Tuesday, April 12th – 8 p.m.

Club Soda

Tickets: $39.50

(taxes included/service charge extra)

at Club Soda (1225 boul. St-Laurent),

514-286-1010 and clubsoda.ca


Chilean professor Bernardo (Bernie) F. Quiroga

best describes this unique band…

“Stick Men is a band like no other. Admittedly, this is an overused description, but it is the only way to describe the band properly. Over the backdrop of intricate electroacoustic percussive soundscapes composed by drummer Pat Mastelotto (Mr. Mister, King Crimson, The Rembrandts, XTC, Martin Briley, and several hundred others), their melodic constructions are built only using instruments of the tapping family, masterfully, virtuously and beautifully executed by one of the most celebrated session bassists in the world, Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, John Lennon, Paul Simon, Chuck Mangione, Lou Reed, David Bowie, and several thousand others, and their moms) and one of the most creative composers and producers of the past twenty years, psychologist, musicologist, instrument designer and multi-instrumentalist Markus Reuter (Centrozoon, Europa String Choir, This Fragile Moment, and a over a hundred other genre-defying collaborations). Their music is virtuosic and high-tech, yet spiritual and organic. Deeply complex, yet beautifully sensible. Abrasively rocking, yet soothingly melodic. It is progressive music, and it is rock music, but it is not Prog-Rock in the dinosauric sense of the genre. The sum is much, much larger than the parts. They achieve what few other bands in the art-rock realm achieve in this post-modern, post-truth era: Resonance. Without that resonance, that ability to create memorable music, I wouldn’t be writing this essay.”

Members of Stick Men have recorded on albums that have sold over 200 million records worldwide and the individual members have played collectively in countless projects over the past five decades, in more than 90 countries.


Born in Boston, Tony Levin started out in classical music, playing bass in the Rochester Philharmonic. Then moving into jazz and rock, he has had a notable career, recording and touring with Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Yes, Alice Cooper, and many more. He has also released five solo CDs and three books of photography and poetry. In addition to touring with Stick Men, he has been a member of King Crimson since 1980, Peter Gabriel Band since 1977, plus jazz bands Levin Brothers with his older brother Pete Levin, and L’Image with Steve Gadd, Mike Manieri, David Spinozza, Warren Bernhard. Tony Levin is one of the most recorded bass players in the history of music, appearing on over 1,000 albums, and one of the most iconic and recognizable rock musicians over the past five decades. His popular website, tonylevin.com, featured one of the web’s first blogs, and has had over five million visits.


Rarely does a drummer go on to forge the most successful career on the demise of his or her former hit band. Phil Collins and Dave Grohl have accomplished it and so has Pat Mastelotto, a self-taught drummer from Northern California who has pushed the envelope of electronic drumming. Pat has spent a lifetime jumping genres from pop to prog to electronica to world music. He has been a member of King Crimson since 1994.


Markus is a composer, guitarist, and producer. Initially trained as a pianist, he subsequently studied Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft and learned to play the Chapman Stick, later moving on to the U8 Touch Guitar. Reuter has released several solo recordings and has worked extensively with other musicians. He is one of the core members of the experimental band Centrozoon, is half of the duo Tuner (with Pat Mastelotto) and was also a member of Europa String Choir. Reuter has collaborated with Ian Boddy, Robert Rich, No-Man singer Tim Bowness, the Devin Townsend Band, and many others.