of Blues’, San Diego, CA, usa

  • 2007/08/22 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘House Of Blues’, Anaheim, CA, usa

  • 2007/08/23 Zappa Plays Zappa – concert ‘Wiltern’, Los Angeles, CA, usa


  • 2007/09/23 The Wrong Object - concert "Jazz at Home Festival", Mechelen, Belgium (w. special guest Bart Maris)


  • 2007/10/26 The Wrong Object - concert '??', Mechelen, Belgium (private afternoon gig)

  • 2007/10/31 Sheik Yerbouti – concert ‘Café Hahn', Koblenz, Germany -  “Halloweenparty” with a lot of special guests and a special program !!!


  • 2007/12/01 Het Wisselend Toonkwintet (Corrie van Binsbergen) - concert 'Cultuurcentrum', Hasselt, Belgium