Progressive Ideas

blogged by Michael Popke and Marc Garrison

Transatlantic in the Midwest

If there’s any doubt that the supergroup is still alive and kicking, look no further than Transatlantic’s current “Whirled Tour.” The band — featuring Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, Marillion bassist Pete Trewavas, Flower Kings guitarist/vocalist Roine Stolt and former Spock’s Beard multi-instrumentalist/frontman Neal Morse ­— has reconvened after nearly a decade-long touring absence to play a very limited, six-date North American tour

Everything’s Coming Up RoSy

by Michael Popke — It’s April, and that means it’s almost time for the curtain to rise on one of the most musically accessible progressive-rock festivals in the United States. The Rites of Spring Festival — RoSfest, for short — …