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

Enchant - The Great Divide

As ever with Enchant, the overall feeling is of Prog-Metal with a stronger eye for the Prog than the Metal, big riffs and killer drums merely driving on a selection of more refined ideas which expertly walk the fine line between exuberant and tightly focused.

All five musicians are faultless throughout, the interplay between Ott, Jenkins, Platt and Flanegan a balance where all four shine, yet no one individual dominates, while Ted Leonard [Spock's Beard] puts in a vocal display that really does mark him out as one of Prog's finest frontmen. SR - SoT

Essential Tracks: The closing "Here And Now" is a perfect example of how Enchant sprinkle their dust, a busy yet unobtrusive keyboard melody setting the tone for the drums to pop, roll and crash in unison, while somehow the overall vibe still seems more caring and inviting than boisterous or grandiose. SR - SoT

Read the reviews at Sea of Tranquility.

Listen to samples and buy the CD from Inside Out Music.

Art Rock Series

  • 2014-10-21
    Stick Men (featuring Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter) at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Mindset X
    $30 & $50 VIP

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

    New England Events

  • 2014-10-21
    Stick Men (featuring Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter) at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Mindset X
    $30 & $50 VIP

  • 2014-10-21
    The Tubes at Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 adv, $40 day of show

  • 2014-10-23
    Renaissance - A Symphony of Light Tour at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2014-10-25
    Andrian Belew Power Trio at The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA at 06:00 PM
    $25 adv, $28 day of show

  • 2014-10-25
    An Evening With Primus & The Chocolate Factory at Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $33.50 - $56

  • 2014-10-26
    Andrian Belew Power Trio at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2014-10-26
    An Evening With Primus & The Chocolate Factory at Flynn Center for Performing Arts at 08:00 PM
    $36.75 - $60.75

  • 2014-10-28
    Ian Anderson performing the best of Jethro Tull at Flynn Center - Burlington, VT at 08:00 PM
    $49.25 - $86.50

  • 2014-10-28
    An Evening With Primus & The Chocolate Factory at Palace Theater - Waterbury, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2014-10-28
    Mastodon at State Theatre - Portland, ME at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Gojira
    $25 adv, $30 day of show

  • 2014-10-29
    Ian Anderson performing the best of Jethro Tull at Providence Performing Arts Center - Providence, RI at 07:30 PM
    $40 - $69.50

  • 2014-10-30
    Renaissance - A Symphony of Light Tour at The Center for the Arts - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $50 ($45 members)

  • 2014-10-30
    Ian Anderson performing the best of Jethro Tull at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2014-10-30
    The Tubes (Halloween Show) at Bull Run - Shirley, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2014-10-31
    Umphrey's McGee at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2014-11-01
    Ian Anderson performing the best of Jethro Tull at Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA at 08:00 PM
    $55 & 96.70

    Featured Show:

    NewEARS & Zuzu Petals Productions Presents

    Stick Men - October 21st
    Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA

    VIP tickets soundcheck is now 5 PM!!!

    Stick Men is a progressive rock band formed in 2008 and created from musicians with extensive experience playing together. Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin are the rhythm section of the legendary band King Crimson and Markus Reuter is a composer/guitarist who designs and plays his own unique touch style guitar.

    Stick Men is a rock trio like no other. Playing instruments not seen or heard every day, and writing captivating and challenging music, they embody the tradition of forward-looking rock music.

    Levin and Mastelotto, the powerhouse rhythm section of King Crimson for over 20 years, bring that tradition to all their playing. Levin plays the Chapman Stick, from which the band takes its name. Having bass and guitar strings, the Chapman Stick functions at times like two instruments. Markus Reuter plays his own self-designed touch guitar - again covering much more ground than a guitar or a bass. And Mastelotto’s drumming encompasses not just the acoustic kit, but a unique electronic setup too, allowing him to add loops, samples, percussion, and more.

    The result; audiences are fascinated by watching just three musicians onstage perform pieces like Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, King Crimson’s Red and Lark’s Tongues, as well as wild improvs and their own catalog of unique music. Stick Men have released 5 CDs; Soup, Absalom, OPEN, DEEP, and the most recent Power Play (2014), a live album. They have toured extensively, now spanning 5 continents.

