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DOROTHY at Irving Plaza, New York (February 14th, 2019)

Back before I joined Sonic Perspectives, I made a habit of stressing, sometimes ad nauseam, that not having a true rock station here in NYC makes finding new music nearly impossible because up-and-coming bands simply aren’t getting airtime here. Sure, Alt 92.3 “changed formats” from top 40 to “alternative rock” in 2018, but it’s still decidedly more top 40 than…

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The World’s Best Progressive Rock Festival Isn’t on Land: CRUISE TO THE EDGE Sails Again

Progressive Rock festivals have taken place in amphitheaters, outdoor fields, bars, indoor theaters small and large, but few venues reveal their splendor as much as sailing on the waters of the Caribbean. Now in its sixth year, the annual floating festival known as Cruise to the Edge has established a home for progressive rock’s finest, both young and old. Some 2,000 fans (shall we say 2,112 of them?) enjoy rubbing elbows, sharing meals and celebrating in the music of their prog heroes for 5 days during this fantasy getaway which has been selling out for the past several years. Initially…