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

The Tangent - Proxy

"The Tangent has evolved into a platform of experimentation. And why not? Andy Tillison has been making high quality progressive rock for a long time, so it is good to explore new possibilities. Under the label of Eclectic Prog, Proxy does experiment with different genres of music. For example, the 16 minute "The Adulthood Lie" fuses Fatboy Slim type of electronic funk with classic The Tangent in a way that is brilliant. It will mesmerize, intrigue, excite, and venture through many twists and turns. The majority of Proxy is classic symphonic progressive rock with Andy's spin on the world as he tells stories of politics, music, and life. "Supper's Off" is a classic b-side from Le Sacre Du Travail that features Andy's electrifying keyboards and can fit nicely on any Tangent album and deserves it's place in the sun. From start to finish, Proxy does a lot of things right, and fits nicely in a high quality catalog of music. jvj-PA"

"Just over a year after the release of the wonderful album The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery comes the band's 10th. The musicianship on the album is of the highest standard and the overall packaged album is, for me, by some way the best of the year [2018]. Brilliant 5 stars." CJG-PA

Essential Track: " My favourite is The Adulthood Lie, at over 16 minutes, it is a fast- paced monster (you will also see it released as a single) that delighted me from first listen." CJG-PA

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NewEARS Art Rock Series:

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New England Events

  • 2019-01-26
    The Machine - The Ultimate Pink Floyd Tribute at Infinity Music Hall - Norfolk, CT at 08:00 PM
    $39 - $59

  • 2019-01-31
    Umphrey's McGee at College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT at 07:00 PM

  • 2019-02-02
    Umphrey's McGee at State Theatre - Portland, ME at 07:00 PM

  • 2019-02-06
    The Wall Live Extravaganza: “The Greatest Floyd Show on Earth” at The Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $50

  • 2019-02-07
    The Wall Live Extravaganza: “The Greatest Floyd Show on Earth” at The Strand - Providence, RI at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $45

  • 2019-02-07
    California Guitar Trio + Montreal Guitar Trio at Merrill Auditorium - Portland, ME at 07:30 PM
    $18 - $47

  • 2019-02-09
    Lotus Land - American RUSH Tribute at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $30 - $35

  • 2019-02-09
    The Wall Live Extravaganza: “The Greatest Floyd Show on Earth” at College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT at 08:00 PM
    $30 - $45

  • 2019-02-13
    John Lodge of The Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $55 - $60

  • 2019-02-15
    An Evening with The Neal Morse Band at The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $45

  • 2019-02-15
    Between The Buried And ME at State Theatre - Portland, ME at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Tesseract
    $25, $28 day of show

  • 2019-02-15
    John Lodge of The Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at The Cabot - Beverly, MA at 08:00 PM
    $39.50 – $54.50

  • 2019-02-21
    The Tubes at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $45

  • 2019-02-22
    The Tubes at Greenwich Odeum - East Greenwich, RI at 08:00 PM
    $55 - $61

  • 2019-02-23
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd: 30th Anniversary Tour - Wish You Were Here, Animals, and Dark Side Of The Moon plus an extended encore at Acedemy of Music - Northampton, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $35

  • 2019-02-27
    Alan Parsons Live Project at Chevalier Theatre - Medford, MA at 08:00 PM
    $30 - $69

  • Featured Show

    February 15th
    The Sinclair, Cambridge MA

    THE NEAL MORSE BAND – Neal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) – will take fans on 'THE GREAT ADVENTURE' with their latest double concept album due out January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Worldwide. It will be available in three formats: a two CD package, two CD/DVD Special Edition featuring behind-the-scenes video clips of the making of the album, and three vinyl LPs. Pre-orders begin December 4th.

    The follow-up to 2016's critically acclaimed 'THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM', which critics hailed as "a masterpiece," will be the ninth studio album with Morse, Portnoy and George, and the third as a true collaboration with this current lineup. Together, Morse and Portnoy have launched four bands, but the one that has endured the longest and thus with the most musical output has been THE NEAL MORSE BAND.

    "Let the great adventure now begin…" The closing line of 'THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM', has proved to be strangely prophetic. The new album is exactly that: a perfect companion piece to 'THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM's partial retelling of John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress. It has everything that fans would expect from an album by THE NEAL MORSE BAND, and more: rock, metal, classical and jazz elements appear throughout, as well as some killer melodies, all played faultlessly by some of the greatest rock musicians on the planet.

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    2019-01-18: Steve Hackett: launches video for 'Beasts In Our Time'
    Following the tremendous success of 2017’s ‘The Night Siren’ (charted at #22 in Germany, #28 in the UK), legendary former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces the release of his new studio album ‘At The Edge Of Light’ on

    2019-01-18: Riverside: announce vinyl re-releases out soon; Next touring campaign starting soon!
    Polish Rock masters RIVERSIDE are happy to announce a string of long awaited vinyl re-releases for their second, third and fourth albums “Second Life Syndrome” (2005, 2-LP), “Rapid Eye Movement” (2007, 2-LP + bonus tracks) an

    2019-01-18: Watch lyric video for The Neal Morse Band’s catchy new track Vanity Fair
    The Neal Morse Band have released a lyric video for their track Vanity Fair. The song will feature on the band’s new album The Great Adventure, which will launch on January 25 via Radiant Records/Metal Blade. The group previo

    2019-01-17: The Pineapple Thief Release New Video For “Threatening War” From Their New Studio Album ‘Dissolution’
    With The Pineapple Thief’s Dissolution Tour Part 2, due to begin on 21st February in Italy, the band have released a new video for the track “Threatening War”, from their critically acclaimed studio album Dissolution.

    2019-01-17: The Best (and Worst) Song From Every Genesis Album on UCR
    Selecting the best (and worst) songs from every Genesis album requires open ears. After all, as personnel came and went over the decades, they've shape-shifted through prog, folk and (more than once) pop. It all began with a