Periphery – Reptile (Off Hail Stan)

The new Periphery album came out last week. Named Hail Stan. It is really good. Really REALLY good. This band is pushing the genre of Prog to new levels. Yowza, this album is smokin… UPDATE 5/2/19: This album is more than Really REALLY good. The album is a a freakin monster of a disc that…

#All80s #Happy

I loved 80’s music so damn much. Still do. Take a trip back and listen to some tunes you may or may not have heard. Andy Fraser – Fine Fine Line. Yeah, you never heard this one. Dick Holliday and the Bamboo Gang – Dive. Chicago band. A huge band in the Chicago area for…

#LonelyRobot Day! Under Stars released!

John Mitchell’s project Lonely Robot has come to an end with the release of Under Stars, The 3rd album in the Trilogy. Wow, what an ending. The album is brilliant. No review necessary. Just go buy it. John is at his finest. We are all Lonely Robots. Here are 3 videos released prior to the…

#NowPlaying – All is right in the world edition.

Songs on repeat this week. Songs that provoke love, happiness and summer. Sun is out, top is down, time to smile and enjoy the ride. Anathema – Dreaming light (and whole album We’re Here Because We’re Here). Lyrics. Wow. Yes. Beautiful. Daniel Cavanagh – Some Dreams Come True. Stunningly beautiful. Daniel Cavanagh – this Music.…

The Mystery of King’s X

On a Tuesday back in the spring of 1988, I was hanging out at Hegewisch records in Calumet City like I always did. Tuesday was new release day and I would go there with a couple of friends to sniff out some new music. A friend of ours worked there, so we would head there…

#NowPlaying – Winter is back…

I get the top fixed on my car and now it is too cold out. No matter the weather, it is always good with good musak. King’s X – Over My Head. Well, not just this song, but a lot of King’s X. Black The Sky. Summerland. Sometime. So, I like King’s X. You should…

#NowPlaying – Spring Sprung Addition

Getting warmer out. If I can get my convertible top down, these will be the songs/albums that will be on playing loudly and in heavy rotation in the next few weeks: Stars – Alone. Found this band by accident. What a lovely accident. This is the album of the year and I am saying that…

Devin Townsend – Empath

Ah… so you are here to read my insanely in depth review of Devin Townsend’s new album Empath. Well strap it in…. This album can be summed up in one sentence: Complete harmonious chaos in a serine, surreal, harmonic clusterfuck of maddening beauty and perfection. Devin Townsend has once again outdone himself. Each album Devin…

Tim Bowness – Flowers At The Scene

Preface: Tim Bowness is my favorite vocalist. He could sing Polka music with a drunk accordion player and drummer at the Schnitzel Platz (For those that live in the Chicago Area, you know of this place) every Friday night and bring the house down. And if he recorded it, I would buy it. I just…

Michael McDermott – Orphans

I must confess, this is going to be more of a big “Thank you” to Michael McDermott than an album review. Sorry about that, but if hang with me here, the review of the album is below. So, I have been a fan of Michael McDermott since his 1st ablum 620 W. Surf. I was…

Dream Theater – Distance Over Time

Dream Theater is one of my all time favorite bands. Their career is majestic. Album after album has been of superb quality. In 2016, they put out an absolutely epic 2 hour and 10 minute album called The Astonishing. It was full of bombast and theatrics. It was a totally different album for DT, it…

#NowPlaying – Humans I am listening to

Here are some bands I have been listening to lately. If you find you like them, please buy them directly from the artist: The End of the Ocean – dreamy post-rock. Excellent band. The Mercury Tree – An all over the road band that would be classified as post rock or progressive rock. Quantum Pig…

Albums of the year.

Here we go, my list of best albums of the year. I will not rank them, because that would change by the day or mood. Progressive Rock ruled the year. Mostly because I made a new friend that is as big as a proghead as I am. Finally got to talk music with someone and…