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

Kansas - The Prelude Implicit

"Kansas successfully achieve here with `The Prelude Implicit' what many oldies prog acts fail to do - release all-original new material that doesn't fall short of the quality and energy of their defining works and offer an album that can stand proudly on its own strong and modern merits. Devoted Kansas fans will likely be very happy with what they find here (as well as very surprised!), and hopefully this begins a whole new phase of inspiration for this rejuvenated version of the group." ABB-PA

Essential Track: "'Rhythm in the Spirit' delivers a mix of constant heavy grooving riffs, lightly programmed beats, careful orchestral-like synths and scorching hot Hammond with wailing twin-guitar runs (delivered by both Williams and new member Zak Rizvi), and there's cheeky call-backs in the chorus to themes from the title track off Kansas' 1975 classic 'Song for America' that will have fans beaming (plus a surprise last-minute Mellotron and bass coda is very welcome!)." ABB-PA

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Featured Show - New England
11/4 - The Spire, Plymouth MA
11/5 - The Bull Run, Shirley MA

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

New England Events

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

  • 2016-11-03
    Rush | Time Stand Still (movie) at Showcase Cinemas and others at 07:30 PM

  • 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)

  • 2016-11-05
    New England at The Bull Run - Shirley, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $75 (VIP)

  • 2016-11-05
    A Tribute to YES: South Side of the Seacoast with Dreadnaught at The Dance Hall - Kittery, ME at 8:00 PM
    With Special Guests Equal Time - Seth Warner - Future Memory

  • 2016-11-06
    Steve Vai - Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour at The Wilbur - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $37.00 - $50.00

  • 2016-11-07
    Steve Vai - Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour at The Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 07:30 PM

  • 2016-11-18
    Kansas - 40th Anniversary of Leftoverture at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center - New Bedford, MA at 08:00 PM
    $39 - $59

  • 2016-11-19
    $44.50 - $74.50

  • 2016-11-19
    $44.50 - $74.50

  • 2016-11-20
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” Tour at Dunkin' Donuts Center - Providence, RI at 03:30 PM
    $46.50 - $76.00

  • 2016-11-20
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” Tour at Dunkin' Donuts Center - Providence, RI at 07:30 PM
    $46.50 - $76.00

  • 2016-11-26
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” Tour at SNHU Arena - Manchester, NH at 03:30 PM
    $47.50 - $72.50


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