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

Nad Sylvan - Courting The Widow

Upon several listens, Courting The Widow is a time trip, a forty year time trip back in time. Nad Sylvan's sound is very similar to early English prog, Genesis and such. It's melodic, symphonic, atmospheric, even balmy and ethereal. Toss in the input from Hackett, Stolt, and Reingold and Nad's style sounds like Hackett inspired Genesis making out with Flower Kings. CH - DMR

Structurally, these theatrical songs amaze. From the opening fillip Carry Me Home through the mesmerising, meandering title song, from the gently rising Where The Martyr Carves His Name to the archly affecting, Kate Bush-influenced Ship’s Cat, this is sumptuous sailing. “This album is an exquisite epic and an unabashed treat" CR - TR

Essential Track: Stunning centrepiece To Turn The Other Side is about four years long, with never a wasted moment. Go mad for Nad. CR - TR

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Art Rock Series

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New England Events

  • 2015-11-28
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghost of Christmas Eve at Verizon Wireless Arena - Manchester, NH at 03:00 PM
    $34 - $71

  • 2015-11-28
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghost of Christmas Eve at Verizon Wireless Arena - Manchester, NH at 08:00 PM
    $34 - $71

  • 2015-12-03
    The Wizards of Winter at Capital Center for the Arts - Concord, NH at 07:30 PM
    $28 - $51

  • 2015-12-09
    The Wizards of Winter at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2015-12-10
    The Security Project plays Peter Gabriel at Center for the Arts - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $30

  • 2015-12-11
    The Security Project plays Peter Gabriel at Narrows Center For The Arts - Fall River, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25 adv, $28 day of show

  • 2015-12-12
    An Evening with Todd Rundgren at Calvin Theater - Northampton, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $45

  • 2015-12-13
    The Security Project plays Peter Gabriel at Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH at 07:00 PM
    $30 - $40

  • 2015-12-15
    Between The Buried and Me at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 05:00 PM
    With Special Guests Enslaved, Intronaut, and Native Construct

  • 2015-12-15
    An Evening with Todd Rundgren at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2015-12-16
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghost of Christmas Eve at Dunkin' Donuts Center - Providence, RI at 07:30 PM
    $47 - $77

  • 2015-12-16
    An Evening with Todd Rundgren at The Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $30 - $65

  • 2015-12-17
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghost of Christmas Eve at TD Garden - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    $46 - $76

  • 2015-12-17
    Security Project presents the Music of Peter Gabriel at Infinity Music Hall - Norfolk, CT at 08:00 PM
    $29 - $39

  • 2015-12-18
    The Security Project plays Peter Gabriel at Academy of Music - Northampton, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Casey Desmond
    $20 - $39 (with Meet & Greet)

  • 2015-12-19
    Paul Bielatowicz & Simon Fitzpatrick (of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy) at Narrows Center For The Arts - Fall River, MA at 08:00 PM
    $22 adv, $25 day of show


    12/26/14 - 3/27/15
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    Featured Show:

    The Security Project - A Unique
    Celebration of the work of Peter Gabriel -

    12/10 - Center Arts, Natick MA
    12/11 - Narrows, Fall River MA
    12/13 - Tupello, Londonderry NH
    12/17 - Infinity, Norfolk CT
    12/18 - Academy, Northampton MA

    The timeless music of PETER GABRIEL has found new life through The Security Project. Featuring former members of Peter Gabriel Band, King Crimson, Shriekback, The Security Project not only recreates these masterpieces live, but gives them new musical wings for the 21st century. The reviews have been glowing: “Scary Good Show!” raves Progression Magazine after their premiere in New York City. Noted musicians also have given a thumbs up, including Tony Levin, Larry Fast (both from Gabriel’s band) Steve Hackett (Genesis), Jon Anderson (Yes), Gabriel Mixer/Producer Tom Lord-Alge, Gabriel analyst Lilywhite Leigh, to name a few, have all taken note.

