- $14.85 for one ticket to see Zappa Plays Zappa (up to $29.70 value)
- When: Thursday, July 23, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
- Seating: General admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
Zappa Plays Zappa
Though he’s a dizzyingly accomplished guitarist in his own right, Dweezil Zappa takes an almost self-effacing approach to carrying on the family name. In Zappa Plays Zappa, a concert of his famous father’s songs, he aims to present a show that’s “like taking a tour of the world’s greatest museum where the curator takes you on your guided tour, but he never stands in front of the paintings while you’re trying to take a picture,” as he told Vintage Rock.
To get there, he spent more than years poring over Frank’s technical compositions before forming Zappa Plays Zappa to recreate them. His thick, curly hair, rakish stubble, and guitar-playing skills mirror his father’s as he and his band tear through Frank’s hits, selected from albums that range from his 1966 debut, Freak Out!, to his Grammy-nominated release Jazz From Hell.