When: Fri., Dec. 21, 7 p.m.
OK, so technically Steven Wilson is not really metal at all. But hear me out, y’all. The technicality and musicianship of the dude’s songwriting and guitar playing are absolutely on par with the most intricate of shredders. Lemme explain: contributing to and collaborating with numerous bands of varying genres, including fantasy prog metal heads Dream Theatre, dark/folk metal band Opeth and controversial Israeli artist Aviv Geffen, multi-instrumentalist Wilson has a sprawling catalog of prog music that’s impressive as hell. Probably best known as the frontman of English rock band Porcupine Tree, Wilson has been nominated for four Grammys on top of being judged by Guitar World magazine as one of the 15 best progressive rock guitarists. And the prog god will be headed to the Aztec Theatre to shred our faces just in time for Christmas.