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Progressive Tracks Show #380 (Labor Day… but is anybody really laboring?)

This is the strangest Labor Day Weekend ever… especially if you’re used to playing or listening to live music.  So this week it’s all live tracks to provide some sense of normalcy.

You’re welcome.

  • Rush – “What You’re Doing/Working Man” from R40 Live on Anthem Entertainment (2015)
  • Jane Getter Premonition – “Transparent” from On Tour on Big Fun Records (2017)
  • Vasil Hadzimanov Band – “Zulu” from Alive on Croatia Records (2016)
  • Circuline – “Stereotypes” from CircuLive NewView on Independent (2020)
  • Glass – “Set One (Give The Man A Hand/Dedicated to Mike/Astral/The Border/Crossing)” from Live at Progman Cometh on Musea (2007)
  • Hamster Theatre – “Bug 2: History of the United States of America” from The Public Execution of Mr. Personality/Quasi Day Room – Live at the Moore Theatre on Cuneiform Records (2006)
  • Face Ditch – “Alternative Values” from In the Interim on Build a Buzz Records & Books (2020)
  • Slivovitz – “Negative Creep from Liver on MoonJune Records (2018)
  • French TV – “Look at the Bears! Look at the Bears! Look at the Bears!” from Stories Without Fingerprints on Pretentious Dinosaur Productions (2020)
  • Red Kite – “You Don’t Know, You Don’t Know” from Red Kite on RareNoise Records (2019)

Feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

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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 Dire Straits, Southern Empire, Rush, Rocket Scientists, Marillion, and Camel!

734: Epix, Vol. 7

 

The Progressive Tracks Show #350
(Heroes… Old and New)

Fact: We’re sadly losing our classic Prog musical heroes.

Response: This week we pay tribute to one such hero, while looking to the future for new ones.

PLAYLIST:

  • Rush – “Natural Science” from Permanent Waves on Mercury (1980)
  • Rush – “Subdivisions” from Signals on Mercury (1982)
  • Ángel Ontalva& Vespero – “A Sense Of Clarity” from Sada on OctoberXart (2020)
  • Krokofant – “Q – Part 2” from Q on Rune Grommofon (2019)
  • Ed Wynne – “Glass Staircase” from Shimmer Into Nature on Kscope (2019)
  • Minimum Vital – “La Compagnie” from Air Caravan’ on Musea (2019)
  • Minimum Vital – “Djin Alzawat” from Air Caravan’ on Musea (2019)
  • Mythic Sunship – “Ophidian Rising” from Changing Shapes on El Paraiso Records (2020)
  • Krokofant – “Q – Part 12” from Q on Rune Grommofon (2019)
  • Present – “Quatre-vingt Douze” from Triskaidekaphobie on Cuneiform Records (1989)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are almost 190 podcasts now!).

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Another themed special on Prog-Watch this week, and the key word is HEART! We’ll hear from Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Trevor Rabin, King Crimson, Robert Berry, The Alan Parsons Project, Pete Townshend, Yes, Marillion, Moon Safari, Zebra, Colin Blunstone, Esquire, Rush, GTR, mystery, John Wetton, and Manfred Mann`s Earth Band! Come along for a fun ride!

646: Affairs of the Heart

 

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #328 (The Power of Three)

The Power of Three, suggests that things that come in threes are funnier, more satisfying, more effective, and/or more memorable, than other numbers of things. There are many celtic, nordic, and pagan examples of this belief.

But does that translate to music? Join us to hear how the power of three translates… progressively.

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 165 podcasts now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Rush – “Working Man” from Rush on Mercury Records (1974)
  • Mouth – “Cascade Inc.” from Rhizome on Tonzonen Records (2009)
  • Mouth – “Hiding, Rhizome” from Rhizome on Tonzonen Records (2009)
  • Bushman’s Revenge – “Folk Kremtar No Av Og Til Berre I Lause Lufta Og” from Et hån mot overklassen on Hubro (2019)
  • Bushman’s Revenge – “Happy Hour For Mr. Sanders” from Et hån mot overklassen on Hubro (2019)
  • Axiom – “Slumber” from Slumber – Master A from Axiom on Independent (2019)
  • El Trio – “Deconectar” from Las Manos on Progshine Records (2013)
  • Mouth – “Into The Light (alternate mix)” from Past-Present-Future on Tonzonen Records (2019)
  • Battles – “The Yabba” from La Di Da Di on Warp Records (2015)
  • Emerson Lake & Palmer – “Oh, My Father” from Tarkus (deluxe edition) of Razor & Tie Records (2012)
  • Axiom – “Believe” from Believe – Master B from Axiom on Independent (2019)
  • Bushman’s Revenge – “A Bottle A Day Keeps The Wolves At Bay” from Et hån mot overklassen on Hubro (2019)
  • Fred Frith Trio – “Dance of Delusion” from Another Day in Fucking Paradise  on Intakt Records (2016)
  • Yowie – “Mysterium Tremendum” from Synchromysticism on SKiN GRAFT Records (2017)
  • Dialeto – “Windmaster” from The Last Tribe on MoonJune Records (2013)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

This week I have more awesome Prog Rock variety, with Guest DJ selections from a listener and friend of the show by the name of Simon Forrest of Hove, UK. We’ll hear music from George Arriola, Marillion, ELO, Cirkus, Anathema, Rush, Nomadic Horizon, Fish, Porcupine Tree, SubLunar, and Cairo!

