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We had a great time on our 18-day run! The Montreal Jazz Festival was super fun; Quebec ALWAYS has amazing audiences. The Brooklyn Bowl in NY was incredible, and I got to see lots of friends as we travelled around the East Coast and into the Midwest. Really looking forward to the little California run beginning August 8th. Then the next leg starts September 9th in Kalamazoo. Hope to see some of you at the shows!! Check for dates.


Goodnight, Montreal!!


On stage in Saguenay, Quebec


On stage at The Brooklyn Bowl


Beautiful backdrop in Rockport, Mass.


Goodnight, Cleveland!




ZPZ fall tour!

Posted: November 22, 2013 in Gigs, News, Photos

I’m in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the end of the 7th week of our 8 week run. It’s been a blast! The shows have been incredible…notably the amazing crowds in Quebec City, Amsterdam, London, and NYC on Halloween. We started the tour in Lincoln, Nebraska, and after hitting much of the Midwest we went to Canada for two weeks. Then back down the East coast and over to Europe, starting in Belgium. We played nine shows in the UK, and begin the Scandinavia shows tomorrow. Check out some pictures below. After Europe we return to LA for three shows at the Roxy on December 7th, 8th and 9th. The fun will then resume at the end of January, for a six-week US tour. Playing FZ’s music every night is an honor, and it’s been an unbelievable experience. I hope to see you on the road!!!

Amazing crowd in Quebec City!!

Amazing crowd in Quebec City!!

Halloween at the Beacon Theater in NYC!

Halloween at the Beacon Theater in NYC!

Amsterdam sound check!

Amsterdam sound check!

Halloween at the Beacon Theater, NYC

Halloween at the Beacon Theater, NYC


Black Belt Karate Update

Posted: September 10, 2013 in Gigs
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I’ll be playing with Black Belt Karate at the Roxy on Tuesday, September 17, 8 p.m., on the bill with Valient Thorr.


Check us out– and make sure to take a look at the new video for Building Walls too!

Latest band photo shenanigans

Latest band photo shenanigans

Lots of opportunities to see Black Belt Karate this weekend.

Thursday, June 6 – Ventura – Billy O’s Tavern

Friday, June 7 – El Cid – 10 p.m.

Saturday, June 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Artifice Bar

Sunday, June 9 – Ink n’ Iron Festival – 5 p.m. (Sin Alley Grand Salon)

Stop by and say hi if we’re in your neighborhood!

Here are a few public gigs I’ve got coming up. Come hang out if you’re free!

Space Oddity – Sat., May 11 – Mozambique in Laguna Beach – 8 p.m. (David Bowie Tribute)

Black Belt Karate – Mon. May 13 – The Casbah, San Diego – 8:30 p.m.

Space Oddity – Thurs., May 23 – Casino Del Sol, Tucson, AZ – 8 p.m.

Black Belt Karate – Thursday, June 6 – Ventura – Time and Location TBD

Black Belt Karate – Friday, June 7 – El Cid – 10 p.m.

Black Belt Karate – Sat., June 8 – Las Vegas, NV Time and Location TBD

Black Belt Karate – Sun. June 9 – Ink n’ Iron Festival – 5 p.m.

Black Belt Karate – Sat. June 29 – House of Blues San Diego – 9 p.m.

Space Oddity – Thurs., Aug. 15 – Pershing Square (Downtown LA) – 8 p.m.

Zappa Plays Zappa

9/3/13 Providence, RI Lupo’s
9/4/13 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall
9/5/13 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
9/6/13 Iowa City, IA Englert Theater
9/7/13 Urbana, IL Krannert PAC/ Ellnora Guitar Festival
9/8/13 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
10/8/13 Lincoln, NE Rococo Theatre
10/9/13 Eau Claire, WI State Theatre
10/10/13 Chicago, IL Copernicus Center
10/11/13 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
10/12/13 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
10/13/13 Kent, OH Kent Stage
10/16/13 Philadelphia, PA Keswick Theatre
10/17/13 Buffalo, NY Kleinhans Music Hall
10/18/13 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/19/13 Toronto, ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/20/13 Ottawa, ON Algonquin Commons Theatre
10/22/13 Laval, QC Salle Andre’ Matie
10/23/13 Sherbrooke, QC Theatre Granda
10/24/13 Saint Hyacinthe, QC Centre de Arts Juliette-Lassonde
10/25/13 Saint Jean sur Richelieu, QC Theatre des Deux Rives
10/26/13 L’Assomption, QC Theatre Hector Charland
10/27/13 Quebec City, QC Imperial Theatre
10/28/13 Rimouski, QC Salle Desjardins-Telus
10/31/13 New York, NY Beacon Theater
11/1/13 Portland, ME State Theater
11/2/13 Boston, MA House Of Blues
11/3/13 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
12/7/13 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
12/8/13 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
12/9/13 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy

BBKcrazyfinalCome check out my band, Black Belt Karate, at our CD Release show on Wed., April 24 at Satellite (formerly Spaceland). We play at 9:45 pm. Would love to see you there–and we plan to rock your face off!