Monday, August 21, 2017

UCR's Top 13 Eclipse Songs

A total solar eclipse is coming to North America today.  Those in the path of totality, which stretches Lincoln Beach, Ore., to Charleston, S.C., will see the moon completely cover the sun – while the rest of the continent will see a partially obscured sun.

Read More of Debra Filcman's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Top 13 Eclipse Songs 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

On the turntable this Sunday...The Nightly

The Nightfly is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Donald Fagen. Produced by Gary Katz, it was released October 1, 1982 by Warner Bros. Records. Fagen was previously best known for his work in the group Steely Dan, with whom he enjoyed a successful career in the 1970s. The band separated in 1981, leading Fagen to pursue a solo career. Although The Nightfly includes a number of production staff and musicians who had played on Steely Dan records, it was Fagen's first release without longtime collaborator Walter Becker.
Unlike most of Fagen's previous work, The Nightfly is almost blatantly autobiographical. Many of the songs relate to the cautiously optimistic mood of his suburban childhood in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and incorporate such topics as late-night jazz disc jockeysfallout shelters, and tropical vacations. Recorded over eight months at various studios between New York City and Los Angeles, the album is an early example of a fully digital recording in popular music. The nascent technology, as well as the perfectionist nature of its engineers and musicians, made the album difficult to record.
The Nightfly was well-received, both critically and commercially. It was certified platinum in both the US and UK, and generated two popular singles with top 40 hit "I.G.Y." and the MTV favorite "New Frontier". Among critics, The Nightfly gained widespread acclaim, and received seven nominations at the 1983 Grammy Awards. The relatively low-key but long-lived popularity of The Nightfly led Robert J. Toth of The Wall Street Journal in 2007 to dub the album "one of pop music's sneakiest masterpieces."

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Umphrey's McGee Bust Out Van Halen Cover (

Umphrey’s McGee resumed their tour with a run through the South that began last night in Birmingham, AL, where the band surprised with the first cover of Van Halen’s “Panama” for the first time since exactly three years ago.

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Gov't Mule Reunite With a Number of Longtime Collaborators (

Gov’t Mule took to the stage at Peach Festival and welcomed a number of close friends and guests as Warren Haynes reunited with a number of former Allman Brothers bandmates and longtime collaborators.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Deep Purple and Alice Cooper Kick-Off Headlining Tour in Vegas (UCR)

Last weekend, Alice Cooper and Deep Purple began a month-long co-headlining tour of North America at the Chelsea, the concert venue located inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. You can check out the set lists from both acts below.

Read More of Dave Lifton's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Deep Purple and Alice Cooper Kick Off Co-Headlining Tour in Vegas: Set List + Videos 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Widespread Panic Welcome Special Guests at Peach Fest (

Widespread Panic welcomed a number of friends for their Saturday night set at Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA including Brandon Niederauer and Marcus King, both of whom helped the band out on originals and covers.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bruce Springsteen to Make Broadway Debut (UCR)

After months of rumorsBruce Springsteen has confirmed that he’ll make his Broadway debut this fall, performing the solo show Springsteen on Broadway for eight weeks at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Read More of Debra Filcman's article @ Ultimate Classic Rock: Bruce Springsteen to Make Broadway Debut With Eight-Week Solo Show