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Something Else! Featured Artist: Emerson Lake and Palmer

Emerson, Lake and Palmer somehow went from selling 40 million records early on to becoming one of the 1970s’ more reviled rock bands by the end of that decade. The reasons were many

One Track Mind: Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman, "23-24-11" (2010)

“In the darkness,” Jon Anderson sings on this haunting track, “there is always a song for you.” His road back to us has been dark, indeed

Rush – Presto (1989)

by Tom Johnson I’m not one to believe in magic, or fate, or other mystical things in general. I tend to fall on the more analytical side of things, favoring more grounded, scientific answers for pretty much everything. But sometimes I look back and can see how a chain of events is all linked back to something that seemed soRead More

The Flaming Lips – At War With The Mystics (2006)

  by Mark Saleski Just what in hell is going on here?! That was my reaction back when I had my first crack at records like King Crimson‘s In The Court Of The Crimson King, Pink Floyd‘s Ummagumma, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Tarkus. Art rock. Art … Rock. I’ve always thought that was such a funny category. An oddRead More

Gimme Five: King Crimson’s Adrian Belew

Gimme Five: King Crimson’s Adrian Belew

From adrianbelew.net His credentials are as deep as his records are extraordinary: Adrian Belew, after all, has had stints with Frank Zappa, David Bowie, the Talking Heads, King Crimson and Nine Inch Nails.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Todd Rundgren

Something Else! Featured Artist: Todd Rundgren

by Something Else Reviews Perhaps Todd Rundgren’s own restive muse — he’s dabbled in every major rock subgenre over the past four decades — simply makes him too difficult to categorize. Maybe Rundgren never stuck with one thing long enough. Somehow, this pop music maverick hasn’t consistently found the wider fame he so richly deserves. At least outside of ourRead More

Yes’ ‘South Side of the Sky,’ ‘Sound Chaser,’ ‘It Can Happen’ + others: Gimme Five

Yes’ ‘South Side of the Sky,’ ‘Sound Chaser,’ ‘It Can Happen’ + others: Gimme Five

Yes has taken more twists and turns than the fantastical lettering created for its album covers by Roger Dean.

Sounds of Saturn – Mars Via Parachute (2010)

Sounds of Saturn – Mars Via Parachute (2010)

by Nick DeRiso Sounds of Saturn, a Fort Wayne, Ind.-based experimental trio, takes the road less travelled on Mars Via Parachute. In fact, often, they’re not on any road at all. Instead, the record employs every trick in the noodle-rock playbook, from psychedelia and stadium-shaking riffs to thrilling science-geek constructions that include math-based tempos. As spacy as it all is,Read More

Steve Howe Trio – Travelling (2010)

Howe’s long and distinguished résumé as a guitarist for Yes, Asia, GTR and several frethead albums under his own name has been more than enough to put him in the elite category among rock guitar players. Even after all that, Travelling needs to be highlighted because it captures Howe in an entirely different environment: organ-based soul jazz. The Steve HoweRead More

An Italian Twofer: Neo – Water Resistance/Tribraco – Glue (2009, 2010)

by S. Victor Aron As I write this, two very talented bands from Italy specializing in the jazz of the whack variety are traversing the fruited plains looking to collect fans from the USA. The trio Neo and the quartet Tribraco are criss-crossing the country from August 23 to October 6, covering 37 cities, including Chicago, Philly, New York, Houston,Read More

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