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NewEARS Album Of The Month

The Pineapple Thief - Dissolution

"Here's a new chapter in the world of Pineapple Theif with an album that is co-written by Bruce and Gavin Harrison, the new member of the band. The album is more of a group effort then Bruce's music. The themes of the album are rather dark because it talks about the destruction of society through social media and technology as a new way to spread out violence. The music on this album is less electronic and metal than his previous material. While the acoustic side of the band has been always present, it has never been so obvious here. The melodies are gorgeous, and then the voice of Bruce never been so good." rdt-PA.

"Dissolution sounds surprisingly fresh. I assume the infusion of Gavin Harrison talent into a true band member/collaborator for TPT plays a large role in this. Things that strike me: Perfect production. Painstaking detail to each song. Absence of filler, every song is good. It's evident that Bruce Soord really did give this one the attention this album portrays now. Put on a good set of headphones, pour a glass of decent wine, close your eyes, sit back and take this one in? you won't be disappointed. This is it; their masterpiece." T-PA

Essential Track: "Shed a Light" sparse acoustic guitar play with delicate vocal opens this song. When the full band joins in it has a kind of twangy folk-pop sound to it not unlike a Ben Watt/Everything But The Girl song. Odd guitar strumming precedes a very cool heavier guitar and keyboard-based chord ascension before we mysteriously (and disappointingly) return to the sparse opening style and sound (with drums and simple bass). The wide and dramatic dynamic shifts of this song do make it interesting and the chord progressions and vocal melodies are the best on the album. BF-PA

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New England Events

  • 2018-10-19
    Martin Barre Band at The Cabot Theater - Beverly, MA at 08:00 PM
    $28.50 – $48.50

  • 2018-10-19
    John Lodge of the Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
    $49 - $55

  • 2018-10-20
    Martin Barre Band at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
    $29 - $39

  • 2018-10-20
    John Lodge of the Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at Infinity Music Hall - Norfolk, CT at 08:00 PM
    $69 - $89

  • 2018-10-21
    Jethro Tull's Martin Barre Band - An Evening of Blues, Rock & Tull at Infinity Music Hall - Hartford, CT at 07:30 PM
    $29 - $44

  • 2018-10-21
    John Lodge of the Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at Greenwich Odeum - Greenwich, CT at 08:00 PM
    $52 - $60

  • 2018-10-23
    John Lodge of the Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 08:00 PM
    $50.50 - $75 (VIP)

  • 2018-11-01
    Awaken - A Tribute to the Music of Yes at Infinity Music Hall - Hartford, CT at 08:00 PM
    $19 - $44

  • 2018-11-04
    Haken & Leprous North American Tour at The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Bent Knee
    $27 - $30

  • 2018-11-05
    Dweezil Zappa Choice Cuts World Tour 2018 at State Theatre - Portland, MA at 08:00 PM
    $30 - $50

  • 2018-11-07
    Dweezil Zappa Choice Cuts World Tour 2018 at The Cabot Theater - Beverly, MA at 08:00 PM
    $42.50 – $62.50

  • 2018-11-08
    Dweezil Zappa Choice Cuts World Tour 2018 at College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT at 08:00 PM
    $28.50 - $78.50

  • 2018-11-09
    Dweezil Zappa Choice Cuts World Tour 2018 at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM

  • 2018-11-12
    TOTO: 40 Trips Around the Sun Tour at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $125 - $275 (VIP)

  • 2018-11-16
    Alan Parsons Live Project at Chevalier Theatre - Medford, MA at 08:00 PM
    $30 - $69

  • 2018-11-17
    Kansas - 40th Anniversary of Point of Know Return at Hanover Theater - Worcester, MA at 07:30 PM
    $45 - $125 (VIP)

  • Featured Show

    November 4th
    Haken / Leprous / Bent Knee
    The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA

    HAKEN & LEPROUS, two of some of the most exciting bands in progressive rock today, are pleased to announce they will join forces for a North American co-headline tour in October/November 2018, with InsideOut label-mates BENT KNEE as special guests. These will be the first dates in support of HAKEN's recently completed, forthcoming fifth studio album due out later this year.

