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Chicago, “What Else Can I Say” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “What Else Can I Say” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

You could drop this Chicago song onto contemporary albums by CSNY or the Grateful Dead. So, what’s it doing here?

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2016): Movies

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2016): Movies

In 1999, Tower Records made $51 billion. In 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy. What went wrong?

Saving the Seattle Cinerama: Paul Allen’s Gift to Movie Lovers (Part 2 of 2)

Saving the Seattle Cinerama: Paul Allen’s Gift to Movie Lovers (Part 2 of 2)

Mike Tiano on how Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen valued culture over profits while saving the Seattle Cinerama.

Living Colour – Mixtape (2016)

Living Colour – Mixtape (2016)

The biggest letdown with ‘Mixtape’ is that it’s an EP, rather than a long-anticipated album. Still, any new music by Living Colour is cause for celebration.

Seattle’s 70mm Film Festival Triumphs and Travails (Part 1 of 2)

Seattle’s 70mm Film Festival Triumphs and Travails (Part 1 of 2)

As the 70mm Film Festival continues in Seattle, Mike Tiano looks at the challenges theaters face in obtaining 70mm prints.

Toto, “How Does It Feel” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “How Does It Feel” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

I can almost picture one of Toto’s label execs saying, “The album is a bit too fast; we need a ballad in the middle.”

Huntertones, “Circles” from Live (2016): Something Else! sneak peek

Huntertones, “Circles” from Live (2016): Something Else! sneak peek

It’s hard to imagine Ohio’s funky jazz-rock sextet Huntertones sounding any better than this. And that’s saying something.

Yes, “Going For the One” from Going For the One (1977): YESterdays

Yes, “Going For the One” from Going For the One (1977): YESterdays

The meaning of “Going For the One” doesn’t matter, as Yes does more with this abstract gem than their contemporaries were striving for at the time.

David Philips, “Washes Over Me” (2016): Something Else! sneak peek

David Philips, “Washes Over Me” (2016): Something Else! sneak peek

A precursor of what’s next in store from UK-born/Spanish-residing David Phillips, “Washes Over Me” is a back-to-basics excursion from a guy who isn’t prone to stray far from the basics to start with.

Bobby Kapp + Matthew Shipp – Cactus (2016)

Bobby Kapp + Matthew Shipp – Cactus (2016)

Finding simpatico between improvising piano and drums probably isn’t so easy to pull off convincingly, but Bobby Kapp and Matthew Shipp make it seem that way.