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King Crimson

June 26
7:30 p.m.
Classic Rock, Experimental, Rock

The venerable prog-rock band King Crimson has been pronounced dead numerous times over the past five decades, only to stagger back into action, typically in prime form, after a Frankensteinian jolt from founder Robert Fripp. Fripp’s guitar work pushes classical technique to the fringes of experimental rock, and as KC’s presiding monarch since its groundbreaking 1969 debut, In the Court of the Crimson King, he’s seen waves of musicians pass through the band. The current lineup, which he calls a double quartet, features three drummers plus additional personnel drawn from various KC incarnations: bassist Tony Levin, saxophonist Mel Collins, vocalist Jakko Jakszyk, and multi-instrumentalist Bill Reiflin. Crimson has issued a series of live sets in recent years, including 2016’s massive Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind, and this month the band released Heroes—Live In Europe, 2016, an EP featuring the David Bowie classic, which Fripp played guitar on in 1977, proving court is definitely back in session.