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New Music Monday: Bill Frisell, the Beach Boys, Nektar, Delbert McClinton and Glen Clark, Candlemass

New Music Monday: Bill Frisell, the Beach Boys, Nektar, Delbert McClinton and Glen Clark, Candlemass

Bill Frisell used time away at Big Sur to fashion a brilliant new addition to his on-going series of Americana jazz triumphs. We also look back at a time when the Beach Boys had all three Wilson brothers on tour.

Exclusive stream: Nektar, “Juggernaut” from Time Machine (2013)

Sample a swirling bit of prog-fusion psychedelia from Nektar, as the band gets set to release its first album of all new material in five years and then hit the road for a 12-date U.S. tour later in the month.

New Music Monday: Blackfield, Steve Hackett and Ray Wilson, the National, Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa

New Music Monday: Blackfield, Steve Hackett and Ray Wilson, the National, Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa

A trio of collaborations top the New Music Monday offerings, including eruptive vocalist Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa, Bob James and David Sanborn and a pair of Genesis alumni — who offer a new take on one of the band’s classic tracks.

Exclusive stream: Nektar, “Burn Out My Eyes” from Journey to the Centre of the Eye (1971; 2013 reissue)

Exclusive stream: Nektar, “Burn Out My Eyes” from Journey to the Centre of the Eye (1971; 2013 reissue)

Nektar’s 1971 prog-psych classic Journey to the Centre of the Eye is being reissued, and you can sample a key cut here through this exclusive stream from Cleopatra/Purple Pyramid Records.

Something Else! Interview: Nektar frontman Roye Albrighton

Something Else! Interview: Nektar frontman Roye Albrighton

Roye Albrighton jump started Nektar in 2000, after recovering from a near fatal liver infection, but in some ways the band is just now coming into its own again.

New Music Monday: Eric Burdon, Kid Rock, Nektar, Curved Air, Carmen McRae, Iron Maiden

Eric Burdon returns with a scalding collaboration alongside the Greenhornes out of Cincinnati, a band that expertly revives the garage-rock sound of the Animals. There are also new sides from Kid Rock, Nektar and Curved Air.

Nektar – A Spoonful of Time (2012)

When you saw that Nektar was working with Billy Sherwood — a guy whose Rolodex needs its own boarding pass — you might have guessed that an all-star album was on the way courtesy of Cleopatra Records. You would have been right.

Iggy Pop, John Wetton, Nektar, Sweet, Todd Rundgren – Who Are You: An All Star Tribute to the Who (2012)

The intrigue of compilations like this is when seemingly incongruent artists successfully combine, or when somebody turns a familiar tune inside out.

Billy Sherwood, Chris Squire, John Wetton, others – Songs of the Century (2012)

With names like these, with pedigrees like these, you might be expecting this Supertramp tribute project to become a somewhat academic affair. Instead, these guys sound like they’re having a blast