Tuesday, March 31, 2009

THE CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER BAND IN CONCERT

SHOW !!

Sexta dia 03 de abril,
no Bleecker St., Rua Inácio Pereira da Rocha 367, Vila Madalena, abre 22,00hs e show 1,00h, R$25,00 na porta, R$18,00 na lista até 0,30h, nomes para lista@bleecker.com.br mais informações tel.3032.3697.

www.bleeckerst.com.br
www.scrutinizer.com.br
www.myspace.com/thecentralscrutinizerband

ATÉ LÁ AMIGOS !

Sunday, March 29, 2009

DRÄGONMASTER

the first Zappa vinyl bootleg release for 2009 has been spotted.

drägonmaster
the swinging pig records tsp 500 40-2

live in stockholm may 1st, 1988

2-lp-set in five different colors (white (=grey marbled), red, blue, green and yellow)

-- info: Hans-Peter Schmidt

MOTHER MALLARD


The world's first all-synthesizer ensemble, Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Co., celebrates its 40th Anniversary with two concerts at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

FZ PLAYBOY INTERVIEW

Next to all the pictures, you might also stumble onto the FZ interview...

http://playboy.covertocover.com/

-- info: François Kneepkens

THE MUFFIN MEN -- update

-- a message from Roddie Muffin --

hi gang !

just a quick note to let you know we have some interesting news and a new podcast posted at

http://www.muffinmen.co.uk/

cheers

roddie at muffinz HQ

Saturday, March 28, 2009

NEW RESIDENTS DVD !!

-- a message from the RalphGang --

Residents friend!

A new limited edition is upon us, and this will make you smile.

ICKY FLIX LIVE, as recorded in Seattle in the Experience Music Museum,
this was one fantastic show. There was a HUGE video screen behind TheResidents for this show, showing the DVD vids, and projecting live image plus a crazy light show that was part of the museum. This wasn't quite the same show that toured the rest of the world. And there were 5 cameras there to capture the show.

AND< there are only 500 copies of this. So it won't last long.

AND< there is a package deal, if you so desire, for only 125 of these, you can get the Icky Live DVD plus the Icky Flix Brain Bag!
Not to mention, there are all of the new OFFICIAL PRODUCT hoodies andtees, plus polo tees and kids tees which won't be around for much longer.

And lastly, if you TWEET, you can follow Ralph America now with Twitter.
We're @ralphamerica - we'll be announcing small sales, some items thatare too small for a big email blast, daily discounts etc - so follow up!

Thanks
the Ralph Gang
http://ralphamerica.com

and the Ralph Mouth Blog
http://ralphamerica.blogspot.com

Friday, March 27, 2009

THE ZAPPA BOOTLEG BIBLE -- VOLUME TWO


Dieter Jakob's second volume on Frank Zappa bootlegs is out!
It's another impressive release.
Expensive, sure, but rather limited (100 copies) and extremely well done.
Heavy paper, lots of pictures and the most complete work around.
Volume two is all about the Zappa bootleg CDs: bootlegs, counterfeits, and more.
For me, together with the first volume, this book marks the end of the bootleg era.
A beautiful piece of work.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

RAMSEY NASR & CORRIE VAN BINSBERGEN


The last couple of years, Corrie van Binsbergen (and her fine band) has teamed up with various writers for the "Writers In Concert" series: Kees van Kooten, Remco Campert and the fabulous Toon Tellegen just to name a few.
The latest addition in the beautiful batch of releases that came out of this concerts is "Wonderbaarlijke Maand", a cooperation with writer, actor, director & poet Ramsey Nasr.
Again, an excellent mixture of of spoken word and beautiful music.
As a little bonus, this disc also includes a fragment with Remco Campert, recorded at one of the Brokken evenings in Amsterdam.

I love it.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

SUN RA ARKESTRA -- update

Here's the personnel & tracklist for the "Live At The Paradox" album:

personnel
  • marshall allen: as, evi, cl, fl, voc, director
  • yah yah abdul-majid: ts, voc, perc
  • knoel scott as, voc, percraynold scott: bars, fl, voc, perc
  • fred adams: tp, voc, perc
  • dave davis: tb, fh, voc, perc
  • farid barron: piano, keyb
  • dave hotep: guitar
  • elson nascimento: surdo grande, perc
  • wayne anthony smith jr.: drums

and the tracklist

  • space walk (12:37)
  • discipline 27-b / i'll wait for you (9:47)
  • dreams come true (7:57)
  • velvet (7:22)
  • you'll find me (7:44)
  • millenium (7:21)
  • take off (3:47)
  • hocus pocus (3:56)
  • space idol (6:14)

thanks to Herbert for the info

Sunday, March 22, 2009

PHLITMAN AND KANGAROO IN CONCERT


PHLITMAN, KANGAROO & BAND OF LONELY LAMA’S + LOW
2009/03/26 concert 'café walvis', brussels, belgium
Check them out at:

THE SUN RA ARKESTRA - LIVE AT THE PARADOX


Due out on the german In & Out label: Live At The Paradox.
More info soon.

DUTCH SPEAKING BLOGGERS?

If you want to practice your Dutch, don't hesitate to go to Marco's fine blog every once in a while.

