LIVE: King Crimson @ The Egg, 9/9&10/14

September 15th, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg

Review by Bokonon

Breowrr bah-duh-dah bumpa, brrawwr brawwr…

Take your own stab at spelling it out, but the opening strains of “21st Century Schizoid Man” sent yet another thrilling shiver through The Egg last Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Another? Well, geez, it was competing with the performance premiere of “One More Red Nightmare” (40 years on from its vinyl bow), the barbed art crunch of “Red” and the righteous skronk of “Sailor’s Tale” (itself last heard live in 1972).

King Crimson was in the house and it was any prog fan’s wet dream. Yes, Genesis, Gentle Giant… pussies all compared to — Jack Black, back me up here — the majesty of King Crimson.

While the other blokes his age were bluesing it up through the late ’60s, Robert Fripp was getting his Henry Purcell on, forging a baroque jazz metal weirdness that festers to this day.

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The Egg Adds New Concerts

June 2nd, 2014, 10:00 am by Greg


King Crimson is headed into The Egg in Albany for a two-night stand. Led by guitarist Robert Fripp (the band’s only constant member over the years), the legendary progressive rock band is slated to take over The Egg for shows at 8pm on Tuesday & Wednesday, September 9 & 10. Priced at $36.75–$43.75, tickets are scheduled to go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (June 6).

King Crimson’s new line-up will feature Robert Fripp (guitar), Tony Levin (bass and vocals), Mel Collins (sax, flute), Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, vocals) and three – count ’em, 3 – drummers: Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin and Pat Mastelotto.

Also new on The Egg’s concert calendar is a return appearance by veteran guitar hero Robin Trower, who steps into the spotlight at 8pm on Tuesday, October 21 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of his historic album, Bridge of Sighs, a collection of songs that have Influenced a generation of musicians. Tickets go on sale at 11am on Friday (June 6).

NOTE: Trower’s most recent performance at The Egg was in June, 2011. GO HERE for review and photographs…

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