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

Phideaux - Infernal

"Something about Phideaux's work often immediately appeals. The music Phideaux 'discovers', unequivocally declares that it comes from somewhere deep within the composer's heart. His latest creation is no exception and strongly affirms this, in an album that contains a plethora of heartfelt melodies and numerous progressive twists.

The album has many layers that wait to be unpicked and with careful listening overtime readily reveal themselves. These create a stimulating and long-lasting listening experience that remains fresh even after repeated plays. I have found something new and different to discover on each listen and it has been a joyous experience linking some of the themes contained in Infernal, albeit in a different form, or with a different mood or emphasis, to those contained in the music of both Doomsday Afternoon and The Great Leap.

Here in lies one of the great strengths of Phideaux's art. His music wears the influences of classic prog on its sleeve, but combined with a whole range of other types of contemporary and alternative music, he is able to create something that, in the end, is beguiling, very bewitching and unique." OD-DPRP

Essential Track: "Opening the final part of the double album set is 'From Hydrogen to Love', at over 14 minutes the longest and maybe the most important piece here. With all the destructive power of Supper's Ready or IQ's Harvest of Souls, it's full of buildups, towering orchestration, references and majesty that a song of this calibre invites." PM-TPA

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NewEARS Art Rock Series:

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New England Events

  • 2018-10-07
    Martin Barre Band at The Kate (Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center) - Old Saybrook, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2018-10-09
    Phil Collins Not Dead Yet, Live! tour at TD Garden - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $54.50 - $279.50 (VIP)

  • 2018-10-10
    Martin Barre Band at River Music Club - Scituate, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2018-10-11
    Martin Barre Band at TCAN (The Center for the Arts in Natick) - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $40 & 45

  • 2018-10-12
    Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy: Emerson Lake & Palmer Lives On at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $95 (VIP)

  • 2018-10-16
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull: Night 1 of 2, Full Band Acoustic at One Longfellow Square - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM
    $45 adv, $52 day of show

  • 2018-10-17
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull: Night 2 of 2, Full Band Electric at One Longfellow Square - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM
    $45 adv, $52 day of show

  • 2018-10-18
    Martin Barre Celebrating 50 Years of Jethro Tull at Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA at 08:00 PM
    $49 adv, $55 day of show

  • 2018-10-18
    Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $50

  • 2018-10-19
    Martin Barre Band at The Cabot Theater - Beverly, MA at 08:00 PM
    $28.50 – $48.50

  • 2018-10-19
    John Lodge of the Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
    $49 - $55

  • 2018-10-20
    Martin Barre Band at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
    $29 - $39

  • 2018-10-20
    John Lodge of the Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at Infinity Music Hall - Norfolk, CT at 08:00 PM
    $69 - $89

  • 2018-10-21
    Jethro Tull's Martin Barre Band - An Evening of Blues, Rock & Tull at Infinity Music Hall - Hartford, CT at 07:30 PM
    $29 - $44

  • 2018-10-21
    John Lodge of the Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at Greenwich Odeum - Greenwich, CT at 08:00 PM
    $52 - $60

  • 2018-10-23
    John Lodge of the Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 08:00 PM
    $50.50 - $75 (VIP)

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    Featured Show:

    November 4th
    Haken / Leprous / Bent Knee
    The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA

    HAKEN & LEPROUS, two of some of the most exciting bands in progressive rock today, are pleased to announce they will join forces for a North American co-headline tour in October/November 2018, with InsideOut label-mates BENT KNEE as special guests. These will be the first dates in support of HAKEN's recently completed, forthcoming fifth studio album due out later this year.

    HAKEN comment: "We've been talking about getting out on the road with our good mates LEPROUS again since our European jaunt with them back in 2014. Both our bands have gone from strength to strength in terms of our live shows since then, and we're excited to see what they have planned, as well as playing brand new music from our forthcoming album. We're also stoked to have BENT KNEE along with us. It sure to be an epic night of music, don't miss it!"

    Einar Solberg from LEPROUS adds: "So it's finally happening! I think the request we've gotten the most was "Please tour together with HAKEN!" Almost more often than "Come to Chile!" We actually did a tour together once in the UK back in 2014, and we have wanted to do a more comprehensive tour for a long time, but it just never worked out until now. We've been friends with Haken for quite a while, and to tour with them is long overdue. I think this is a great package for most prog fans, as it unites two pretty different approaches to the genre in one evening. And yet, despite our quite different approaches, I know for sure that we share a lot of fans and this package should make for fantastic shows for everyone!"

    BENT KNEE have just completed their Paper Earth North American Tour, following the release of last year's Land Animal album.

    Prog in the News

    2018-09-23: "Yesterday and Today" A 50th Anniversary Tribute To YES!
    Here's an audio sampler to promote Sonic Elements' Yesterday and Today, a tribute album to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the legendary prog rock band YES! Album comes out first week of November, 2018. Pre-order is availab

    2018-09-23: Constance and the Waiting by Troot
    Tim Root is an American Composer, Pianist and Conductor. Trained in composition by some of the mavericks of the avant garde, he also received piano instruction from a student of Rachmaninoff. His writing weaves together compl

    2018-09-23: Distant Dream - Instrumental guitar driven melodic Prog/Post Rock/Metal
    Epic, immersive and oddly addictive. Distant Dream's Your Own Story is a true tour de force in the world of post- rock. Staggeringly beautiful melodic leads, intertwined with crunchy metal rythems sections. At times offering

    2018-09-22: Eddie Jobson "1971-1979 The Band Years" 2CD set (Globe) 10/26/2018
    1971-1979 The Band Years is the first of five planned compilation albums, one for each decade of Eddie Jobson's outstanding career as an award-winning composer and internationally acclaimed keyboardist and electric violinist.

    2018-09-21: Keith Emerson - Beyond the Stars
    It is with great pride and joy that we can announce the release of new music from KEITH EMERSON, performed by Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Directed by Terje Mikkelsen and featuring Rachel Flower and Ethan Emerson. Keit

    2018-09-21: Steven Wilson King Crimson remixes on vinyl coming soon
    Two vinyl boxed sets covering King Crimson between 1969 and 1974 are due to hit the shelves in November 2018. They will feature Steven Wilson’s 40th Anniversary Edition stereo mixes - the first time these have appeared on vin

    2018-09-21: Gösta Berlings Saga: debut new single "The Shortcomings of Efficiency" off "ET EX" album!
    Progressive rock instrumentalists GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA from Stockholm, Sweden will be releasing their newest, 5th studio album effort entitled"ET EX" on October 12th, 2018 via InsideOutMusic worldwide.

    2018-09-21: Riverside: new single and video "Lament" launched today; "Wasteland" album out next week!
    “Lament”, the new single off the upcoming, seventh studio album “Wasteland” (Out on InsideOutMusic next week, on September 28th, 2018) by Polish Rock masters RIVERSIDE is being launched today.

    2018-09-21: Birdsong At Morning Spins Elegant Tapestries of Sound, Words, and Music on New Album “Signs and Wonders”
    From the quietly ambitious 4-CD box set debut, “Annals of My Glass House” (2011), through the expansive territory of “A Slight Departure” (2015), to the masterful new album, “Signs and Wonders” (2018), Birdsong At Morning has

    2018-09-20: AAJ Review - Soft Machine: Hidden Details
    Following a series of releases for Moonjune Records under the moniker Soft Machine Legacy, beginning with 2005's Live in Zaandam and concluding, most recently, with 2013's Burden of Proof, this quartet consisting largely of m