This week, Ira spoke with Dweezil Zappa, performing Hot Rats Live! Plus other hot stuff 1969 at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, February 20. In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Zappa talks about father, Frank Zappa, and his unique musical approach; how is music from song to song and album to album is so different; how his father used the technology of the time to create unusual sounds; why he took on the project of presenting his father’s music; the challenge of making the live experience like the record, but yet have room for improvisation; and why music needs to be valued again.
This week, Ira spoke with Mike Reno, lead singer of Lover Boy, performing at the Orleans Showroom February 29 at 8 p.m.. In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Reno talks about how the group was named; his long-term relationship with Paul Dean; the group’s responsibility to the songs; the secret to keeping the band going; the immortality of their songs; and why they respect the music.