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 …

REVIEW: David Bowie – The Next Day

David-Bowie-The-Next-Day1-1David Bowie’s always at his best when he’s fucking with your idea of who David Bowie is. He achieves that on The Next Day by shattering the idea that he’s a 66-year-old dude making his first album in ten years. It’s no mistake that the cover features a defacing of the artwork for Heroes – this album could fit in very neatly between Heroes and Scary Monsters, with additional little teases and hints here and there which recall moments from 1.Outside, Heathen, Tin Machine II, Station To Station and Let’s Dance. But perhaps the most overt ode to the Bowie of old is You Feel So Lonely You Could Die, which sounds suspiciously like a long-lost track from the Ziggy Stardust sessions, before confirming your sense of “this sounds familiar” by ending with the lonesome drum beat from Five Years. It’s one of those cheeky intertextual moves that Bowie weaves into his catalog so easily.  Read More …