I might not fully support his Kiss addiction, but you have to give someone who's into Zappa, Sun Ra and Prince some credit...

http://www.marcokalnenek.nl:80/weblog.htm

SUN RA RE-RELEASES


* * * re-release newsflash * * *

* "Jazz In Silhouette" has been rereleased on the Gambit label last february.

* And another re-release (scheduled for April) is the Sun Ra featuring Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold album. It will be out on ESP.

THE MOVING TONES

Over at The Moving Tones, Dirk Wachtelaer replaced Ivo Sans on drums.

Check out Dirk's work at FMR Records.
http://www.fmr-records.com/

-- info: Danny Mathys

Friday, March 20, 2009

WOM 1988/05


  • wom n.5
    (1988/05, magazine, germany)
    This issue of WOM included a 2-page article on FZ.

WLIR FREE FLIGHT 1981


  • wlir free flight v.2 n.2
    (1981/summer, magazine, usa)
    This issue of WLIR Free Flight included a 7-page interview with FZ by B.Manilla.

WHEEL 1969


  • wheel n.12
    (1969, magazine, denmark)
    This issue of Danish magazine Wheel included a translation of a FZ interview from ZigZag '69 by D.Lawson.

TIP 1987/04


  • tip v.16 n°8
    (1987/04, magazine, germany)
    This issue of German Tip magazine included a 6-page interview 'Papa Zappa' by P.Amberg.

SOUNDS 1970/11


  • sounds
    (1970/11, magazine, uk)
    The November 1970 issue of U.K. Sounds magazine included a 1-page interview entitled "The Great Satirist" by B.Dawbarn.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

THE SCENE 1995/01


  • the scene v.26 n.2
    (1995/01/12, magazine, usa)
    The January 1995 issue of The Scene has an article on FZ's induction in the r&r hall of fame.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

TRANK ZAPPA GRAPPA IN VARESE?

"Trank Zappa Grappa In Varese?" is the name of a Markus Stauss project.

About a year ago, the band released "More Light", an album with compositions by Markus Stauss.

More recently, the band released: TZGIV: "Play Zappa Live In Waremme 08", an mini- album with compositions by Frank Zappa.

-- info: D.M.

WARREN CUCCURULLO

Warren Cuccurullo has a new album out. It's called "Playing In Tongues" and features Terry Bozzio (among others).
Even more interesting is that it contains a 'new' Zappa piece. A chord progression that was part of Warren's audition for FZ in 1978.

THE SCENE 1971/11


  • the scene v.3 n.8
    (1971/11/11, magazine, usa)
    This north-east Ohio weekly magazine had FZ on the cover, and has 200 motels mentioned on back page.

-- info & picture: slime.oofytv.set

POPULAR 1979/04


  • popular1 n°70
    (1979/04, magazine, spain)
    The April 1979 issue of Popular1 included a 3 page article on Frank Zappa by R.Porta with interview by M.Bonet.

-- info & picture: slime.oofytv.set

JAZZ HOT 1971/11


  • jazz hot v.37 n.277
    (1971/11, magazine, france)
    The November 1971 issue of Jazz Hot magazine had FZ on the cover, and an article on jazz & pop.

-- info & picture: slime.oofytv.set

GUITAR WORLD 1991/02


  • guitar world n°20
    (1991/02, magazine, france)
    The February 1991 issue of French Guitar World magazine included a 6-page article by H.J.Kullock plus a 1-page transcription of 'Five Five Five'.

-- info & picture: slime.oofytv.set

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

FAST 'N BULBOUS UPDATE 2009/03/17

Phillip Johnston says:

As I write we have completed the first two dates of the tour with terrific audience response- encores at both gigs, in Barcelona and Koln (Cologne), and playing Groningen tomorrow and then moving on to France. Only one promoter cancelled us, in Rotterdam, unfortunately. That hurt us a lot financially, but we love this music and want to play, so we decided to go on the tour anyway. And people seem to be digging it.

GOLDMINE 2009/01


  • goldmine v.35 n.2 / 743
    (2009/01/16, magazine, usa)
    Issue number 743 of Goldmine magazine included a 5-page article on Frank Zappa: "Peek Inside The Vaults" by W.Romano".

-- info & picture: slime.oofytv.set

FACHBLATT 1979/05

  • fachblatt n°74
    (1979/05, magazine, germany)
    The may 1979 issue of German mag Fachblatt included an 8-page interview by S.Rosen (a translation of the 1977/01 Guitar Player interview).

-- info & picture: slime.oofytv.set

ELMORE 2008/07


  • elmore n.26
    (2008/07, magazine, usa)
    The July 2008 issue of Elmore included a 6-page article 'Days of the expanding (jazz) man' by I.Kantor, plus 1-page DZ on FZ's jazz.

-- info & picture: slime.oofytv.set

Monday, March 16, 2009

FAST 'N' BULBOUS UPDATE 2009 03 08

a note from phillip johnston, co-leader of F 'n' B

Gary will not be appearing. Unfortunately he will have to lay off playing for a while. But he will make a full recovery. It's not yet clear how long he'll be out of action, but he can't make the tour. He's very bummed about it!

