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Review: Stick Men more than sum of its parts at Van Dyck

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Tony Levin’s Stick Men only features three members, but if you were only listening and not watching the group at the Van Dyck on Thursday night you might have been convinced there were more. It was the strings that did it, as Levin himself joked towards the middle of the set. Kingston resident Levin, best known for his work with King Crimson, played the band’s titular instrument, the Chapman Stick, which features 12 strings covering ...

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March 22, 2013
3:51 p.m.

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Perhaps of note to some, the 2nd set consisted of all of the same songs, with one exception. Instead of "the Van Dyke Improv", they performed a terrifying and exciting version of Crimson's INDUSTRY. The evening's highlight, I thought.

And perhaps it was the one additional beer consumed, but each and every one of the songs sounded even better the 2nd time through.