Pledgemusic Campaign To Bring Crimson ProjeKCt To Adelaide

TCP_2502b369302b5fbd6“#$%*! Adelaide misses out again?!” – It’s a common cry heard by promoters from the denizens of the City of Churches as tour after tour bypasses them.

We note your pain, good people of Adelaide and so do The Crimson ProjeKCt.

The monsters of prog would dearly love to bring their three hour show of outstanding musicianship to the city by the Gulf St. Vincent and are today launching a Pledgemusic campaign for fans to sign up for the show and to encourage others to help bring the music of King Crimson to Adelaide. Read More …

INTERVIEW: Adrian Belew

Adrian Belew

The Crimson ProjeKCt is a King Crimson offshoot featuring three current members of that historic, nay, iconic band – Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto – along with Julie Slick, Tobias Ralph and Markus Reuter. And a typical Crimson ProjeCKt concert is a marathon of musical might which shifts through many moods and configurations. Belew explains: “What happens is this: Stick Men (Levin, Mastelotto and Reuter) play a set of their music (which includes a Crimson track or two), then the Power Trio (Belew, Slick, Ralph) plays a set of my music (which also includes a Crimson track), then Tony and Pat and I play a Crimson song (as yet another trio), and then comes the big finale: both trios play more than an hours-worth of Crimson music as a double trio! It’s a helluva show!” And the group is coming to Australia and New Zealand to spread their particular brand of musical majesty in June and July, with shows in Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle. Read More …

The Crimson ProjeKCt To Tour Australia & NZ

The Crimson ProjeCKtThe Crimson ProjeKCt, the King Crimson offshoot band featuring Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter, Julie Slick and Tobias Ralph, will be touring Australia and New Zealand in January 2014, playing a three-hour set which includes material by Stick Men (Levin, Mastelotto and Reuter), The Adrian Belew Power Trio (Belew, Slick and Ralph), then a huge Crimsonfest featuring more than an hour of material, including Belew, Levin and Mastelotto as a trio before all six musicians take the stage. The tour includes shows in Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle. Here’s the press release and info on the premium ticket package, which involves a meet & greet as well as plenty of exclusive goodies. Read More …

I Miss You, David Bowie

I never had time for David Bowie.

That changed when I was 16 though. I read an article in the newspaper, an interview with Bowie about his then-new album , 1.Outside. It was a concept album, planned to be the first of a series, one to be released each year until 2000 or something like that. (It didn’t quite end up happening like that. 1.Outside was the only disc released from the project). In the interview Bowie talked about his creative process and his assumption of different characters and stuff like that, and as a teenager struggling with his sense of identity and coming to terms with what it meant to be a creative person, I was intrigued. Accompanying the article was a competition: you could win the album by phoning up and answering a trivia question or something. I did, and I won. So my first Bowie album was possibly his most impenetrable, his darkest, his moodiest. The one with a graphic depiction of a disembowled cadaver in the booklet.  Read More …