We are still planning to do the tour, with Pat Irwin on guitar. We are still waiting to hear resolution of all the gigs, as some promoters want to cancel the gigs if Gary is not able to play. However, Gary has urged us to do the tour, and we are working very hard to get Pat in shape. I think he's going to do great.

So, as far as I know, it is still in limbo, but we hope to do all of the gigs. If too many promoters cancel, we of course will have to cancel, but that is not our wish. While Gary is undoubtedly the star soloist of the band, there are a lot of other good reasons to see Fast 'N' Bulbous: the arrangements, the many other formidable musicians in the band, who are quite well-known and well-regarded in their own right, and the great music of Captain Beefheart. Also, as I live in Australia and am not able to come north very often, I can't say when the band will be able to perform live again. Possibly someday after Gary's recovery, but also possibly never. It's all hypothetical. But it's possible that this could be the last chance to hear the band live in any form.

So I am urging the promoters not to cancel us.

I hope you can spread the word, and if any fans are in areas near the venues and want to come, please ask them to contact the venues and show support. It would mean a lot to us, and to Gary.

Thanks for your interest and support! And thank to those who are interested in our music!

Phillip

-- message forwarded by brainpang

COLLAGE 1977/12


  • collage n.8
    (1977/12, magazine, usa)
    The december 1977 issue of this Silicon Valley publication included a 2-page FZ interview by M.Branton.

-- info & picture: slime.oofytv.set

CIRCULAR 1972/04/10


  • circular v.4 n.14
    (1972/04/10, magazine, usa)
    This particular issue of Circular had the "billy el mountain" cover and included Beefheart news.

-- info & picture: slime.oofytv.set

CIAO 2001 1973/09


  • ciao 2001 n°35
    (1973/09, magazine, italy)
    Ciao2001 number 35 included a 16 page article on the Zappa / Mothers Of Invention history (up to Chunga's Revenge) by D.Salvatori.

-- info & picture: slime.oofytv.set

CHITARRE 1992/04


  • chitarre n°73
    (1992/04, magazine, italy)
    Chitarre number 73 included 13 pages of interview with FZ and partial transciptions of 'Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar', 'Ya Hozna', 'Big Swifty' & 'Stevie's Spanking' by M.Resnicoff.

-- info & picture: slime.oofytv.set

ACTUEL 1969/01

  • actuel n°10
    (1969/01, magazine, france)
    Actuel number 10 included a 5-page article 'Zappa! Hier Aujourd'hui Demain' by Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser.

-- info & picture: slime.oofytv.set

Sunday, March 15, 2009

AFTER CRYING

After Crying wrote a Zappa tribute. It was called 'Homage To Frank Zappa' and was performed live in concert.

The band's March 6, 1999, concert at the BajaProg 1999 festival in Mexicali, Mexico included the above mentioned piece.

A video recording of this concert circulates and is available on DimeADozen.

The picture is taken from BajaProg 1999 recording.

AFTER CRYING
Live at BajaProg 1999 - Mexicali, Mexico - March 6, 1999

Set List
  1. Viaduct - 4:37
  2. "Stokem" - 11:35
  3. Sleepin' Chaplin - 7:31
  4. Suburban Night - 3:53
  5. Don't Betray Me - 4:09
  6. Sonata for Violoncello and Piano - 4:30
  7. Windblown Waltz - 3:32
  8. Manok Tanca - 5:57
  9. Homage to Frank Zappa - 9:36
  10. Fun Fair Land - 10:41
  11. Peace - A Theme - 2:52
  12. Struggle for Life - 10:36
  13. Conclusion - 32:05
  14. ??? - 7:01

JAZZ MAG 211


  • jazz mag # 211
    (1973/05, magazine, france)

    The May 1973 issue of French Jazz Mag included an article on Zappa's "Hollywood Palladium show" from March 27, 1973.

-- info & picture: Javier Marcote

JAZZ MAG 180


  • jazz mag # 180
    (1970/07, magazine, france)

    The July 1970 issue of French Jazz Mag included an article entitled "Amougies in two films".
    There is an interesting phrase on how FZ introduced Captain Beefheart at the festival:"Listen well, even the silence, for fear of missing something important".

-- info & picture: Javier Marcote

JAZZ MAG 161


out of the old box...

  • jazz mag # 161
    (1968/12, magazine, france)

    The December 1968 issue of French Jazz Mag included a review of the Mothers' concert at the Olympia in Paris - October 26, 1968.

-- info & picture: Javier Marcote

FATTORE ZETA HAS A NEW ALBUM OUT


  • fattore zeta: dio fa - zappanale 19
    (2009, cd, italy, private release)

Fattore Zeta has a new album out. "Dio Fa" captures Fattore Zeta's Zappanale concert from last year.
It was one of my favourite concerts. Zappa and Jazz, an excellent combination.