    Prog in the News

    2014-10-18: The NewEARS Pat Mastelotto Interview
    Pat Mastelotto kindly granted an interview as he heads out on the road with "Stick Men". Their new CD "SuperCollider", a retrospective/live double masterpiece, is to be released on Oct. 21st.

    2014-10-17: The NewEARS Tony Levin Interview
    Tony Levin is known as a musician’s musician. This iconic bassist has rightly earned his place among the most respected and sought after musicians of our times. Garnering a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Perf

    2014-10-16: Concert Review: Styx Strut Their Stuff on the High Seas
    Reviewing a Styx show that took place aboard a cruise ship without using a single ‘Come Sail Away’-related pun is going to be difficult. But will it be impossible? Let’s find out! The perks of this job aren’t quite what I had

    2014-10-15: Trevor Rabin, Jon Anderson + Tony Kaye on the curious legacy of Yes’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart”
    “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” issued as a single in October 1983, holds a contentious place in the history of Yes. It is, of course, the band’s biggest-charting hit, but also a symbol of its dramatic shift toward pop styles in t

    2014-10-14: RIP: Ikey Owens, Keyboardist for Mars Volta and Jack White, Dead at 38
    Keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, who most recently played with Jack White and previously with the Long Beach Dub Allstars and the Mars Volta, has died. The musician was touring with White in Mexico at the time of his death; W

    2014-10-14: The Stick Men bring ‘Supercollider” tour to The Regent
    The Stick Men is a progressive rock band formed in 2008, featuring musicians with extensive experience playing together. Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto are the rhythm section of the legendary progressive rock band King Crimson

    2014-10-11: AAJ Review: King Crimson at The Warfield
    It's been eleven years since King Crimson last toured extensively, barring a brief four-city, fourteen-date tour in 2008 that acted as the final nail in the coffin of its 28- year run with pyrotechnic guitarist/vocalist Adria

    2014-10-10: Yes Guitarist Steve Howe Discusses the Making of 'Fragile' and 'Close to the Edge'
    “Somebody called me the granddaddy of prog-rock,” Steve Howe says with a laugh. “I’m not ashamed to be called that. But the thing that matters most to me is musicality. I don’t think prog is all about technical playing. Much

    2014-10-10: 20 Insanely Great Genesis Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know in Rolling Stone
    The question "Do you like Genesis?" brings an inevitable follow-up: "Which one?" The band's early work, recorded under the idiosyncratic Batwing of frontman Peter Gabriel, is the Holy Grail of progressive rock – exemplified b

    2014-10-09: Pink Floyd's The Endless River: 'This is the last thing out from us'
    David Gilmour has said that the forthcoming Pink Floyd album, The Endless River, will be their last. Speaking specifically about new track Louder Than Words, which features words by Polly Samson and touches on the band’s grea

    2014-10-09: Kraftwerk and Nine Inch Nails among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees
    Cast your vote for the nominees you believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a fans’ ballot that will be tallied along with

    2014-10-09: Listen to the New Pink Floyd Song ‘Louder Than Words’
    Pink Floyd’s new studio album “The Endless River” arrives next month and the BBC premiered the first song “Louder Than Words” this morning. It’s the only song on the new album to feature vocals, and opens with David Gilmour s

    2014-10-08: The Gentle Storm sign deal with Inside Out Music
    Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One, Guilt Machine) & Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend Project) recently revealed that they had joined forces for new band The Gentle Storm, and they can now reveal that they

    2014-10-07: New Details Emerge for Pink Floyd’s ‘The Endless River’
    We’re learning more about Pink Floyd‘s first album in two decades as the release date nears. For instance, the largely instrumental ‘The Endless River’ will reportedly feature a return engagement by physicist Stephen Hawking,

    2014-10-05: Steve Hackett Tears into ‘Biased’ Genesis Documentary
    So much for the congenial atmosphere surrounding this long-awaited reunion of Genesis. The documentary ‘Together and Apart,’ one of two new projects featuring contributions from each of the band’s five ’70s-era members, premi

    2014-10-03: RoSfest is excited to announce UK band Synaesthesia!
    Synaesthesia was formed just two years ago, with a line-up consisting of Adam Warne (keyboards, vocals), Ollie Hannifan (guitars), Samuel Higgins (guitars), Peter Episcopo (bass) and Robin Johnson (drums). They have one full