Stick Men: Tony Levin (King Crimson), Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), Markus Reuter
Kevin Hufnagel (of Gorguts & Dysrhythmia), Tim Motzer
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is minors under 21 with parent or legal guardian
Watch & Listen
STICK MEN - Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto, the powerhouse bass and drums of the group King Crimson for several decades, 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.
TONY LEVIN - Born in Boston, Tony Levin started out in classical music, playing bass in the Rochester Philharmonic. Then he started playing jazz and rock, having a notable career, recording and touring with King Crimson (since 1980), Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Yes, Alice Cooper, Paul Simon and many more. He has also released 5 solo albums and has published books of poetry and photography. In addition to touring with Stick Men, he is currently a member of King Crimson and Peter Gabriel Band, and jazz band Levin Brothers with his brother pianist and keyboardist Pete Levin.
PAT MASTELOTTO - Very rarely does a drummer go on to forge the most successful career on the demise of their former hit band. Phil Collins and Dave Grohl have managed it, so too has Pat Mastelotto, a self taught drummer from Northern California, who has also been involved with pushing the envelope of electronic drumming. Pat has spent a lifetime jumping genres from pop, to prog, to electronica to world music with – among others – Mr. Mister, XTC, David Sylvian, The Rembrandts, Kimmo Pohjonen, and for the last 25 years with King Crimson.
Kevin Hufnagel (of Gorguts & Dysrhythmia)
Multifaceted guitarist/composer Kevin Hufnagel has been playing, writing, performing, and recording for over 30 years. In addition to his extensive discography of solo works, Kevin is the guitarist for the bands Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, Vaura, and Sabbath Assembly. Kevin has also recently entered the world of composing for film, taking on a collaboration with director Natasha Kermani for the original score to her full length sci-fi/indie drama Imitation Girl.
Kevin's solo career began in 1997 with his first release 'While I Wait'. Subsequent recordings have seen Hufnagel shift fluidly from detailed classical/acoustic based works to hazy, texturally-immersive soundscapes to avant-garde/sound design glitch guitar freakouts to his most recent output 'Messages to the Past'; a melodic, heartfelt release inspired by some of his earliest hard rock and metal influences.
After 20 years of world touring, five solo albums, and stunning collaborations including over 80 albums of credits, Tim Motzer continues to "traverse manifold territories in music (Guitar Player magazine)." Tim is widely known for his distinct textural acoustic-electro guitar voice utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques. From 2016-18, Tim toured the world playing prestigious venues and jazz festivals with Bandit65, an improvising trio he co-leads with guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and drummer Gintas Janusonis. He has also collaborated with numerous musical luminaries including David Sylvian, Burnt Friedman, Jaki Liebezeit, poet Ursula Rucker, King Britt, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Vernon Reid, David Torn, Markus Reuter, and Pat Mastelotto, among others. Tim's work has appeared in the hit HBO series True Blood as well as a major motion picture directed by Michael Mann. As an in-demand, solo live composer/improviser in the world of modern dance, Tim most recently playing to sold-out houses in Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Oujda, Morocco; Philadelphia, PA; and Toronto, Canada. For nearly a decade, he has served as a live accompanist for master choreographers at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Tim brings his dynamic, eclectic array of musical projects together under his own 1k Recordings imprint, which has over 40 releases and counting.
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