I haven't heard the actual album yet, so there'll be more info soon, I hope.

http://www.fattorezeta.it/

GRANDMOTHERS RE:INVENTED IN CONCERT

  • Napoleon Murphy Brock ‹ tenor sax, flute, lead vocals
  • Roy Estrada ‹ bass, vocals (pachuco falsetto)
  • Don Preston ‹ keyboards, vocals
    with
  • Miroslav Tadic ‹ guitarist (lead, stunt & otherwise/awesome)
  • Chris Garcia ‹ drums, vocals

in concert

  • 2009/04/25 Grandmothers Re:Invented - concert 'The Music Recital Hall', L.A. Harbor College, LA, CA, usa - with special guest violinist Harry Scorzo
  • 2009/04/29 Grandmothers Re:Invented - concert "Nidaros Bluesfestival", Trondheim, Oslo, Norway
  • 2009/08/14 Grandmothers Re:Invented - concert "Zappanale", Bad Doberan, Germany

for more info, check out

www.thegrandmothers.com or myspace.com/GRANDEMOTHERSREINVENTED

MOONJUNE

Anil Prasad did a fine interview with Leonardo Pavkovic, the man behind the MoonJune Records label.

Check it out:
www.innerviews.org/inner/moonjune.html

FILIPPO BELLAVIA & B. STREET BAND


Guitarist Filippo Bellavia is the father of Martin, Ruben and Emanuela.
Martin and Ruben are part of Ossi Duri, the italian band that has recorded several albums playing the music of Frank Zappa.

Together with his sons Martin (guitar) and Ruben (drums), and with the help of Simone Bellavia (bass), Filippo recorded "Zappa In Blues", and album on which he plays a number of bluesy Zappa compositions.

Guesting on 'Bamboozled By Love', is former Zappa-sideman Ike Willis.

Filippo explains in the CD booklet: "Frank Zappa's music has been my soundtrack since the age of fifteen, the lullaby sung to my three children..." and
" Zappa In Blues can be said to be the fruit of my 'compulsive-obsessive disorder' ".

The result is great. This album shows that Zappa knew his blues classics, and that he could write a nice bluesy track himself. Filippo and his B. Street Band made a nice selection and did a great job performing these tracks.

Recommended!

http://www.ossiduri.com/bstreet.htm

SCOTT THUNES

March 7, 2009, Scott turned up / took the stage at the Zappa Plays Zappa concert in Santa Rosa and played the bass during 'Willie The Pimp'.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS



The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed a small part of Frank Zappa's 'Inca Roads' in concert from time to time in the early ninetees.The band's 1991 performance at the Dutch Pink Pop festival, also included 'Inca Roads'. It got broadcast on TV and recently got seeded at DimeADozen:
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 1990.06.04 - Pink Pop Festival, Landgraaf, Holland
(DVD)TV BROADCAST

1-Out in L.A.
2-Backwoods
3-Dr.Funkestein
4-Inca Roads
5-Funky Crime
6-Anarchy in the U.K.
7-Stone Cold Bush
8-If You Got Funk, You Git Style
9-Nobody Weird Like Me
10-Tiny Dancer
11-Party On Your Pussy
12-Red Hot Mama
13-Pretty Little Ditty
14-Higher Ground
15-Knock Me Down
16-Castles Made Of Sand
17-Me And My Friends

The above picture shows John Frusciante playing 'Inca Roads' at Pink Pop.

NEW ZAPPA VINYL BOOTLEGS

Two new Frank Zappa titles are being mentioned in the vinyl bootleg collector circuit:

"Frank The Dragonmaster", a 2LP set that will be available in 5 different vinyl colour versions, and that will carry the 1988 Stockholm concert;
and
"Igor's Transylvanian Ballet Music", a 1LP album that will be available in 5 different vinyl colour versions as well.

-- info: Hans-Peter Schmidt

CHUMBAWAMBA


Chumbawamba contributed Frank Zappa's 'What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body' to a 7" EP on the Dump Records label in 1994.

The EP was called "Gay Pride (You Don't Know What Your Missing)".
-- info: Hans-Peter Schmidt

THREE NEW ZAPPA BOOTLEG CDS HAVE BEEN SPOTTED

here are the titles and a bit of extra info:

dungeon of despair - 2cd - guitar master gm 004/005
(live in stockholm, sweden, 1st may 1988)

story of michael kenyon - 2cd - guitar master gm 006/007
(live in barcelona, spain, 17th may 1988)

the farewell concerts - cd - varese records 478
(live in budapest and prag 1991)

THE CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER BAND IN CONCERT

  • 2009/03/19 The Central Scrutinizer Band - concert auditório do Sesc Vila Mariana, São Paulo, Brazil
INÉDITO, ESPECIAL E ÚNICO !!!!!ZAPPA ACÚSTICO

Quinta dia 19 de março,no auditório do Sesc Vila Mariana, Rua Pelotas141, tel.5080.3000, às 20,30hs, ingressos R$12,00.

Mais informações nos sites abaixo

www.sescsp.org.br
www.scrutinizer.com.br
www.myspace.com/thecentralscrutinizerband

ATÉ LÁ AMIGOS !

Friday, March 13, 2009

ZAPPATIKA! 20090313 - Coincidental New Tour CD

Whilst ZAPPATiKA is working on the next "big" studio album STRICTLY FRANKLY to follow on from their September 2008 release THE SHORT BUT LEGENDARY FLIGHT of the DODO ..... they are releasing what they call a "coincidental cheep and nasty Live CD", called LIVE AND KICKING on Monday 16 March to coincide with the forthcoming UK and German tours.
The CD will be on sale at all gigs and also thru the bands Myspace and Reverbnation sites from next week....and the price ?

