New England Art (Progressive) Rock Society - New England's Ear on Progressive (Prog) Rock Music
What is NewEARS? A not-for-profit organization of progressive music lovers. The primary goal of NewEARS is to create a community of music enthusiasts dedicated to sharing and promoting progressive rock in the New England area.

Please see the About page for more information about our goals and history, as well as contact information.

NewEARS Album Of The Month

The Watch - The Art of Bleeding

"On this new album The Watch presents 8 melodic, harmonic and varied tracks, featuring a wonderful colouring with guitar and keyboards and, last but not least, Simone his passionate vocals with that distinctive Peter Gabriel timbre. The Watch succeeds to blend the unsurpassed 70-77 Genesis sound with some fine own musical ideas, and to keep my attention during the entire album. " TYA-PA

"Ultimately, this 45 minute slab of symphonic prog cake is the strongest they’ve served up in years. Maybe the best since Vacuum, way back in 2004. Recent releases have had some tremendous individual tracks, but this one holds up as a complete listen without a weak link. For them to produce such inspired new music without sounding like a tired rehash of what’s come before is most heartening. If you haven’t been keeping your eye on The Watch, perhaps now you will. As a tribute act, they are excellent, but it’s when they put pen to paper and design commanding compositions like these that they rise above the rest of the pack." LM-VT

Essential Track: "The Tony Banks-flavoured beginning of Black Is Deep eventually opens up into a fully fledged prog instrumental, furious synths giving way to breezier, melodic guitar parts and Marco Fabbri displaying his always impressive drumming. It’s a cracker, but I would have liked it to have gone on a touch longer [] but it’s great stuff while it lasts." LM-VT

Read the full reviews on Velvet Thunder and Prog Archives.

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NewEARS Art Rock Series

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New England Events

  • 2021-10-29
    Mary Fahl (of October Project) at TCAN (The Center for Arts Natick) - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $30 - $35

  • 2021-10-30
    Rick Wakeman - The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $80 - $150 (VIP)

  • 2021-11-18
    Opeth & Mastodon at Boch Center - Wang Theatre - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Zeal & Ardor
    $39 - $349 (VIP)

  • 2021-11-23
    Dream Theater - THE TOP OF THE WORLD TOUR 2021 at Boch Center - Wang Theatre - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM

  • 2021-11-28
    The Wizards of Winter at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 07:00 PM
    $40 - $55

  • 2021-11-28
    Dream Theater - THE TOP OF THE WORLD TOUR 2021 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre - Hartford, CT at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Arch Echo
    Postponed to January 1, 2022

  • 2021-11-30
    The Musical Box : A Genesis Extravaganza Vol. II at The Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $50

  • 2021-12-01
    The Musical Box - A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2 at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2021-12-02
    The Musical Box - A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2 at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $59

  • 2021-12-11
    Kansas - Point of Know Return at Lowell Memorial Auditorium - Lowell, MA at 08:00 PM
    $49 - $299 (VIP)

  • 2021-12-15
    Genesis The Last Domino? Tour at TD Garden - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $80.50 - $505.50

  • 2021-12-16
    Genesis The Last Domino? Tour at TD Garden - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $80.50 - $505.50

  • 2022-02-05
    Martin Barre performs classic Jethro Tull at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $60

  • 2022-02-06
    Martin Barre performs classic Jethro Tull at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $49.50 - $104.50 (VIP)

  • 2022-02-09
    The Neal Morse Band - ‘An Evening of Innocence & Danger’ at The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA at 08:00 PM
    $50 - $55 day of show

  • 2022-03-22
    Kansas - Point of Know Return at College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT at 08:00 PM
    $50 - $125

  • Featured Show

    10/13 - TCAN, Natick MA
    10/14 - Tupelo, Derry NH
    10/15 - Academy, Northampton MA
    10/16 - Garde Arts, New London CT
    10/19 - Narrows Center, Fall River MA
    10/30 - Playhouse, Ridgefield CT

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