On one of guitarist Adrian Belew's more recent visits to Pittsburgh, City Paper contributor Chris Parker interviewed Belew and wrote a career-spanning profile on him. Belew's work -- both on his own in numerous guises and with the likes of David Bowie, Talking Heads and King Crimson -- has long blended pop and experimental elements. "But more and more I give up on pop music because it seems like a losing battle and there's just no place anymore for interesting pop music," Belew told Parker.
Belew plays an early show at Club Café this Friday, in a one-man electric show described as "painting with guitar." He kind of explains what this means on his blog -- I'm still a bit mystified -- but if anyone's latest venture deserves a vote of confidence, it's this innovative, good-natured guitar whiz. For more details and tickets, visit the Club Café Web site.