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

Roine Stolt's The Flower King -
Manifesto Of An Alchemist

"Not quite a continuation of the Flower Kings, nor a totally new project, but probably a pimped out version of his solo work, charismatic Swedish multi-instrumentalist Roine Stolt returns with 2018's `Manifesto of an Alchemist'! The ex-Kaipa, Kaipa da Capo and The Sea Within composer here delivers an eclectic and diverse prog-rock crossover work that doesn't just simply fall back on the symphonic-prog approach perhaps expected of the artist, instead he incorporates plenty of blues, pop smarts and classic rock song-writing that highlights his social, political and spiritual observations, and it also boasts musical contributions from superior musicians such as bassist Jonas Reingold, drummer Marco Minnemann and others, as well as singers Nad Sylvan and Hasse Froberg."

"Roine's thoughts in the accompanying booklet of `Manifesto...' state how he and the other players were happy to keep less than perfect performances and unfished instrumental ideas from the recording sessions because they still captured plenty of spontaneity, and that mentality shines throughout the entire sixty-nine minute CD/LP. A disc that grafts a vintage sensibility to a firmly modern sound, Stolt and his friends have delivered a surprisingly fresh, gorgeously melodic and infectiously uplifting work with `Manifesto of an Alchemist', and it subtly proves to be one of the prog highlights of the year - long live the king/s!" ABB-PA

Essential Track: " the twelve-minute `High Road' will remind many of the Flower Kings with its delirious, joyful, whimsical and kaleidoscopic approach. Hasse Froberg even pops up to sing alongside Stolt on the piece, and there's no shortage of unpredictable psychedelic interludes, dreamy harmonies and colourful soloing (and its damn cool to hear Roine play some big fat Rickenbacker bass on this one!)." ABB-PA

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New England Events

  • 2018-12-15
    Jordan Rudess / Judith Lynn Stillman at Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts - Providence, RI at 07:30 PM

  • 2018-12-29
    Wizards of Winter at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $55

  • 2019-01-04
    Lotus Land - American RUSH Tribute at Twin River Casino - Lincoln, RI at 08:00 PM
    TBD (free?)

  • 2019-01-05
    The Genesis Show: Seconds Out at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2019-01-10
    The Wall Live Extravaganza: “The Greatest Floyd Show on Earth” at The Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $50

  • 2019-01-11
    The Wall Live Extravaganza: “The Greatest Floyd Show on Earth” at The Strand - Providence, RI at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $45

  • 2019-01-12
    The Wall Live Extravaganza: “The Greatest Floyd Show on Earth” at College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT at 08:00 PM
    $30 - $45

  • 2019-01-31
    Umphrey's McGee at College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT at 07:00 PM

  • 2019-02-02
    Umphrey's McGee at State Theatre - Portland, ME at 07:00 PM

  • 2019-02-09
    Lotus Land - American RUSH Tribute at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $30 - $35

  • 2019-02-15
    An Evening with The Neal Morse Band at The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $45

  • 2019-02-15
    Between The Buried And ME at State Theatre - Portland, ME at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Tesseract
    $25, $28 day of show

  • 2019-02-21
    The Tubes at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $45

  • 2019-02-22
    The Tubes at Greenwich Odeum - East Greenwich, RI at 08:00 PM
    $55 - $61

  • 2019-03-02
    Alan Parsons Live Project at Foxwoods Casino - Mashantucket, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2019-03-06
    The Musical Box - A Genesis Extravaganza at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $59

  • Featured Show

    Jordan Rudess & Judith Stillman
    Bach to Rock

    The Performing Arts Series at Rhode Island College hosts Dynamic Duo: Jordan Rudess and Judith Lynn Stillman on December 15 in a two-piano concert. The event features the works of Mozart, Brahms and a special treat for Dream Theater fans.

    Rudess, best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated progressive rock band Dream Theater and who has millions of fans on four continents and Stillman, the Artist-in-Residence at Rhode Island College, an internationally-acclaimed award-winning concert pianist, composer and filmmaker, received her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees from Juilliard and is Wynton Marsalis’s pianist on Sony Classical, unite in a musical, two-piano adventure.

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