Be on the lookout for a plethora of fabulous, brand new music on this week’s Prog-Watch! We’ll hear from Surreal, The Bedlam Furnaces, Caligula’s Horse, The Segue, I Am The Manic Whale, Kinetic Element, Vesper Vals, Delain, Alcàntara, Fughu, and Lonely Robot! As Yoda would say, “Miss it not!”
726: ALL NEW Variety
On this week’s Prog-Watch: brand new music from Kansas, Nick D’Virgilio, Turdetans, Blood Brothers, Hollow Water, and Frost*, plus great stuff from Farehaven, Michele Conta, and Man Till God! In addition, Dr. Rob Fisher returns for an in depth look at City Burials, the brand new album by Katatonia, on Progressive Discoveries!
725: Variety + Katatonia on Progressive Discoveries
Come sail away with Prog-Watch this week, where every song will have the root word “sail” in the title! Aside from Styx (who provide the theme song, of course) we will also be hearing from Ayreon, Mystery, Carmen, Golden Earring, Manning, Elton John, Jon & Vangelis, The Strawbs, Gryphon, Radio Head, Moon Safari, Robert Palmer, John Hackett & Nick Fletcher, and Mike Oldfield! You’ll almost be able to smell the salt water, and feel the wind on your face and the rocking of the waves! Well…almost…
724: Come Sail Away
This week’s Prog-Watch is a Variety program with a Guest DJ Feature! I’ll be spinning tracks from Robyn Ferguson, Tarmak, Ubi Maior, Airbag, Silas and Saski, Nick D’Virgilio, Steve Thorne, and Haken! Our Guest DJ, Mr. Tony Zappa (no relation to Frank, he informs me) has chosen songs from Yes, Spock’s Beard, King Crimson, and Jon And Vangelis, and I’ll be mixing those in and reading Tony’s commentary!
723: Variety with a Guest DJ Feature
This week on Prog-Watch Dr. Rob Fisher returns with a new Progressive Discoveries feature on the second album, Asylum, by a great band from Italy called Art! In addition, I’ve got fabulous music from Anubis, Chimpan A, Pendragon, Psychoyogi, Starset, Mirthrandir, and Galverna! I hope you will join us!
722: Variety + Art on Progressive Discoveries
This week on Prog-Watch I’m taking a look at the rich and diverse Musical World of Phil Collins! We’ll hear music from Genesis, Brand X, and his solo career, and some of the noteworthy and interesting guest appearances Phil made on records by other artists including some of his Genesis bandmates, Frida, Robert Plant, Howard Jones, and more! Great drumming and singing will abound!
721: The Musical World of Phil Collins
This week’s Prog-Watch is a bit of a multi-national affair, with great music from seven different countries! We’ll hear from Fren, Psychoyogi, Pattern-Seeking Animals, Slap Guru, Fughu, Fireballet, Caravaggio, The Dani Lopez Quartet, Magenta, Vesper Vals, and The Enid! I hope you will join me!
This week’s Prog-Watch is another edition of EPIX! Just six tunes will carry us through our time together and I’ll play one from each decade of our favorite genre (with a bonus from the 1970s)! Tune in to hear great music from The Eloy, Porcupine Tree, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Pendragon, Agents Of Mercy, and Banco del Mutuo Soccorso!
719: Epix, Vol. 6
This week on Prog-Watch it’s another variety program full of mostly new material and some of it will be a little heavier or harder-edged than what you usually hear on the program. I’ve got music from Ajna, Pure Reason Revolution, Amy Birks, Starset, Haken, Band Of Rain, Roz Vitalis, Delain, The Bardic Depths, Subsignal, and Magenta! So are you ready to rock…progressively, of course?
This week on Prog-Watch my special guest is Nick Magnus! Nick is perhaps best known as a long-time collaborator and bandmate of Steve Hackett, but has an interesting history and six solo albums to his name! Nick and I chat about everything from his early days with the Enid and Autumn, through the “Hackett Years”, and up to the present, with the release of his latest solo album Catharsis! Along the way I will of course be spinning lots of great Magnus music!
717: In Conversation with Nick Magnus