A tribute single for drummer Bill Rieflin benefits the cancer center that treated him; activist Mohawk Johnson and experimental duo Angry Blackmen drop new rap projects.
Many know the lore of prog bass lord Tony Levin, legendary for his active fretwork with King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, and other artsy UK acts. Lately I’ve been paying more attention to his diverse but less famous early session work, which includes spots on key LPs by Carly Simon, Judy Collins, Lou Reed (he’s on […]
Recorded in Chicago in 1982, Eardance’s sole album had tons of gorgeous conservatory-trained playing but got almost no distribution.
A few years ago I was lucky enough to see one of the greatest shows of my lengthy concertgoing life: King Crimson at the Chicago Theatre. Clearly the band thought it was a good one too, as they released the entire show as the album Official Bootleg: Live in Chicago, June 28th, 2017. King Crimson’s […]
Current musical obsessions of Teen Movie Hell author Mike McPadden, comics artist Corinne Halbert, and Reader listings coordinator Salem Collo-Julin
When it comes to conversations about the best guitar players of all time, rock fans typically mention the likes of Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix long before the thought of little old Adrian Belew crosses their minds. That’s a shame, because the unassuming shredder has one of the most mind-bending discographies in music history. Belew […]
Current musical obsessions of Meat Wave drummer Ryan Wizniak, Meg MacDuff of Bleach Party and Montrose Man, and the Reader’s Luca Cimarusti
Which shade of King Crimson can one expect to see tonight? The baroque-hippie, fast-shredding prog-rock of “21st Century Schizoid Man”? The show-offy protomath prog-rock of the band’s 1972-’74 peak? The global-fusion avant-AOR prog-rock of the group’s trio of albums in the early-to-mid 1980s? I have some bad news: You probably won’t get any of these. […]
Early-70s prog oddballs McLuhan used lots of visuals onstage and recorded their sole LP with the man who’d later produce Thriller.
The best shows to see through the weekend include Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler, Raveonettes, King Crimson, and Ikue Mori.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, September 25
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “I’ll Come Running,” off of Brian Eno’s 1975 album Another Green World.
Alan Lake’s apartment is bursting at the seams with art, cookbooks, and percussion instruments from around the world.
King Crimson’s Gavin Harrison teaches two small master classes next week at Vic’s Drum Shop.
Trevor de Brauw of Pelican talks to Noah Leger of Electric Hawk and Anatomy of Habit