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Dylan Howe Subterranean, New Designs On Bowie's Berlin

Drummer and son Dylan Howe has released his take on some of David Bowie's Berlin-era music, on an album titled Subterranean: New Designs on Bowie's Berlin. Think of it as very much a jazzy brother to Phillip Glass' Low Symphony. Highest recommendations!

Krankschaft 3

Krankschaft have a new studio album out, original tunes from Steve Pond and a previously unheard track written by Bob Calvert. Highest recommendations!

New Faust Album, j U S t

Jean-Herve Peron and Diermeyer have released a new Faust album, j U S t, pronounced "just us". It's out on Bureau B, available on CD and Vinyl. I'm off to get mine tonight.

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New Gong album I See You

The new album from Gong I See You is up for preorder with spoiler samples on the Planetgong website. The album features Daevid Allen, plus Orlando Allen, Ian East, David Sturt, Fabio Golfetti and Kavus Torabi. Due early November on Madfish UK label. Our thoughts and positive energy are with Daevid Allen, who is currently going through treatment for a tumor on his neck, and his recovery.

David Bowie Is... Chicago

I had the great fortune of seeing "David Bowie Is..." exhibit at the V&A in London last year. Today marks the opening of the exhibit here in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art, its only North American stop. There are many events coinciding with the exhibit, including a few classic albums being performed live, including The Disappears performing Low on November 22nd. Don't miss any of it!

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Corrado Rustici Trio Blaze and Bloom, Live in Japan CD/DVD

Available now from Corrado's website, exclusive CD/DVD set!

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Glenn Cornick, RIP

From the Jethro Tull website:
"It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Glenn Cornick, bass player with Jethro Tull from the band’s inception 1968 until 1970. Of course, he had also played with the John Evan Band for the year during 1967 and so his contribution to the geographical transition from Blackpool to London and into the professional music scene was considerable.

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District 97 launches Kickstarter Campaign

District 97 Kickstarter Launch Shows at the Double Door in Chicago on 8/28, and Q-Bar in Darien, IL on 9/5!

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The Power and The Glory 5.1 remix

Props to Steven Wilson on his 5.1 remix of Gentle Giant's 1974 classic, Power and The Glory. To my ears, it's the aural equivalent of being in the middle of the room or stage - completely enveloped in sound. And of course, hats off to GG, as this was about as good as good would get for the band, and the genre. A true element of style album, perfectly suited for surround sound.

Can I wish for [[releases/three-friends|Three Friends]] next?

Progtoberfest 2014, Reggies Live, Chicago Oct 24-25th

Reggies presents... a Two Day Progressive Rock Festival! Check out the poster then check out link!