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Concert Review: Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman, September 16, Massey Hall

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Prog rock legends Yes were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, which was notable for a few reasons. Firstly, it was another sign that the HOF’s longstanding bias against progressive rock was loosening. Secondly, it was notable for former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman using the occasion as an excuse to try out his borscht belt routine, throwing out a few dirty jokes like some kind of British, long haired Rodney Dangerfield. Perhaps the most interesting …

Song Of The Day: Doom Side Of The Moon – Time

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Doom Side Of The Moon is the brainchild of Kyle Shutt, guitarist for The Sword and as you might have figured out from the name, it’s a stoner/doom metal tribute to Dark Side Of The Moon, the Pink Floyd album that launched a thousand laser light shows. The project features Shutt’s bandmates from The Sword, as well as vocalist Alex Marrero (Brownout / Brown Sabbath), saxophonist Jason Frey (Black Joe Lewis / Hard Proof), and keyboardist Joe Cornetti (Croy & …

Song Of The Day: The Wedding Present – Shatner

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On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of their classic debut album George Best, The Wedding Present will be releasing a re-recorded version of the album, fittingly titled George Best 30 (GB30). Recorded pretty much live off the floor with producer Steve Albini back in 2008 while he was working on the band’s El Rey album, the updated version of the album sounds great and just as vital as ever. Check out the new version of “Shatner” below. GB30 is …

Song Of The Day: Dog In The Snow – Magic

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Dog In The Snow is the musical project of Helen Ganya Brown, a Brighton musician who has also played with Fear of Men. Check out “Magic,” the driving, haunting lead single off of her debut LP Consume Me. Consume Me is out October 20 on Battle Worldwide.