Take Five: Pat Mastelotto

One of the most varied and versatile drummers in all of music, Pat Mastelotto celebrated his 67th birthday on September 10. Artists as varied as Hall & Oates, Al Jarreau, […]

Stick Man for Stick Men: The Pat Mastelotto Interview, Part 2

Continued from Part One… BK: This is an oversimplification, but bear with me. In rock, the drums pretty much keep the beat. In jazz, the beat is often implied. In […]

Stick Man for Stick Men: The Pat Mastelotto Interview, Part 1

Though his major-label introduction to the rock world was as drummer for Mr. Mister, Pat Mastelotto’s résumé would subsequently include a staggering list of credits in a dizzying array of […]

30 Days Out, February 2024 #1: Nirvani, John McCutcheon, Andrew Thelston Band, Stick Men

The quiet season continued herei n Asheville, with tourist traffic slightly diminished. But there’s plenty of great live music, and locals can enjoy it without being (as) overrun by outta-towners. […]

Album Review: Tu-Ner – T-1 Contact Information

If you’re seeking compelling and challenging music, in and around the orbit of King Crimson is a very reliable place to begin your search. The members, former members, friends and […]

30 Days Out, August 2023 #2: Phuncle Sam, tu-NER, Tangerine Dream, The Nude Party

There’s never any shortage of fantastic live music on offer in Asheville. Highlights over the next 30 days include a beloved Dead-flavored local band, another local band often mentioned among […]

Interview Roundup: King Crimson

When it comes to progressive music, King Crimson is the heaviest of heavyweights, the most gigantic of giants. Since their formation in 1969 and through myriad changes in personnel and […]

Music Movie Mondays at GRAIL: Next Event is March 11

March 11: Athens, GA: Inside/Out The acclaimed film documenting the Athens music scene. Featuring R.E.M., Pylon, B-52’s, Flat Duo Jets and more. As always with Music Movie Mondays, the evening […]

EP Review: Stick Men — Tentacles

Considering the degree to which each of its members is known for other projects, it’s remarkable that Stick Men even exists. Drummer extraordinaire Pat Mastelotto has been on every King […]

AUDIO: A Conversation with Tony Levin of Stick Men

For more than a decade now, Musoscribe has been home to my interviews, features, reviews and essays, all in print form. Going forward, I’ll be expanding into audio and possibly […]