Eight Gigs: Anderson Ponty Band

Wed., Nov. 18, Crest Theatre, 8 p.m., $40-$65

Fans of progressive rock giants Yes need little introduction to Jon Anderson, the group's former crooner of 35 years and current singer of the Anderson Ponty band. If you heard Anderson's early collaborations with Vangelis and Kitaro, the pairing with violinist Jean Luc Ponty makes perfect sense. After a lengthy absence from touring, Anderson said, “A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean Luc's music. To be in a band again is very exciting on many levels. We will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure: Music is all that is.” Come see what makes the group tick. 1013 K Street, www.facebook.com/