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ALICE COOPER at Hard Rock Live, Orlando (November 6th, 2019)

Typically, when looking for a night of entertainment, one doesn’t seek out the theatrical talents of a man entering his seventh decade of life. Yet this is exactly the decision that hundreds of hard rock fans made on the night of November 6th, filling the floor in front of the stage at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida. More than…

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TALKING PERSPECTIVES: Dissecting PROGPOWER USA XXI Lineup for Day 2 (Episode No. 31)

“It’s getting really hard to book headliners,” laments ProgPower Festival Day 2 honcho Milton Mendonça… so the motherfucker booked TWO. Tease that he is, ou outro terror do brasil (o primeiro terror being our very own Rodrigo Altaf) has spent the better part of two months posting minute-long videos on ProgPower’s Vimeo page. Thoroughly whetting the appetites of prog nerds with Darkwater and The Ocean, and making power metal goons salivate like dogs in heat with Northtale and headliners Stratovarius, there was just one last band that needed announcing, and he promised the prog nerds that they hadn’t been forgotten. On…

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TALKING PERSPECTIVES: A Recap of PROGSTOCK Festival 2019 (Episode No. 30)

A month ago hundreds of progressive rock fans gathered together at New Jersey for three days of music and friendship. For a festival younger than my kindergarten-aged nephew, Progstock sure has brought some incredible talent to New Jersey. Having already featured such luminaries as In Continuum, Glass Hammer, the Dave Kerzner Band, and Enchant, the 2019 edition of the Rahway-based festival saw up-and-comers like Phideaux, The Cyberiam, and Talking Perspectives guest panelist Randy McStine perform alongside legit legends like Nektar, Saga, and 3.2 featuring Robert Berry. Host Gonzalo Pozo is joined by returning panelist Mark Monforti of Progrock.com and the…