A staggeringly cheeeep and nasty - FIVE ...yes,... 5 pound-euro-dollars only !!!

The track list on the LIVE AND KICKING CD is as follows;(all 100% Live)

ZAPPATiKA trax: Spanish Highwayz,Thru the Wormhole,Mahavishnu Mind,My Little Pony,Dark Room,Rainy Days,Space Flip,Leroy
Frank Zappa trax ; City of Tiny Lites,My Guitar wants to kill your momma,Bamboozled by love, The Torture Never Stops,Winoman, Black Napkins & Cosmik Debris

get it while its hot !
--
www.zappatika.com
www.myspace.com/zappatika
http://www.tshirthell.com/store/clicks.php?partner=zappatika

STEVE VAI - NAKED TRACKS


Steve Vai's "Naked Tracks" box arrived earlier this week.
Steve Vai goes karaoke, as this box contains 5 CDs with backing tracks from 7 of his albums.
I admit that it is a bit strange to listen to backing tracks of classic guitar tunes such as 'Answers', 'Touching Tongues' or 'Lotus Feet', while noodling the guitar melody line.
And, yes, this box is only aimed at musicians that want to play along, but on the other hand, these albums do show that Steve's compositions are so much more than 'just' a lead guitar melody line.

Available through Vai dot com.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

UNIVERS ZERO -- ON TOUR ON TWO CONTINENTS

from Cuneiform:

The Belgian group Univers Zero is legendary for its ominous, unsettling and uncompromising musical vision – a sound and stance that Keyboard describes as "Chamber music for the Apocalypse." Simultaneously medieval and modern, its distinctive, dark, and elegantly beautiful instrumental music fused classical and rock musics to give birth to an unprecedented and remarkably prescient new musical genre called "chamber rock". UZ's singular sound derives from its unque instrumentation (classical acoustic and electric rock instruments, and electronics), combined with brooding gothic imagery, elements of European folk and other world musics, the iconoclasm and intensity of rock, the relentless sonic experimentation of the avant-garde, and leader/ chief composer/ drummer Daniel Denis' classically inspired writing style, influenced by early 20th Century avant-garde classical composers. The band has remained on the cutting edge of New Music throughout the course of a career that began in the '70s – it was one of the 5 founding bands of the “Rock In Opposition” movement [a European coalition for alternative music] – and continues today, stretching and disintegrating the boundaries of classical and rock music alike to create a new, vital and unique fusion.Today, several decades afer Univers Zero first forged its unique "chamber rock", critics cite its oeuvre as the precursor to the best avant-garde rock and classical music of the present day, from 'post-rock', associated with Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Kayo Dot and other instrumental rock bands – to the numerous late 20th/early 21st century classical chamber ensembles who are integrating rock into their repetoire, such as Bang on a Can, Kronos Quartet and others.


UNIVERS ZERO’S SPRING 2009 EUROPEAN & MEXICAN TOUR

TOURING LINEUP 2009
  • Daniel Denis [drums, keyboard]
  • Michel Berckmans [bassoon, english horn, oboe]
  • Martin Lauwers [violin]
  • Dimitri Evers [bass]
  • Pierre Chevalier [keyboards]
  • Andy Kirk [keyboards]
  • Curt Budé [clarinet, sax]
  • Philippe Seynaeve [images and projections]
TOUR DATES: EUROPE

GERMANY / Wurzburg
March 17th, 2009 - 20:30 @ CAFE CAIRO [site in German]

AUSTRIA / Linz
March 19th, 2009 – 20:00 @ POSTHOF [site in German]

CZECH REPUBLIC / Praha
March 20th, 2009 – 19:30 @ PALAC AKROPOLIS [site in Czech, but has link to English site at bottom]
Get Tickets [site in Czech]

GERMANY / Dresden
March 21st, 2009 @ 2009 JAZZWELTEN FESTIVALBEATPOL [ex-StarClub] [site in German]

POLAND / Wroclaw
March 22th, 2009 @ 4th ENERGY AND SOUND FESTIVALGOTHIC HALL [in Polish]
- 1 Purkyniego Street

FRANCE / Les Lilas (Paris)
June 12th-13th, 2009 @ LES TRITONALES FESTIVAL[UZ performance date & time TBA]
LE TRITON: 11 bis, rue du Coq Français - 93260 Les Lilias (Métro Mairie des Lilas)
tél : 01 49 72 83 13 - fax : 01 49 72 83 11 - email : contact@letriton.com

TOUR DATES: MEXICO:

MEXICO / Puebla, Mexico
April 18th, 2009, @ Puebla Baroque Fringe Festival - Puebla, Mexico

MEXICO / Mexico City
April 19th, 2009, 20:00 @ ESPERANZA IRIS - Teatro de la Ciudad de México 36 Calle Donceles. Mexico City D.F., Mexico

MEXICO / San Cristobal Ecatepec. Centro
April 24th, 2009, 20:00 @ ECATEPEC FESTIVAL - EXPLANADA MUNICIPAL DE ECATEPEC, Mexico

FALL 2009 EUROPE TOUR:
FRANCE / Carmaux
SEPTEMBER 18th-20th, 2009 @ ROCK IN OPPOSITION FESTIVAL
UNIVERS ZERO HEADLINING, followed by the GRANDE FINALE of UNIVERS ZERO & PRESENT @ MAIN HALL on Sept. 20th at 10PM
Cap'Découverte - 81450 Le Garric

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

THE CHICAGO ATE

March 9, 2009, the Chicago Ate (or) The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen Employees' Union Memorial Band (Chicago Chapter) presented "JOE'S GARAGE" at the 'Martyr's' club in Chicago, IL, usa.

