Umphrey’s McGee may be the only nationally touring act deserving of the title "prog-rock jam band." A staple of the jam scene for more than half a decade, the band has made a name for itself by combining bold improvisation and a guitar-heavy “progressive aggressive” approach into their incendiary live sets.
For fans of R&B, blues, jazz, bop, swing, and real rock and roll, it's hard to imagine a time when Duke Robillard hasn't been here, part of our collective vocabulary in the dictionary of "cats who got it."
We're excited to be able to bring you the exclusive premiere of a brand new track from the Damned Things, "Trophy Widow." The track is taken from Batman: Arkham City – The Album, which will be released on October 4, just two weeks before the highly-anticipated release of the new video game, Batman: Arkham City on October 18.
Aside from his music, Keb Mo's many credits include roles in several movies, including Can't You Hear the Wind Howl, in which he played famed bluesman Robert Johnson, and Honeydripper, in which he played Possum. He has appeared on several TV shows, including "West Wing" and "Sesame Street," and he played a key role in "Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues." He's even won three Grammys in the Contemporary Blues genre.
On their latest album, Opeth take a decidedly more mellow, progressive approach to their unique brand of metal, drawing more from the back catalogs of Camel and Pink Floyd than any of the band's early death metal influences. Fans of Orchid may have been a tad confused by the jazz-fusion passages that made their way onto the album in songs like "Nepenthe," but Heritage is still undoubtedly an Opeth record, and a very good one at that.
Danava is a band based out of Portland, Oregon, that has been steadily rising in the metal underground over the past eight years. Even though their music has a doom element people can compare to early Sabbath, their influences are so eclectic that an attempt to put a label on them would almost be a disservice to their abilities, so the best way to get an idea of what they sound like is to listen to them.
Guns N’ Roses were often compared to the Rolling Stones, and if Appetite For Destruction was Guns’ Sticky Fingers, the Use Your Illusion albums would have to be their Exile on Main St. Like Exile, Use Your Illusion I & II won’t be remembered for the hits, but as a strong, collective statement made by a band at the pinnacle of their creativity.