Thursday, March 10, 2016

Transmission 1416 - Head Quill Pig Sapling Soars Solo


Enjoy a live hour of

Steven Wilson

with and without

Porcupine Tree


"It's one of the blunders of the world that no-one cares"



I would be the first to admit that I am jaded and biased. 
The best shows in my concert career are all in the rear-view mirror - Right?
Wrong! 

Steven Wilson and his amazing band proved that excitingly progressive music is alive and well in 2016. I had not been in the storied Orpheum Theatre in Boston for over 30 years, but nostalgia stopped there. The over two and a half hour show was filled with the stuff of legend; compelling songs, great sound, intricate interplay and astounding visuals - wow!

The players including David Kilminster on guitar, Craig Blundell on drums, Nick Beggs on bass and an array of other instruments and Adam Holzman on keyboards were impressive to say the least - and they all sang like birds!

The entire first half was dedicated to the melodic melancholy of Wilson's most recent release Hand. Cannot. Erase. The concept based in misery proved to inspire anything but, as the sad story was transformed into a brilliant tale that soared majestically.

The return from a brief intermission brought with it favorites from Steven's legendary former outfit, Porcupine Tree and solo favorites! 

The encore of The Sound Of Muzak planted the refrain in my mind for the past week:
"It's one of the wonders of the world, going down".

If Mr. Wilson's show is going down in your town soon, don't let it go down without you!

RFW

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