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Toto, “Stranger in Town” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Stranger in Town” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

“Stranger in Town” was written by Toto’s David Paich and Jeff Porcaro, who also composed the smash hit “Africa.” But it couldn’t be more different.

Bill Evans – Time Remembered, The Life & Music of Bill Evans (2016, DVD)

Bill Evans – Time Remembered, The Life & Music of Bill Evans (2016, DVD)

The truth and beauty in Evans’ music is impossible to forget. Bruce Spiegel’s well done documentary ‘Time Remembered, The Life & Music of Bill Evans’ makes sure that we don’t.

Peter Asher and Albert Lee, Aug. 12, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Peter Asher and Albert Lee, Aug. 12, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

At the start of this concert with Albert Lee, Peter Asher said the goal was “to make this coffee house a bit like your living room.” They succeeded.

Chicago, “It Better End Soon” from Chicago II (1970): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “It Better End Soon” from Chicago II (1970): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago’s more political material, “It Better End Soon” included, happens to be some of my favorite from their extensive catalog.

LCD Soundsystem, Aug. 5, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

LCD Soundsystem, Aug. 5, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Fortunately for the music world, LCD Soundsystem are back. Let’s hope they remain – on record, and in lights.

The Beatles, “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

Thematically and musically, “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” signals yet another stage in the Beatles’ artistic development.

Heart – Beautiful Broken (2016)

Heart – Beautiful Broken (2016)

Heart’s new album Beautiful Broken demonstrates that some artists get better with age.

Olympics Tribute with Velvet Underground, Eric Clapton, Harry Nilsson + others: Odd Couples

Olympics Tribute with Velvet Underground, Eric Clapton, Harry Nilsson + others: Odd Couples

Performance enhancers became an early story line in the 2016 Rio Olympics. But which drug-related rock song provides the best soundtrack?

Yes, “Sound Chaser” from Relayer (1974): YESterdays

Yes, “Sound Chaser” from Relayer (1974): YESterdays

This is the closest Yes gets to sounding like the jazz-fusion of Mahavishnu Orchestra, rather than simply the world’s greatest progressive rock band.

Amendola vs. Blades Greatest Hits  crowdfunding drive in final hours, make a pledge now!

Amendola vs. Blades Greatest Hits crowdfunding drive in final hours, make a pledge now!

San Francisco Bay Area drums/organ sensation Amendola vs Blades quest to finally putting out a record is near the end; please pledge to their crowdfunding project to put them over the top!