Progressive rock

Yes, “Man in a White Car” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes, “Man in a White Car” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes’ ‘Man in a White Car’ has new wave edge that made it both a fitting piece for 1980’s ‘Drama,’ and also a weirdly engaging live piece.

Mark Anthony K of Projekt Gemineye and the Exalted Piledriver: Something Else! Interview

Mark Anthony K of Projekt Gemineye and the Exalted Piledriver: Something Else! Interview

Mark Anthony K talks to Preston Frazier about the new Projekt Gemineye project, and how a discarded guitar changed his musical life.

Steve Hackett on ‘Night Siren,’ Chris Squire’s Legacy and Rediscovering a Lost Genesis Song

Steve Hackett on ‘Night Siren,’ Chris Squire’s Legacy and Rediscovering a Lost Genesis Song

Preston Frazier caught up with Steve Hackett as the former Genesis guitarist prepares to release ‘The Night Siren.’

Yes, “Machine Messiah” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes, “Machine Messiah” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

This song, like the underrated album ‘Drama,’ stands with the best that Yes has ever released.

Projekt Gemineye – Ordinary Day (2017)

Projekt Gemineye – Ordinary Day (2017)

Projekt Gemineye’s ‘Ordinary Day’ combines heavy guitar elements with Pink Floyd-style keyboards, all in support of unmistakable melodic hooks.

Projekt Gemineye, “Ordinary Day” from Ordinary Day (2016): One Track Mind

Projekt Gemineye, “Ordinary Day” from Ordinary Day (2016): One Track Mind

“Ordinary Day” makes a fine first impression for Canadian metal/prog veteran Mark Anthony K’s Projekt Gemineye.

Cream, the Police, Rush, Emerson Lake and Palmer + others: Rock Trio Odd Couples

Cream, the Police, Rush, Emerson Lake and Palmer + others: Rock Trio Odd Couples

It seems the magical, minimum number needed to qualify as a rock ‘n’ roll band is three. So, let’s pit some famous rock trios against each other.

Yes, “On the Silent Wings of Freedom” from Tormato (1978): YESterdays

Yes, “On the Silent Wings of Freedom” from Tormato (1978): YESterdays

I know a lot of fans will disagree with me but I believe “On the Silent Wings of Freedom” is a Yes classic. Re-live it, if you dare.

Vangelis – Delectus (2017)

Vangelis – Delectus (2017)

If you’re a progressive rock fan, the question is whether you should splurge on the new 13-CD box set from Vangelis. Here’s your answer.

Thinking Plague – Hoping Against Hope (2017)

Thinking Plague – Hoping Against Hope (2017)

feature photo: Sal DeVincenzo, courtesy of Cuneiform Records The notion of progressive rock often suggests the melding of rock with some elements of jazz or jazz fusion, due to extended song forms and an emphasis on instrumental prowess. Thinking Plague sets