633: Variety with Guest DJ Selections

 

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #306
(A [Con]Fused Show)

Ever not quite know what you’re doing? We’ve all been there.

Ever listen to a show where the DJ doesn’t quite know what he’s doing?

Want to come along?      ;o)

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 145 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Rush – “Witch Hunt” from Moving Pictures on Mercury (1981)
  • Jumble Hole Clough – “Midday in Witchland” from 17 Photographs of Audrey Hepburn Riding a Bicycle on Jumble Hole Clough (2019)
  • Slivovitz – “Mani in Faccia”from All You Can Eat on MoonJune Records (2016)
  • Peridoni – “Day by Day” from Flower on Peridoni (2018)
  • 35007– “Evaporate”from Liquid on Stickman Records (2002)
  • ULTRA ZOOK – “Les Moins Nombreux” from EPUZZZ  on Atypeek Music (2019)
  • The Tony Williams Lifetime – “Vashkar” from Emergency! on The Verve Music Group (1969)
  • Cindy Blackman – “Vashkar” from Another Lifetime on Four Quarters Records (2010)
  • SoNaR – “Intro” from Celluloid on Sonar Music  (2008)
  • SoNaR – “Peloton” from Celluloid on Sonar Music  (2008)
  • Peridoni – “Obsidian” from Flower on Peridoni (2018)
  • Cindy Blackman – “And Heaven Welcomed A King” from Another Lifetime on Four Quarters Records (2010)
  • The Tony Williams Lifetime – “Spectrum” from Emergency! on The Verve Music Group (1969)
  • ULTRA ZOOK – “We Come With Us” from EPUZZZ  on ULTRA ZOOK (2019)
  • Bushman’s Revenge – “Kugeln und Kraut” from Thou Shalt Boogie!  on Rune Grammofon (2013)
  • Peridoni – “Knots of Mahogany” from Flower on Peridoni (2018)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

The Progressive Tracks Show is teaming up with another local Seattle festival to bring you some excellent music from artists with which you may not familiar… yet.

Oh, but you will be!

The 2018 Psychedelic Autumn Equinox Festival is bringing together six exciting, forward-thinking bands for multiple experiential evenings.

I’ll resist the urge to ask “are you experienced?”… but you know what I mean.

The days are getting shorter, and darkness is the best environment to put on some headphones and immerse yourself in some quality, heady, progressive rock.

Remember, you can stream/download this, and any of the 115 previous editions of The Progressive Tracks Show broadcast on Progzilla Radio, any time you want at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks.

– Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

Email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org  (Comments are always welcome)

PLAYLIST:

  • Rush – “Working Man” from  Rush on Moon Records
  • Dust Mice – “Starlight Coppice” from Moon Fetus EP on Independent
  • WAH – “Nature Boy” from Cross The Center on Table and Chairs Music
  • Mind Beams – “Hindu Kush” from Bats on Independent
  • Ghidra – “Yakisoba Western” from Strawberry Skinflint on Sol Disk Artist Services
  • Pinto Wagonfire – “Visions From The Electrostat” from Visions From The Electrostat – Single on Independent
  • Fraktal Phantom – “Eta Carinae” from KEXP Sonarchy Session on Independent
  • Ghidra – “Mississippi Sock Eater” from The Sound of Speed on Sol Disk Artist Services
  • Mind Beams – “Mother’s Milk” from Bats on Independent
  • Dust Mice – “White Stone By The River” from Moon Fetus EP on Independent
  • WAH – “Liuzza’s” from Cross The Center on Table and Chairs Music

If you have comments (always welcome), or suggestions for show topics/music, feel free to contact me anytime via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

The podcast for this week’s Prog-Watch is now available at Progwatch.com

For this week’s program I’ve put together a variety show with a little tribute to the late Colin Tench. We’ll hear a new one from the Colin Tench Project, and two from a couple of his other projects, BunChakeze and Corvus Stone. I’ll also be spinning lots of great stuff from The Fierce & The Dead, Fractal Mirror, Bram Stoker, Jethro Tull, Steven Wilson, Downes-Braide Association, Rush, Spiral Key, and Somnambulist.

 

507: Variety + A Tribute to Colin Tench