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NewEARS Album Of The Month

Spock's Beard - The Oblivion Particle

Spock's Beard never ceases to amaze me. The Oblivion Particle has so much prog goodness to love, that it will just draw you in. The band has built such a huge catalog of excellent albums, so it would be hard to call any of them the best. However, I would put The Oblivion Particle up there with the top releases as it could be their best. If you are looking for a new prog gem to add to your collection, then look no further. If you love Spock's Beard, then you will definitely love this album. I can see this release lasting with it's homage to the 70s, and that ooh so good feeling that you will get when you hear it. j - PA

Essential Track: Penultimate song "To Be Free Again" is more reminiscent of old school Spock's Beard. tlk - PA

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New England Events

  • 2015-09-09
    Epica & Eluveitie at Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA at 06:00 PM
    With Special Guests The Agonist
    $25 - $33

  • 2015-09-11
    Queensryche and Scorpions at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    $30 - $114

  • 2015-09-17
    Zappa Plays Zappa - Tour de Frank at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel - Providence, RI at 08:00 PM
    $28 - $65 (gold circle)

  • 2015-09-18
    Symphony X and Overkill at The Palladium - Worcester, MA at 7:00 PM
    With Special Guests Second stage featuring 5 other bands starting at 5 PM
    $27.50 - $100

  • 2015-09-25
    Kansas at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel - Providence, RI at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $55 (gold circle)

  • 2015-09-26
    RIK EMMETT: An Acoustic Night of Triumph and More at Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA at 08:00 PM
    $41 - $45

  • 2015-09-26
    Kansas at The Big E - xfinity arena at 07:30 PM

  • 2015-09-27
    Kansas at Blue Ocean Music Hall - Salisbury, MA at 08:00 PM
    $59 - $69

  • 2015-09-27
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor at Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $30 - $38

  • 2015-09-29
    Roger Waters The Wall (film) at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2015-10-03
    The Winery Dogs at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2015-10-05
    The Winery Dogs at The Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $55

  • 2015-10-09
    Fates Warning at The Webster Theater - Hartford, CT at 04:00 PM
    $22 - $25

  • 2015-10-10
    Fates Warning at The Palladium - Worcester, MA at 04:00 PM
    $22 - $25

  • 2015-10-17
    The Tubes at Blue Ocean Music Hall - Salisbury, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $39 (VIP)

  • 2015-10-18
    Rasputina at Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $15 - $18.50


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    Kansas - Celebrating 40+ years

    9/25 - Lupo's, Providence RI
    9/26 - Xfinity Arena, The Big E MA
    9/27 - Blue Ocean, Salisbury MA

    KANSAS has spent more than four decades as a part of the soundtrack of the lives of multiple generations of music lovers. The band’s first public statement appeared on their self-titled album in 1974. "From the beginning, we considered ourselves and our music different and we hope we will always remain so." Little did this legendary rock group realize that back in the early ‘70's, what seemed to be “different," was actually ahead of its time.This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner. The band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and a million-selling gold single, ‘Dust in the Wind.’ KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70's and ‘80's and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ was the #2 most played track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997. Coinciding with the celebration of their 40th anniversary, the band KANSAS, was inducted into both the Kansas Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame as recognition for their achievements from both their native state and adopted home state. The band, which is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, and original guitarist Richard Williams, continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world. Along with touring, KANSAS continues to remain a fixture of Classic Rock radio and has reached a whole new audience through their unmistakable presence on the popular video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and through their songs inclusion in various television shows such as ‘Supernatural,’ and ‘South Park,’ and with films ‘Old School,’and ‘Anchorman.’

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