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NewEARS Album Of The Month

Nad Sylvan - The Bride Said No

"Nad has surrounded himself once again by a myriad of exceptionally gifted guests: along with bass legend Tony Levin, we have drummer extraordinaire Nick D'Virgilio, his old partner in crime Roine Stolt and the bassist on almost 80% of the prog-rock albums nowadays Jonas Reingold."

"Essentially 'The Bride Said No' is to my ears a more enjoyable album than its predecessor, while at the same time it serves as the thematical continuation started with 'Courting the Widow'. It sees Nad Sylvan exploring a broader universe of sounds while staying rooted into the progressive rock realms, reaching out into far more elaborate and varied territory, full of soulful ideas and exuding a new creative sensibility. He has set out to take things even further than before and he has succeeded. Highly recommended." JB-PR

Essential Track: "What Have You Done"

"Arguably one of the most powerful songs Nad has ever composed. The melancholic tune could be defined as a ballad and opens with gentle and lovely piano wrapping Nad's subtle and concise vocals (and backing vocals from Jade and Sheona) and the tempo builds-up slowly and pompously to pave the way for what's coming: an otherworldly tandem of exquisite, emotional and flowing guitar solos first by Steve Hackett and then Guthrie Govan, from the middle of the song all the way to its epic finale, a combination which kicks the composition to a new dimension and for sure will astound the listener. I don't think any prog-fan needs to be re-assured about Hackett's abilities to paint landscapes with his instrument, and when it comes to Govan, if you are reading this and you are familiar with his guitar solos for Steven Wilson's songs 'Drive Home' and 'Regret # 9' you know what I am talking about. When the song ends, you sincerely wish it had continued for another 10 minutes. Definitely Nad's albums could use more guitarwork like the one present in this excellent track. Not to be outdone, Tony Levin and Doane Perry contribute outstanding bass and drums for this track as well." JB-PR

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New England Events

  • 2017-06-30
    Fates Warning at Webster Theater - Hartford, CT at 05:00 PM
    With Special Guests Sacred Oath, Shadow Kingdom
    $22 - $25

  • 2017-07-01
    Fates Warning at Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Divine Regale
    $20 adv

  • 2017-07-09
    The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed - 50th Anniversary Tour at Toyota Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 07:30 PM
    $56 - $236 VIP

  • 2017-07-10
    The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed - 50th Anniversary Tour at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    $40 - $388 VIP

  • 2017-07-13
    Boston - Hyper Space Tour at TD Garden - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
    $35 - $99.50

  • 2017-07-14
    Mary Fahl (Formerly of The October Project) at Iron Horse Music Hall - Northampton, MA at 07:00 PM
    $25 adv, $30 day of show

  • 2017-07-22
    Boston - Hyper Space Tour at Toyota Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
    $46 - $442 VIP

  • 2017-07-23
    Primus at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Clutch
    $29 - $257 VIP

  • 2017-07-25
    Primus at Maine State Pier - Bangor, ME at 05:30 PM
    With Special Guests Clutch
    $49.75 GA

  • 2017-07-26
    Australian Pink Floyd Show - The Best Side of the Moon at Stadium Theatre - Woonsocket, RI at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $50

  • 2017-07-27
    Primus at Lake Champlain Maritime Festival - South Burlington, VT at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Clutch

  • 2017-07-27
    Australian Pink Floyd Show - The Best Side of the Moon at Toyota Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 07:30 PM
    $25 - $181 VIP

  • 2017-07-28
    Australian Pink Floyd Show - The Best Side of the Moon at Twin River Casino - Lincoln, RI at 07:00 PM
    $45 - $225 (VIP)

  • 2017-07-30
    Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever The F@%k He Wants at Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH at 08:00 PM
    $20 GA - $80 Gold

  • 2017-08-01
    Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years Of Frank - Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years Of Frank - PLAYS WHATEVER THE F@%K HE WANTS at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $65 - $125 (Gold Circle)

  • 2017-08-08
    MEW - Visuals North America 2017 at The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA at 08:00 PM
    $23 adv, $25 day of show


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