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

IZZ - Everlasting Instant

Here we have the outstanding new IZZ album, in fact album number three, and the last from the trilogy which started with the phenomenal Darkened Room ... this album is a very ambitious and an inspirational closing third chapter from this wonderfully talented band. The thing that most comes to mind after a first listen of this album is the very mature songwriting and the diversity of the compositions, plus the unbelievable and impressive technical skills of all the members of the band. There are also some musical themes that are reviewed from the first two albums, and this is a mark of the strong cohesion and unity of this ambitious musical trilogy of the best prog rock albums of the first half of 2015. O-PA

Essential Tracks: 'Start Again" and 'Sincerest Life'

Read the reviews at Prog Archives.

Listen to samples and buy the CD from CD Baby and other fine Prog retailers.

Art Rock Series

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New England Events

  • 2015-05-23
    Sonic Voyage Fest featuring Stratospheerius, Shadow Eden and Circuline at Ralph's Rock Diner - Worcester, MA at 09:00 PM
    With Special Guests Joe Stumps Black Knight Castle, and The Ben Levin Group!

  • 2015-05-24
    The Who hits 50 at Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT at 07:30 PM
    $110 - $146

  • 2015-05-24
    Sonic Voyage Fest featuring Stratospheerius, Shadow Eden and Circuline at The Stone Church - New Market, NH at 03:00 PM

  • 2015-05-29
    Kansas at Mass Mutual Center - Springfield, MA at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Blue Oyster Cult
    $27 - $57.35

  • 2015-06-11
    King's X at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Kings of Spade
    $40 & $45

  • 2015-06-12
    King's X at Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA at 08:00 PM
    $45 & $50

  • 2015-06-23
    Rush at TD Garden - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    $49.50 - $154.50

  • 2015-07-02
    Living Colour at Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $50 - $65

  • 2015-07-05
    Styx with Def Leppard and Tesla at Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT at 07:00 PM
    $59 - $93.35

  • 2015-07-07
    Styx with Def Leppard and Tesla at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion - Meadowbrook, NH at 07:00 PM
    $33 - $810.75 (Front Row VIP)

  • 2015-07-09
    Styx with Def Leppard and Tesla at Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA at 07:00 PM
    $29.50 - $125

  • 2015-07-16
    Umphrey's McGee at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $29.50 - $46.75

  • 2015-07-17
    Primus at Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 07:30 PM
    $25 - $47.50

  • 2015-07-18
    Mary Fahl (formely of October Project) at Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $30 - $40

  • 2015-07-23
    Zappa Plays Zappa Tour de Frank at Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH at 08:00 PM
    $37 - $80 VIP

  • 2015-07-24
    Deep Purple at Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA at 08:00 PM
    $47 - $97


    12/26/14 - 3/27/15
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    Featured Show:

    King's X - The Regent Theatre
    June 11th - Arlington, MA

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