Cream (Band)

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    June 13, 2014

    5 Dad-Rock Albums Your Father Loves (And You Should, Too)

    Let's face it: "Dad-rock" doesn't really have a positive association when applied to music. It has an ugly suburban connotation, the sort of music the triggers nostalgia in the minivan on the way to soccer practice of the days before marriage and children shattered his independence. Abe Simpson sw ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    11 Albums to Help You Explore The Blues

    I've spent the past few weeks debating the merits of Vinyl (seven reasons) versus CD (five reasons) for those of us that still collect music (my final verdict is that both have great qualities, but CD is still better). It's been a fun little debate, but it doesn't really matter how you listen. I ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion - Musical Instrument Museum - October 18, 2013

    Ginger Baker's Jazz ConfusionMusical Instrument MuseumOctober 18, 2013 The first thing you notice about Ginger Baker is that, for a jazz drummer, he holds his sticks wrong. Of course, despite all his flirtations with African rhythms and jazz in many forms, Baker--a founding member of psychedelic ro ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    The Six Most Unstoppable Collaborations in Music History

    Roosevelt and Churchill. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Marvel and Capcom. Ghostbusters and Hi-C. Throughout history, there have been some truly incredible collaborations that have forever altered the course of humanity. But what about the memorable music combos when two brilliant music artists col ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    The Best Decade in Rock and Roll History: 1967-1977

    I'm feeling a little guilty about last week's column, in which I took the crappy popular music of the '80s to task (High School Music: A Reunion from Hell). Why? It was negative, and generally I like to promote good music instead of baggin' on bad stuff. I've fed my family for almost thirty years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Steve Hunter Takes the Spotlight for The Manhattan Blues Project

    There's a lot of Steve Hunter in your CD collection. If you read the four-point type, you'll see that he's played (with and without guitar buddy Dick Wagner) on three of Lou Reed's most revered RCA albums and over a half-dozen Alice Cooper albums, as well as albums by Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, B ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013
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    February 18, 2013

    Excavating Heavy Metal's Blues and Jazz Roots

    "The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how other people would take it." --B.B. King "Metal confronts what we'd rather ignore. It celebrates what we often deny. It indulg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Slash, Celebrity Theatre, 9/5/12

    See also: Slash Still Has an Appetite for Destruction See also: Buckethead on His Time in Guns 'N' Roses: "No Answer." See also: Guns N' Roses at Comerica Theatre, 12/27/11 See also: Tommy Stinson of Guns N' Roses and The Replacements: "A [Replacements] Reunion Is About As Likely as an Original Guns ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Cream-Inspired Night at Compound Grill Showcases Valley's Top Guitarists

    Eric Clapton is one of those "guitar gods" who gets all the respect afforded by classic rock radio and guitar player magazines, but not much from rock critics in general. Maybe it was the adult contemporary sounds of the '80s and '90s, but it's hard to imagine some young punk scrawling "Clapton is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2012

    The Fabulous Thunderbirds at Crescent Ballroom, 3/9/12

    Fabulous Thunderbirds Crescent Ballroom Friday, March 9, 2012 Last night, Crescent Ballroom officially was broken in. Forget the too-cool-for-school crowd. Once a bunch of ladies exiting middle age get drunk and dance at the front of the room, you no longer have the shiniest new venue in town. And, ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009
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    June 29, 2009

    Super Heroes, Eric Clapton, So You Think You Can Dance and June in Photos Over the Weekend

    Super Hero Battle at Scottsdale Fashion Square Improv AZ and AZ Cacophony hatched a sinister plan for last weekend: assemble a cast of violent villains and honorable heroes and have them duke it out at Scottsdale Fashion Square. The result will come to be known as the "Super Hero Battle" of Saturday ... More >>

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    June 27, 2009

    Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood are Musical Chameleons

    Luke HolwerdaEric Clapton and Steve Winwood play together, just like their Blind Faith days. See more shots in our slide show.Clapton began his career with the bluesy stylings of The Yardbirds and then segued into John Mayall's Blues Breakers. In his days with Cream, he slid headfirst into psychede ... More >>