Colby Beserra, Matt Reed, and Ben Wilson -- vocals
Chris Siebold and Mike Pinto -- guitars
Paul Mutzbaugh -- keys
Chris Clemente -- bass
Rick Vitek -- drums
Amanda Wilson -- Mary

the setlist:
  • Central Scrutinizer
  • Joe's Garage
  • Catholic Girls
  • Crew Slut
  • Fembot In A Wet T-Shirt
  • On The Bus
  • Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?
  • Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up
  • Scrutinizer Postlude
  • A Token Of My Extreme
  • Stick It Out
  • Sy Borg
  • Dong Work For Yuda
  • Keep It Greasey
  • Outside Now
  • He Used To Cut The Grass
  • Packard Goose
  • Watermelon In Easter Hay
  • A Little Green Rosetta

A recording of this show is up for grabs over at the Zappateers site.

-- info & such: JOE555

SUN RA - NIDHAMU + DARK MYTH EQUATION VISITATION


Originally released on Sun Ra's Saturn label in 1971 and 1972, "Nidhamu" and "Dark Myth Equation Visitation" have now become available on CD on the famous Art Yard label.
Check the full story of these recordings, the band's trip to Egypt & the concerts they did over there, somewhere down here in this blog, or over at the Art Yard myspace page.
The recordings itself are fabulous. This is as far-out as it can get.
Strange.
Weird.
Like nothing I've ever heard before.
I've been listening to it with my eyes closed, and all I can say is: "Unbelievable".

Monday, March 9, 2009

LIVE ZAPPA MUSIC

Ugly Radio Rebellion performs the music of Frank Zappa...

3/11 Wed
Shamrocks Pub
2050 3rd Ave
Huntington, WV 25703

3/12 Thur
Jackie O's
24 West Union Street
Athens, OH 45701

3/13 Fri
The Mellow Mushroom
1 Augusta St # 201
Greenville, SC 29601

3/14 Sat
The Rock Shop
106 S Eastern Blvd
Fayetteville, NC 28301

more...


Pojama People performing the music of Frank Zappa featuring Ike Willis
March 2009 West Coast Thing

All shows are 21 and over only.

March 24 Tuesday 7pm doors (Pojama People set 9pm sharp! Really. No foolin.)
Columbia City Music Theater
4916 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
columbiacitytheater.com
tix: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/54426

March 25 Wednesday 9pm
The Goodfoot
2845 SE Stark St
Portland OR 97214
503-239-9292
thegoodfoot.com

March 26 Thursday 9pm
Sam Bond's Garage
407 BLAIR BLVD,
EUGENE, OR 97402
541-431-6603
sambonds.com

March 27 Friday 10pm
The Red Fox Tavern
415 5th St (5th and E)
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 269-0282
myspace.com/theredfoxtavern

March 28 Saturday 9:30pm
Squirrel's Tavern
100 SW 2nd St.
Corvallis OR 97333
(541) 753-8057

Music is the BEST!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

20 YEARS OF ZAPPANALE IN BAD DOBERAN

20 Years of Zappanale in Bad Doberan
5 Days of Zappa-Music and More

The 20th anniversary of Zappanale will be celebrated by an international gathering of musicians, artists and music fans for almost an entire week.

The festival will kick off on the 11th of August, 2009, in the St.Katharinen Kirche in Hamburg where german band Sheik Yerbouti will team up with Napoleon Murphy Brock for a „live and unplugged“ session.

Wednesday, the 12th and Thursday the 13th will have the famous „Streetparty“ in downtown Bad Doberan. Starting at 2 pm in the afternoon, the streetparty will be the place where you will be able to see various bands performing, where movies will be shown, and where you can listen to lectures by concert promotor Fritz Rau and legendary movie maker Rudi Dolezal.

Also noteworthy are the following expositions:

  • In Memoriam Jimmy Carl Black
  • Helmut King – Music is the best
  • Frank Zappa Acetates
  • Franks Last Tour – The Yellow Shark Foto Session

And all this is just for starters as the main menu awaits at the Galopprennbahn in Bad Doberan where the three-day music festival will take place.From Friday the 14th until Sunday the 16th, the Zappanale Festival will present an extraordinary collection of bands an artists:

  • Terry Bozzio
  • Gong feat. Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, Gilli Smith
  • The Grandmothers feat. Napoleon Murphy Brock, Don Preston, Roy Estrada
  • The Steve Hillage Band
  • Project Object feat. Robert Martin, Ike Willis
  • Acid Mothers Temple (Guru-Gong) feat. Kawabata Makoto, Mani Neumeier, Daevid Allen
  • Mats&Morgan Band feat. Denny Walley

plus

  • Captain Cheesebeard & the 7 sisters of Prevention
  • Sebkha Shott
  • Children of Invention
  • We Insist
  • Paul Green School of Rock Music
  • Struber Z’tett
  • Lazuli
  • Sheik Yerbouti
  • Sex without nails bros
  • Plastic People
  • Jazzprojekt Hundehagen

Camping and parking is included in ticket price. The campsite will be accessible from 12.08.2009 on. The tickets are valid for all 5 days in Bad Doberan, excluding the events in the cinema.

