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Hawkwind Announce North American Tour - Dates!

DO NOT PANIC!
HAWKWIND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR OCTOBER 2013

Albums you should know, Part 3: Pretty Things - Parachute

Song: Grass (1970)

Wigwam Live at Liisankadun studio, Helsinki,1976

Nice clip of Finnish band Wigwam at Liisankadun studio recorded for Pop-Liisa, TV1 25.11.1976. Tracks are "Eddie And The Boys | Simple Human Kindness | Colossus | A Better Hold (And A Little View) | Grass For Blades". Presenter Vesa-Matti Loiri gives opening words, introduces the band in between the songs, and recites 'Syyslaulu' ('Tombstone Valentine' in Finnish)."

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Albums you should know, Part 2: Rare Bird - Epic Forest

Song: Title No. 1 Again (Birdman) (1972)

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Albums you should know, Part 1: Skin Alley - Two Quid Deal?

Song: "Bad Words And Evil People" (1972)

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Genesis - “I Know What I Like” Book App by Armando Gallo

"Photographer Armando Gallo has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a digital book which he hopes will become a Genesis museum."

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Camel return to the stage!

From Camel Productions website:
"Camel will tour in 2013. The first confirmed date is in London, England, at The Barbican, 28th October 2013. Camel will perform The Snow Goose for the first time since the Royal Albert Hall show in 1975, in loving memory of Peter Bardens and in celebration of Camel's long and illustrious musical career."

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Pete Banks, R.I.P.

[[bands/banks-peter|Peter Banks]], one of the first "progressive" guitarists, passed away in his London home on March 7th, at age 65.

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The Tangent, Le Sacre Du Travail

Andy Tillison has announced the full lineup of the new Tangent project, Le Sacre Du Travail, which will be released later in the year on InsideOut Music. Quite a cast of musicians!
Andy Tillison (Po90 & Big Big Train collaborator) - Vocals, Electronic Guitars & Keyboards
Theo Travis (Steve Wilson Band, Soft Machine, Gong) - Saxes, Flutes & Clarinet
Jakko Jakszyk (King Crimson Projekt, Level 42, Kompendium etc) - Lead Guitar & Vocals
David Longdon (Big Big Train) Vocal Arrangements and Vocals
Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, Stickmen, King Crimson) - Drums

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Sound of Contact World Tour 2013

Congrats to our friend Jonathan Schang of District 97, who writes:
"Some big news: I will be joining drummer/vocalist Simon Collins (son of legendary Genesis drummer/vocalist Phil Collins) as co-drummer/keyboardist on a world tour promoting the release of his new band Sound of Contact 's debut album, "Dimensionaut". Also in the band are guitarist John Wesley (Fish, Porcupine Tree), keyboardist Dave Kerzner and bassist Matt Dorsey. The first show of the tour will be opening for Marillion in Montreal on March 24th!"

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