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Hawkwind Road to Utopia, new album with Mike Batt, Eric Clapton

News today from Prog/Louder.com:
"Hawkwind have announced that their new studio album will be released later this year. Titled Road To Utopia, it will launch on September 14 on CD and LP and sees the band hook up with songwriter and conductor Mike Batt to reimagine a selection of Hawkwind classics with an orchestral flourish. The tracklist includes Quark, Strangeness And Charm, We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago, Psychic Power and The Watcher – the latter featuring a guest appearance from Eric Clapton."

Uriah Heep Shepperton 1974

Here's some classic David Byron, train-wreck and all, of the mighty Uriah Heep. Maybe not the most musically adventurous of the 70s, but certainly one of the hardest rockin' bands of the era!

RIP Jon Hiseman

From his early days with Graham Bond and John Mayall, Jon Hiseman went on to lead Colosseum and Tempest to the heights of jazz-rock. He later worked with his wife Barbara Thompson, and most recently reunited with Clem Clempson and Mark Clarke in JCM. My condolences to his family and friends.

Yes at the Arcada Theatre, June 5th 2018

I had the pleasure of seeing Yes this past Tuesday, for the opening night of their 50th Anniversary tour at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL. Led by the invincible Steve Howe, the band, with Geoff Downes on keyboards, Billy Sherwood on bass, Jon Davison on vocals and Jay Schellen on drums, tore through an amazing set. Alan White took to the stage later in the evening, providing drums for a particularly rockin' "Yours Is No Disgrace," while original member Tony Kaye joined the band for their three encores.

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Book Review: Michael Graham from Facebook

If you ever wonder why I spent the time to write a book like The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock, it's because I love it when others discover the music I'm so passionate about!

New Celeste album

MMP 540 CELESTE - IL RISVEGLIO DEL PRINCIPE out in Autumn 2018. CELESTE is a very important name within the vast world of Italian progressive rock. Like many other bands, they disbanded after only one self-titled LP released in 1976, but thanks to that beautiful album we can consider Celeste among the greatest Italian prog groups.

Crowley and Me > Pretty Things, The

Artist: Star Sponge Vision / John Povey / Twink
Label: Mega Dodo
Catalog#: DODOCD28
Format: CD
Country: UK
Released: 2018

Finki Open Air 2018

This year I will be travelling to Mani Neumaier's annual open air music festival in Finkenbach. The two day festival on August 10th and 11th, features an amazing lineup: Epitah, Faust, Amon Düül II and Marblewood on Friday, and Embryo, Birth Control, Kraan, Guru Guru, Jane and Vibravoid on Saturday. SEE YOU THERE!

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Proglodytes interview with Charles Snider

"Charles Snider’s The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock is essential reading for any fan of classic Progressive rock. The book is over 600 pages worth of prog rock history, interviews with fundamental and important progressive artists, and hundreds of concise, excellent album reviews. I first heard of Charles Snider when I cited him heavily in a paper I wrote in college on progressive rock, and I’ve been a fan ever since. I had the honor of asking him a few questions about his book."

Manfred Mann Chapter Three > Manfred Mann's Chapter Three

Artist: Manfred Mann Chapter Three
Label: Polydor
Catalog#: 24-4013
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1969