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November 16, 2018

With a simple nod to the audience and a quick adjustment of the microphone, Lindsey Buckingham launched into an energetic rendition of "Don't Look Down" from the 1992 solo album Out Of The Cradle. Immediately on its heels without a poetic introduction...

 July 2, 2018

The Gays are certainly not afraid to pack a profound punch when it comes to delivering their goods. Their debut album The Agenda, is packed with catchy beats, bombastic bass, slick drum kicks, sexy guitar licks, and solid vocals, which at times are harmoni...

July 10, 2017

There he was in all his glory. Robert Fripp was a mere three rows away from me. This time the band were at the beautiful Massey Hall Venue in downtown Toronto. Luckily for me, I was at the most optimal position to have Fripp’s head completely blocked by a...

March 7, 2017 

“Today’s the day to celebrate!” The lyric rang loud and clear in my head the moment I opened my eyes. Since November of last year, I had been anxiously waiting for March 2nd to arrive. Not only did I manage to snag a ticket to see Steve Hackett in Oakvill...

February 20, 2017

Steve Hackett's electric guitar solo in "Firth of Fifth" from the Genesis album Selling England By The Pound (SEBTP), in 1973, is considered one of his most well-known and popular solos of Genesis' career, not just by fans, but by Hackett himself: "I t...

June 6, 2016

Introduction:


Klaatu is a Canadian progressive rock/pop trio group from Toronto that formed in 1973. The band featured John Woloschuk (vocals, bass, and keyboard), Dee Long (vocals and guitar), and Terry Draper (vocals and percussion). They named themselves...

May 27, 2016

 

During my time at the 2nd International Progect Network conference, I felt strongly compelled to make mention of Mr. Keith Emerson’s recent passing. Whether or not one enjoys the music of ELP or the Nice, his contributions as a keyboard performer, were hig...

April 14, 2016

"As much as the story of Klaatu revolves around utopian opportunity and musical integrity, it is also a tale of victor and victim and how quickly and cruelly the forum of public opinion can reward and reprimand."
- Nick Krewen

 

Klaatu is a Canadian progre...

 April 12, 2016

Another concert, another victorious scratch on the old bucket list. Although it wasn't Genesis per se, on April 9, 2016, Steve Hackett still delivered an unforgettable show, especially with the help of his backing band consisting of Rob Townsend (sax, fl...

April 7, 2016

What could have been a cruel, expensive joke, turned out to be an unforgettable night ending with concert expectations set to a new height. Although the show started at 8:00 on Friday, April 1st, Gilmour arrived at 6:00 according to his Facebook page, sayi...

 

January 18, 2016

 

There are some instances in one's life when you never forget where you were when you first heard a particularly moving piece of music that completely changed your life forever. Although I've had a few of those moments, nothing can compare to the momen...

November 23, 2015

Some things are better left in the past. The King Crimson concert from Thursday, is sadly one of those things. However, since I had the unfortunate privilege of attending that show, many have voiced questions and concerns regarding exactly what took pl...

September 10, 2015 


In the infancy of Rock and Roll in the early 1950s, the piano played a rather large role with performers such as Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard. The keyboardists in these cases were the main attractions. It’s not surprising that the early rock a...

August 11, 2015

Updated May 17, 2016

 

 

In the fall of 2014, I came across the article “Periods In Progressive Rock And The Problem Of Authenticity” by John Sheinbaum, a musicologist at the University of Denver. It questioned the acceptability of the changes Canadian prog...

May 4, 2015

Introduction: Form & Section Structure

Form

At first hearing, this piece of music came off as a symphonic poem, as it had the qualities of a programmatic orchestral work based on an extra-musical idea. In the case of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer’s (ELP) “Trilogy”...

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