Showing posts with label progressive rock. Show all posts
Showing posts with label progressive rock. Show all posts

5.06.2017

LEGENDARY ROCK GUITARIST ADRIAN BELEW US TOUR DATES


King Crimson / Zappa / Bowie Guitar Legend Adrian Belew Announces Massive Spring 2017 North American Tour!

Asheville, NC – Legendary guitarist Adrian Belew, best known for his work with King Crimson, Frank Zappa and David Bowie, as well as his own critically acclaimed solo work, is happy to announce his Spring 2017 North American tour! A celebration of Adrian's massive body of work past, present, and future! The tour, which spans across 23 US States and 3 Canadian Provinces, starts on February 28 in Vienna, VA. Adrian is touring with his Power Trio featuring Julie Slick on bass and drummer Tobias Ralph, both virtuoso musicians.


Adrian recently scored the music to “Piper”, a short movie by animation studio Pixar, which was released on June 17, 2016. The six-minute production tells the story of a small bird that lives on a beach, and must challenge herself to find food while avoiding treacherous waves. It was screened before “Finding Dory”, the full-length sequel to 2003's “Finding Nemo”. Meanwhile, Adrian continues to work on the latest additions to his FLUX project, including an album called FLUXbybelew Volume Two and an in-app addition entitled FLUXation Pack Two.

Adrian Belew Power Trio tour dates:

5/04/2017 - Asheville, NC - Isis Music Hall - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h6fgnm4
5/05/2017 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle - http://www.catscradle.com ;
5/06/2017 - Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Music Hall
5/07/2017 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h285drv
5/09/2017 - New York, NY – Iridium - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gpgz6ly
5/10/2017 - New York, NY – Iridium - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jhdjofs ;
5/11/2017 - New York, NY – Iridium - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jtvd46y ;
5/12/2017 - Albany, NY – Swyer Theatre at The Egg - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hsd36pb ;
5/13/2017 - Montreal, QC - Le Club Soda - http://www.clubsoda.ca ;
5/14/2017 - Quebec City, QC - Salle Jean Paul Tardif - http://www.sallejeanpaultardif .com/
5/16/2017 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hg8aogc ;
5/17/2017 - Ferndale, MI - The Magic Bag - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h8rpkas ;
5/18/2017 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theater - http://www.the20thcenturytheater.com ;
5/20/2017 - Nashville, TN - 12th & Porter - http://12andporter.com/ ;
5/21/2017 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/zp 3v5rq ;

Adrian Belew is a legendary guitarist well-known for his diverse travels around the musical map. He is a multi-instrumentalist whose solo records are critically acclaimed. His moving singing voice and prolific songwriting has endeared a loyal fan base of music lovers. His music is being discovered everyday by more and more listeners thirsty for great music with a creative standard not often pushed by the commercial music industry.

Adrian first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he toured with Frank Zappa who later said, “Adrian reinvented electric guitar”. Adrian's signature tones, unique use of effects and whammy bar remains completely different, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on today's guitarists. He was guitarist, songwriter and frontman Progressive Rock Powerhouse King Crimson for over 30 years. “Discipline”, Adrian's first record with King Crimson, is listed among the most important rock records ever made.

Adrian has had a career that commands both awe and respect from fellow musicians and loyal fans, from his first solo record “The Lone Rhino” to the Atlantic Records hit album “Mr. Music Head” or any of his other 20 plus solo records that push sonic boundaries while maintaining artistic integrity. Adrian shreds on guitar but also writes beautiful songs that will make you cry. Yes, Adrian has taken his fans on a wild ride through countless world tours and albums with David Bowie, Talking Heads, Laurie, Anderson, and Paul Simon. He truly is the Twang Bar King!

3.21.2015

ROCKTROPOLIS REPS MICHIGAN PROG WITH 3113 AND DOES IT VERY WELL


I am sitting here with a big ol' progressive rock grin on my face, listening to the new CD "3113" by mid-Michigan's own purveyor of this instrumental rock genre Rocktropolis ®. What this band has done is keep our state in the face of musicians and fans alike of guitar-driven prog, with a CD that soars and screams and then gently soothes you with the flying fingers of Pete Metropoulos, Sam Metropoulos and whoever the drummer is (Ed. Note: Always include liner notes on who's actually in the band). There are cuts here that would be right at home in an action movie opening sequence as well as the end credits of a sci-fi thriller.

I'm pleasantly surprised at the amount of keyboards that grace these tunes: as a keyboard player myself, I'd like them louder because they really fit well but hey, that's me! The production is stellar and consistent across the tracks with very tight drums and bass laying a solid background where the many guitars (and apparently a whole lot of fingers) of Pete builds his own signature soloing identity.

My only beef - I understand the less expensive (and sometimes labeled "green") single sleeve packaging that this disc comes in but it leaves no room for all the extra information one might want to know: where recorded, who did the writing…and who's in the band! But that's really my only complaint and that might just be my opinion only.

Good job gents - it's apparent you know what you're doing. Highly recommend.

Submitted by Nightcrier.

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5.18.2014

AN ENDLESS SPORADIC: DERPULOUS


Los Angeles, CA - One of the most talked about up and coming prog groups of 2014, An Endless Sporadic, is releasing a new single on the heels of their appearance on the Progressive Nation 2014 cruise hosted by Transatlantic's Mike Portnoy!

The new single, featuring Zach Kamins on guitar, Eloy Palacios on bass, Tony Solis on additional guitar, and Andy Gentile on drums, is titled “Derpulous”; a short instrumental piece about the journey of an alien seahorse in treacherous seas.



Watch the video for “Derpulous' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKveX9039bM

“A wild progressive sonic ride. It's thrilling to hear progressive rock that is fresh and inspiring. These guys are obviously very skilled and their music is brimming over with youthful creativity and vitality.” - Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)

Originally formed the band in 2005 in Houston, TX through a series of random jam/improv sessions by Zach Kamins and Andy Gentile. Eventually, AES's song “Sun Of Pearl” was featured in Tony Hawk's American Wasteland video game. The track “Impulse” was added as a bonus song in Guitar Hero 3, and the track “Anything” has been featured in Guitar Hero: World Tour as free Downloadable Content in the Neversoft Track Pack.

The band has a wide range of musical influences, which can be heard throughout their work, and include ELP, King Crimson, Dream Theater, The Flower Kings, Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Dillinger Escape Plan, Sikth, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Primus, Mr. Bungle and Ozric Tentacles.

For more information: www.anendlesssporadic.com

To purchase the “Derpulous” single: http://bit.ly/1m32F8Y

4.08.2014

VALENTIN THE MAD: NEVER PIECE OF MIND


Hey Detroit Rock n Roll Magazine,

I'm Valentin (stage name Valentin The Mad) a lead guitarist - solo artist from Haifa, Israel. I'm currently working on my solo project on which I play all of the tracks - record the guitars, the bass and program the drums.

My latest release -- Never Peace of Mind (prog rock):



Sandstorm (heavy-thrash metal in arabian style):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8A_Ry4hisY

Lily Was Here(my all-guitar rewrite to Candy Dulfer`s and David A. Stewart`s classic):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUISi_zeYgM

Insomnia (soft rock):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGUp1s8fJrI

You can listen to the rest of the solo tracks on this playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgrDAPIq_KbvO_kfrm7XSLIhEZHKKduOZ&

Social media profiles:
https://www.facebook.com/valentinthemad
https://www.youtube.com/user/Valentintheguitarist
https://twitter.com/ValentinTheMad

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