Wed Nov 4 2020

7:30 PM

Reggies Rock Club

2109 South State Street Chicago, IL 60616

$12adv - $15dos

Ages 17+

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The concert featuring Furious Bongos is RESCHEDULED. The new date is Wednesday, November 4, 2020.  All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the door. 

Reggies Rock Club
7:30pm doors / 8:30pm show  / 17+ / $12adv - $15dos

An Evening with... 
The Furious Bongos
The Furious Bongos are a Frank Zappa project who understand that however people describe Zappa, safe or vanilla aren’t usually first in mind. And, they appreciate Frank’s role as an entertainer, not just as a composer – his performances certainly weren’t supposed to be boring recitals, so The Furious Bongos don’t shy away from taking risks and putting on a great show.

An Evening with...
An Evening with The Furious Bongos

  • The Furious Bongos

    The Furious Bongos

    Experimental Rock

    We’re only in it for the money.
    HAHAHAHA
    Actually, we’re just a bunch of professional musicians with pretty diverse backgrounds who decided to take on a pretty big challenge and have some fun in the process. 

    Now, you might ask, “Oh yeah? ‘Professional’ musicians, eh? What makes you think you can play Frank’s music as well as [insert Zappa family member here]?”

    Well….you might not have heard of us individually, but you have heard of the people we’ve spent our careers working with (and we don’t mean “I played a 10am slot at a festival once that was headlined by Mr. Big Name Artist Guy”):

    Yo Yo Ma, Mick Fleetwood, BB King, REM, Vinnie Colaiuta, Oasis, LA Philharmonic, Jerry Kimbrough, BB King, Ani DiFranco, Madison Symphony, Arthur Barrow, The Crawdaddies, Alice In Chains, Munich Philharmonic, Camille Zamora, India Arie, Popa Chubby, Limelight: A Tribute To Rush, Pinetop Perkins, Damon Harris, Robert Mirabal, Jason Webb, Chicago Lyric Opera, Savannah Symphony, Ben Tucker, Arrested Development, Madison Opera, and that’s just a sample.

    When it comes to the music, Frank himself was constantly changing things and allowed his band to bring their voices to the table, plus he understood that live shows are entertainment, not a piano recital. 

    With that in mind, we don’t think playing a note-for-note rendition of Song X from Album Y while staring at our shoes is the proper way to go about this.

    The result of that approach (combined with a lot of homework and being lucky enough to have a killer complement of musicians) is a show that pays respect to Zappa’s legacy, but is still new and different and dangerous and FUN, with lots of eyebrows.

    Kinda like Frank.

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An Evening with...

An Evening with The Furious Bongos

Wed Nov 4 2020 7:30 PM

Reggies Rock Club Chicago IL
An Evening with The Furious Bongos

$12adv - $15dos Ages 17+

The concert featuring Furious Bongos is RESCHEDULED. The new date is Wednesday, November 4, 2020.  All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the door. 

Reggies Rock Club
7:30pm doors / 8:30pm show  / 17+ / $12adv - $15dos

An Evening with... 
The Furious Bongos
The Furious Bongos are a Frank Zappa project who understand that however people describe Zappa, safe or vanilla aren’t usually first in mind. And, they appreciate Frank’s role as an entertainer, not just as a composer – his performances certainly weren’t supposed to be boring recitals, so The Furious Bongos don’t shy away from taking risks and putting on a great show.
The Furious Bongos

The Furious Bongos

Experimental Rock

We’re only in it for the money.
HAHAHAHA
Actually, we’re just a bunch of professional musicians with pretty diverse backgrounds who decided to take on a pretty big challenge and have some fun in the process. 

Now, you might ask, “Oh yeah? ‘Professional’ musicians, eh? What makes you think you can play Frank’s music as well as [insert Zappa family member here]?”

Well….you might not have heard of us individually, but you have heard of the people we’ve spent our careers working with (and we don’t mean “I played a 10am slot at a festival once that was headlined by Mr. Big Name Artist Guy”):

Yo Yo Ma, Mick Fleetwood, BB King, REM, Vinnie Colaiuta, Oasis, LA Philharmonic, Jerry Kimbrough, BB King, Ani DiFranco, Madison Symphony, Arthur Barrow, The Crawdaddies, Alice In Chains, Munich Philharmonic, Camille Zamora, India Arie, Popa Chubby, Limelight: A Tribute To Rush, Pinetop Perkins, Damon Harris, Robert Mirabal, Jason Webb, Chicago Lyric Opera, Savannah Symphony, Ben Tucker, Arrested Development, Madison Opera, and that’s just a sample.

When it comes to the music, Frank himself was constantly changing things and allowed his band to bring their voices to the table, plus he understood that live shows are entertainment, not a piano recital. 

With that in mind, we don’t think playing a note-for-note rendition of Song X from Album Y while staring at our shoes is the proper way to go about this.

The result of that approach (combined with a lot of homework and being lucky enough to have a killer complement of musicians) is a show that pays respect to Zappa’s legacy, but is still new and different and dangerous and FUN, with lots of eyebrows.

Kinda like Frank.

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

Ages 17+
limit 6 per person
General Admission
$15.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 17 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 17 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.