Adrian Belew and Tony Levin together tonight at The Triple Door

Adrian Belew has played with some of the most innovative rock artists in the land. His resume includes: Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Graceland, Downward Spiral, Nine Inch Nails as well as multi-year stint as frontman/writer/guitarist/vocalist for King Crimson. In addition, he has recorded five records with the avante-garde pop band The Bears, and has twenty critically acclaimed solo records to add to his impressive portfolio.

Tony Levin may be best known as long time bassist with Peter Gabriel. In addition, he has played with many rock artists, including John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Simon and Garfunkel and a lot more. Tony has had 6 solo releases, as well as 3 Stick Men discs. He was on the internet before the internet was mainstream. Tony’s website,, has one of the longest running musician blogs on the web.

Tony Levin and Stick Men will play tonight along with The Adrian Belew Power Trio tonight at The Triple Door.

I will be covering the show and will have some great photos from Jerry & Lois Levin to share with you, as well as some back stage video and audio interviews.

About the bands…

The Adrian Belew Power Trio features the amazing bass work of Julie Slick and drummer Tobias Ralph. Together with Belew’s sintilating guitar playing and powerful vocal stylings, should prove to be a very powerful musical force.

Stick Men features Tony Levin’s unique and innovative playing on the Chapman Stick. Levin along with the progressive drumming of Pat Mastelotto and Markus Reuter’s self-designed touch style guitar will weave an incredible sonic tapestry.

After each of their respective sets both groups will join forces for a fusion/prog rock explosion.

To find out more about these two amazing artists and hear some of their music, listen to my SMI Radio interviews with them by clicking the player below or downloading to your mobile device.

Not only is he a multi-media journalist, he is also an accomplished musician. He is the founder of SMI and drives the creative look, feel and branding for the publication. His years of writing, arranging, and performing live music in a variety of genres inform his ability to communicate the message and the mechanics of music. Roth’s work on SMI reflects his philosophy that music is the universal language, and builds community. He believes it has the power to unite people of every race, religion, gender, and persuasion.