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John Wetton RIP

After a long battle with colon cancer, singer and bassist John Wetton has died at the age of 67. As an integral member of such bands as King Crimson, UK, and Asia, his was one of the distinctive voices in progressive rock, lending a human touch to often difficult music.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-01-31)

Seaprog Announces First Artists for 2017

The organizers of the Seaprog Festival in Seattle have announced the first set of confirmed performers for the 2017 festival. The best known names are Cabezas de Cera and Jack o' the Clock, but a host of other bands are featured, mostly from the Northwest. The festival will take place June 2-4, 2017.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-01-30)

Acoustic Festival of Britain 2017 Announces Eclectic Lineup

The Acoustic Festival of Britain has been going since 2006, and this year's event sees a number of outstanding artists on the bill. Fairport Convention, Tir na nOg, and Martin Turner are some of the artists we've covered, and there are many more, including The Men They Couldn't Hang, Howard Jones, Chantel McGregor, and many more. The festival runs June 2-4, 2017 at Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-01-27)

Butch Trucks RIP

Butch Trucks was one of two drummers in the first incarnation of the Allman Brothers Band in 1969, helping the band achieve its legendary status as an American original. He died on January 24, 2017 of a self-inflicted gunshot would. He was 69.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-01-26)

Jaki Liebezeit RIP

Jaki Liebezeit, drummer of the seminal German band Can, has died at the age of 78. After playing free jazz in the 60s, he became interested in psychedelic music and was a founding member of Can in 1968 along with Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, David C. Johnson, and Michael Karoli.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-01-22)

Maggie Roche RIP

Singer Maggie Roche, best known for her work with her sisters Terre and Suzzy as The Roches, has died at the age of 65. While their style could generally be called quirky folk-pop, their music appealed to a broad range of listeners, and they worked with artists in widely diverging genres, including Paul Simon, Phillip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and Robert Fripp.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-01-22)

Riza Arshad RIP

Word reaches us today of the passing of an Indonesian music giant. Riza Arshad was the leader, keyboardist, and chief composer of SimakDialog, one of the earliest and most prominent bands to successfully mix jazz, rock, and Indonesian music into a satisfying style of their own. He was 53.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-01-13)

Alphonse Mouzon RIP

After being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in September, drummer Alphonse Mouzon has died at the age of 68. Mouzon's recorded career began in 1970 with albums by Gil Evans and Roy Ayers, and went on to include such fusion greats as Weather Report and Larry Coryell's Eleventh House.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-12-26)

Pandora Releases Cancer Charity EP

The Italian band Pandora, in response to the news of Greg Lake's death, has put together a five-song EP of unreleased material, and the proceeds are to be allocated to cancer research.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-12-22)

And Now for Round Three

For quite some time now, every Thursday has brought the publication of a review looking back at an album in McLatchey's Second Tier, where our friend Mike visits or re-visits one of his favorite releases. Today marks the start of the next tier, which once again will feature classics from a wide variety of styles, from jazz to classic prog to electronic to death metal — and many places in between.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-12-22)

Previously in Exposé...

Ashes Are Nutritious - Frustration + – This oddly named quartet hails from South Amboy, NJ, and brings a number of strong elements to their debut studio release Frustration +, including a powerful vocal presence in frontman Billy Clifton....  (2008) » Read more

Ain Soph - Five Evolved from Nine – This Japanese band has been around for a while and has put out some pretty damn good music. Unabashedly Canterbury influenced (album titles: Hat & Field, Ride on a Camel), it seems that Ain Soph...  (1993) » Read more

Tim Burness - Finding New Ways to Love – Tim Burness is an English neo-progressive composer who has existed under the threshold of most music consumers’ radar. The childlike toy count into the first piece, “Open Man,” is an appropriate...  (2005) » Read more

Various Artists - Lost Years in Labyrinth II – Remember Lost Years in Labyrinth? It featured material by four Japanese Canterbury-ish/Chamber Rock bands — Lacrymosa, Il Berlione, Zypressen, and Soft Weed Factor. OK, now forget it. There is...  (1995) » Read more

Arena - Pride – I never thought I'd see the day when Mick Pointer became a more prolific musician than his former Marillion mates. After dropping off the face of the earth for over a decade, Mick and Co. have now...  (1997) » Read more



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