Monday, November 19, 2007

Adrian Belew Supports Live Set with Power Trio, or, SIDE FOUR LIVE, SIDE FOUR LIVE

Adrian Belew for the Album Side Three, another unbelievable masterpiece by Mark Colman

From Live Daily:

Adrian Belew supports live set with Power Trio
November 19, 2007
By Kym Kilgore
LiveDaily Contributor

"Guitarist Adrian Belew has a new live album ready to drop and is planning to tour the US once again with his Power Trio.

Dates for the 2008 Adrian Belew Power Trio Tour launch Feb. 19 in Seattle. The outing is scheduled to stick close to the West Coast in February and then jump to the East Coast in March. Details are listed below.

Belew's Power Trio comprises 20-year-old drummer Eric Slick and 21-year-old bassist Julie Slick. The siblings are graduates of the Paul Green School of Rock, where Belew met them in early 2006.

The trio, which has been touring together since late last year, has been recording live shows for the album "Side Four," which is due tomorrow (11/20). The set trails last year's "Side Three," which marked Belew's third solo album in less than a year following 2005's "Side One" and "Side Two."

The first three albums in the series feature bassist Les Claypool of Primus and drummer Danny Carey from Tool.

Belew also released new material this year with his pop band, The Bears. The album "Eureka!" surfaced in May and The Bears did a mini-tour in the spring."

Also, as per Pollstar there are new dates added to the Power Trio tour this spring as follows (and a little birdie told me there are yet more to be added soon)

Tue 03/04/08 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
Thu 03/06/08 Ferndale, MI The Magic Bag
Tue 03/11/08 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall

ETA: Oh, pardon me. It appears that birdie just flew by:

03/15/08 Jammin' Java Vienna, Virginia

Erm, I know I've been among the missing lately, but combine my new blood pressure medication with National Novel Writing Month and the excitement of Side Four Live and a lot of e-flurrying (heh) I'm doing in connection with that, I haven't had time to blog.

So let's do a quick recap.

You can purchase Side Four Live right here.

There's also a very good chance you will be able to purchase Mark Colman's poster in connection with the photo shoot he did for Side Four Live -- you know, this one -- and I've heard a rumor that it will in fact be the official tour poster for the trio so continue to check Ade's website:

In other news...

You can check up on my progress at National Novel Writing Month right here.

I get to walk the red carpet (even if it is from Bed, Bath and Beyond) for the opening night preview/premier of Why We Wax in New York City on December 10, 2007 because I am one of the film's co-stars.

And wrapping up the headlines of today, I wrote a blurb for a new short story collection by an incredible mysterious author so that's way cool, too...stay tuned for a lot more on that in the near future, too.

Other than the above, things are quiet. I'm really looking forward to Thanksgiving with the family...Julie and Gary are furiously planning the menu and as is my eccentric tradition every year, I will post photos of each dish as well as detailed ingredients and descriptions.

Sigh...I wonder if this is my last carnivorous Thanksgiving. Yikes, what if by this time next year, I'm a vegan?

Ha ha.



belewbloggfan said...

Hey Rob!
It's great to have you back : D
I just adore that pig! And Mark's incredible Ade portrait! Mmm...gonna have to try and get my hands on one of those Mark Colman Tour Posters! What a brill idea! Maybe Ade could sell them also, for those poor unfortunate souls who will not be able to make it to a live gig!

SIDE FOUR LIVE! SIDE FOUR LIVE! you did it Rob - thank you so very much!

I read earlier today that your darling Neil Gaiman had something to do with today's release of the 'amazon kindle' - did you get the scoop?

Welcome back to the blog-O-sphere... my Queen!


RobinSlick said...

I know! Isn't the poster unbelievable? (and the pig, too ha ha)

Meanwhile, I was like, what does Wendy mean by Neil Gaiman on Amazon so I investigated...and oh was worth watching him speak even if I'm not 100% on board with this device. I like books, damn it! Even though my own books are published digitally as well, I personally have never bought an ebook. But for kids with heavy backpacks I should think for text books alone it's a godsend. I'd like one for all of my cookbooks - I could see where it's handy in the kitchen so I don't have to drip food all over my cookbooks since they are all so beautiful...but I'd still buy them as books...and yeah, for a long plane ride, it would be awesome as well...but I'm still not convinced.

Wendy, I am still mourning the loss of the record album. I finally got used to CDs and now all of the CD stores are closing. I take pleasure in shopping for books and music - I can spend hours searching and that feeling of excitement when you stumble on a book or CD you didn't know just don't get that with e-world or iPod world or whatever you call it.

Sometimes I am very glad to be my age. As cool as all of this new technology is, I am happy I grew up without it.

But oh, thanks for the Neil Gaiman candy. Here's the link for anyone who would like to know what Wendy and I are talking about:

Neil Gaiman speaks about the Kindle

Kimberly M. said...

Thanks for the shout out, Robin!!! Now I'm going to HAVE to find a red bathmat (although heaven help me to find one without a friggin' reindeer on it this time o' year...)

And I hear tofurkey isn't TOO disgusting... :-)

Scott said...

Hey Robin,

I'm glad to see you back in the Blog-O-Sphere! I hope you are adjusting to the new meds ok, sometimes that takes a while so try not to get too frustrated. I'm an impatient patient myself so I DO feel your pain. :-)

Woo-Hoo on the Vienna VA show! Two nights of the AB3 for me! :-)

LitPark said...

Great news on the album. Love the art for it. And I'll see you at the film screening, but I'll have to go in the regular door.

peanut and planet said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

Dj Generation Y said...

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