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

Enchant - The Great Divide

As ever with Enchant, the overall feeling is of Prog-Metal with a stronger eye for the Prog than the Metal, big riffs and killer drums merely driving on a selection of more refined ideas which expertly walk the fine line between exuberant and tightly focused.

All five musicians are faultless throughout, the interplay between Ott, Jenkins, Platt and Flanegan a balance where all four shine, yet no one individual dominates, while Ted Leonard [Spock's Beard] puts in a vocal display that really does mark him out as one of Prog's finest frontmen. SR - SoT

Essential Tracks: The closing "Here And Now" is a perfect example of how Enchant sprinkle their dust, a busy yet unobtrusive keyboard melody setting the tone for the drums to pop, roll and crash in unison, while somehow the overall vibe still seems more caring and inviting than boisterous or grandiose. SR - SoT

Read the reviews at Sea of Tranquility.

Listen to samples and buy the CD from Inside Out Music.

Art Rock Series

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Click on the following link for a complete list of bands that have played for the NewEARS Art Rock Series

New England Events

  • 2014-10-30
    Renaissance - A Symphony of Light Tour at The Center for the Arts - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $50 ($45 members)

  • 2014-10-30
    Ian Anderson performing the best of Jethro Tull at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2014-10-30
    The Tubes (Halloween Show) at Bull Run - Shirley, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2014-10-31
    Umphrey's McGee at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2014-11-01
    Ian Anderson performing the best of Jethro Tull at Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA at 08:00 PM
    $55 & 96.70

  • 2014-11-01
    Renaissance - A Symphony of Light Tour at Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $55

  • 2014-11-01
    Umphrey's McGee at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $60 - $71

  • 2014-11-02
    Renaissance - Symphony of Light Tour at Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA at 08:00 PM
    $40 adv, $45 day of show

  • 2014-11-05
    Renaissance - Symphony of Light Tour at Infinity Hall - Hartford, CT at 08:00 PM
    $52 - $75

  • 2014-11-07
    The Machine Performs Pink Floyd at Rochester Opera House - Rochester, NH at 07:30 PM
    $30 & $35

  • 2014-11-08
    Roger Hodgson - Breakfast in America Tour at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $125 - $150

  • 2014-11-08
    Elephants of Scotland at Dover Brick House - Dover, NH at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Circuline

  • 2014-11-13
    Steve Hackett - Genesis Extended at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2014-11-13
    Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 08:00 PM
    $33 - $75 (VIP)

  • 2014-11-16
    Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH at 07:00 PM
    $50 - $65

  • 2014-11-16
    Trans Siberian Orchestra - The Christmas Attic Tour at Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT at 03:00 PM
    $41 & $51

    Featured Shows:

    Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA
    Thursday November 13th, 8 PM

    The rhythmic backbone of Progressive Rock’s first supergroup, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Carl has been hailed as one of the world’s greatest drummers, astounding rock fans worldwide with his dazzling speed and technical virtuosity.

    In between the hugely successful reunion tours of his other supergroup, the original line-up of ASIA (currently at 5 annual world tours and counting!)...and the amazing one-time-only reunion of Emerson Lake & Palmer at London’s 2010 High Voltage Festival…Carl has been thrilling audiences world-wide with his utterly unique show (“ranging from jazzy improvisation, soaring stylized guitar leads, funk bass lines, classical melodies, and hard rock shredding” - Hollywood Today) - The Carl Palmer Band celebrates the music of Emerson Lake & Palmer.

    With guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick, the Carl Palmer Band performs re-imagined instrumental versions of ELP’s original compositions and Classical arrangements, including “Trilogy” “Hoedown” “Pictures at an Exhibition” “Fanfare for the Common Man” “Tarkus” “The Barbarian” and “Carmina Burana”.

    Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA
    Wednesday November 19th, 7:30 PM

    Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett has announced his Genesis Extended Tour, featuring a selection of classics to include some of the gems he had to sacrifice on the Award winning Genesis Revisited live shows. With a career and repertoire spanning decades between Genesis and his outstanding solo work, this will be the last opportunity for fans to see Hackett perform a whole set from the seminal prog band's catalogue.

    An enthusiastic Steve Hackett explains: "Due to the success of the Genesis Revisited shows, in 2014 we're extending both the dates and the concept. We'll launch into a full Genesis set with favourites from this year such as The Musical Box, Dancing with the Moonlit Knight and Supper's Ready along with the addition of other Genesis classics which are often requested and the audiences deserve to hear... I'm really excited about this!"

    New live material for the Genesis Extended Tour will include performances of “Squonk” from Trick of the Tail”, “Lilywhite Lilith” from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, and “The Knife” from Trespass.

    Prog in the News

    2014-10-30: Watch Live On Oct. 30: A Very Wonka Afternoon With Primus
    For more than 25 years, Primus has honed its distinct weirdo sensibility and earned fans with its funny lyrics and high-octane instrumental prowess. At the center of the group is Les Claypool, the band's slap-happy bassist an

    2014-10-29: ROSfest announce US band Spock’s Beard as the Friday Night headliner
    US band Spock’s Beard will headline the opening night of ROSfest 2015. A natural headliner today, just as they were when we booked them in 2007, this is a band that doesn’t really need much of an introduction. One of the main

    2014-10-29: Geddy Lee and Eddie Vedder Confirmed for ‘Evening of Who Music’
    An impressive assortment of artists will come together Nov. 11 to celebrate the Who‘s 50th anniversary — and raise some money for a great cause in the bargain. The all-star event, called ‘An Evening of Who Music,’ is schedule

    2014-10-29: Collins donates items from Alamo
    British pop star Phil Collins has handed over his vast collection of artifacts related to the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution to the state of Texas. Collins was in San Antonio Tuesday to donate what’s considered

    2014-10-28: Roger Waters attends ceremony with black eye and stitches
    Legendary British rocker Roger Waters turned up at the Long Island Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony with a black right eye and several stitches below it. The Pink Floyd founder, who left the band in 1985, told a joke at

    2014-10-28: David Gilmour Plans to Release New Solo Album in 2015
    David Gilmour tends to take quite a few years off between projects, so it might seem safe to assume that the release of Pink Floyd‘s ‘The Endless River‘ will be the last we’ll hear from him for some time. Happily, however, th

    2014-10-27: Tony Levin on King Crimson’s latest bold move: “Truly ‘progressive’ progressive rock”
    Tony Levin is no stranger to the intriguing way that King Crimson refashions itself for different ages. After all, he’s been a part of several exciting new configurations over the years. In 1981, for instance, he joined a lin

    2014-10-26: Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody 'good song if unwell or down'
    Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody is a good song for people to listen to if they feel unwell or down, a poll suggests. A ComRes survey for BBC local radio for Faith in the World Week, which is exploring the healing power of music, of

    2014-10-25: AAJ Review: King Crimson: Starless - Live in Europe
    After seeing the "Seven-Headed Beast of Crim"—words used by the group's co-founder and only remaining original member, guitarist/keyboardist Robert Fripp, to describe the 2014 incarnation of King Crimson that just wrapped up

    2014-10-24: ROSfest announce US band Heliopolis as the Friday Night Opener
    US band Heliopolis has been given the honor of opening the 12th edition of the Rites of Spring Festival on Friday 1st of May 2015. While the band is a new one with just one album under their belt, the already critically accla

    2014-10-23: Yes Announce First Live CD and DVD With Singer Jon Davison
    Fans will get their first take-home opportunity to hear Yes in concert with current lead singer Jon Davison on the forthcoming ‘Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome.’ Available on two-CD/DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats