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Glen Campbell (1936-2017): An Appreciation

Glen Campbell (1936-2017): An Appreciation

I didn’t get decked, and I did ask Glen Campbell to sign my album.

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!

June Foray, Legendary Voice Actor (1917-2017): An Appreciation

June Foray, Legendary Voice Actor (1917-2017): An Appreciation

Mike Tiano remembers June Foray, best known as the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel. She was 99.

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.

Jason Lyon, jazz pianist: Something Else! Interview

Jason Lyon, jazz pianist: Something Else! Interview

The fun, dexterous jazz pianist Jason Lyon has just ended his well-received six-year residency at Toulouse Lautrec in London. Now what?

The Beatles, “Fixing a Hole” from Sgt. Pepper’s (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Fixing a Hole” from Sgt. Pepper’s (1967): Deep Beatles

An underrated track from the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ “Fixing a Hole” reveals the more eccentric side of Paul McCartney’s songwriting.

Bad Company, the Beatles + Jethro Tull: Questioning Classic Rock Reissues

Bad Company, the Beatles + Jethro Tull: Questioning Classic Rock Reissues

If you’re a cynical type, reissues by the likes of the Beatles, Jethro Tull and Bad Company are just a great way to re-sell music to aging baby boomers.

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2017 (So Far): Lara Bello, Hattie Webb, Nick Finzer + others

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2017 (So Far): Lara Bello, Hattie Webb, Nick Finzer + others

The Best of 2017 (So Far) includes jazz, pop, blues, prog and things that are, quite thrillingly, simply outside of any general category.

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