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Ethan Keller wants to release FIVE albums this year…but needs your help!

Ethan Keller wants to release FIVE albums this year…but needs your help!

Milwaukee hero Ethan Keller will issue five albums this year with just a little help from you.

Chicago, “Introduction” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Introduction” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

Today, we begin a multi-writer, song-by-song examination of the music of Chicago, and where better to launch than the aptly named “Introduction” from their debut release, ‘Chicago Transit Authority’?

Joe Bonamassa – Blues of Desperation (2016)

Joe Bonamassa – Blues of Desperation (2016)

Joe Bonamassa’s new record ‘Blues of Desperation’ is hard, gritty but soul-infused blues-rock with no tricks, just forthright musicianship and earnest passion. You can’t ask for anything more than that.

Did Emerson Lake and Palmer almost lose Keith Emerson to Yes?

Did Emerson Lake and Palmer almost lose Keith Emerson to Yes?

“I got back to England, after a very successful tour – and my phone rings at 11:30 at night,” Keith Emerson remembered. “It was their then-manager Brian Lane.”

American Football, February 27, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

American Football, February 27, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

If American Football takes another long hiatus, Mike Kinsella is prepared. “I’m going to keep these jeans,” he mused, “and wear them again!”

The Rides, “Virtual World” from Pierced Arrow (2016): Something Else! sneak peek

The Rides, “Virtual World” from Pierced Arrow (2016): Something Else! sneak peek

The ‘Pierced Arrow’ advance track “Virtual World” exemplifies everything that’s right about the Rides: a comfortable confidence that can only come from stellar musicians with nothing left to prove.

Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution (2016)

Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution (2016)

When a musician of Spalding’s caliber makes an “I don’t give a damn what the people think” kind of record, that’s exactly when the people need to pay the most attention.

Singing the Phonebook with the Beatles, Talking Heads, Billy Joel, R.E.M. + others: Odd Couples

Singing the Phonebook with the Beatles, Talking Heads, Billy Joel, R.E.M. + others: Odd Couples

Returning to songs by the Beatles, Talking Heads, R.E.M. and others that – despite being pretty much incomprehensible – captured the public’s imagination.

B-Leaguers – Death of a Western Heart (2016)

B-Leaguers – Death of a Western Heart (2016)

B-Leaguers’ ‘Death of a Western Heart’ is crammed to the finish line with hooky punk-pop songs along the lines of the Buzzcocks, Undertones and Green Day.

Speed the Plough – Now (2015)

Speed the Plough – Now (2015)

Juggling pop rocking finesse with experimental episodes, Speed the Plough is still mixing and mashing genres. Democracy remains the key word on ‘Now.’