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Genesis – Three Sides Live (2014): Movies

Genesis – Three Sides Live (2014): Movies

A recommended entry point for anyone who came to Genesis via the MTV era hits, and is now curious about what came before.

The Big Reveal: On movie plot points that change everything

The Big Reveal: On movie plot points that change everything

Mike Tiano discusses a film sub-genre where everything is not as it seems.

Deep Purple – Live in Verona (2014)

Deep Purple – Live in Verona (2014)

This isn’t just another evening of string-laden songcraft from Deep Purple; it’s a big-bang moment for the group’s next era.

Jazz at the Movies, Ipswich Music Festival (2014): Shows I’ll Never Forget

The Ipswich Music Festival presentation of Jazz at the Movies gave us more than we bargained for.

Guitars and Gore: Exploring the Horror Themes in Film and Heavy Metal

Guitars and Gore: Exploring the Horror Themes in Film and Heavy Metal

As we all know, the Devil gets the best tunes — and scripts.

Phantom of the Paradise: Brian DePalma’s Horror Rock Musical Turns 40

Phantom of the Paradise: Brian DePalma’s Horror Rock Musical Turns 40

Celebrating a schizoid mashup of comedy, drama, kitsch and romance.

As time goes by, why don’t the fundamental things apply?

As time goes by, why don’t the fundamental things apply?

Mike Tiano laments our sad inattention to the legacy of performers past.

One Track Mind: Dennis DeYoung, “Lorelei” from Music of Styx: Live in Los Angeles (2014)

One Track Mind: Dennis DeYoung, “Lorelei” from Music of Styx: Live in Los Angeles (2014)

Unbent by the years, DeYoung reclaims one of his best early Styx songs.

‘We couldn’t make fun of our music': The Blues Brothers overcame big questions with Briefcase Full of Blues

‘We couldn’t make fun of our music': The Blues Brothers overcame big questions with Briefcase Full of Blues

That tough backing group showed how seriously they took things.

Queen – Live at the Rainbow ’74 (2014)

Queen – Live at the Rainbow ’74 (2014)

Edgy and raw, as bracing as any live Queen performance ever released.