Prog-rock guitarist Adrian Belew slides into Belly Up Tuesday night. The Kentucky native is best known for his years fronting King Crimson, but in the biz, the technical virtuoso is the studio cat to call, as have Zappa, Talking Heads, Bowie, Tori Amos, Paul Simon, Trent Reznor... Belew is touring his new “power trio” with brother/sister rhythm kids Eric (20) and Julie Slick (21), whom Belew was wowed by at an '06 Paul Green School of Rock concert. Last year, the Adrian Belew Trio released debut Side Four, the band’s first live takes of Belew compositions, including hit “Beat Box Guitar,” which earned Belew a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Instrumental.... Good week for guitar junkies, as progressive jazzman Pat Metheny checks in to Anthology for two nights..... Winston’s in O.B. stages men in black Cash’d Out.
New North Park nightspot U-31 hosts This Holiday Life’s CD release party for The Beginning of the End of the World. The Encinitas pop-rock quartet are taking it cross country. Wish 'em luck. Andrea Hamilton, Writer, and Red Letter Agent & the Daylights in support.... 'Nother CD release cross town at Casbah, where Portland duo Helio Sequence touts SubPop collection Keep Your Eyes Ahead. Fellow Portlanders The Builders and the Butchers and locals Calico Horse (Emily and Patti from Clockwork Army) set the stage.
— Barnaby Monk