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

Paul Bremner - The Witness

"IZZ guitarist, Paul Bremner's new studio album, The Witness. IZZ fans have grown to associate Paul's distinctive and melodic guitar playing with the "IZZ Sound". Paul has earned the respect of the progressive rock community by writing such memorable songs as "Light From Your Eyes", "Illuminata" and co-writing the IZZ classics "Late Night Salvation" and "Can't Feel the Earth, Part II," among many others. Paul's new studio album of 10 songs showcases both his dynamic guitar playing and his penchant for writing emotional music and lyrics. ". - MND-BWW

Essential Tracks: "Last Exit Before Toll" comes in at over 20 minutes and encompasses the full range of Bremner's musical palette. "I am very happy to include this extended piece which I hope will take the listener on a journey; and I am happy that it features all of my IZZ band mates." " - MND-BWW

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New England Events

  • 2016-05-27
    Sharp Distance - The Music of YES at Olympia's Zorba Music Hall - Lowell, MA at 08:00 PM
    $10 adv, $15 day of show

  • 2016-05-28
    Luca Turilli's Rhapsody at The Palladium - Worcester, MA at 04:00 PM
    With Special Guests Primal Fear
    $25 - $80

  • 2016-06-02
    Bent Knee at EMPIRE - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM

  • 2016-06-05
    Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH at 07:00 PM
    $50 - $65

  • 2016-06-07
    CARL PALMER’S ELP LEGACY - Celebrating the Music of Emerson Lake & Palmer at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 07:30 PM
    $25 - $65 (VIP with soundcheck & reception)

  • 2016-06-14
    Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds -The 50th Anniversary Celebration & Final Performance in its Entirety at Flynn Center - Burlington, VT at 08:00 PM
    $49.25 - $94.25

  • 2016-06-14
    Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds at Higher Ground - Burlington, VT at 08:00 PM

  • 2016-06-15
    Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds -The 50th Anniversary Celebration & Final Performance in its Entirety at Merrill Auditorium - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM
    $55 - $75

  • 2016-06-15
    Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy – Remembering Keith and the Music of Emerson Lake & Palmer at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $75 (VIP)

  • 2016-06-18
    Mary Fahl, formerly of October Project at Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH at 08:00 PM

  • 2016-06-26
    Kansas at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $70 - $95 (VIP)

  • 2016-07-02
    Black Mountain at The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA at 08:00 PM
    $18 adv, $20 day of show

  • 2016-07-15
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd at Blue Ocean Music Hall - Salisbury, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $29

  • 2016-07-15
    Elephants of Scotland at Dover Brick House - Dover, NH at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Mavara

  • 2016-07-16
    Elephants of Scotland at Hatbox Theatre - Concord, NH at 07:30 PM

  • 2016-07-20
    Black Mountain at Higher Ground Showcase Lounge - Burlington, VT at 08:00 PM
    $15 adv, $17 day of show


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    2016-05-19: The PM Show #116 is ready for your listening pleasure. Awesome segues + await you!
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    Jeff Beck takes a turn toward the topical on Loud Hailer, the guitarist’s first new studio album in six years. Due on July 15, Loud Hailer arrives alongside a new book titled BECK01, a tour with Buddy Guy and a special career

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    Selections from Peter Gabriel and Lou Reed‘s distinguished catalogs will receive the reissue treatment later this year, as Gabriel puts out the next round of his vinyl upgrades and Reed is honored with a deluxe 17-disc box. C

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    2016-05-16: 50 Years Ago: The Beach Boys Release Their Masterpiece, Pet Sounds
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