Kristin Hersh & Fred Abong back in the UK for another run of live dates in March

Throughout the summer of 2018, Kristin Hersh toured extensively for her critically acclaimed album ‘Possible Dust Clouds’.  A lengthy run of dates found Kristin and supporting artist Fred Abong visiting all corners of UK and playing at some very intimate venues.

Kristin and Fred are back for another tour beginning on March 8th.  For those who missed the previous leg, the new dates involve similarly small venues, so if you’d like to see some great artists up close, the opportunity shouldn’t be missed a second time.

Fred also releases a new EP ‘Pulsing’ on March 8th.

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Chris Squire (4th March 1948 – 27th June 2015)

On June 27th 2015, legendary bassist Chris Squire lost his battle with leukaemia.  He was known to millions as the founding – and only constant – member of progressive rock titans Yes.  His trademark sound provided the heard of the band’s ever evolving sound for twenty one studio albums and several live releases over a period of five decades.

Whether delivering a psychedelic sound, as per the first two Yes releases – an extension of musical themes practiced in Squire’s earlier band The Syn – or shaping the progressive rock of the seventies, or even the pop/rock band Yes eventually became in the 1980s, Squire could often be relied upon to steer his musical vision with some absolutely stellar performances.

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The Big Genesis Poll, part 2: the results

Running a second poll for Genesis covering their more commercially sucessful (and arguably more radio friendly) years was always going to divide opinion. Naturally, as Real Gone’s last poll shows, there are many people very keen on the 70s prog side of the band who just never took to the more commercial Genesis. Likewise, the band picked up fans throughout the 80s who just never quite understood the earlier work.

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The first Genesis poll results + video gallery

Genesis were an essential part of the 70s prog scene.  Along with Pink Floyd and King Crimson, their early catalogue is a complex one that, decades after its original release, just keeps giving.  Their albums released between 1969-76, covering their most progressive tendencies are albums whereby it’s almost possible to hear something new, some subtle touch lurking in the back of complex arrangements, whenever listening – the bits that really strike chord changing, dependent on mood and surroundings.

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