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

Il Rumore Bianco - Antropocene

"The first track on Antropocene starts out as a hard Prog rock song, but adds some great melodic elements before cranking up the power level again. This first track is driven by some crunchy electric guitar, not so far from what Steven Wilson can offer. The next track ''Mediocraza'' pretty much stays in the same style and features some great vintage sounding keyboards. This is followed by ''Capitale Umano'' that introduces some cool saxophone. This one would not be that much out a place on a Van Der Graaf Generator album. It's only with the fourth track, the excellent ''Tempio Pallido'' , that the traditional melodic Italian Symphonic Prog appears. PFM would be proud of this one."

2017 is just starting out but I can at least say that Antropocene is (for now) my best Prog album of the year... - M-PG

Essential Track: "The rest of the album continues to offer us a variety of styles and moods, often in the same track, the highlight for me being ''Il Giudice e Il Bugiardo'', a track I would compare to what Opeth has been doing in the last few years." - M-PG

Read the reviews on ProGGnosis and buy the CD using the following links

NewEARS Art Rock Series

  • 2017-05-08
    NewEARs & WEMF Present KYROS, Edge of Reality, and Flight at PA's Lounge - Somerville, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Edge of Reality
    $10 adv, $15 at the door

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

    New England Events

  • 2017-03-25
    At The Drive In at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $40 - $55

  • 2017-03-28
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull - Night 1 of 2, Full Band Acoustic at One Longfellow Square - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM

  • 2017-03-29
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull - Night 2 of 2, Full Band Electric at One Longfellow Square - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM

  • 2017-03-30
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull at The Gremio Lusitano Club - Ludlow, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 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

  • 2017-04-01
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
    $29 - $39

  • 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

  • 2017-04-20
    STS9 at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $27.50 - $35

  • 2017-04-21
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull - Acoustic Show at The Purple Cat Vineyard and Winery - Chepachet, RI at 08:00 PM


    Next Show Will Air March 25th
    With special guest:
    Eddie Jobson - Fallen Angels Tour

    Latest Podcast:

    3-18-17 - With Special Guest Lainey Schooltree and the new music of Heterotopia coming soon.

    Click here for all the NewEARS Prog Show podcasts on WEMF...>>

    Featured Show:

    Odyssey through a dystopic dreamworld
    March 31st - Oberon ART, Cambridge MA

    Art rock ensemble Schooltree is releasing their long-awaited double album with a multimedia spectacular, integrating live music with light sculpture video installation that will transform OBERON into Otherspace. This first public performance will combine the music and imagery of Heterotopia into an immersive storytelling experience - a 3D concert which audiences will be able to walk right inside and become a part of.

    In the story, underachiever Suzi loses her body and must make her way through a parallel world of the collective unconscious called Otherspace to get it back. But the road she must travel has been overtaken by shadows and chaos. In order to become whole again, Suzi must uncover the origins of this darkness, in a journey that takes her from the neon lights of her plasterboard horizon home to the bottom of a cursed river, where the fate of Otherspace and her own are inextricably linked.

    Following the classic hero's quest in a modern urban setting, Heterotopia explores the themes of dystopia, dissociation, and the spaces we occupy - and how they interact with one another to create transformation.

    Prog in the News

    2017-03-22: Kansas Expand ‘Leftoverture’ Tour and Plan Return to Studio
    Kansas are lengthening their anniversary tour celebrating Leftoverture, even as they sketch out plans for their next album. The new, as-yet-untitled project would quickly follow 2016’s The Prelude Implicit. Before that, Kansa

    2017-03-22: Secret Chiefs 3 has ANOTHER new duo of tunes available for download
    SC3 are not adverse to reason, and for sure we admit these kinds of productions are totally unsustainable. Even though we are trying to think of these Bandcamp singles as "fundraisers", you can probably imagine the bottom lin

    2017-03-22: Discipline - Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea (new album in June)
    DISCIPLINE: Long-Running Detroit Prog Kings Sign With Laser’s Edge For Release Of Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea. DISCIPLINE has performed and recorded together since 1987, and remains one of the top bands in the American prog

    2017-03-21: Protean Collective 2017 Album
    Help Protean Collective produce the full-length follow-up to 2014's release "The Red and The Grey". Friends! Please help us out by preordering our new album "Collapse" at ! Here's some footage of us perf

    2017-03-21: Watch Pink Floyd Take on Bootleggers in 1971 Documentary Clip
    Pink Floyd have released a video clip from a 1971 documentary that appears as part of their recent Early Years collection. The two-and-a-half-minute excerpt, which deals with their experience of being bootlegged, is included

    2017-03-21: Todd Rundgren Shares Details of New Album, ‘White Knight’
    Todd Rundgren has shared details of his upcoming album White Knight, and it’s a star-studded affair featuring appearances by genre- and generation-spanning artists. Among the artists helping out Rundgren’s follow-up to 2015’s

    2017-03-20: Watch Nick Mason Crash His McLaren F1 GTR
    This one’s going to hurt for car lovers: Former Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason took his McLaren F1 GTR race car out for a spin at the Goodwood Circuit yesterday — and suffered a mishap on a parade lap, running into a wall and

    Marking 25 years! Progression magazine issue No. 71 has been mailed to all domestic and international subscribers, and now is available for single-issue ordering. Featured in this information-packed 104-page issue: * More tha

    2017-03-18: 35 Years Ago: Asia Mixes Prog and Pop on Self-Titled Debut
    Seen as a symbol of rock’s artistic maturation in the early ’70s, prog fell into a commercial slump toward the end of the decade — a reversal of fortune marked plainly by the collapse of the once-mighty Yes and Emerson, Lake