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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

The Beatles, “In Spite of All the Danger” from Anthology 1 (1958): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “In Spite of All the Danger” from Anthology 1 (1958): Deep Beatles

“In Spite of All the Danger” may not rank among the best Beatles songs, but it remains notable for multiple reasons.

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Sexmob – Cultural Capital (2017)

Long known as jazz’s most mischevious covers band, Sexmob now takes deadly aim at its own material on new release ‘Cultural Capital.’

Linda May Han Oh, “Western” from Walk Against Wind (2017): Something Else! premiere

Linda May Han Oh, “Western” from Walk Against Wind (2017): Something Else! premiere

“Western” is the highly syncopated track that closes out Linda May Han Oh’s ‘Walk Against Wind,’ but it’s by no means a coast to the finish line.

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.

Thollem | Mazurek (Thollem McDonas and Rob Mazurek) – Blind Curves and Box Canyons (2017)

Thollem | Mazurek (Thollem McDonas and Rob Mazurek) – Blind Curves and Box Canyons (2017)

To a lot of people, the slang to describe a remote location is ‘bum frick Egypt,’ but in Texas, that place is called Marfa. Situated almost 200 miles southeast of El Paso near

Bucher Tan Countryman – Acceptance – Resistance (2017)

Bucher Tan Countryman – Acceptance – Resistance (2017)

Christian Bucher, Simon Tan and Rick Countryman make free jazz without the chaos with ‘Acceptance – Resistance’.

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Dálava – The Book of Transfigurations (2017)

Even without the benefit of no expectations this time around, Julia Úlehla and Aram Bajakian’s ‘The Book of Transfigurations’ manages to captivate like that first Dálava album.

Paul O’Neill (1956-2017) of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Something Else! Interview

Paul O’Neill (1956-2017) of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Something Else! Interview

It’s not often that the passing of someone famous really affects me. When I hear about it, I may think, “Man, that’s a shame,” but I quickly move on. Every now and then, though, someone makes

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.