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Burning Ghosts – Burning Ghosts (2016)

Burning Ghosts – Burning Ghosts (2016)

The ‘Rage Against The Machine’ of jazz? The guys in Burning Ghosts probably wouldn’t shy away from that comparison.

The Beach Boys – Sunflower (1970): Shadows in Stereo

The Beach Boys – Sunflower (1970): Shadows in Stereo

‘Sunflower’ was the Beach Boys being a band for one last moment in their eternal endless summer.

Chicago, “Free Form Guitar” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Free Form Guitar” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago made numerous love songs, some of them hugely popular, but few were as personal – and none were as challenging – as “Free Form Guitar.”

The Beatles, “Boys” from Please Please Me (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Boys” from Please Please Me (1963): Deep Beatles

For the next few columns, Deep Beatles spotlights some of their best covers – beginning with Ringo Starr’s rousing rendition of the Shirelles’ “Boys.”

Matthew Shipp and Michael Bisio – Live In Seattle (2016)

Matthew Shipp and Michael Bisio – Live In Seattle (2016)

‘Live In Seattle’ is something like a Matthew Shipp solo piano performance extended to lower timbres because the pianist Shipp and bassist Bisio are of such a singular mind.

Ben Craven on streaming’s impact, working with Captain Kirk, and his terrific new album

Ben Craven on streaming’s impact, working with Captain Kirk, and his terrific new album

Australia-based progressive rocker Ben Craven joins Preston Frazier for a Something Else! interview.

DELIRIOUS: Our Ultimate Prince Deep Cut Playlist

DELIRIOUS: Our Ultimate Prince Deep Cut Playlist

Lesser-known Prince songs – including deep cuts, b-sides and sometimes-overlooked singles – give us new perspective on his vast talents.

Yes, “Mood for a Day” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “Mood for a Day” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes’ “Mood for a Day” probably isn’t the first Steve Howe solo guitar composition that comes to mind – but maybe it should be.

Steely Dan’s The Royal Scam: Seeing the glory 40 years later

Steely Dan’s The Royal Scam: Seeing the glory 40 years later

Four decades hence, it’s easy to hear the glory of Steely Dan’s diverse and calculating ‘The Royal Scam.’

Danzig – blackacidevil (1996): Metal Meltdowns

Danzig – blackacidevil (1996): Metal Meltdowns

Metal Meltdowns will explore those moments when my favorite metal and hard rock bands went off the rails. Let’s start with Danzig’s ‘blackacidevil.’