While King Crimson’s legacy as one of the most significant progressive rock bands (and one that never called itself a “progressive rock” band) stems back to 1969’s groundbreaking In the Court of the Crimson King, it could be argued that the band’s most stable, lasting and influential lineup was the one that kicked off with 1981’s essential Discipline and that carried on with various lineup tweaks through 2003’s The Power to Believe. At the core of that band was the guitar interplay of Robert Fripp (the band’s only constant) and the wildly imaginative sideman and solo artist Adrian Belew. That ensemble’s low-fat, nimble rhythm section usually featured Tony Levin and various drummers – primarily Bill Bruford earlier, and Pat Mastelotto later.
The legacy of their challenging music lives on in the work of several different ensembles, including the trio of Belew, Levin and Mastelotto, who perform at the Bearsville Theater on Thursday, August 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the show. The Bearsville Theater is located at 291 Tinker Street in Woodstock. For more information, visit www.bearsvilletheater.com.