Top 5: Steve Vai, Porcupine Tree, & More!

Porcupine Tree
  • I was fortunate enough to catch Porcupine Tree during their opening spot on a Yes tour a few years back. Like the headliners of that show, Porcupine Tree are a progressive rock act, but a much younger and modern one. They've issued a steady stream of CD's since the early 90's that seem to get better with every release, including their new one.
Tegan & Sara
  • This harmony singing, identical twin sister duo is in my Top 5 most played artists of the past five years. So Jealous and The Con have become perennial favorites of mine. Their new album Sainthood has just made its way onto my iPod.
Van Halen
  • Yep, I'm still drinking the Van Halen Kool-Aid, but now I'm setting my sights on material performed by the original lineup, which leads to ...
David Lee Roth
  • I wore out my cassette copies of DLR's first two solo albums years ago. These were a formative influence on my musicality mainly because of the astonishing guitar work of one of my favorite players. Which leads to ...
Steve Vai
  • In addition to the aforementioned Roth, Vai's formidable guitar skills have been put into service for a group of artists ranging from Frank Zappa to Whitesnake. Since the 90's, he's focused his talents on his own, mostly instrumental, solo albums.

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  1. Porcupine Tree opening for Yes is the perfect combination.
    And my favorite Vai album had Devon singing lead. Guess that was a few years ago...

  2. Yep, Porcupine Tree/Yes was a great show. It was fun seeing Steve Howe play lap steel.

    Sex & Religion was an album that I didn't love at the time, but I've grown to embrace it in recent years.