Archive for May 19th, 2014

Justin Hayward and Patrick Moraz on the Moody Blues’ influential ‘Gemini Dream’: ‘We had to really rethink some things’

Justin Hayward and Patrick Moraz on the Moody Blues’ influential ‘Gemini Dream’: ‘We had to really rethink some things’

This marked a turning point for legacy proggers trying to make their way into the uncertain 1980s.

Something Else! Interview: Mal Robinson of the Morning Dew

Morning Dew’s chops were tight and dynamic, and their songs bristled with melody and substance.

‘There was no color at Stax’: History was made, one cool-rocking single at a time

‘There was no color at Stax’: History was made, one cool-rocking single at a time

Many of Stax Records’ biggest hits were released during a period of America’s greatest racial unrest.

Ben Goldberg, Adam Levy, Smith Dobson – Worry Later (2014)

An album shaped by both interpretations of Monk and the interaction among these three.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Live at Mohegan Sun Arena (2014)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Live at Mohegan Sun Arena (2014)

Emotions were running high in anticipation of this last pair of 2014 E Street shows. Tickets for the tiny Mohegan Sun Arena were a tough get. We felt lucky to be in the building.

One Track Mind: Rebirth Brass Band, “Rebirth Groove” from Move Your Body (2014)

As this song trumpets – quite literally – there ain’t nothing like a Rebirth groove.

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