Articles tagged jethro tull, ian anderson, progressive rock

Squalus - ‘The Great Fish’ (album stream) (premiere) + Interview

Former members of Giant Squid issue Jaws-inspired debut. You're gonna need a bigger music player.

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The Living - “Hot Breath” (audio) (premiere)

San Francisco's the Living prep promising debut album, display prog, shoegaze and metal roots on a new track.

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A Specialist in Dying Arts: An Interview with Steven Wilson

Steven Wilson talks with PopMatters about a restored love for adventurous pop, the challenges of writing a simple song, and the role of a musician in addressing political tumult.

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24 Aug 2017 // 8:26 AM

The PopMatters Progcast Discusses Steven Wilson’s Best LPs

In this introductory episode of the PopMatters Progcast, we explore the context and impact of Steven Wilson's best studio albums to date, including both solo works and collaborative creations.

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17 Aug 2017 // 2:30 AM

Steven Wilson: To the Bone

With To the Bone, his foray into '80s progressive pop, Steven Wilson does something unusual: he writes happy songs.

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Roger Waters: Is This the Life We Really Want?

It’s not quite a lost Pink Floyd album, but it gives a sense of what they might sound like now.

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Os Mutantes: Ao Vivo

A vinyl reissue brings the oft-overlooked prog phase of iconic Brazilian rock group Os Mutantes back into the spotlight.

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MUSE Host Summerstage Benefit for The Coalition for the Homeless (Photos)

Muse treated fans to a relatively small show in New York in July and will stop at Lollapalooza and Osheaga this weekend.

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Jefferson Starship Rocks Mt. Tam to Honor 50th Anniversary of Magic Mountain Festival

A true peak moment occurs with “Today”, as the band turns the clock back to 1967 with the psychedelic majesty of the Surrealistic Pillow deep cut.

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Roger Waters Takes on the Swine in Oakland

The pinnacle zeitgeist moment of the show occurs with “Pigs”, and who would have thought back in 1977 that the song would make such a fitting anthem for 2017 some 40 years later?

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Threefifty: Gently Among the Coals

It's rare to find a band so unbeholden to genre as Threefifty.

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6 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

Anathema: The Optimist

The Optimist isn’t Anathema’s finest effort yet, but it still exudes the band’s inimitable ability to capture universal sentiments like loss, love, and hope with pristine strength and grace.

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As Mysterious As They Wanna Be: An Interview with Dungen

Dungen founder Gustav Ejstes talks about his band's international success, scoring a classic silent film, and the creative mystery.

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The Grace and Beauty of Roxy Music’s ‘Avalon’

It's not often that great bands have the opportunity to end a career on a high note with their swansong song albums, but Roxy Music brilliantly did with Avalon.

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Bubblemath - ‘Edit Peptide’ (album stream) (premiere)

Minnesota progressive band returns with sophomore release that combines melodic and mathematical ecstasy.

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Coheed and Cambria Impress As They Perform ‘Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV’ in Full

Coheed and Cambria put on a stellar show as they ran through a performance of their stellar 2005 album Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV

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Cheer-Accident - “Immanence” (audio) (premiere)

"Immanence" proves just how poised and progressive Cheer-Accident remains on their 18th record.

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Umphrey’s McGee Treads Where Eagles Dare in Oakland

There's a fine line between just enough and too much, and Umphrey’s McGee aren’t shy about going over the edge just for the hell of it. But the band is at their best when they can rock just up to the edge.

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The 100 Best Classic Progressive Rock Songs: Part 5, 20-1

Welcome back, my friends to the show that never ends. It's the 100 best classic progressive rock songs.

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The 100 Best Classic Progressive Rock Songs: Part 4, 40-21

Welcome back, my friends to the show that never ends. It's the 100 best classic progressive rock songs.

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TIFF 2017: 'The Shape of Water'

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"The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.

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