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Dylan Howe, jazz bandleader and Yes drummer: Something Else! Interview

Dylan Howe, jazz bandleader and Yes drummer: Something Else! Interview

Dylan Howe had already made a name for himself as a jazz bandleader and a sideman before he joined his father’s group.

Chicago, “(I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “(I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

If Chicago had to go mainstream, this track was the way to do it. No apologies were necessary.

Donald Fagen and the Nightflyers, Aug. 16, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Donald Fagen and the Nightflyers, Aug. 16, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Now on tour with a crack new band, Donald Fagen must choose which songs to perform from his extensive catalog. It’s a good problem to have.

What I Learned From Elvis Presley: An Appreciation

What I Learned From Elvis Presley: An Appreciation

As a kid in the ’60s, Elvis Presley’s hit-making era was dim and distant. Blame the Beatles. Blame Oswald. Blame television. But it was true.

Yes, Aug. 7, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Yes, Aug. 7, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Was the performance at the YEStival in Baltimore epic? The answer is Yes!

Yes, “Leave It” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

Yes, “Leave It” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

“Leave It,” the second single from 1983’s ‘90125,’ ranks as one of Yes’ most oddball tracks. But what a glorious oddball it is!

Paul McCartney, July 25, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Paul McCartney, July 25, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

This Paul McCartney concert was a trip through time, and a reminder of the Beatles’ lasting influence on today’s music.

The Beatles, “Flying” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Flying” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

While “Flying” may seem like an inconsequential instrumental, it demonstrates the influence the Beatles had on a popular music form: electronica.

Cheap Trick – Cheap Trick (1977); We’re All Alright! (2017): Shadows in Stereo

Cheap Trick – Cheap Trick (1977); We’re All Alright! (2017): Shadows in Stereo

Cheap Trick’s ‘We’re All Alright!’ does what so few late-career albums are able to do: tap into what made a band great in the first place.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Barefoot In The Head (2017)

Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Barefoot In The Head (2017)

Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s ‘Barefoot In The Head’ doesn’t ape the Black Crowes or the Grateful Dead. It takes the best of both and runs it through its own carefree filter.

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