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Book: The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock

As the holidays approach, please consider this book for your prog-loving loved one. The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock is the definitive record guide, full of facts, gems, and music from the golden age of prog. Available from all Amazon stores, or PM if you want an signed copy. Thank you for your support!

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Thirty-Three Essential Progressive Rock Albums

Everybody loves lists, myself included. What are my favorite progressive rock albums? Here they are, do you have them all?

Essential: 33 Progressive Rock Albums
1. The Nice – The Thoughts Of Emerlist DavJack (Immediate 1967)
2. Soft Machine – Volume Two (Probe 1969)
3. Colosseum – Those Who Are About To Die Salute You (Vertigo 1969)
4. Jethro Tull – Stand Up (Reprise 1969)
5. King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) (EG 1969)
6. The Pretty Things – Parachute (Harvest 1970)
7. Caravan – In The Land of Grey And Pink (Deram 1971)

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets North American Tour 2019

Former Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason will bring his Saucerful of Secrets band to North America in spring of 2019. The band features Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet on guitar and vocals, former Floyd bassist Guy Pratt, and draws its music from the early Pink Floyd albums, including many of Syd Barrett's compositions. See you in Chicago!

March 12 — Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
March 13 — Seattle, WA The Paramount
March 15 — San Francisco, CA The Masonic
March 16 — Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
March 19 — Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
March 21 — Denver, CO Paramount Theatre

Romantic Warriors IV - Krautrock

Just in from Jose and Adele:
"We are pleased to announce as part of the 2018 ProgDay Program, the screening of a 30-minute segment of the upcoming feature documentary “Romantic Warriors 4 – Krautrock” (Part 1) by Adele Schmidt and José Zegarra Holder. The screening is part of an IndieGoGo Fundraising Campaign that the filmmakers will launch in late August to raise finishing funds for the film."

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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!

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.

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."

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets

From Planet Rock:
"Pink Floyd legend Nick Mason has formed an intriguing new band called Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets.

The five-piece will solely perform Pink Floyd’s early work including songs from 'The Piper At The Gates of Dawn' and 'A Saucerful Of Secrets’ at four ultra-intimate shows in London next month.

They kick off with a date at the 500-capacity Camden Dingwalls on Sunday 20th May and follow it with a trio of 250-capacity shows at The Half Moon in Putney on the Monday (21st), Wednesday (23rd) and Thursday (24th).

All tickets are now sold out."

King Crimson and Van Der Graaf Generator luminaries team up for new album

David Cross (who played violin / mellotron with King Crimson from '72 - '74) and David Jackson (sax player with VdGG during their classic '70s era as well as their '05 reunion) have teamed up for a new twelve track CD of original music. The CD is released by Cherry Red Records and can be ordered through the official Cross & Jackson website below.

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