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

Haken - Affinity

" Haken is a band that take the best of the Progressive Metal music and add their own special twist to it. There is an infectious groove to the complex musical structures of their music. In this new cd, the band decided to let every musician take part to the writing process, which gives the album more variety. The band has been inspired by 80's music, especially obvious in the song "1985" where you'll recognize the 80's keyboards sound, some electronic drums, but also some djent metal. But the highlight of this cd is the epic "The Architect" that display many atmospheres from quiet keyboards lines to heavy guitar riffs. The band goes from a symphonic Dream Theater style to a King Crimson guitar sound where every instrument has the space to shine including some tasty bass lines. The second part of the album contains more atmospheric songs with post-rock/metal ambiance where you see the band incorporated the new technology tools to make the music sound modern." rdtprog-PA

Essential Track: “The epic "The Architect" is another highlight, with an instrumental intro with fun rhythms in different time signatures, a section with more glitch drumming, and a part with growls which are not bad and actually add to the emotion of that part of the song." S-PA

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Art Rock Series

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New England Events

  • 2016-09-27
    An Evening with Terry Bozzio at Stafford Palace Theater - Stafford Springs, CT at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $30

  • 2016-09-28
    Syd Arthur opening for Jake Bugg at Royale - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Jake Bugg
    $29.50 & $30

  • 2016-09-29
    An Evening with Terry Bozzio at Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA at 08:00 PM
    $27 adv - $30 day of show

  • 2016-10-01
    Symphony X at The Palladium - Worcester, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Without Warning
    $30 - $35

  • 2016-10-02
    Opeth - Sorceress World Tour at House Of Blues - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests The Sword
    $29.50 - $45

  • 2016-10-02
    Daryl Stuermer (Genesis, Phil Collins, Jean-Luc Ponty) at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 07:30 PM

  • 2016-10-19
    Anderson Rabin Wakeman - An Evening of YES Music and More at Wang Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $49.50 - $125

  • 2016-10-21
    Anderson Rabin Wakeman - An Evening of YES Music and More at Toyota Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $75

  • 2016-10-22
    Gojira - The Magma Tour at The Palladium - Worcester, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Tesseract
    $27 - $30

  • 2016-10-22
    Styx at Twin River Casino - Lincoln, RI at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $90

  • 2016-10-25
    BRAND X - 2016 REUNION TOUR at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 07:30 PM
    $25 - $55

  • 2016-11-02
    Meshuggah - North American Tour 2016 at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $26.00 - $36.00

  • 2016-11-04
    Marillion at Royale - Boston, MA at 06:30 PM

  • 2016-11-04
    New England (reunion tour premier) at The Spire - Plymouth, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $75

  • 2016-11-04
    The Security Project - Celebrating the Music of Peter Gabriel at The Bull Run - Shirley, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $49 (VIP)

  • 2016-11-05
    Steve Vai - Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour at Flying Monkey Performance Center - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
    $59.00 - $300 (VIP)


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