3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
[PROTO-METAL ICONS] When folks talk about influences on the world of heavy metal, Wishbone Ash doesn’t trip off the tongue as regularly as other prog and hard rock groups like King Crimson or Blue Oyster Cult. Yet this long-running U.K. band’s sound—particularly its early ’70s efforts—have an epic quality that can be traced forward to the sound of groups like Iron Maiden and early Judas Priest. This version of the band (which features only one original member, guitarist Andy Powell) looks firmly backward on this tour, which puts its 1972 masterpiece, Argus, as a centerpiece of the performance.
Where: Aladdin Theater
Address: 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.