WANT TO GO?
With Trielement (not Doug Johns as previously announced)
WHERE: The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth St.
WHEN: 9 p.m. Saturday
INFO: Call 304-345-3914 or visit www.emptyglass.com_____
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Bryan Beller has been this way before.
"I've been to Charleston several times," the bass player for instrumental progressive rock/ jazz-fusion trio The Aristocrats said and then numbered them off.
The group, which plays Saturday at The Empty Glass, was in town just a year ago at the now-defunct Sound Factory. Before that, Beller and his wife, singer Kira Small, did a music clinic and show at Gorby's Music in South Charleston.
He's been through town several times, but Beller's best memory was a show he did in 2001 at The Empty Glass with progressive rock guitarist and former Frank Zappa sideman Mike Keneally.
"I remember one of the patrons became naked during our show," Beller said.
It was just sort of a weird moment, unexpected.
"The bartender had to quickly and profanely admonish the naked customer," he added.
It was a pretty wild time, he remembered, which is exactly what The Aristocrats are looking for with their current six-week tour, where they'll be playing small and medium-sized venues.