STICK MEN (TONY LEVIN)

Danny Zelisko Presents

STICK MEN (TONY LEVIN)

Sun, January 29, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$25.00 - $39.00

This event is 21 and over

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STICK MEN (TONY LEVIN)
STICK MEN (TONY LEVIN)
Stick Men is a progressive rock band created from musicians with extensive experience playing together. Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin are the rhythm section of the legendary band King Crimson. Mastelotto is in demand all over the world as the premier drummer for progressive rock. Levin plays the unusual instrument, the 12 string Chapman Stick, in Crimson, and with Peter Gabriel and others. Markus Reuter is a composer/guitarist who designed and plays his own unique touch style guitar.

Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto, the powerhouse bass and drums of the group King Crimson for some years, bring that tradition to all their playing. Levin plays the Chapman Stick, from which the band takes it’s name. Having bass and guitar strings, the Chapman Stick functions at times like two instruments. Markus Reuter plays his self-designed touch style guitar – again covering much more ground than a guitar or a bass. And Mastelotto’s drumming encompasses not just the acoustic kit, but a unique electronic setup too, allowing him to add loops, samples, percussion, and more.

Markus Reuter, Pat Mastelotto & Tony Levin
The result; audiences are fascinated by watching just three musicians onstage perform pieces like Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, King Crimson’s Red and Lark’s Tongues, as well as wild improvs and their own catalog of unique music.

The group formed in 2008, originally with two Chapman Stick players – but when stickist Micheal Bernier had to leave for personal reasons, Markus, already in a duo group with Pat, was brought in, utilizing his familiarity with King Crimson music (he studied with Robert Fripp, that group’s founder) and his unique instrument and sense of composition, to become an invaluable third member of the group.

Stick Men have released 3 CD’s; Soup, Stick Men, and Absalom. A new album is underway and scheduled for release in Fall 2012. They have toured extensively, and are continuing to do so, with upcoming tour legs in U.S, South America, Russia, England, and Europe.
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