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Emily White, “Borrowed Man” from Staking Flags in the Valley (2014): One Track Mind

Emily White, “Borrowed Man” from Staking Flags in the Valley (2014): One Track Mind

Emily White blends an expressive and earnest vocal quality with evocative and colorful lyrics.

Dennis DeYoung opens up about his hearing problem: ‘I’ve never heard any rock performance I have ever done’

Dennis DeYoung opens up about his hearing problem: ‘I’ve never heard any rock performance I have ever done’

He can joke about it now, and does. But Dennis DeYoung admits his hearing has never been the same since a sudden mishap.

Stevie Wonder, November 14, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Stevie Wonder, November 14, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ is one of those albums that I can truly say changed my life.

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble – Sketches of Spain Revisited (2014)

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble – Sketches of Spain Revisited (2014)

Obert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic manage to be faithful to Miles Davis’ original ‘Sketches of Spain,’ yet take it to new heights.

Devon Allman – Ragged & Dirty (2014)

Devon Allman – Ragged & Dirty (2014)

We review ‘Ragged & Dirty,’ which finds Devon Allman getting it done his own damned way.

Derek Fawcett – Feel Better (2014)

Derek Fawcett – Feel Better (2014)

Fawcett’a songs possess the depth, maturity and easily engaging quality lacking from other singer-songwriters these days.

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble – Sketches of Spain Revisited (2014)

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble – Sketches of Spain Revisited (2014)

There is no small amount of blasphemy going on here.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Toto and Michael McDonald, August 29, 2014

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Toto and Michael McDonald, August 29, 2014

Toto just seems to get better with age – and Michael McDonald held his own.

Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole featured at this weekend’s Fest for Beatles Fans

Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole featured at this weekend’s Fest for Beatles Fans

O’Toole will part of panel discussions on Saturday and Sunday in Rosemont, Illinois.

Chris Greene Quartet – Music Appreciation (2014)

To say that Chicago based Chris Greene has chops is an understatement. Greene and is his quartet — consisting of drummer Steve Corley, acoustic bassist Marc Paine and pianist/keyboardist Damian Espinosa — prove on their recent release Music Appreciation that they have tremendous soul as well.