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

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius
- Guilty of Innocence -

"Deninzon and company's virtuosity is undeniable, but their arrangements smartly favor the integrity of the song. Like the best heavy rock tunes of the past, soloing is integral to structure rather than presented for the sake of blowing. It's progressive music that's not afraid of a catchy chorus." HS - SP

"While Joe's vocal arrangements are brilliant, alongside his electric violin comparing to Curved Air's Darryl Way, Mahavishnu Orchestra's Jerry Goodman, and Frank Zappa alumni Jean-Luc Ponty, they take inspirations between Zappa, King Crimson, Yes, and Muse ... Guilty of Innocence is not only great but one of the most hectic and heart-stopping albums I've listened to." ZN - MFTOSOTR

Essential Track: "12-minute closing track “Soul Food” is a well-crafted multi-tempo road trip. It ventures into magnum opus territory where ’70s rockers Kansas were at home, and features guest artist guitarist Alex Skolnick." HS - SP

Read the review at Power of Prog.

Buy the CD from Melodic Revolution Records.

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New England Events

  • 2017-11-18
    The Genesis Show - '77 WIND & WUTHERING TOUR at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2017-11-20
    When Zappa Came to Sicily PREMIERE SCREENING at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 07:30 PM
    $12.50 adv; $17.50 door

  • 2017-11-22
    Todd Rundgren at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $60 - $75

  • 2017-11-24
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghosts of Christmas Eve - The Best of TSO and More at DCU Center - Worcester, MA at 08:00 PM
    $45.50 - $85.50

  • 2017-11-24
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghosts of Christmas Eve - The Best of TSO and More at DCU Center - Worcester, MA at 03:00 PM
    $45.50 - $85.50

  • 2017-11-25
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghosts of Christmas Eve - The Best of TSO and More at SNHU Arena - Manchester, NH at 08:00 PM
    $48.50 - $73.50

  • 2017-11-25
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghosts of Christmas Eve - The Best of TSO and More at SNHU Arena - Manchester, NH at 03:00 PM
    $48.50 - $73.50

  • 2017-12-01
    Rik Emmett of Triumph - Acoustic Duo Performance at TCAN - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $40

  • 2017-12-01
    Rik Emmett of Triumph - Acoustic Duo Performance at TCAN - Natick, MA at 10:45 PM
    $35 - $40

  • 2017-12-02
    Rik Emmett of Triumph - Acoustic Duo Performance w/ Dave Dunlop at Spire Center for the Performing Arts - Plymouth, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2017-12-04
    Gary Numan at Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Me Not You
    $30 adv, $35 door

  • 2017-12-08
    Rik Emmett - Acoustic Night of TRIUMPH with Rik Emmett and Dave Dunlop at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM

  • 2017-12-08
    Dennis Deyoung The Music Of Styx & Eddie Money at Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Eddie Money
    $47 - $57

  • 2017-12-09
    Rik Emmett - Acoustic Night of TRIUMPH with Rik Emmett and Dave Dunlop at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM

  • 2017-12-15
    Wizards of Winter at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $55

  • 2018-01-30
    Emancipator Ensemble at Higher Ground - Burlington, VT at 08:00 PM
    $20 adv, $23 door

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    Featured Show:

    Friday 11/24 @ 3:00 & 8:00 PM
    DCU Center - Worcester, MA

    Saturday 11/25 @ 3:00 & 8:00 PM
    SNHU Arena - Manchester, NH

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