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Prog Rock

An Interview With Steve Rothery

Phil Simon | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Phil Simon

Nearly a year later, I recently sat down with him to talk about his first solo record, The Ghosts of Pripyat, (now available on iTunes), among other subjects. We also touch upon Postcards from the Road, his book of photographs.

Interview with Steve Hogarth on His New Book

Phil Simon | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

Few musicians, lyricists, and vocalists can move an audience as profoundly as Steve Hogarth of the English band Marillion. I've interviewed h befor...

Interview With John Wesley

Phil Simon | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
Phil Simon

Today I sit down with John Wesley to talk about his excellent new album, Disconnect. We also touch upon Rush and Marillion, among other topics.

Ghost Story: Something Wicked This Way Comes?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Ghost is a sextet that describes itself as a cross of "death metal and pop music." There are certainly some elements of metal in their music, but nothing that even comes close to the skin-flaying assault of bands, for example, like Meshuggah, Dark Funeral, and the covens of fellow travelers in this genre.

Conversations With Renaissance's Annie Haslam, The Outlaws' Henry Paul, and Jon Tiven, Plus The Burning Of Rome's Exclusive Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.18.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"The audience has very distinct opinions about what The Outlaws are, what their music should sound like, what the shows should represent. "

Affirmative Action Figure: Chris Squire Just Says Yes

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.02.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

A founding member of a group so progressive that the label "prog rock" wasn't even invented when the group formed in 1968, Chris Squire continues to persevere long after others have come and gone.

Portugal. The Man Wow Webster Hall

Salvatore Bono | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

New York City was invaded with residents of Wasilla, Alaska last week. The real treasure of Wasilla, Portugal. The Man, invaded the Lower East Side and wowed a sold-out audience Friday night at Webster Hall.

The Joy of Regeneration: A Conversation with Styx's James "J.Y." Young

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2010-10-27-Screenshot20101027at5.31.42PM.pngA Conversation with James "J.Y." Young of Styx

New Tunes On Monday: Wilco, The Mars Volta, Don Henley and Christina Courtin

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The songs on Wilco's self-titled album are laden with fat, beefy hooks although there isn't the usual amount of boundary pushing here.