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Goblin Rebirth - Alive

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The different incarnations of Goblin are about as varied as the Gong family tree. The current band, Goblin Rebirth, contains two members from the mid-70s, Fabio Pignatelli (bass) and Agostina...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-05-24)

Tommy and the Rockets - Beer and Fun and Rock 'n' Roll

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This collecton of ten songs is just like you probably imagine it from the title. The spirit of endless youth collides with a 60s perpetual summer vacation, songs that are to-the-point and loaded...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2016-05-23)

Andrija Pejović - Chameleon

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The guitar is the dominant instrument in modern music, so there’s no use complaining about “another guitarist’s album.” There are so many outstanding guitarists around the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-05-22)

Downes Braide Association - Suburban Ghosts

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Everything old is new again, and this time the wayback machine is set to the early 80s sound of The Buggles, courtesy of former Buggle Geoff Downes and English musician / producer Chris Braide....

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2016-05-21)

La Fabbrica dell'Assoluto - 1984: L'Ultimo Uomo d'Europa

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1984: L'Ultimo Uomo d’Europa is an Orwellian rock opera composed and performed by the new Italian progressive band La Fabbrica dell’Assoluto. Quite an undertaking for the...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-05-20)

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Inside the Bands Don’t Run on Time —
Modern Sky Festival Seattle 2015

Cover art In China every year, big holiday music festivals are a staple of the entertainment industry, and Modern Sky is one of the primary producers of these festivals. Modern Sky is also a record label, but the festivals range far beyond the label’s own artists. Given the miniscule percentage of Chinese people who go to see live music in bars, the festivals are the primary way for bands to connect with fans. To Modern Sky’s credit, their events are eclectic affairs, featuring both well-known and obscure Chinese artists along with a wide variety of foreign acts. Genres represented range widely as well: heavy metal, punk, pop, singer-songwriters, post-rock, hip-hop, electronic, even quirky avant-garde.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2015-10-16)

Raiding the Magic Satchel —
Seaprog 2015 in Review

Cover art After a nearly 22 hour road trip from Utah complete with a night-time detour through the dense forest of central Oregon, the pillow against my face in our Seattle hotel room never felt so good – I think I was sound asleep in about 30 seconds, if even that long. In the haze of fatigue a full day disappeared and suddenly it was mid-day Friday and a beautiful day in Seattle, I was completely refreshed. It was the long anticipated journey to the next Seaprog that drew me here, especially after having had such a blast at last year’s event.  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2015-09-24)

The Yaogun Diaries Vol. 3 —
Hedgehog

Cover art Hedgehog is a very deceptive band. Their music is, superficially at least, simple punk pop, good fun with a good beat and catchy melodies. But it can withstand closer examination, revealing a great amount of craft and creativity. I have been lucky enough to see them several times live, and always enjoyed the show.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2015-07-01)

Of Lions and Salads —
The Miriodor Interview 2014

Cover art The scene: Sunday dinner break at a loud and busy cafe a few doors down from the Columbia City Theater in Seattle. The previous night Miriodor had given an outstanding headlining performance on the first night of the second Seaprog festival. The whole band was on hand to reflect on that performance, and the 35 years on from their humble beginnings in Quebec City.  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen, Jeff Melton 2015-02-18)

Shooting at the Moon —
The Moonjune Interview

Cover art Leonardo Pavkovic has been a supporter of progressive rock and jazz for over 25 years. Beginning as a label rep in New York City, he eventually became the founder of the one of the last true American-based labels supporting diverse international artists and music across the globe. Pavkovic has a passion for Indonesian music, which has been his label’s focus for the last few years.  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2015-01-29)


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2016-04-18
Voyager 2015 Festival Documentary Now Online – Last year saw the inaugural edition of a new festival in Texas. For those of us who missed it, here's a little view of what happened. » Read more

2016-03-21
Magma Film Seeks Funding – Filmmaker Laurent Goldstein is passionate about the music of Magma, and finds it a sad state of affairs that there's never been a full length documentary about this band that invented a style all of its own. The Music of Magma - To Life, Death and Beyond is being made to fill that gap and spread the word of Christian Vander's work around the world. » Read more

2016-03-14
Stick Men Announce 2016 Tour Dates, Chapter One – In anticipation of their forthcoming album Prog Noir, Stick Men are embarking on a series of live performances in North America, covering the eastern and central parts of the continent in April and May. Further touring, Chapter Two, is planned to cover the West Coast, Europe, and other parts of the world in 2017. » Read more

2016-03-11
Keith Emerson RIP – Former ELP bandmate Carl Palmer announced today that Keith Emerson has died. The keyboard player who was one of the icons of progressive rock and one of the most-imitated innovators on his instrument(s) was 71. » Read more

2016-03-09
George Martin RIP – Word reaches us today of the passing of one of the architects of modern recording. George Martin is best known as the producer who took a chance on a young band called The Beatles and helped shape them into one of the most influential bands in the history of rock music. His innovations in the studio and broad view of what could be done in popular music set the stage for nearly everything that happened in the second half of the 20th Century. » Read more


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Banda Elastica - Los Awakates de Nepantla – I haven't much music coming from across the border recently. However, we are very lucky that Banda Elastica managed to record their third album before the peso crashed. Los Awakates features some...  (1995) » Read more

Laraaji / Roger Eno - Islands – First of all, this album is not a collaboration between Laraaji and Roger Eno. It is a split live album with separate performances from the two, recorded at the Lanzarote Music Festival in 1989....  (2001) » Read more

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