dr. chow's love medicine

Dr. Chow's Love Medicine took part in various editions of the Zappafest in Milwaukee: December 11, 2004, December 10, 2005 and December 14, 2006.
And also in 2009, 2010 and 2012.




November 2004, info from Fly

Announcing the 5th annual Zappafest where local bands get together and perform nothing but Frank Zappa tunes. This year's line up includes "Dr. Chow's Love Medicine", "Dog Feud" and "Dupree's Paradise".

Shank Hall is at 1431 N. Farwell. Cover is only $7.00 and it starts at 9:00 pm.

More info from Fly, after I asked him:

I don't know what to tell you besides that once a year, we gather together to play tribute to Zappa.

These bands don't play him much, or at all, the rest of the year. The band I play guitar with is "Dr. Chow's Love Medicine".  Others this year include "Dupree's Paradise" and "Dog Feud".  Also playing will be Mark Shurilla and "Wowie Zowie".  Mark usually plays the music of Buddy Holly and Roy Orberson during the summer to make money and also performs as "McTavish" doing Irish Rock.  He is also in "The Electric Assholes", or "the Blackholes" when they have to censor their name, doing polka punk.  I do not think any of us has a web site.  I am not the organizer but have played every year with Dr. Chow.  The guy who does put it together is Jeff Platt.

But, as I said, one night a year, next Saturday the 11th, we will be only doing Zappa.

December 2005, info from Fly:

Saturday DECEMBER 10

6th Annual Milwaukee Zappa Fest w/ & Jason Seed Elixir Ensemble & Dr. Chow's Love Medicine

Linneman's Riverwest Inn, 1001 E. Locust, Milwaukee, WI - (414)
-  9 PM - $8

Local bands covering only Zappa music.  For further info contact milwaukeefly2000 at yahoo dot com


7th Annual ZappaFest - December 14 at Stonefly

This year, we'll be at Stonefly, the brewpub formerly known at Onopa, at 735 E. Center Street in Riverwest, Milwaukee. Our annual music event, features the musical madness and mayhem of Frank Zappa.
Right now, we've got Dr. Chow's Love Medicine and The Spiders of Destiny confirmed.

The Spiders of Destiny feature Dixon Bols on lead guitar & Mr. Poopy, bass & vocals, from the Fun-ka-trons; David Darsh, keys & vocals, ex-Wild Kingdom; Danny Dinky, drums, ex- Shinola; Greasy Guido, guitar, from Drunk from Beer, and introducing the soon to be infamous Chestica Air-on of 5 Star Hangover on lead vocals and madness. They will be doing their versions of "Mr. Green Genes", "Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up", and "Let's Make the Water Turn Black". They plan to do "Magic Fingers", "Sharleena", "My Guitar Wants to Kill your Mama", and hope to do "Love of My Life", "Muffin Man", and "Chunga's Revenge". Other surprises are being planned from Spiders of Destiny...

Dr. Chows Love Medicine is led by Dr. Plow, Frank Chandek, who is Mr. Green Genes for real, toting that trash and plowing them streets for Milwaukee Streets & San. Between times, he and his bandmates perform as Dr. Chow´s Love Medicine, a theatrical rock and blues combo, reinventing classics and creating new ones.
Since joining us at Zappa 2000, they've incorporated Frank Z's tunes into their touring act. Expect "Durty Love", "Valley Girl", "Miss Pinky", "Bobby Brown", "Magic Finger", "Dog Breath, "Baby Snakes", "DynaMo Hum" & "Mr. Green Genes," plus "Willie the Pimp" with a Captain Beefhart sax wail !

Visit www.sudswineandspirits.com for more info as we get it !!

-- Jeff Platt


2012 12 03 info by Fly

The 12th annual Milwaukee Zappafest will be Friday December 28 featuring Dr. Chows Love Medicine(with the 3D horns), Freddie Lee Band and Gozortenplat at Linneman's 1001 E Locust St. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.



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