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Concert Mon Mar 03 2008

Adrian Belew Power Trio at Martyrs

Adrian Belew may the best guitarist you've never heard of. Though now known mainly through his nearly three decades with King Crimson, his CV reads like a roll call of some of the greatest tours in history. In 1977, he began playing behind notorious musical perfectionist Frank Zappa, and appeared in the 1979 concert film Baby Snakes. Concurrently, he hired himself out to back David Bowie on his Heros tour in 1979. He contributed to the Talking Heads iconicRemain in Light album and played on their subsequent tour. Round out the resume with sessions work for Peter Gabriel, Laurie Anderson, and even the Crash Test Dummies, and it becomes clear that he has kept very busy.

There have been ruminations about a possible upcoming King Crimson tour, but if you want to see what the prolific Belew has been up to lately, you'll get your chance Wednesday when the Adrian Belew Power Trio plays Martyrs. The power trio, is comprised of Belew and siblings Eric and Julie Slick, who he met through a show he played for the Paul Green School of Rock, apparently proving that their placement program works OK. Musically, the group has all the stripped down drive of your stock power trio, with a healthy dose of Belew's signature oddity thrown in to keep things fresh.

Adrian Belew Power Trio plays Martyrs at 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. on Wednesday, 3/5. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are $25.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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  Chicago Music Media

Alarm Magazine
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Boxx Magazine
Brooklyn Vegan Chicago
Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Chicago Reader Music
Chicagoist Arts & Events
Chicago Music Guide
Chicago Singles Club
Country Music Chicago
Cream Team
Dark Jive
The Deli Chicago
Jim DeRogatis
Fake Shore Drive
Gowhere Hip Hop
The Hood Internet
Jaded in Chicago
Largehearted Boy
Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
Live Music Blog
Loud Loop Press
Oh My Rockness
Pop 'stache
Pop Matters
Resident Advisor
Sound Opinions
Sun-Times Music Blog
Theft Liable to Prosecution
Tribune Music
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
WFMU's Beware of the Blog
Windy City Rock


Abbey Pub
Andy's Jazz Club
Aragon Ballroom
Auditorium Theatre
Beat Kitchen
Bottom Lounge
Buddy Guy's Legends
The Burlington
California Clipper
Concord Music Hall
Congress Theater
Cubby Bear
Double Door
Elbo Room
Empty Bottle
Green Mill
The Hideout
Honky Tonk BBQ
House of Blues
Kingston Mines
Lincoln Hall
Logan Square Auditorium
Mayne Stage
The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
Park West
The Promontory
Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
The Riviera
Thalia Hall
The Shrine
Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Uncommon Ground
The Vic
The Whistler

  Labels, Promoters
  & Shops:

Alligator Records
Beverly Records
Bloodshot Records
Dave's Records
Delmark Records
Drag City
Dusty Groove
Flameshovel Records
Groove Distribution
He Who Corrupts
Jam Productions
Jazz Record Mart
Kranky Records
Laurie's Planet of Sound
Minty Fresh
Numero Group
mP Shows
Permanent Records
Reckless Records
Smog Veil Records
Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
Thrill Jockey Records Touch & Go/Quarterstick Records
Victory Records

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