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.

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NewEARS Album Of The Month

Discipline -
Captives of the Wine Dark Sea

"It has been six years since Discipline’s last album, the highly acclaimed To Shatter All Accord, but it has been worth the wait as they present a new body of work which drips class; weaving their beautifully crafted music around the stories they wish to tell, exciting, emotional with touches of melancholy, although there is a positive and bright feel here also. Their influences abound on this release, Van der Graaf Generator and King Crimson to name but two, but these are used as a starting point and Discipline have gone on to develop and forge their own unique sound, Matthew describing the album as “an escape to ameliorate the workday world.”

The album is held to seven tracks which add up to a perfectly paced forty-five minutes, veteran producer Terry Brown (Rush, Fate’s Warning) providing a mix which keeps the instruments clear and identifiable with a good balance, accompanied by top quality performances from the entire band." MA-TPA

Essential Track: "The final track, Burn The Fire Upon The Rocks, is a fourteen and a half minute mini-epic, a perfect demonstration on how to present the long song art form. Made up of some seven parts or movements, it feels like a cohesive whole, each flowing into the next with no obvious separation between them. This is more guitar led with the keys in support, Herin stabbing out the chords to at times give a bouncy, almost Santana-like feel. As the vocals join in things get jazzier with the piano taking the lead, Matthew singing the lyrics with an almost longing tone. The song continues to evolve with Herin’s getting the chance to demonstrate his top quality playing, the whole thing held together by the rhythm section of Paul Dzendzel and Mathew Kennedy who respond to the changes in tempo effortlessly. As the song comes to a close, the guitar and keyboards are almost duelling, accompanied by the driving rhythms." MA-TPA

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New England Events

  • 2017-08-24
    The Neal Morse Band - Similitude of a Dream Tour at The Wilbur - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $45

  • 2017-08-25
    The Neal Morse Band - Similitude of a Dream Tour at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2017-08-25
    The Machine Performs Pink Floyd at Blue Ocean Music Hall - Salisbury, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $29

  • 2017-08-27
    Haken 10th Anniversary Tour at Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2017-08-31
    Epica with Lacuna Coil, Insomnium, Elantris at Royale - Boston, MA at 06:00 PM

  • 2017-09-01
    DREADNAUGHT - Hard Chargin' CD Release Show!! at Portland House of Music - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM
    $6 - $10

  • 2017-09-11
    Secret Chiefs 3 with Dead Cross at Royale - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    $26 adv, $29 day of show

  • 2017-09-12
    Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica by Four Cellos Tour at Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $40

  • 2017-09-16
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd Acoustic at TCAN - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $30

  • 2017-09-17
    YES at Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $54 - $76

  • 2017-09-21
    Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds - The Final Performances at Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino - Mashantucket, CT at 07:30 PM
    $40 & $55

  • 2017-09-22
    Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds - The Final Performances at Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM

  • 2017-09-23
    YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman at Toyota Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 07:30 PM
    $37 - $305 (VIP)

  • 2017-09-24
    Between The Buried And Me - Colors 10 Year Anniversary Tour at Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM

  • 2017-09-27
    Roger Waters - Us + Them at TD Garden - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $55 - $250

  • 2017-09-28
    Roger Waters - Us + Them at TD Garden - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $55 - $250

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