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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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