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

The Neal Morse Band
The Similitude of a Dream

"Here's another concept double album of Neil Morse band based on the story of a man who writes his own story in prison and how he has faced many obstacles. This time there's no epic song but many ideas throughout this long adventure. The music covers different styles of rock, from classic rock to hard rock and Progressive Rock. The album starts with some big instrumental sections that are played at the fast pace, reaching the symphonic Prog Rock and the heavy Prog Rock in a rather dark atmosphere. There's still that emotional Neal's singing his heart out that we all know from his past albums. But what really strikes me in this compared to his previous projects is how Bill Hubauer keyboards are showing more vintage sound and superb melodies. Overall the songs seem to go to the point with more concision. This album is really the project of The Neal Morse Band and not your typical Neal Morse solo album, and this little detail makes all the difference. " rdtprog-PA

Essential Track: "'The Ways of A Fool' is a retro song taking the Queen and ELP influences." rtdprog-PA

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NewEARS Art Rock Series

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New England Events

  • 2016-12-14
    Rasputina with Eliza Rickman, Aubreylyn at Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2016-12-15
    Flight (Progressive Instrumental Rock) at Jewel - Manchester, NH at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Opening for Stardust (Members of Ace Frehley, Mr. Big)

  • 2016-12-18
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” Tour at XL Center - Hartford, CT at 03:00 PM
    $41.50 - $72.50

  • 2016-12-18
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” Tour at XL Center - Hartford, CT at 07:30 PM
    $41.50 - $72.50

  • 2016-12-18
    MindsetX at Jewel - Manchester, NH at 08:00 PM

  • 2016-12-27
    The Wall - A Theatrical Extravaganza at The Wilbur - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $50

  • 2017-02-03
    The Machine Performs Pink Floyd at The Cabot - Beverly, MA at 08:00 PM
    $21.50 - $31.50

  • 2017-02-22
    Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $75 - $100 (VIP)

  • 2017-02-26
    Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett at Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $55

  • 2017-03-05
    The Musical Box - Selling England By the Pound at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $60 - $110 (VIP)

  • 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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