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Dave Mason, April 15, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Dave Mason, April 15, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

In spite of various career frustrations, Dave Mason’s name recognition was sufficient to pack the Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee.

Arto Lindsay – Cuidado Madame (2017)

Arto Lindsay – Cuidado Madame (2017)

Ending a paucity of all-new material since 2004, the singularly creative experimental pop warrior Arto Lindsay is set to break the fast on April 21, 2017. That’s when

Deep Purple – InFinite (2017)

Deep Purple – InFinite (2017)

After a late-career surge, more than a few bands would be temped to coast on their good fortune. Not Deep Purple.

Steve Hackett – The Night Siren (2017)

Steve Hackett – The Night Siren (2017)

Steve Hackett ups the ante on ‘The Night Siren’ with a combination of stunning world music, progressive epics, and guitar playing second to no one.

Yes, “Does It Really Happen” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes, “Does It Really Happen” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

“Does It Really Happen,” a stand-out cut from 1980’s ‘Drama,’ finds a rebuilt Yes sounding as vibrant and relevant as ever.

The Beatles, “Cry for a Shadow” from Anthology 1 (1961): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Cry for a Shadow” from Anthology 1 (1961): Deep Beatles

The first Beatles’ first original composition to be professionally recorded, “Cry for A Shadow” was an early step in the process of developing their creative skills.

Chicago, “Goodbye” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Goodbye” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

Good job on “Goodbye,” Robert Lamm. It’s too bad your dominance over Chicago’s songwriting would soon come to an end.

Chuck Berry, June 1972: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Chuck Berry, June 1972: Shows I’ll Never Forget

I did not know Chuck Berry was a black man until he stepped on that Des Moines stage.

Leviathan – Leviathan: The Legendary Lost Elektra Album (2016)

Leviathan – Leviathan: The Legendary Lost Elektra Album (2016)

The official release of Leviathan’s one and only album on Elektra Records has been a long time coming – in fact, some 47 years.

Chicago, “State of the Union” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “State of the Union” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

With “State of the Union,” the train of great Robert Lamm songs just keeps on rolling through 1972’s ‘Chicago V.’