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Starcastle - Starcastle
Starcastle have gotten much criticism over the years for being "a rip off of Yes."
Thu Dec 05, 2013
My, how the year passes
This week's column concentrates on a few mostly independent releases before I start finalizing the upcoming dose of 2013 highlights.
Reading Eagle/Reading Times
Musical Box will re-create early Genesis at Reading concert
The Musical Box will perform Genesis songs such as "The Cinema Show," "Watcher of the Skies," "The Musical Box" and "Supper's Ready" during Saturday's show in Reading.
King Crimson - Lizard
The third King Crimson album, the version I'm reviewing here is part of the 40th Anniversary series of reissues.
A Look Back at the Rockers and Music Icons We Lost in 2013
And while the first names that might spring to mind are Slayer's Jeff Hanneman and Velvet Underground co-founder Lou Reed, let us not forget country music legend George Jones and former Ten Years After shredder Alvin Lee, whose performance segment in the Woodstock film blew everyone's minds, regardless of what they were smoking at the time.
Fright Pig - Out Of The Barnyard
This is a great disc. The blend of progressive rock sounds here is classic. Still, it stretches towards modern sounds in terms of occasional metallic edges.
Sylvan madrigal show in Vacaville debut for students, teacher
The gradual shift in the Will C. Wood High music programs is well underway, with Colby Hawkins, a former Wildcat and member of the Sylvan Choirs, taking over where David Barthelmess left off in September, when the longtime teacher retired .
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Samuel R. Delany Named 2013 Damon Knight Grand Master Recipient
SFWA has named Samuel R. Delany, Jr. as the 2013 DAMON KNIGHT MEMORIAL GRAND MASTER for his contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Review: Trans-Siberian Orchestra show full of pyrotechnics, lasers and incredible music
Asha Meviana and Al Petrelli of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra preforms at United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas Dec 3,2013 No Christmas playlist is complete without an icon of modern Christmas music, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, who came to Lubbock on Tuesday night in a fiery combination of raw talent and polished production.
Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra - "Rains Thru The Roof At...
You might not expect the members of Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra, the mysterious Canadian post-rock troupe and Godspeed You! Black Emperor offshoot, to be hip-hop heads, but apparently they are.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Dave Cloud, Chris Crofton and Ben Pearson Star in Bluejeans, a Country-Spoofing Web Series
So, check this shit out. College favorite cult actor/comedian David Cross teamed up with Frenchkiss Records honcho and Les Savy Fav bassist Syd Butler and the Orchard Video Network to create FKR.TV, an indie-counter-culture-friendly online network boasting original, mostly comedic content.
Rick Wakeman to attend award ceremony in Chelmsford
LEGENDARY musician and Yes star Rick Wakeman will be amongst the star guests at next week's Pride of Essex awards.
Globe and Mail
Female MBA grads earn less at career outset, struggle to catch up: study
A new catalyst study says female MBA grads earn less than their male counterparts at the outset of their careers.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Ernie Ball Music Man Unofficially Introduces John Petrucci Majesty Guitar
Late last week, Sterling Ball of Ernie Ball Music Man posted the following blurb on the Ernie Ball Music Man forum .
Henry Cavill Trumps Robert Pattinson, Justin Bieber as Sexiest Man of 2013-Do You Agree?
At least, according to U.K.'s Glamour magazine , which has crowned Henry Cavill as the Sexiest Man of 2013.
Very Very Shakespeare Rock Show Concert Set for 12/9 at Union County Performing Arts Center
The American Theater Group will present a one-night only concert performance featuring songs from VERY VERY, the brand new electric adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy "As You Like It" reimagined as a contemporary rock concert on December 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm at Union County Performing Arts Center's Hamilton Stage.
All About Jazz
Peter Lemer Quintet: Local Colour
British keyboardist Peter Lemer is highly regarded for his contributions to the fabled 1970s Canterbury progressive rock scene via his work with Gong, Gilgamesh and other bands of that bygone era and beyond.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Canvas - Digital Pigeon
This studio outfit has released its second CD in Digital Pigeon . A killer piece of music, this one features great hooks in strong prog rock arrangements.
Album Review: Passafire 'Vines'
If Island Records' complete late-'60s and early-'70s catalog was thrown into a blender-including not only the reggae of Bob Marley & The Wailers and The Heptones, but the progressive rock of Traffic and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, the folk-rock voyages of John Martyn and Fairport Convention, and the art rock excursions of Roxy Music and Sparks-the ... (more)
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Man - The Welsh Connection - Esoteric
They were a band who took the guitar into areas of spaced jamming and developed the songs into virtual symphonies, at their best live but when they concentrated the music onto a studio album they were good enough to control those excesses and write songs that translated as easily on to the stage.