With all the independent music releases out there, it can be hard to separate the good from the bad. Here are some recent releases that we sorted through.
Legendary producer, engineer, songwriter and musician Alan Parsons will perform on the Alan Parsons Live Project tour at several U.S. venues before a European tour.
Rush returns with a splash with what is the band’s proggiest record since “Moving Pictures,” possibly its heaviest, and its first start-to-finish concept album.
And so is the band’s aptly-titled 20th studio album, which brings lead singer Michael Sadler back to the fold after only one record away.
When King Crimson’s first lineup folded, this bassist landed on his feet with ELP, scored a hit with a song he wrote at the tender age of 12 and discovered just what a “Lucky Man” he was.
For the 40th anniversary of Jethro Tull’s ‘Thick As A Brick’ album, vocalist and flutist Ian Anderson has conceived an ambitious sequel and StCleve.com, a reimagining of the original album cover. The fate of character Gerald Bostock is now in the hands of The Ian Anderson Band, now on a worldwide tour.
Want to be a rock and roll star? You can always try the road less traveled: third-chair clarinet player. It worked just fine for James “JY” Young of Styx.
Musicians are invited to submit their versions of Pink Floyd songs for the second Surrogate Bands contest hosted by the Floydian Slip radio show.
The moniker RPWL came from the initials of each original member’s surname. Ten years later, the name is the same — even though some of the members have changed.
Progressive rock blew out its mainstream welcome in the D.I.Y. punk era. But like rockabilly, country blues, swing music, and disco, Prog never went away.