The Mars Volta: Noctourniquet

Noctourniquet is undoubtedly the most accessible Mars Volta album yet, one that replaces the overreaching bloat of their last two or three titles with the most DIY display of prog-rock dazzle since Adrian Belew toured with Talking Heads. If The Bedlam in Goliath was their Tormato, then consider this excellent outing to be their 90125. And I mean that in the best possible way.

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Jon Anderson – Yes Frontman Sings Stories of Survival

As the frontman and main songwriter of Yes, Jon Anderson has simply changed music forever—at least, he's changed the landscape of music that tries to break ground, music that strives to explore ideas not bound to the confines of popular radio. Unfortunately, the last few years have been somewhat unkind to Anderson.

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Porcupine Tree: Amos’ Southend, Charlotte, NC 4/28/10

About 800 of Porcupine Tree's darkly dressed advocates converged on Amos' Southend in Charlotte for the first ever "PT" show in North Carolina's largest city. An interesting mix of 40-somethings, dudes in Pink Floyd and Rush t-shirts, everyday hard rockers, the occasional punker or metalhead, and eager underage kids populated the venue, and the musical diversity represented by their conversations and apparel was right in line with the current sound of Porcupine Tree.

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Primus: Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY, 11/9/06

When Primus played, they were tight, if not as powerful or spacious as in past outings, but with the ambivalence or possible anger being displayed from one of the quirkiest front men in the business, I think it is safe too say that it was an off night for the group who ironically usually just Sucks!

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Secret Machines: Ten Silver Drops

Ten Silver Drops is a leaner effort than Nowhere, with an evidence of staying power, which none of us Machines freaks ever doubted. More importantly, Ten Silver Dropsis just frayed enough to suggest the trio is still just warming up, and their magnum opus may still await.

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