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Avant-Progressive Rock Band Inner Ear Brigade Releases Dromology

Inner Ear Brigade – Dromology

American avant-garde progressive rock band Inner Ear Brigade has a new album titled Dromology.

The album features Bill Wolter on guitar; Chris Lauf on drums; Stephen Wright on bass; Melody Ferris on vocals; Ivor Holloway on tenor, alto and soprano saxophone; Eli Wallace on keyboards; Theo Padouvans on trumpet; Andrew Vernon on keyboards; David Shaff on trumpet; and Aheron Wheels Bolsta on tabla.

Earlier recordings include Rainbro and Belly Brain.

Esoteric to Release Atomic Rooster 4 CD Set “Sleeping for Years”

Atomic Rooster – Sleeping For Years ~ The Studio Recordings: 1970-1974

British label Esoteric Recordings has announced the release of “Sleeping for Years,” a 4-CD boxed of music by proto-progressive rock band Atomic Rooster. The collection comes in a clamshell packaging featuring all the recordings made by Atomic Rooster on the classic albums Atomic Rooster, Death Walks Behind You, In Hearing of Atomic Rooster, Made In England and Nice n’ Greasy aas well as singles “Tomorrow Night” and “Devil’s Answer.”

Atomic Rooster was formed by former Crazy World of Arthur Brown members Vincent Crane and Carl Palmer. Their self-titled first album was recorded in 1970 with Nick Graham on bass, vocals & flute, but the band soon fractured when Carl Palmer departed to join Emerson Lake and Palmer. In his place came Paul Hammond on drums and guitarist and vocalist John Du Cann. This line-up recorded the successful hit singles Tomorrow Night & Devil’s Answer and the album Death Walks Behind You in 1971. Later that year, vocalist Pete French was added to the their line-up for the classic album In Hearing of Atomic Rooster.

Covering every track released by the band in the 1970s, Sleeping For Years is a newly re-mastered collection and also features six rare alternate versions and demos.

The boxed set includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay by Malcolm Dome featuring exclusive interviews with Nick Graham, Pete French, Steve Bolton and Chris Farlowe.

Buy Sleeping For Years ~ The Studio Recordings: 1970-1974 in Europe

Buy Sleeping for Years in the rest of the world.

Steve Hackett to Perform Genesis Revisited, Solo Gems & GTR in Tarrytown in 2018

Steve Hackett

Acclaimed progressive rock guitarist Steve Hackett is set to perform February 18, 2018 at Tarrytown Music Hall in New York. The concert is part of the Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited, Solo Gems & GTR 2018 Tour De Force.

Steve Hackett was lead guitarist with progressive rock-era Genesis as part of their classic line up with Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford. With Genesis, Hackett recorded progressive rock classics: Nursery Cryme (1971), Foxtrot (1972), Genesis Live (1973), Selling England by the Pound (1973), The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974), A Trick of the Tail (1976), and Wind & Wuthering (1976).

Hackett’s solo recordings include prog rock, jazz, world music and blues influences. Essential solo albums include Voyage of the Acolyte (1975), Please Don’t Touch (1978), Spectral Mornings (1979), Beyond the Shrouded Horizon (2011), Genesis Revisited II (2012), and The Night Siren (2017).

Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited

Sunday, February 18, 2018
7:00 PM
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY

YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman to Perform in Miami

Progressive rock band YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman is set to perform on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at The Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami.

YES was co-founded by Jon Anderson and the late Chris Squire in 1968 and went on to sell millions of albums with classic prog rock releases such as Fragile, Close to The Edge, Tales From Topographic Oceans, and Going For The One and the commercial radio friendly pop-rock recording 90125, as well as embarking on several record-breaking world tours.

The touring band line-up is completed by two remarkable musicians – Lee Pomeroy on bass and Louis Molino III on drums.

The trio will be recording new material throughout the summer for a projected album release in early 2018.

Time for Pink Floyd in Montreal

Time for Pink Floyd, a tribute band featuring members of Canadian progressive rock band Hamadryad, is set to perform on October 21st, 2017 at the Rialto Theater in Montreal. With 7 musicians on stage, Time for Pink Floyd will play the best classics of the prog rock legend.

