Progressive Ideas

blogged by Michael Popke and Marc Garrison

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.