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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.’

Jeff Lorber Fusion, “Hyperdrive” from Prototype (2017): Something Else! sneak peek

Jeff Lorber Fusion, “Hyperdrive” from Prototype (2017): Something Else! sneak peek

A godfather of original funky fusion has lately made it a point to demonstrate that there’s still no one who can make this kind of music better than him. Since reviving the

Jamey Johnson, Feb. 24, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Jamey Johnson, Feb. 24, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Jamey Johnson is confident and solid, offering straight-ahead country music that’s performed with conviction.

The Link Between the Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and Several Legendary Films

The Link Between the Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and Several Legendary Films

What does the Beatles’ first film have in common with ‘Star Wars,’ Alfred Hitchcock and ‘The Avengers’? Mike Tiano reveals this surprising link.