The Rialto Theater
5723 Av du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V 4G9
$ 44 Show only – $ 123 Dinner-show (taxes included)
Box Office:
Info and/or reservation (514) 770-7773

Dewa Budjana Releases Free Download Compilation ‘Postcard from Bali’

Dewa Budjana – Postcard from Bali

Indonesian guitar wizard Dewa Budjana has released a free sampler digital download album titled ‘Postcard from Bali.’ The album includes an impressive cast of guest musicians from the jazz, fusion and progressive rock world: Vinnie Colaiuta, Jimmy Johnson, Antonio Sanchez, Joe Locke, Ben Williams, Tony Levin, Jack DeJohnette, Gary Husband, Peter Erskine, Dave Carpenter, Bob Mintzer, Larry Goldings and some of the finest Indonesian musicians: Shadu Rasjidi, Saat Syah, Indra Lesmana.

The album is available at

Discipline and Galactic Cowboy Orchestra to Perform at Roxy & Dukes

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra

Two highly esteemed progressive rock acts are set to perform on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Roxy & Dukes in Dunellen, New Jersey.

Discipline has recording its fifth studio album, “Captives of the Wine Dark Sea”, with current members Paul Dzendzel (drums), Mathew Kennedy (bass guitar), Chris Herin (lead guitar), and Matthew Parmenter (vocals and keyboards). Discipline and Sonus Umbra will be performing on October 13, 2017 at Duffy’s in Toronto and October 15, 2017 at L’Anti Bar & Spectacles in Quebec.

The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra elegantly combines progressive music with roots music elements.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
1:00 p.m. doors, 2:00 p.m. show
Roxy & Dukes, 745 Bound Brook Rd, Dunellen, NJ
Cost: Online Presale $32.00
Walk ups day of show $40 (Cash Only) Beginning at 1PM
Click Here To Purchase Tickets

Fusion Wizard John McLaughlin and 4th Dimension Release Live at Ronnie Scott’s

John McLaughlin – Live at Ronnie Scott’s


Guitar maestro John McLaughlin and his band 4th Dimension have a new live album recorded at Ronnie Scott’s. The band will touring the United States and Mexico in November and December 2017.



Meeting of the Spirits Tour

11/1/17 Buffalo, NY
11/2/17 Albany, NY
11/3/17 New York,
11/4/17 Port Chester, NY
11/5/17 Providence, RI
11/8/17 Boston, MA
11/9/17 Philadelphia, PA
11/10/17 Newark, NJ
11/11/17 Washington DC
11/12/17 Raleigh, NC
11/15/17 Ann Arbor, MI
11/17/17 Chicago, IL
11/18/17 Chicago, IL
11/19/17 Indianapolis, IN
11/21/17 Nashville, TN
11/22/17 Atlanta, GA
11/24/17 Jacksonville, FL
11/25/17 Clearwater, FL
11/27/17 New Orleans, LA
11/30/17 Austin, TX
12/1/17 Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
12/5/17 Seattle, WA
12/6/17 Portland, OR
12/8/17 San Francisco, CA
12/9/17 Los Angeles, CA

Buy Live at Ronnie Scott’s in Europe

Buy Live at Ronnie Scott’s in the rest of the world

Pioneering Progressive Rock Album Daughter of Time by Colosseum Remastered

Esoteric Recordings has recently released a re-mastered and expanded version of the classic 1970 album “Daughter of Time” by British band Colosseum.

Originally released on the Vertigo label in December 1970, “Daughter of Time” was Colosseum’s third studio album, with a new lineup: Jon Hiseman on drums; Dave Greenslade on organ and vibes; Dick Heckstall-Smith on saxophones; Dave “Clem” Clempson on guitar, vocals; Mark Clarke on bass; and Chris Farlowe on lead vocals.

This new edition of “Daughter of Time” contains three bonus tracks recorded at Lansdowne studios in London in May 1970 and August 1971. The Esoteric Recordings edition fully restored the original album artwork. It includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay and exclusive interviews with Dave Greenslade and Clem Clempson.