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Chicago Edge Ensemble, “Decaying Orbit,” from Decaying Orbit (2017): One Track Mind

Chicago Edge Ensemble, “Decaying Orbit,” from Decaying Orbit (2017): One Track Mind

‘Decaying Orbit’ — the song and the album — fulfills the promise of its members’ respective legacies and furthers the legacy of its worldly leader, guitarist Dan Phillips.

Modern Art and the Art of the EP, from R.E.M., Let’s Active, Bangles + others: Shadows in Stereo

Modern Art and the Art of the EP, from R.E.M., Let’s Active, Bangles + others: Shadows in Stereo

An EP release has an interesting aesthetic all its own, as shown by key releases from R.E.M., Let’s Active, the Dream Syndicate, the Bangles and others.

Adam Steffeck, fingerstyle guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Adam Steffeck, fingerstyle guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Fingerstyle guitarist Adam Steffeck discusses his new album, and how a family legacy in science influences his future plans.

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.

Laurence Juber – LJ Can’t Stop Playing the Beatles (2017)

Laurence Juber – LJ Can’t Stop Playing the Beatles (2017)

Ex-Wings guitarist Laurence Juber strips down Beatles tracks to their barest elements, exploring critical elements and captivating listeners.

The Beatles, “It Won’t Be Long” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “It Won’t Be Long” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

“It Won’t Be Long” once again demonstrates the Beatles’ willingness to stretch the boundaries of conventional pop-song structures.

David Philips, “Home” from Winter (2017): Something Else! sneak peek

David Philips, “Home” from Winter (2017): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is “Home,” the advance single from David Philips’ upcoming ‘Winter’ album. Philips might change his tactics from time to time but the overall strategy of delivering quality, hand-made folk music never wavers.

Terry Bozzio, David Gilmore, Jose James + others: Five for the Road

Terry Bozzio, David Gilmore, Jose James + others: Five for the Road

Five for the Road is a look at the compact discs and / or downloads that have been in my car recently – some new, some old.

Arto Lindsay, “Ilha Dos Prazeres” from Cuidado Madame (2017): Something Else! sneak peak

Arto Lindsay, “Ilha Dos Prazeres” from Cuidado Madame (2017): Something Else! sneak peak

Here is a sneak peek stream of “Ilha Dos Prazeres” from Arto Lindsay’s upcoming album ‘Cuidado Madame.’

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.’