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Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited Live At The Royal Albert Hall

If you haven’t seen Steve Hackett in the past few years, you owe it to yourself to see the ex-Genesis guitarist performing choice tunes from his ex-band’s catalog (full albums in fact) as well as his turns across his solo stuff. This Genesis Revisited Live At The Royal Albert Hall is an 18-song collection of one of these concerts the master guitarist performed with his smashing band at that famous UK venue.

Mohamed Assani: Wayfinder

Mohamed Assani: Wayfinder

One of Canada’s truly unique musical imports is award-winning sitar player and composer, Mohamed Assani. On his new album, Wayfinder, the listener gets caught into a multi-genre, traditional, as well as modern read on the kind of mayhem Indian instruments can manage.

Andrew Reed: As a Bird of the Air

Andrew Reed: As a Bird of the Air

The short title track begins this baker’s dozen, a floaty synth opener featuring Reed’s high warble, leading into the big Billy Idol-sounding second track, “Strangers.” In the press on this new album, Reed tells of foregoing his acoustic for his “Old Strat and Les Paul Custom,” and one recognizes the heavy power chord influence early on with this second tune, and again on the sing-able, commercial vibe of “Twisted World.”

Kimberly Hou: Opus One

Kimberly Hou: Opus One

Solo contemporary classical piano playing and composing doesn’t get any better than what Kimberly Hou manages on her new Opus One.

Stephanie Catlett: Meet Me In the Dream

Stephanie Catlett: Meet Me In the Dream

Iowa-based Singer-Songwriter Stephanie Catlett, reveals her unique take on her new EP Meet Me In the Dream.

Epic Tantrum: Abandoned In the Stranger’s Room

Epic Tantrum: Abandoned In the Stranger’s Room

None other than Mike Portnoy (songwriter/drummer/backing vocalist for supergroups like The Winery Dogs, and Sons of Apollo as well as the co-founder of Dream Theater) said of this quartet that they are “A perfect blend of prog and metal.” I’d offer that yes, here on Abandoned In the Stranger’s Room Epic Tantrum do mix the styles well, but they also add in a whole lot more; great playing, tight songwriting, and what seems like a wild abandon to rock hard.

Ptolemea: Maze

Ptolemea: Maze

Ptolemea certainly swrils the listener round to the dark corners and melodic byways of their Maze.

Patrick Ames: Liveness

Patrick Ames: Liveness

“Want To Believe,” another high-clicking percussion and flunky guitar riff tune (probably the best acoustic rhythm playing on Liveness for me), allows Ames his most wry lyric here. The backing vocals chant a subtle blues feeling behind the groove, as Ames wraps this all up in what might be the best tune for me on a pretty brilliant little EP.

Anti-Flag: 20/20 Vision

Anti-Flag: 20/20 Vision

Anti-Flag 20/20 Vision (Spinefarm Records UK) “The same masters who made us their fucking  slaves are now our saviors…so sick of needing […]

Chris Ianuzzi: Olga in a Black Hole

Chris Ianuzzi: Olga in a Black Hole

Surely Ianuzzi is a singular talent who knows his landscapes. In all fairness, Olga in a Black Hole is just a taste of what I imagine the man can, and will, deliver.

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