    HAKEN comment: "We've been talking about getting out on the road with our good mates LEPROUS again since our European jaunt with them back in 2014. Both our bands have gone from strength to strength in terms of our live shows since then, and we're excited to see what they have planned, as well as playing brand new music from our forthcoming album. We're also stoked to have BENT KNEE along with us. It sure to be an epic night of music, don't miss it!"

    Einar Solberg from LEPROUS adds: "So it's finally happening! I think the request we've gotten the most was "Please tour together with HAKEN!" Almost more often than "Come to Chile!" We actually did a tour together once in the UK back in 2014, and we have wanted to do a more comprehensive tour for a long time, but it just never worked out until now. We've been friends with Haken for quite a while, and to tour with them is long overdue. I think this is a great package for most prog fans, as it unites two pretty different approaches to the genre in one evening. And yet, despite our quite different approaches, I know for sure that we share a lot of fans and this package should make for fantastic shows for everyone!"

    BENT KNEE have just completed their Paper Earth North American Tour, following the release of last year's Land Animal album.

    Prog in the News

    2018-10-18: New release from local band Hemlock
    Prog band Hemlok (Providence, RI) just released our album 'III: Au​-​delà Des Cieux,' today. The influences that are prevalent here are artists like King Crimson, Van Der Graaf Generator, Genesis, Radiohead, Godsp

    2018-10-18: Roger Glover is ‘Dreading Life Without Deep Purple’
    Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover said he was “dreading” the point at which the band bows out, but that he was aiming for another five years and new music before the end. Their current tour is titled The Long Goodbye, but Glov

    2018-10-17: Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly: launches live video clip of 'Anna-Lee / Polymixia'
    Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly recently announced the release of ‘Friendship’, their brand new studio album, due out on 9th November 2018, following the release of 2017’s ‘On Her Journey To The Sun’, as well as 2018’s retrospective

    2018-10-17: New prog outfit UMÆ stream debut single with John Wesley and Haken's Conner Green
    New progressive rock trio UMÆ have streamed their debut single, Turn Back Time, which you can hear below. It features contributions from John Wesley and Haken bassist Conner Green. The song is taken from the band's forthcomin

    2018-10-16: James LaBrie guests as Last Union album finally gets official release
    Dream Theater singer James LaBrie guests on three sings on the debut album, Most Beautiful Day, from new Italian prog metal out fit Last Union, who also feature Symphony X bassist Mike LePond and former Helloween/Gamma Ray dr

    The Neal Morse Band invites fans to experience "THE GREAT ADVENTURE" with new album set for release January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records/Metal Blade Worldwide. The double concept album will be available in three formats: a 2CD

    2018-10-15: How Nick Mason’s New Band Got Together
    Former Pink Floyd bassist Guy Pratt revealed how drummer Nick Mason’s new project was formed. Working under the banner Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, the lineup began performing in May, delivering a set based on early Flo

    2018-10-15: King Crimson’s Jakko Jakszyk on Chances of New Album
    King Crimson singer, guitarist and flautist Jakko Jakszyk discussed the possibility of the band’s latest lineup recording a studio album, saying there was sufficient material to do so if leader Robert Fripp chose to. Since th

    2018-10-15: Jethro Tull’s rich history will be celebrated in first ever official book
    The first ever official book about Jethro Tull is to be published next year. The Ballad Of Jethro Tull will be published through Rocket 88 and has been overseen by Ian Anderson, who collaborated with members and former member

    2018-10-14: Curved Air Announces Third Volume of its Ongoing Rarities Series With The Second British Rock Meeting 1972 – OUT NOW!
    Legendary Prog band Curved Air is pleased to announce the third volume of its ongoing rarities series with The Second British Rock Meeting 1972 – OUT NOW! The sound quality is of an astonishing fidelity for a live recording f

    2018-10-13: AAJ Review: King Crimson: Meltdown (Live in Mexico City)
    Something happened to King Crimson between June 28, 2017 in Chicago, IL and the band's five-night run from July 14 to 19 (with a night off on the 17th), that same year, in Mexico City. Both engagements were exceptional, with

    2018-10-13: Steven Wilson- Home Invasion in concert RAH coming soon
    At the end of March 2018, Steven Wilson played a sell-out three night residency at one of the world’s most iconic venues: London’s Royal Albert Hall. The three Albert Hall shows saw Steven and his virtuoso band present the so

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