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

Helmet of Gnats - Travelogue

"After a ten year hiatus, HOG is back with music that will cure your ills. Yep, that impressive. Varied instrumental tunes... rock, funk, electric, jazzy, intense. And if your not careful the calming wind chimes will carry you away... several times.

Sonically this recording is superb. One of the best CD's I've heard in a long time. All instruments sound real. Exciting, balanced well, and the natural decay of the cymbals, mostly missing in modern rock music, is a refreshing sound for sore ears. Bravo! And don't overlook the masterful use of percussion.

How can you not like tasty guitar riffs and a rollin' blues infected groove. Really no dud in the bunch, and ten years later, HOG have not lost the spark. In fact, this could this surpass everything they have done. One of the finest releases of the year [2020]." G-PA

Essential Tracks: "'Travelogue', and the following tune, 'Afternoon T', deliver the goods and knock me out. Both songs are filled with emotion, light and dark, that will take you on a musical journey that oozes Gnaty passion and musical skills out the yazoo." G-PA

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NewEARS Art Rock Series

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New England Events

  • 2021-02-05
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd: Unplugged at TCAN (The Center for Arts Natick) - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    Rescheduled to October 22

  • 2021-02-06
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd: Unplugged at TCAN (The Center for Arts Natick) - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    Rescheduled to October 23

  • 2021-02-07
    Todd Rundgren – The Individualist, A True Star at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    Rescheduled to October 4

  • 2021-02-08
    Todd Rundgren – The Individualist, A True Star at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    Rescheduled to October 5

  • 2021-03-20
    Mary Fahl (of October Project) at TCAN (The Center for Arts Natick) - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2021-03-21
    THE MACHINE performs Pink Floyd at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2021-03-25
    Kansas - Point of Know Return at Lowell Memorial Auditorium - Lowell, MA at 07:30 PM
    $49 - $299 (VIP)

  • 2021-03-27
    Kansas - Point of Know Return at College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT at 08:00 PM
    $50 - $125 (Postponed?)

  • 2021-04-21
    Martin Barre performs classic Jethro Tull at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $49.50 - $104.50 (VIP)

  • 2021-04-22
    Martin Barre performs classic Jethro Tull at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $60

  • 2021-05-07
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd at The Cabot Theatre - Beverly, MA at 07:00 PM

  • 2021-05-08
    THE MACHINE performs Pink Floyd at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM

  • 2021-05-20
    The Musical Box - A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2 at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $59

  • 2021-05-21
    The Musical Box - A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2 at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2021-05-23
    The Musical Box : A Genesis Extravaganza Vol. II at The Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $50

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

  • Featured Show

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    The Enid are a British progressive rock band founded in 1973 by the keyboardist Robert John Godfrey, previously known for his work with Barclay James Harvest. Other core members have included founding guitarists Steve Stewart and Francis Lickerish, and longstanding drummer Dave Storey. The Enid's membership has undergone many changes, always with Godfrey at the helm. The current lineup consists of Godfrey, guitarist Jason Ducker and drummer Karl Thompson.

    And Then There Were Three. With the current band members, the band has regained a stability not seen since the 1980s because of the brotherly love that binds us. Come walk with us. Plans are afoot, and there is much to do. As the end of my life draws nearer, I mean to leave the band's affairs in a good place for those who come after me. RJG

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