Feb. 2: Geoff Tate at the Uptown Theatre


My high school years, Queensrÿche’s creepy lullaby “Silent Lucidity” earned major airplay on the local hard-rock station. The song displayed a softer side of the progressive metal band, best known for heavy riffs, long flowing hair and even longer guitar solos. Lead singer Geoff Tate may have less hair now, but he has become quite the wine man, putting out limited edition white and red wines (called “Insania”) with Three Rivers Winery out of Walla Walla, Wash. One could presume that his show in Napa this week is basically a good excuse to go winetasting in the area; see Tate explore lucid dreaming through song on Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Uptown Theatre. 1350 Third St., Napa. 8pm. $25. 707.259.0123.