When Beer For Dolphins played at the Potato in July, Joe Travers and club-owner Justin Randi struck up a conversation right away to discuss getting The Zappa Band back into the club. The results were pretty much immediate and now we’ve got four nights there next week. Two sets per night, 8 and 10 pm.
We are ready to play. The band definitely got its act together over the bunch of dates we did a few weeks ago opening for King Crimson. For that tour we played pretty much the same set every night (the safest way to comply with the stringent scheduling requirements common to opening acts – and we STILL ran overtime when Jakko and Gavin sat in with us in NYC), but we’re adding a bunch of additional material for this Potato run. The early and late set each night will be radically different from one another, and there will be distinctions from night to night as well, plus special guest(s) (I’m waffling on the plural because some things still need confirming).
Maybe you can make it to one of the gigs! As of this very typing, there are still tickets available for both sets on Halloween, and for the late sets on the 29th and the 30th. We’ll do all we can to make it a memorable experience for you.
I can hardly believe this is even true, after so many months of no gigs, but I’m gonna do a two-night stand at the Baked Potato in LA on July 16 and 17, with Beer For Dolphins. Two sets each night. Hours of music and memories for the discerning connoisseur. (Did I actually spell connoisseur right? Dang.)
BFD in this instance is the five-piece bakin’ @ the potato! model, with Joe Travers, Griff Peters, Rick Musallam and Bryan Beller. THAT tidy ensemble. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to play with these guys again, for actual people.
Gonna premiere a couple of tunes from the new solo album in the works, and I’ve worked out the set lists and have arranged for a nice variety of tunes from night to night for you, so if you decide to get tickets to all four sets, you will receive a sparkling variety. Actually hold on a sec and I’ll count them for you. One…two…three…(edit) well it looks like no less than THIRTY-THREE different tunes strewn over the four sets. That’s entertainment!
Here’s things to click which will take you to places where your tickets can be got:
Important note for anyone coming to the BFD gigs July 16/17 – I’m not sure it says anything on the Baked Potato site about this, but in order to get in the venue you’ll need either proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of entry – please be aware. Thanks!