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

SiX BY SiX - Beyond Shadowland

"Sonically superior, 'Beyond Shadowland' showcases the decades of combined experience that these fine musicians possess. The album presents a brand of guitar-oriented and sophisticated Prog-rock that is based on heavy but melodic guitars, expert vocals and varied stylistic influences. Crisp, refined and direct, the album will ensure that fans of the Proggier debut will be satisfied, but will no doubt embrace a somewhat broader audience as well." PN-TPR

"Their 'sounds like' list is extensive. There's an overlap with Spock's Beard and Flying Colors; and despite Glockler's background in metal, Six By Six are more hard rock. Going further back, it feels a safe guess that they've absorbed some Blue Oyster Cult, Deep Purple and the melodic wallop of Kansas and Styx. But there's a lot more here besides.

Beyond Shadowland comes across as remarkably fresh and punchy. On the surface it's perhaps a tad less bombastic than their debut, but one can hear evidence of Crichton's claim that this new material is more nuanced and adventurously structured, and there's a lot going on around the band's big tunes." MB-Prog



Essential Track: "The intro to "Obiliex," my favorite track on the album, is quite simply next-level melodic Prog, and Berry's fretless bass on this track reminds us just who he is." PN-TPR
 


Read the full reviews on The Prog Report and Prog Magazine.

Listen and watch the videos on the band's YouTube Channel.

Buy the Album from Century Media / InsideOut Music or wherever great Prog music is sold.
 
NewEARS Art Rock Series

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New England Events

05/26/24Minstrels In The Gallery - A Tribute to Classic Jethro Tull as part of LE GRAND DAVID'S 70TH BIRTHDAY BASH The Cabot - Beverly, MA
05/29/24Symphony X - North American Tour 2024 Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
05/30/24Symphony X - North American Tour 2024 Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
06/02/24Classic Albums Live - Performs Pink Floyd's The Wall Chevalier Theatre - Medford, MA
06/13/24The Musical Box - Commemorates Genesis 50th Selling England By The Pound District Music Hall - Norwalk, CT
06/19/24The Musical Box - Commemorates Genesis 50th Selling England By The Pound The Wilbur - Boston, MA
06/22/24Jon Anderson - Yes Epics and Classics & More Capitol Center for the Arts - Concord, NH
06/23/24Blackmore's Night District Music Hall - Norwalk, CT
06/25/24Jon Anderson - Yes Epics and Classics & More Boch Center - Shubert Theatre - Boston, MA
06/27/24ProgJect - The Ultimate Prog Rock Experience with Mike Kenneally, Ryo Okumoto, Jonathan Mover, Alessandro Del Vecchio, and Pete Griffin Portland House of Music - Portland, ME
06/27/24Jon Anderson - Yes Epics and Classics & More Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT
06/28/24ProgJect - The Ultimate Prog Rock Experience with Mike Kenneally, Ryo Okumoto, Jonathan Mover, Alessandro Del Vecchio, and Pete Griffin Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA
06/29/24Blackmore's Night Berklee Performance Center - Boston, MA
06/30/24Blackmore's Night Academy Of Music - Northampton, MA
07/03/24Asia - The Heat of the Moment Tour with Focus, Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash), and Curved Air Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT
07/06/24Asia - The Heat of the Moment Tour with Focus, Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash), and Curved Air Chevalier Theatre - Medford, MA
07/18/24Brit Floyd - P-U-L-S-E WORLD TOUR 2024 - Celebrating 30 years of The Division Bell album Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH
07/18/24John Lodge - Performs Days Of Future Passed The Warehouse at FTC - Fairfield, CT


Featured Show:
 
5/29 - Paradise, Boston MA
5/30 - Toad's, New Haven CT



New Jersey's progressive metal masters SYMPHONY X are hitting the road this spring for their North American 2024 tour with special guests HEATHEN. The 19-date trek will kick off on May 16 in Cincinnati and make stops in Pittsburgh, Quebec, and Jersey City before its conclusion in Baltimore on June 8.



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