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

Braindance - Master of Disguise

Essential Tracks: "Hunter and Hunted / Dysphoria / Master of Disguise" - tribal drumming leading to an incredible medley of movie lines on "who you are" that have to be heard to be believed followed by the title track rocker featuring "tasty" guitar licks from Vora Vor - NewEARS

Listen to samples and buy the CD directly from Braindance at

Art Rock Series

  • 2015-01-17
    NewEARS Art Rock Showcase featuring Frogg Cafe, Eccentric Orbit, Zombie Frogs, Alek Darson and Big Time Kill at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 02:00 PM
    $10 students, $20 half-day, $30 full-day, $50 patron (best seats)

    Click on the following link for a complete list of bands that have played for the NewEARS Art Rock Series

    New England Events

  • 2014-11-29
    Living Colour at Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $50 - $65

  • 2014-11-29
    Trans Siberian Orchestra - The Christmas Attic Tour at Verizon Wireless Arena - Manchester, NH at 03:30 PM
    $31.50 - $68.50

  • 2014-11-29
    Trans Siberian Orchestra - The Christmas Attic Tour at Verizon Wireless Arena - Manchester, NH at 08:00 PM
    $31.50 - $68.50

  • 2014-11-30
    Living Colour at Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $25 - $33

  • 2014-12-02
    Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at The Met - Pawtucket, RI at 08:15 PM
    $25 - $35

  • 2014-12-03
    Living Colour at Stafford Palace Theater - Stafford Springs, CT at 08:00 PM
    $30 - $35

  • 2014-12-03
    Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at Iron Horse Music Hall - Northampton, MA at 07:00 PM
    $40 adv, $45 door

  • 2014-12-05
    Devin Townsend Project & Animals As Leaders - Abstract Reality Tour at The Palladium - Worcester, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Animals As Leaders & Monuments
    $17 - $20

  • 2014-12-06
    Paul Bielatowicz and Simon Fitzpatrick of Carl Palmer's Band at Penuche's - Manchester, NH at 09:00 PM
    With Special Guests Mindset X

  • 2014-12-07
    Wizards of Winter - A Trans Siberian Orchestra Experience at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 03:00 PM

  • 2014-12-07
    Wizards of Winter - A Trans Siberian Orchestra Experience at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 07:00 PM

  • 2014-12-09
    Paul Bielatowicz and Simon Fitzpatrick of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at Johny D's - Somerville, MA at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Simon Fitzpatrick

  • 2014-12-11
    Andrian Belew Power Trio at Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA at 08:00 PM
    $38 adv, $43 day of show

  • 2014-12-19
    Opeth & In Flames - Communion of Sirens Tour at The Palladium - Worcester, MA at 06:30 PM
    With Special Guests In Flames & Red Fang
    $27.50 - $30.00

  • 2014-12-19
    Trans Siberian Orchestra - The Christmas Attic Tour at Dunkin' Donuts Center - Providence, RI at 04:00 PM
    $32.50 - $62.50

  • 2014-12-19
    Trans Siberian Orchestra - The Christmas Attic Tour at Dunkin' Donuts Center - Providence, RI at 08:00 PM
    $32.50 - $62.50

    Featured Shows:

    Frogg Cafe is a 5 piece band from the New York metropolitan area making music that incorporates elements of Zappa-esque progressive rock, pop melodicism and fusion jazz. Frogg Cafe's music is also peppered with an appealing variety of other flavors including latin music, bluegrass, modern chamber music and avant-garde/experimental. Energetic live shows feature extended flights of group improvisation that would draw grins from any hardcore jam-band fan.

    Eccentric Orbit is a Massachusetts-based Progressive Rock band with drums, bass, keys, wind-synth, electric violin, guitar synth, and electric mandolin. Our original material is all instrumental with a heavy focus on '70s keyboard sounds. Influences include classic Prog bands like Emerson, Lake & Palmer and King Crimson, as well as the sounds of classic sci-fi films.

    Alek Darson discovered passion for music in his hometown of Belgrade, Serbia when he picked up his mom's old nylon string guitar at age of 10. He's always been drawn to aggressive, melodic, and emotional music and now moves easily between the roles of virtuoso guitarist and producer. His current focus is on creating fresh guitar-driven music for his new release, and finding innovative ways to contribute to other progressive rock/metal/fusion projects as a guitarist, arranger, or producer.

    Formed in the Fall of 2012, Zombie Frogs is an Instrumental Progressive Metal Band based out of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. The group is heavily influenced by prog giants such as Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, and Scale The Summit, but at the same time possesses its own unique sound and style. Their music fuses progressive roots with melodic technicality and poly-metric insanity.

