Prog Rock Reviews

Sweden’s Oxygen debuts with Final Warning

Sweden’s Oxygen debuts with Final Warning

Posted February 4, 2013 at 6:16 am | No comments

One of the latest AOR revival bands to come out of Sweden, Oxygen, brings back that signature synthesizer-coated rock goodness to the 21st century with their dynamic debut album, Final Warning.

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Australian Pink Floyd Takes Florida by Storm

Australian Pink Floyd Takes Florida by Storm

Posted October 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm | No comments

Earlier this month, world renowned tribute band Australian Pink Floyd took The King Center in Melbourne, Florida by storm with a mesmerizing array of visual techniques and dead-on talent that left every attendee wondering if they had actually witnessed the real thing.

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The Moody Blues Live In Concert: Days of Future Passed, The Voyage Continues

The Moody Blues Live In Concert: Days of Future Passed, The Voyage Continues

Posted April 8, 2012 at 9:58 pm | 11 comments

It was 1967 when an R&B band from Birmingham, England , decided their second album would be nothing like their first.

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Battles Gloss Drop Review

Battles Gloss Drop Review

Posted June 21, 2011 at 1:49 pm | No comments

It certainly seems that bands are getting harder and harder to categorize these days, what with genre lines becoming as hard to find and as blurry as Bigfoot. People tend to resort to saying a band sounds like a recipe where the ingredients are other bands, like “Incubus mixed with Cage the Elephant, if Incubus was fronted by Wayne Coyne and wrote lyrics like Ben Gibbard.”

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VH1 Classic Albums: Rush 2112 and Moving Pictures DVD Review

VH1 Classic Albums: Rush 2112 and Moving Pictures DVD Review

Posted November 8, 2010 at 11:00 am | One comment

Of all the rock bands out there, few deserve to be given the VH1 Classic Albums treatment more than Rush, with their 24 Gold and 14 Platinum records, universally acknowledged instrumental brilliance, and thousands of devoted fans worldwide. The fact that they are finally attaining this kind of popular recognition is surprising to many Rush fans, who for years have seen their idols panned by critics and ignored by the radio.

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“Backstage Secrets” On the Road with the Rock Band RUSH”

“Backstage Secrets” On the Road with the Rock Band RUSH”

Posted February 4, 2010 at 6:33 pm | No comments

This latest DVD release from Longtail Distribution promises to take the viewer “behind the scenes to get a backstage look at what it takes to present the legendary band Rush during their 2008 Snakes & Arrows Concert Tour.

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OHMphrey Review

Posted January 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm | No comments

There are so many good things about the self-titled debut record from the band OHMphrey. First, just thinking about the incredible quality of musicianship that could come from taking three members from Chicago’s jam-band Umphrey’s McGee and two members from Chris Poland’s OHM and blending them into a musical compound is overwhelming and almost unbearable. All too often when members from various bands decide to get together to collaborate on a side project, regardless and sometimes adversely measurable by the individuals’ virtuosity, the outcome is mediocre at best. To remain politically correct, no examples of this will be given, however, one wouldn’t have to think too hard or even perhaps search their CD or MP3 stock to find several releases that fit into this category. This is absolutely not the case with OHMphrey.

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