    With Gabriel now a double-inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (both with Genesis as well as his solo career) The Security Project deliver the most adventurous music from his first five solo albums, including “Security” and culminating with “Plays Live"

    Founding member Jerry Marotta says: “Peter was always great at setting the table for us as musicians; he always got us started with great ideas… As we were creating SECURITY we had no idea we were making something so unique… I’m proud that with Security Project we’re able to deliver the deepest of those songs, and do it with real conviction — playing them live.”

    The live shows have included such gems as: “The Rhythm of the Heat”, “On The Air”, “San Jacinto”, “Here Comes the Flood,” “D.I.Y.”, “No Self Control” “I Have the Touch”, “Intruder”, “The Family & The Fishing Net”, “Wallflower”, along with the occasional classic from “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway”.

    Prog in the News

    2015-11-26: Court rules against Tom Scholz in Boston Herald defamation case
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has tossed out defamation lawsuits filed by Tom Scholz, founder of the band Boston, against the Boston Herald and Micki Delp, the ex-wife of the band’s late lead singer, Brad Delp. Sch

    2015-11-24: Fish launches first album reissues
    Sunsets On Empire and Raingods With Zippos featuring demos, live tracks, edits and more out now. Fish has released the first two albums in his planned reissues series, with more to follow in the coming months. Both 1997’s Sun

    2015-11-24: 35 Years Ago: Yes Look Back at Divisive Era With Live ‘Yesshows’
    Yessongs, Yes‘ first live LP, was bound to be a classic: That 1973 triple-LP was roughly the size of a Labrador retriever, emblazoned with a hypnotic Roger Dean cover and comprised of material from double-header prog-rock beh

    2015-11-23: Tool’s Adam Jones on 2016 Tour, Album Progress, 'Amazing' New Song
    Adam Jones knows what Tool fans want. As the group preps for a tour with Primus, which kicks off in January and currently has them playing in San Diego and a string of dates in the South, the guitarist and his bandmates are e

    2015-11-23: Chris Squire’s Spirit Dominates Yes’ Cruise to the Edge 2015
    The most crucial attendee of the third-annual Cruise to the Edge wasn’t even physically on the ship. The presence of late Yes bassist and co-founder Chris Squire, who died in June from a rare form of leukemia, radiated throug

    2015-11-21: Robert Fripp comments on Toronto Concert Review
    ..."well-executed and intricately composed music needs more than technical mastery to make it sing." agreed. it needs both players and audients coming together with goodwill, present in the moment, that they might welcome in

    2015-11-21: The Story of How Rush Closed Out the ’80s With the Transitional ‘Presto’
    Judging solely in superficial terms, 1989’s Presto is a minor offering in Rush‘s massive discography. Released in a wasteland of rock production, the album’s indistinct sonic vibe falls somewhere between Rush’s synth-driven e

    2015-11-21: 30 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Responds to the PMRC on ‘Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention’
    In the first four-and-a-half minutes of the 1995 reissue of Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, variations on the phrase “I don’t care” are repeated over 30 times. But he might have been a bit defensive. Frank Zappa

    2015-11-20: 45 Years Ago: Emerson, Lake & Palmer Arrive With Their Bombastic Debut
    Over the years, Emerson, Lake & Palmer have come to represent the polarizing extremes of progressive rock: Few bands could match the visceral thrill of their bombastic technique, but their million-notes-a-minute style could b

    2015-11-20: King Crimson Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto ON, November 19
    A tour based on a "best of" album, in this case King Crimson's Elements, can be a pretty safe bet, musically and in performance. Your fans will already know the songs and are happy to fill in whatever weaknesses that occur in

    2015-11-19: Watch David Bowie's Video for His New Song 'Blackstar'
    David Bowie will release his 25th album (which is pronounced Blackstar), on Jan. 8, the day he turns 69. But he's just released the first single from the album, which is also called 'Blackstar'. In addition to the song, Bow