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PROG ROCK | Stick Men


When they aren't working with King Crimson, drummer Pat Mastelotto and bassist Tony Levin join up with guitarist Markus Reuter for the spacey, electric Stick Men. When with the Stick Men, Levin — who has worked with everyone from Peter Gabriel to Tom Waits and Pink Floyd — puts down the bass in favor of the 12-string Chapman Stick, which incorporates both bass and guitar strings for a unique, flexible sound. Adding to the experimental sound, Reuter plays a self-designed touch style guitar, and Mastelotto routinely flies between an acoustic kit and electronic setup. The combination is prog rock that sounds brand new, uncontainable, and brimming with infinite possibilities.

Stick Men perform Wednesday, October 29, at Lovin' Cup, 300 Park Point Drive. 8 p.m. $25.;