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

IZZ - Ampersand Volume 2

"IZZ, that quirky New York band that makes some very fine progressive rock music, is off on another pop-oriented compilation. Ampersand: Volume 2 is a collection of songs that explore the different strengths of their sound beyond traditional progressive themes. Released digitally in early October, Ampersand: Volume 2 is full of great pop songs, love songs as well as the usual progressive gems which were just too different to include on one of their more conceptual albums, the mix of music being similar to Ampersand: Volume One." - TPA

Essential Track: "'Forever' is the best song on the album for me, it is full of inspirational lyrics, Yes-inspired guitar work and keyboards, along with those famous female vocal harmonies." - TPA

Read the review at The Progressive Aspect.

Buy the CD from Doone Records, CD Baby, or your favorite prog music retailer.

NewEARS Art Rock Series

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Special Performance:

New England Events

  • 2017-01-28
    Mavara at Hatbox Theatre - Concord, NH at 07:30 PM
    $13.50 / $16.50

  • 2017-02-03
    The Machine Performs Pink Floyd at The Cabot - Beverly, MA at 08:00 PM
    $21.50 - $31.50

  • 2017-02-11
    The Machine – The Ultimate Pink Floyd Tribute at Infinity Music Hall - Norfolk, CT at 08:30 PM
    $19 -$44

  • 2017-02-17
    The Machine Performs Pink Floyd at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2017-02-18
    Geoff Tate - The Whole Story “Ryche” Acoustic Tour 2017 at Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH at 08:00 PM

  • 2017-02-22
    Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $75 - $100 (VIP)

  • 2017-02-25
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd at Higher Ground Ballroom - Burlington, VT at 08:00 PM
    $23 adv, $25 day of show

  • 2017-02-26
    Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett at Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $55

  • 2017-03-03
    Adrian Belew Power Trio at The Warehouse - Fairfield, CT at 07:45 PM

  • 2017-03-04
    Adrian Belew Power Trio at The Signal Kitchen - Burlington, VT at 08:00 PM
    $25 adv, $28 day of show

  • 2017-03-05
    The Musical Box - Selling England By the Pound at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $60 - $110 (VIP)

  • 2017-03-05
    Adrian Belew Power Trio at The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 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

  • 2017-04-08
    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

  • 2017-04-12
    Brit Floyd - Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017 at Cross Center - Bangor, ME at 07:30 PM


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    Roger Waters is giving fans an initial taste of his first album of new material in 25 years. The former Pink Floyd member posted a brief clip on Instagram of himself in the studio playing bass. He’s sitting at a mixing board

    2017-01-12: Jamie Glaser (Ponty Guitarist) New Record Release
    Jamie Glaser has released a new record "Happy Road". Heres the link for camples and for purchase....Musical medicine , Joy and Peace for the ears, heart and spirit in the sounds of Jamie Glaser's new music / meditation rec

    2017-01-12: Minimoog Model D (only $3749)
    For the first time since 1981, Moog Music has officially resumed production of the Minimoog Model D. The Minimoog Model D was the world’s first portable synthesizer and served as the archetype for all electronic keyboards tha

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    It was something Kansas fans thought that they’d never see again: a new album by the band. But the arrival of singer Ronnie Platt — who came on board following the departure of longtime vocalist Steve Walsh in 2014 along with

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    2017-01-09: French Music Legends Magma To Release EMEHNTEHTT-RÉ TRILOGIE Live DVD!
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    2017-01-08: Randy McStine on House of Prog January 25th
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    2017-01-07: IQ - The Wake (remaster)
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