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

Big Big Train - Folklore

"In case you've been living under a rock, Big Big Train is possibly the fastest growing progressive rock band in existence. Whereas most prog rockers hit us with quality recordings that remain consistent, BBT's ability to improve on each subsequent release is squarely manifested in Folklore, their best album yet. From cover to cover it is concise, energetic, harmonious, and melodic - you absolutely can't go wrong with this release ". - DD,BBT-BC

Essential Track: Folklore "opens with a string quartet playing at first wistfully and with more than a hint of melancholy. The progression is different to yet to me reminiscent of the strings accompanying Nick Drake's Way to Blue, another quintessentially English tune, worthy of his whisper. As an introduction to what follows through the course of nine songs, it is perfect. A brass fanfare adds some gravitas and the feeling of something epic to come. Big Big Train always manage a sense of the epic with aplomb. The scopes and vistas of their soundtracks are immense and deep at times but have real substance. They are never superficially grand. The subjects of their songs are often humble, idiosyncratic and closely observed - art forgers are more likely to appear than classical heroes - but the emotions and meanings touched upon are timeless and moving." - s-PA

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Art Rock Series

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New England Events

  • 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

  • 2016-07-22
    Jeff Beck at Foxwoods Grand Theater - Mashantucket, CT at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $75

  • 2016-07-26
    Yanni at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $125

  • 2016-07-29
    The Jelly Jam (Dream Theater's John Myung, Dixie Dregs & Winger's Rod Morgenstein, and King's X's Ty Tabor) at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 08:00 PM
    $28 - $43

  • 2016-08-04
    YES - The Album Series (Drama and Tales From Topographic Oceans 1 & 4) at Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA at 08:00 PM
    $47 - $87

  • 2016-08-05
    YES - The Album Series (Drama and Tales From Topographic Oceans 1 & 4) at Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $55

  • 2016-08-11
    Boston - 40th Anniversary Tour at Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Dennis Deyoung - The Music of Styx

  • 2016-08-12
    Blackmore's Night at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $70 (VIP)

  • 2016-08-13
    Elephants of Scotland at The Monkey House - Winooski, VT at 08:00 PM

  • 2016-08-14
    Blackmore’s Night at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 07:30 PM

  • 2016-08-14
    Boston - 40th Anniversary Tour at Wang Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $125

  • 2016-08-15
    Boston - 40th Anniversary Tour at Wang Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $125


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