Nicolas Cage's Slasher Freakout 'Mandy' Makes Prog Rock Kick Ass

The Nicolas Cage-starring action movie is actually a story of grief and its Jóhann Jóhannsson's doomy music that tells that story.


The Guide to Getting into Mastodon

The Grammy-winning Atlanta prog metal champs have a long, colourful, and varied discography; here's where to start.


An Appreciation of Can's 'Future Days'

I love 'Future Days' so much that I named this column after it and if I had a kid I’d probably name them after it too.


Exploring the Strange World of ‘Shenmue’ Fandom

The Shenmue community is one of the greatest in gaming, trading comedy memes, supporting their favourite series anyway they can, and writing rock opera records. Obviously.


Muse’s New Live Show Is as Immersive as It Is Apocalyptic

The modern day mega-group called on Moment Factory to create an unparalleled visual extravaganza.


Rush at 40: Still Breaking Boundaries, Still Down with the Nerds

Legendary bassist, keyboardist, vocalist, and prog wizard Geddy Lee talks 'R40 Live,' nerd love, and why heavy metal was better in the Seventies.


Four Days at Toddstock

Todd Rungren is like Prince or David Bowie – a timeless, genre-spanning artist who did nearly everything first. Or at least that's what I learned while hanging out with his biggest fans in Louisiana.


Concept Albums And Prog Rock Make A Triumphant Return

The latest video in the Sibyl series from Yoshi Sodeoka and Daron Murphy delivers the psychedelic prog rock-inspired vibe that’s been missing from your life.



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