Frank Zappa 'How Can You Listen to That?' 

Tuesday, Sept. 10

When the Seattle's Experience Music Project opened "Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses," it was both a revolutionary and a "duh" concept. A museum in the Emerald City, where grunge was born, dedicated to music and hosting a show about one of the most prominent bands of the 20th century was no big surprise--although that it didn't happen until 2011 kind of was.

It was a bona fide muesum exhibition and not a few flannel shirts in glass cases. It was a testament to Nirvana's influence on the American landscape. While a conversation about Frank Zappa at the Boise Public Library isn't exactly a lecture at the Guggenheim, it also speaks to the significance of music in American culture.

Led by Aaron Nuttall, Frank Zappa: How Can You Listen to That Stuff? is a chance to gain a deeper understanding into Zappa's strange, surreal, multi-layered, highly intelligent but somehow-always-listenable music. Nuttall will share his thoughts on how Inca Roads "evolved from an unassuming instrumental into a vehicle for Zappa's most popular improvisation," his take on "whether Zappa was 'too ugly for show business' and transmuted his failed movie-making ambition into scurrilous rock operas" and more.

Zappa at the Library. It's like a Mommy and Me get-together for children of the Mothers of Invention.

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