Tickets: www.zappanale.de
Zappanale Hotline: + 49 (0)38203 59 28 07

Saturday, March 7, 2009

CALL FOR BOYCOT OF THE PARIS ZPZ CONCERT

This is the CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER... again. Hi!... It's me again, the CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER...

Récemment débouté d'une première plainte, le Zappa Family Trust vient d'en déposer une deuxième contre la Arf Society, l'association allemande qui organise le festival Zappanale.

Pour :
- protester contre ce harcèlement judiciaire déraisonnable,
- afficher une solidarité totale avec nos confrères,
- manifester notre détermination à défendre le travail réalisé par les organisations, les artistes et les écrivains qui assurent, souvent dans un grand dénuement, la postérité de l'œuvre de Frank Zappa,
nous appelons à BOYCOTTER le concert de Dweezil Zappa et de son groupe ZPZ, le 18 mai à l'Olympia, à Paris.
En revanche, nous vous suggérons de venir nombreux à celui des Peach Noise,le 27 mars sur la péniche Antipode à Paris, où ils se produiront avec un répertoire renouvelé.

Visitez www.lesfilsdelinvention.net pour plus d'informations sur le contenu de la plainte et sur d'autres trucs vachement intéressants. Pensez à y laisser vos commentaires.

Le bureau politique des Fils De l'Invention

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(and here's my cheap translation)

This is the CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER... again. Hi!... It's me again, the CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER...

Just after last month's dismissal of the case of the ZFT against the Arf Society, the ZFT is back with a new complaint against the organisers of the Zappanale Festival.

To
- react against this unreasonable juridical harassment
- show solidarity with our friends
- make it clear that we are determined to protect the works realised by organisations, artists and writers, who make sure that the works of Frank Zappa will not be forgotten,

we ask you TO BOYCOT the concert that Dweezil Zappa and his band ZpZ will be doing on the 18th of May at the 'Olympia' in Paris.

We would like to suggest to visit the Peach Noise concert on the 27th of March at the 'Antipode' in Paris, where they will be performing material by Frank Zappa.

Visit www.lesfilsdelinvention.net for more info.

Think about it! And let us know your thoughts.

Le bureau politique des Fils De l'Invention

CALL FOR BOYCOT OF ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA

WOW!!

The french Zappa community is calling for a boycot of the Zappa Plays Zappa concert of May 18, 2009, in Paris !!!

They are sick of the attacks of the ZFT towards the bands that play Zappa's music; they are tired of the attacks of the ZFT towards the Arf Society.

A press release will follow later today.

For those of you who speak french, here's the preview:

http://lesfilsdelinvention.net/

Friday, March 6, 2009

PEACH NOISE PLAYS ZAPPA 2009 03 27

Peach Noise plays Zappa

Péniche Antipode
Quai de Seine
Paris
27 march 2009
21:00
10 €

http://www.abricadabra.fr/peniche_concerts.html

-- info: cosmikd over at the Zappateers site

If my french is still any good, a "péniche" is a boat, a coaster.
Should be something special.

MAR VISTA PHILHARMONIC

The Mar Vista Philharmonic recorded a Zappa tribute for a BBC broadcast in 2003.

The Mar Vista Philharmonic:

Albert Wing - Tenor Sax
Bruce Fowler - Trombone
Walt Fowler - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
(the late) Kurt McGettrick - Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinette, Flute
Tommy Mars - Keyboards, Vocals
Arthur Barrow - Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta - Drums

The band has a release scheduled on Jon Larsen' s Zonic Entertainment records. The tracks for this forthcoming album, "No Forest Fire", were recorded in 2002.

FAST 'N' BULBOUS REVISITED

Fast 'n' Bulbous guitarist Gary Lucas has broken his arm !!
If you were going to see them, you'd better check with the venue.

Marco just mentioned that the Rotterdam gig got cancelled.

(thanks to PaulB for correcting my 'Amsterdam' in 'Rotterdam')

IN THE PICTURE #2


Another nice shot.
This time, it's Frank with his SG guitar.
- thanks to JP for both pictures

IN THE PICTURE #1


The Gibson jazz guitar alone is worth the picture...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

THE RESIDENTS -- One more Bunny eBay item...and a some Official Products

Howdy Residents friend.

We were confused by Bunny's ebay list, and left off one item. That item is now listed (the fish rug). Boy, did we get an earful today when he found out.

Also new on Ralph America...Official Product wear. The new Official Product logo never got a proper garment here at Ralph, so now you can grab one. On either a tee or an American Apparel black hoodie. Yummy.

Have a kid? Or a friend with a kid? A neighbor with a kid? A kid with a kid? We have a new kid's eyeball tee (not the classic eye, another one).Recommended for the playground, softball scrimmage and jumprope.

Lastly, because many of you have asked...a new polo, collared shirt is here! Slate color, small eyeball, lots of class.

