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.

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NewEARS Album Of The Month

Pain of Salvation
In The Passing Light of Day

"'In the Passing Light of Day' is an amazing return to form for the legendary Pain of Salvation, a band which I've been a long time fan of but a band with which I've ultimately been disappointed by in their post Be output. What you will find in this now album is probably the most representative work of their discography. It takes bits and pieces of everything they've done, we see the return of the heaviness and syncopated riffing from 'Entropia' and 'One Hour by the Concrete Lake'. We see the return of the beautiful emotional and lush melody of 'The Perfect Element' and 'Remedy Lane'. Yet it still retains much of the rawness of the Road Salt albums, however without the 70s retro hard rock aesthetic and production, this is a very modern sounding release as the band has embraced being a prog metal band once more." - Hrvat-PA



Essential Track: "The highlights of the album are without doubt the three epic tracks 'On A Tuesday', 'Full Throttle Tribe' and the title track. The other shorter track are also fantastic as the album feels so cohesive, really capturing what makes a great concept album in a way we haven't heard from the band since Be. This album takes you on an emotional journey, one that is essentially of Daniel Gildenlow coming to terms with his brush with death when he fell victim to a flesh eating bacteria. You hear the anger and the despair throughout, the kinds of powerful emotions that used to be a trademark of the band but went missing on more recent albums." - Hrvat-PA



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New England Events

  • 2017-02-26
    Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett at Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $55

  • 2017-03-03
    Adrian Belew Power Trio at The Warehouse - Fairfield, CT at 07:45 PM
    $42

  • 2017-03-04
    Adrian Belew Power Trio at The Signal Kitchen - Burlington, VT at 08:00 PM
    $25 adv, $28 day of show

  • 2017-03-05
    The Musical Box - Selling England By the Pound at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $60 - $110 (VIP)

  • 2017-03-05
    Adrian Belew Power Trio at The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA at 08:00 PM
    TBD

  • 2017-03-05
    Anna Madsen / Anna Madsen CD "Whisper" Release show at Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH at 07:00 PM
    $20

  • 2017-03-31
    Heterotopia: A New Rock Opera From Lainey Schooltree at Oberon - ART - American Repertory Theater at Harvard University - Cambridge, MA at 09:00 PM
    TBD

  • 2017-04-02
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull at Shalin Liu Performance Center - Rockport, MA at 06:00 PM
    $35 - $49

  • 2017-04-07
    Brit Floyd - Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017 at Merrill Auditorium - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM
    $38.75 - $178.75 VIP

  • 2017-04-07
    The Musical Box - The Black Show at Garde Arts Center - New London, CT at 08:00 PM
    $33 - $48

  • 2017-04-07
    Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater at Shalin Liu Performance Center - Rockport, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $49

  • 2017-04-08
    Brit Floyd - Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $45

  • 2017-04-09
    Brit Floyd - Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017 at Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    $33.50 - $53.50

  • 2017-04-09
    The Musical Box - The Black Show at The Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $47

  • 2017-04-12
    Brit Floyd - Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017 at Cross Center - Bangor, ME at 07:30 PM
    $22.75-$59.57

  • 2017-05-05
    3 day Progressive Rock Festival with The Neal Morse Band, Moon Safari, Anglagard, Edensong and more (9+ bands) at The Majestic Theater - Gettysburg, PA at 06:00 PM
    $231 - $500

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