30 December 2014: Sadie Norkin, Theo, Yes

We'll begin the show with Sadie Norkin's recent 4 track EP release: "Creating New Life".
Sadie Norkin is a young guitarist, mulit-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter located in Southern California thriving on her love of progressive influences. After playing the violin for 4 years she started picking up the guitar at ten years old. Sadie has learned to take all of her various influences and combine them into her own uncompromising unique sound. I first discovered her playing covers of Porcupine Tree songs on YouTube.  She is a superb and creative musician.
You can find her on Bandcamp by clicking on her name above or find her on Facebook here:

Next we'll feature the brand new release from THEO:  The Game of Ouroborus
Formed by world reknown keyboardist Jim Alfredson (organissimo, Dirty Fingers, Janiva Magness, Greg Nagy Band, Root Doctor) THEO harkens back to the keyboard-centric superbands of the 1970s like Yes, Genesis, and Emerson Lake and Palmer, but with a distinctly modern and bold approach.
        THEO also represents a return to the concept of the keyboardist as a vital and irreplaceable part of the group, rather than a mere sideman.
        The intrepid and dynamic music is paired with auspicious lyrical themes of corporatization, consumerism, loss of innocence, exile, and the obsession with celebrity. Lead vocals are handled by Alfredson himself. Usually relegated to background duties, Alfredson's surprisingly flexible baritone voice shifts from soaring muscularity to intimate falsetto and everything between.
          The eponymous debut album features six tracks including an epic three song opening suite comprising 24 minutes. 
Track Listing:
1) The Game Of Ouroboros - 9:42
2) The Blood That Floats My Throne - 8:17
3) Creatures Of Our Comfort - 6:45
4) These Are The Simple Days - 8:03
5) Idle Worship - 13:27
6) Exile - 11:14
Jim Alfredson - keys, lead & backing vocals
Gary Davenport - bass, fretless bass, Chapman Stick
Kevin DePree - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Jake Reichbart - guitars
Special guests:
Greg Nagy - 12 string guitar on 'The Game Of Ouroboros', chunky rhythm guitar and backing vocals on 'Exile'
Zach Zunis - lead guitar on 'The Game Of Ouroboros'

 Finally, if time permits, we'll feature cuts from the brand new Steven Wilson stereo remix of the classic Yes album, Relayer.
From Wikipedia:
Relayer is the seventh studio album from the English progressive rock band Yes, released in November 1974 on Atlantic Records. It is their only studio album recorded with keyboardist Patrick Moraz in the band's line-up; he joined in August that year after Rick Wakeman left over differences regarding Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973) to pursue his solo career.
Relayer has a similar format as Close to the Edge (1972), with one track occupying the side one and two tracks situated on side two. The album saw Yes experiment with elements of jazz fusion.
Relayer was mostly well-received with music critics and its commercial success continued the band's popularity in the 1970s. The album peaked at number 4 in the UK and number 5 in the US. The closing section of "The Gates of Delirium", titled "Soon", was released as a single in January 1975. The album is certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Track listing

All tracks written and arranged by Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White and Patrick Moraz[nb 2], except where noted.
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "The Gates of Delirium"   21:55
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Sound Chaser"   9:25
2. "To Be Over"   9:06


Additional personnel
  • Eddie Offord – engineer, production
  • Gennaro Rippo – tape operator
  • Roger Dean – sleeve design and illustration
  • Brian Lane – co-ordinator (band manager)
  • Jean Ristori – photography