Progressive rock

Lucas Lee, progressive rocker: Something Else! Sitdown

Lucas Lee, progressive rocker: Something Else! Sitdown

Preston Frazier caught up with Lucas Lee to talk about ‘Normalcy Bias,’ plans for a follow up, his musical beginnings and albums that inspired him.

Yes, “Everydays” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Yes, “Everydays” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Talk about a buzz kill. Yes’ cover of Stephen Stills’ “Everydays,” though situated between two of their best early songs, just doesn’t work.

Greg Lake picks his favorite Emerson Lake and Palmer album: ‘Where it all comes together’

Greg Lake picks his favorite Emerson Lake and Palmer album: ‘Where it all comes together’

Emerson Lake and Palmer put out nine studio efforts, but there’s one Greg Lake keeps coming back to – the one that arrived just as ELP “grew up.”

Toto, “Hydra” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Hydra” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

‘Hydra,’ Toto’s second album, confounded critics and fans alike upon its release in October 1979, but it has aged well.

Late Yes legend Chris Squire left me with a lasting concert memory

Late Yes legend Chris Squire left me with a lasting concert memory

It had been 35 years since I’d seen the quintessential prog-rockers Yes, led by the recently departed Chris Squire. They didn’t disappoint.

Alan Parsons Project’s sci-fi rock triumph I Robot still asks prescient questions

Alan Parsons Project’s sci-fi rock triumph I Robot still asks prescient questions

Alan Parsons Project’s prophetic ‘I Robot,’ issued this month in 1977, focused on the uneasy relationship between human and machine.

Frank Zappa – Dance Me This (2015)

Frank Zappa – Dance Me This (2015)

‘Dance Me This’ is diverse in its content and genre references, outer-worldly, edgy and, OK, a little bit weird. Just like Frank Zappa.

Greg Lake discusses one-off Emerson Lake and Powell album: ‘It wasn’t ELP anymore’

Greg Lake discusses one-off Emerson Lake and Powell album: ‘It wasn’t ELP anymore’

Released in June of 1986, Emerson Lake and Powell represented a brawny, 1980s-era update of the old ELP sound — courtesy in part of a different drummer whose name also happened to begin with P. Seems Carl Palmer, co-founder with Greg Lake and Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake and Palmer, became unavailable due to contractual obligations with his other bandRead More

Jethro Tull Road Stories: Call this one, ‘Menstrual in the Gallery’

Jethro Tull Road Stories: Call this one, ‘Menstrual in the Gallery’

On stage, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson has been hit with a variety of items: a baseball, a rose, a splash of urine. This, however, may have been the worst.

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): Rolling Stones, John Oates, Yes + others

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): Rolling Stones, John Oates, Yes + others

This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes Emerson Lake and Palmer, Gov’t Mule, Jeff Beck, Lead Belly, the Knack and the Staple Singers.