Stick Men made a welcome return to Toronto last week. Words by Tim Darbyshire, photos by Tim Darbyshire and Keith Quinn.
Straight after another touring cycle with King Crimson, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto once again joined forces with fellow stick man Markus Reuter and embarked on the ‘Prog Noir 2017 Tour’
The intimate setting of The Garrison provided the backdrop for the evening as Stick Men performed an eclectic set spanning their full career to date. The latest studio album ‘Prog Noir’ provided 4 of the numbers and the usual King Crimson covers were eagerly lapped up by the enthusiastic crowd.
Seeing such quality musicians up close is always a treat, and with such a small stage, at times it felt like the band were playing in your living room.
Special mention too must go to SONAR, the Swiss support band who performed a excellent opening set of rythmic, interlocking instrumental tunes. For more information visit the SONAR website
Pat Mastelotto – Drums and percussion
Tony Levin – Chapman stick, vocals
Markus Reuter – Touch guitar
Setlist – The Garrison, Toronto – 27th August 2017
Hide The Trees
Crack In The Sky
Breathless (Robert Fripp cover)
Mirage (Mike Oldfield cover)
Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Part Two (King Crimson cover)
Sartori In Tangier (King Crimson cover)
Level Five (King Crimson cover)