    This is a band formed around evolution. I was bored of hearing the same old guitar sounds, so I sought to create new ones. I got tired of waiting for the perfect drummer to come along, so I tried to re-imagine what a drummer can be. We can perform as a five-piece or as an uncompromising duo. This is a band born out of hard work, help from some good friends, and the need to build something bold and visceral. This is where passion and technology meet. This is Big Time Kill.

    Prog in the News

    2014-11-19: STEVEN WILSON to Release “Hand. Cannot. Erase.” in February via Kscope
    Multi-instrumentalist and composer, Steven Wilson broke the news about his upcoming, fourth studio album entitled Hand. Cannot. Erase., which is scheduled for the release in February via Kscope. More news and album snippets w

    2014-11-19: Definitive film on the band KANSAS: Miracles Out of Nowhere
    The documentary film, Miracles Out of Nowhere, tells the unbelievable, true story of the band KANSAS. Original band members Phil Ehart, Dave Hope, Kerry Livgren, Robby Steinhardt, Steve Walsh, and Richard Williams chronicle t

    2014-11-18: Boston Globe Review: Bryan Ferry ‘Avonmore’
    In the last few years Bryan Ferry has busied himself with jazz instrumentals and “The Great Gatsby” soundtrack. He returns with his first album of new material in four years and his husky velvet croon is in fine shape. “Avonm

    2014-11-17: Pink Floyd's The Endless River debuts at No 1 in UK album charts
    Pink Floyd’s The Endless River has debuted at the summit of the UK chart, making the band’s final album their sixth No 1. The veteran group robbed the Foo Fighters of what would have been their fourth chart topper, as Sonic H

    2014-11-15: RIP: Johnny Elichaoff, Former Drummer with King Crimson’s Robert Fripp, Dies
    Drummer Johnny Elichaoff, known as Johnny Toobad during a stint with King Crimson‘s Robert Fripp, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 55. Elichaoff fell from the top of a shopping center in Bayswater, west of London, the

    2014-11-14: Boston Globe Concert Review: Antemasque offers progressive punk riffs at Middle East
    If one was to judge the crowd standing in line for Tuesday’s show at the Middle East, even longtime fans of the Mars Volta were unsure about Antemasque, the newest band from that group’s Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler

    2014-11-14: Rush's Geddy Lee Answers Your Twitter Questions
    Geddy Lee isn't a big fan of social media. "I sometimes look on Twitter to follow baseball transactions," he says. "But that's it. I'm also not on Facebook or anything. I see it as an addiction and I have enough addictions. G

    2014-11-13: Pink Floyd’s Vaults Might Open for More Unreleased Material
    Every classic rock fan knows by now that just because a band member says the group is finished for good, that doesn’t mean more new music won’t surface at some point — and despite David Gilmour‘s recent pronouncement that ‘Th

    2014-11-12: Marillion to release compilation Christmas CD
    As you know, it has been our tradition to knock out a goofy cover of something festive and give it away to the fans at Christmas. These have been of varying taste and quality over the years, but we have always had a laugh mak

    2014-11-11: Geddy Lee: Rush Undecided on 2015 Tour
    This past March, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson said that Rush were planning to launch a "41st anniversary" tour next year. "I think we're probably going to lean towards making it a real sort of fan event," he said. "I've always

    2014-11-11: Beardfish announce release of new album ‘+4626-COMFORTZONE’
    Swedish progressive rockers Beardfish have been hard at work on the follow-up to 2013’s ‘The Void’, and now they are pleased to reveal that their brand new eighth studio album, ‘+4626-COMFORTZONE’ will be released in North Am

    2014-11-11: Marillion & Fans: The Movie on Kickstarter
    The story of an abiding relation between an amazing rock band and its ever-faithful followers. A matter of music, business and love. It was in my first high school years, somewhere around 1983, if I remember well, that I was

    2014-11-10: Watch Pink Floyd’s New Video for ‘Louder than Words’
    Pink Floyd have released a striking video for ‘Louder Than Words,’ just as the song begins arriving worldwide on ‘The Endless River‘ today. The track is the only one with a vocal on the band’s new album, which will most likel

    2014-11-10: Watch Peter Gabriel Sing David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ at the Berlin Wall
    In Berlin yesterday, a celebration was thrown to mark the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall. Peter Gabriel was on hand to perform David Bowie‘s ‘Heroes,’ which you can watch above. At the Brandenburg Gate, G