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Preview: The Monkees in HEAD

Debuting in September 1966, the ABC-TV series The Monkees was an immediate hit. The four lovable moptops were created as an answer to The Beatles as they were portrayed in […]

Director Ian Puleston-Davies and ‘Bolan’s Shoes’

The spirit of a celebrated ‘70s glam rocker provides the backdrop for Bolan’s Shoes, the directorial debut by Welsh-born actor/writer/director Ian Puleston-Davies. The film is a featured title at this […]

Album Review: Nektar – …Sounds Like Swiss

Nektar was one of those bands that got lost in a sea of great music. Though they were British, being based in Germany certainly didn’t help gain them exposure in […]

30 Days Out, August 2020 #2: Jazz Night, Lovely World, Consider the Source, Steep Canyon Rangers

This edition of “30 Days Out” features four shows in or near Asheville. The roundup is a mix of live-in-person and livestream events. For the non-virtual ones, the standard caveat […]

Album Review: Todd Rundgren’s Utopia – Benefit for Moogy Klingman

After the success of his double LPs Something/Anything? (1972) and Todd (1974) as well as the double-album in all but pressing A Wizard/A True Star (1973), Todd Rundgren decided to […]

Video Review: Rush — R40 Live

For a good bit longer than three decades now, I’ve been a fan of progressive rock, or “prog,” as it’s called by fans and detractors alike. I enjoy the displays […]

DVD Review: Taste — What’s Going On: Live at the Isle of Wight

It happens quite rarely: I discover an album or video by a rock artist active decades ago, one who is totally unknown to me. And it’s happened now. Taste was […]

Video Review: Genesis — Sum of the Parts

One could say that The Beatles did it first, and thus set the tone and standard for future official biographies. Their Anthology documentary series afforded them the opportunity to tell […]

Hundred Word Reviews for May 2015, Part 10

Over the last nine business days, I’ve surveyed 45 albums of new, reissued, and/or archival music from a wide array of artists in jazz, prog, soul, rock and other genres. […]

Album Review: Todd Rundgren — At the BBC 1972-1982

Several years back, Todd Rundgren took a proactive approach to the myriad live recordings that exist documenting his long and varied career. A true renaissance man who engenders fierce loyalty […]