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

The Windmill - Tribus

"The things that I loved in Tribus are; firstly the very good and strong compositions, secondly, despite their sophistication, the songs don't tire you out. Although most of them include lots of changes, they come artlessly and effortlessly. These guys don't try to impress the listener with their technical skills, (which are very good), but with the quality of their music and their overall performance instead. This is a wonderful album that you listen from the first until the last minute, without having to skip not even one song. All the songs are wonderful and they have something to offer." TJ-PA

"Tribus is well balanced going from mid tempo passages to more up tempo in nice skilfull manner, from melodic lines to more heavy prog , passages that flow very well and with substance. All pieces are excellent, not a weak or boring moment here. Tribus is to me one of the better examples how must sound a good solid prog rock album these days. Loved it from the first spin. Recommended for sure. The Windmill is one of the best [new bands] in the prog rock relm in the last decade. I love this band and all 3 albums are recommended, plus the art work and booklet is brilliant." bo-PA

Essential Track: "Opening with the longest piece of the album The tree, what a great opener for sure, keyboards and guitar built together in a perfect unit in 23 minute I was in another world. Great changes in tempo and top notch musicianship strong are the flute moments who gives a certain vintage atmophere overall." bo-PA

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New England Events

  • 2019-03-22
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd: 30th Anniversary Tour - Wish You Were Here, Animals, and Dark Side Of The Moon plus an extended encore at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 07:30 PM
    $50 & $100 (VIP)

  • 2019-03-29
    Jon Anderson of Yes - 1000 Hands Tour at Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2019-04-03
    Jon Anderson of Yes - 1000 Hands Tour at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $87 - $212 (VIP)

  • 2019-04-06
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd at Aura - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM
    $15 - $31.50

  • 2019-04-07
    Jon Anderson of Yes - 1000 Hands Tour at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 07:00 PM
    $85 - $110

  • 2019-04-08
    Dream Theater: Distance Over Time Tour + 20 Years of Metropolis Pt. 2 at Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $39.50 - $85

  • 2019-04-09
    Dream Theater: Distance Over Time Tour + 20 Years of Metropolis Pt. 2 at Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 08:00 PM
    $55 - $85

  • 2019-04-11
    Adrian Belew at Wall Street Theater - Norwalk, CT at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $40

  • 2019-04-12
    Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets at Oakdale Theatre - Walllingford, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2019-04-13
    Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets at Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $49.50- $149.50

  • 2019-04-13
    The Claypool Lennon Delirium at College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT at 09:00 PM
    $30 - $35

  • 2019-04-14
    The Claypool Lennon Delirium at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $45

  • 2019-04-18
    Martin Barre Celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull at Lebanon Opera House - Lebanon, NH at 07:30 PM
    $35 - $55

  • 2019-04-18
    Adrian Belew at TCAN - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $42 & $45

  • 2019-04-19
    Martin Barre Celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $60

  • 2019-04-19
    Adrian Belew at Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA at 08:00 PM
    $44 adv, $49 day of show

  • Featured Show

    March 29th - Lynn Auditorium, MA
    April 3rd - Playhouse, Ridgefield CT
    April 7th - Tupelo, Derry NH

    Don’t miss this full retrospective of Jon Anderson’s hits from Yes, Jon & Vangelis, his solo career and music from his new album 1000 Hands!

    Jon Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock as the lead vocalist and creative force behind Yes. Anderson was the author and a major creative influence behind the ground-breaking album Fragile as well as the series of epic, complex pieces such as “Awaken”, “Gates of Delirium” and especially “Close to the Edge” which were central to the band’s success. Additionally, Anderson co-authored the group’s biggest hits, including “I’ve Seen All Good People”, “Roundabout”, and “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”. In addition, Anderson had great success with a series of albums he did with Vangelis, and critically-acclaimed solo albums — Survival and Other Stories and 1000 Hands.

    Prog in the News

    2019-03-17: Rachel Flowers returns for ProgStock 2019
    Surprise! Rachel is back for ProgStock 2019!!! We do love our Rachel!!! She totally killed it the past two years with us at ProgStock and most recently she opened -- with two standing ovations -- for YES (official) in the big

    2019-03-17: How Queen Rescued Kansas From a Lousy Opening Spot
    Kansas drummer Phil Ehart says supporting Queen on the British band’s first world tour in 1974 was pretty miserable - until an honest conversation prompted Brian May to set things right. As Queen hit the road to promote their

    2019-03-17: Melodic Revolution Records is Thrilled to Announce the Signing of German Composer & Keyboardist ​​​Andrew Roussak
    Please help us welcome a longtime friend, composer, and keyboardist to our family of musicians. Since 2001, Andrew Roussak has been living in Germany as a freelance artist, playing live gigs with bands and performing solo pia

    2019-03-16: Svengali by Gill Steinbacher Project
    Jeanie Mattone shared a link to the group: Boston Prog: I’m very happy to present this on behalf of Band of Rain. We hope you’ll like what you hear... Have a great weekend everyone!

    2019-03-16: Banco del Mutuo Soccorso release video for new single I ruderi del gulag
    Italian prog legends Banco del Mutuo Soccorso have released a video for their new single, I ruderi del gulag taken from the band's forthcoming new album Transiberiana, their first album of new material for 25 years, through I

    2019-03-16: SAGA to play ProgStock 2019
    Ladies and Gents... Please welcome SAGA to the ProgStock 2019 lineup! in their first US show in 13 years!

    2019-03-15: New RoSfest 2019 schedule
    New revised schedule of events attached below. Your last chance to buy three day discounted pass ends on March 17th. After that, only single day passes available. Hope to see you all at RoSfest!

    2019-03-15: Esoteric Recordings Release Expanded & Remastered Renaissance Titles “A Song For All Seasons,” “Ashes Are Burning” and “Prologue”
    Esoteric Recordings Release Expanded & Remastered Renaissance Titles “A Song For All Seasons,” “Ashes Are Burning” and “Prologue.” The band’s latest release “A Symphonic Journey” is also available through the label. Expanded

    2019-03-15: Randy McStine releases new single Before
    US prog musician and member of The Fringe and Lo-Fi Randy McStine has released a new single, Before. The track features Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson, Frost*) on drums, and was mixed by Grammy Award-winning producer and mixer

    2019-03-15: Alex Lifeson: ‘I Don’t Want to Be in a Band and Tour Anymore’
    More than a year after proclaiming that Rush were “basically done,” Alex Lifeson admitted he’s finally at peace with the group’s retirement. “I don’t want to be in a band and tour any more,” the guitarist confessed during an

    2019-03-15: The Mute Gods release video for One Day, their collaboration with Alex Lifeson
    The Mute Gods have released a promo video for their brand new single One Day. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming new studio album Atheists And Believers, which is out on InsideOut on March 22. "Possibly my favouri

    2019-03-14: NJ Proghouse 20th-anniversary Hootenanny (June 15-16, 2019
    We've just announced a special one-off NJ Proghouse festival to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the series. It's scheduled to take place during the weekend of June 15-16 (2019) and tickets should be going on sale April 1s

    2019-03-14: Tesseract’s Daniel Tompkins announces Castles - his debut solo album
    Tesseract frontman Daniel Tompkins has announced he’ll release his debut solo album later this year. The record is titled Castles and it’ll launch on May 31 via Kscope after the vocalist signed to the label as a solo artist.