Author Archives: Michael Popke

Trio of King Crimson members to reunite

Crimson fans, rejoice! Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto have combined the forces of their trios — the Adrian Belew Power Trio and Stick Men — for the upcoming Two of a Perfect Trio U.S. tour.

Israeli band spoofs Dream Theater

Dream Theater’s three-part, one-hour-plus video documentary chronicling the band’s search for a new drummer reeked of self-indulgence. So Israeli proggers Solstice Coil decided to make a parody.

Celebrating Moonjune Records

New York’s Moonjune Records is celebrating a decade of releasing challenging “non-overproduced music that transcends stylistic pigeon-holing.” Here’s a look at seven key albums in the label’s catalog.

Jem Godfrey freezes Frost*

Jem Godfrey, perhaps best known in Britain for producing that country’s popular girl group Atomic Kitten, went prog several years ago with a collective known as Frost*. But he looked back more than once, and now — in a brutal, startlingly honest announcement in the band’s online forum — he’s seemingly put Frost* on ice for good.