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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals’ cocksure self-titled album finally brought them fame

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals’ cocksure self-titled album finally brought them fame

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals’ second disc, issued in June 2010, found them ready to break out – even if it wasn’t their best work.

Chicago, “Poem for the People” from Chicago II (1970): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Poem for the People” from Chicago II (1970): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago will be excellent throughout the Terry Kath years, but rarely, if ever better than this deep cut “Poem for the People.” This is the sound of a band that can do anything and do it well.

Wilco (The Album) echoed, but didn’t quite live up to Sky Blue Sky

Wilco (The Album) echoed, but didn’t quite live up to Sky Blue Sky

‘Wilco (The Album)’ arrived in June 2009 at a fork in the road: Would Wilco keep moving forward or stick with a winning formula?

Deerhoof – The Magic (2016)

Deerhoof – The Magic (2016)

Even when reflecting on the 80s of their youth Deerhoof tends to favor making rock music the makeshift way most rock music was made in the 60s, and the method matters for this music.

Chicago, “The Road” from Chicago II (1970): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “The Road” from Chicago II (1970): Saturdays in the Park

You know an album is good when even the filler tracks, like this one from ‘Chicago II,’ are outstanding.

Jon Herington – Adult Entertainment (2016)

Jon Herington – Adult Entertainment (2016)

‘Adult Entertainment’ is just that, with 12 songs of various styles, direct yet evocative lyrics and excellent playing from Jon Herington and company.

Jeff Beck – Loud Hailer (2016)

Jeff Beck – Loud Hailer (2016)

Jeff Beck’s confident, virtuoso ‘Loud Hailer’ showcases a veteran performer who’s lost not a jot of cutting edge, provocative style as time passes.

Don Breithaupt, of Monkey House: Something Else! Interview

Don Breithaupt, of Monkey House: Something Else! Interview

If Steely Dan seems like an obvious inspiration for Don Breithaupt’s Monkey House, there’s a reason. He joins Preston Frazier to discuss.

Punky Meadows – Fallen Angel (2016)

Punky Meadows – Fallen Angel (2016)

Any fan of melodic rock will appreciate ‘Fallen Angel,’ even if you’re not familiar with Punky Meadows or his ’70s glam band Angel.

The Beatles vs. The Doors: Odd Couples

The Beatles vs. The Doors: Odd Couples

In which the crews of the Yellow Submarine and the Ship of Fools pass in the night.