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Archive for July 2010

Romantic Warriors: A Progressive Music Saga

July 23, 2010

As impassioned as Prog fans are, it should come as no surprise that someone would make documentaries about it. What makes “Romantic Warriors: A Progressive Music Saga” unique is that it is not a history. There has been plenty of media (especially print) dedicated to that already. The primary subjects are the state of the […]

Big Big Train: The Underfall Yard

July 14, 2010

I had seen some buzz about Big Big Train on the interwebs, which was bolstered by the chatter amongst the NEARfest patrons. Many people said I had to get the new album, including some good friends. So, on the last day, I picked it up. For most of my reviews, I give an album enough […]

Riverside: Anno Domini High Definition

July 9, 2010

It used to be that that I shied away from Metal. Now I am finding more and more that appeals to me. This is especially true with Polish Prog Metal bands. One explanation could be that these groups have tended toward the melodic side. This theory may have to be abandoned as I find “Anno […]

Steve Hackett with Renaissance, Cleveland 7/1/2010

July 4, 2010

Ha! Thought you weren’t going to see another concert review for a while, didn’t you? Well think again. I loved Steve Hackett’s performance so much at NEARfest that I couldn’t pass up a chance to see him again. Plus, this time I got the added bonus of the newly reformed Renaissance. As luck would have […]