And if you haven't been watching...Bunny (or Roger) is getting juicier by the episode. http://residents.com/bunnyboy - and this Friday Bunny's eBay auction items will be ending. Check them out, with 60 items, yer bound to find something you'll like!

the RalphGang
http://ralphamerica.com
or stop by the blog and comment
http://ralphamerica.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

MORTON'S OBJECT IN CONCERT

Morton's Object is a one-concert-project.

It will feature

Morton's Object will perform a free concert next friday in Brussels:

Friday 2009/03/06 at 20.00 h at 'ATELIERS MOMMEN' in Brussels
Rue de la Charité - Brussels 1210 (St. Josse)
http://www.ateliersmommen.collectifs.net/

NEW ALBUM FEATURING CORRIE VAN BINSBERGEN

The Dutch "Writers In Concert" series counts a new release:

Ramsey Nasr & Corrie van Binsbergen Band: "Wonderbaarlijke Maand".

Stories written and read by Ramsey Nasr ; music by Corrie van Binsbergen and band.

out on De Bezige Bij.

Monday, March 2, 2009

FAST 'N' BULBOUS TOURDATES CONFIRMED

On tour in Europe in March:

SPRING 2009 European Tour Dates:

March 14 - Lantaren Vester - Rotterdam, The Netherlands – 9 pm
March 15 - Apollo 2 w/ZA- Barcelona, Spain – 7 pm
March 16 - Stadtgarden Konzertsaal w/David Fiuczynski - Koln, Germany – 8:30 pm
March 17 - Grand Theatre - Groningen, Holland – 8:30 pm
March 19 - Festival A Vaulx Jazz - Vaulx-en-Velin / Lyon, Rhône-Alpes France
Centre Culturel du Charlie Chaplin – Fast’N’Bulbous, celebrating Captain Beefheart, w/Nguyen Le, Celebrating Jimi Hendrix - 8:30 pm
March 22 - Porgy & Bess - Vienna, Austria – 8:30 pm

Sunday, March 1, 2009

R.T.PAPPON - O ALEMÃO DA GUITARRA VERDE


Rainer Tankred Pappon was born in the city of São Paulo, 1961, and he plays guitar and bass. He grew up listening to the good sounds of the 70's, such as Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Egberto Gismonti, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Hermeto Pascoal, Focus, Yes, Gong, Jeff Beck and others.

He has played with many Brazilian artists and also plays the lead guitar in The Central Scrutinzer Band, a band from São Paulo, Brazil, that performs the music of Frank Zappa. Look a bit below for a review of their first and brand-new "Live In São Paulo" DVD album.

"O Alemão Da Guitarra Verde", or "AGV" is the latest release by Rainer Tankred Pappon.
For "AGV", RT teamed up with his brother Jimmy, and with a bunch of his friends from the Central Scrutinizer Band. The result is an eight-piece band perfoming Rainer Tankred's compositions.
The result is a a video recording of an excellent concert, spiced up with some rehearsal fragments.

This recording counts 7 fine compositions, 6 of which have been previously released on RT's first album (from 1993 !!)
The material still sounds fresh, and the arrangements for the 8-piece bands sound a lot like Zappa's 1988 band. I love it.
RT doesn't have to convince me, I was already a fan of his music.
After listening to "AGV" for the third time this last couple of days, I only hope that I'll be able to see them live one day !!

Highly recommended.
www.scrutinizer.com.br

ZAPPATIKA - - - BRINGING HUMOUR BACK INTO SERIOUS MUSIC


- - - ZAPPATiKA's first UK tour in March - - -

With a new line-up , a new album out ,a forthcoming 'virginal' UK tour in March and then a tour of Germany ,ZAPPATiKA , a 6 piece international ensemble with a Brit front-man and all living in Amsterdam, are busy boys !

A blend of lead guitarist/singer Mcinnes' own compositions and some very strong influences from genius Rock-composer Frank Zappa , the music is versatile, often complex, where possible funny and often very exhilirating....for the band and the audience !

Try to catch them on their week long UK tour from March 18 - 23
The shows on this first UK tour will feature many of the bands own eclectic compositions and also some Zappa tribute sections as an added bonus !

18 March 2009 ZAPPATiKA play The Plough, Walthamstow.
19 March 2009 ZAPPATiKA play the Vibraphonic Festival in Exeter
20 March 2009 ZAPPATiKA play The Lodge, Gwespyr, Hollywell.
21 March 2009 ZAPPATiKA play Zappateers Party, Chorlton, Manchester.
22 March 2009 ZAPPATiKA play The Diamond, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottingham

THE RESIDENTS - - - BUNNY'S BELONGINGS

Hello Ralph friend...

As you may know, the Bunny video series has started back up at http://residents.com and some stunning revelations are coming to light.
In addition, Bunny (or Roger...) is trying to raise some money and has asked Ralph to put his valuables up on eBay. So they are up there now, if you are interested just search eBay for Residents and bunny boy, or do a search for all items sold by RalphAmerica.

Bunny wrote all of the descriptions, so, good luck with figuring thoseout.

In the meantime, we hope to see you over at http://ralphamerica.com or over at the Ralph Blog, http://ralphamerica.blogspot.com