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NewEARS Album Of The Month

Kansas - The Prelude Implicit

"Kansas successfully achieve here with `The Prelude Implicit' what many oldies prog acts fail to do - release all-original new material that doesn't fall short of the quality and energy of their defining works and offer an album that can stand proudly on its own strong and modern merits. Devoted Kansas fans will likely be very happy with what they find here (as well as very surprised!), and hopefully this begins a whole new phase of inspiration for this rejuvenated version of the group." ABB-PA

Essential Track: "'Rhythm in the Spirit' delivers a mix of constant heavy grooving riffs, lightly programmed beats, careful orchestral-like synths and scorching hot Hammond with wailing twin-guitar runs (delivered by both Williams and new member Zak Rizvi), and there's cheeky call-backs in the chorus to themes from the title track off Kansas' 1975 classic 'Song for America' that will have fans beaming (plus a surprise last-minute Mellotron and bass coda is very welcome!)." ABB-PA

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Featured Show - Regent Theatre
Arlington, MA - 10/25 at 7:30 PM

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New England Events

  • 2016-10-25
    BRAND X - 2016 REUNION TOUR at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 07:30 PM
    $25 - $55

  • 2016-11-02
    Meshuggah - North American Tour 2016 at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $26.00 - $36.00

  • 2016-11-03
    Rush | Time Stand Still (movie) at Showcase Cinemas and others at 07:30 PM

  • 2016-11-04
    Marillion at Royale - Boston, MA at 06:30 PM

  • 2016-11-04
    New England (reunion tour premier) at The Spire - Plymouth, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $75

  • 2016-11-04
    The Security Project - Celebrating the Music of Peter Gabriel at The Bull Run - Shirley, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $49 (VIP)

  • 2016-11-05
    Steve Vai - Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour at Flying Monkey Performance Center - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
    $59.00 - $300 (VIP)

  • 2016-11-05
    New England at The Bull Run - Shirley, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $75 (VIP)

  • 2016-11-05
    A Tribute to YES: South Side of the Seacoast with Dreadnaught at The Dance Hall - Kittery, ME at 8:00 PM
    With Special Guests Equal Time - Seth Warner - Future Memory

  • 2016-11-06
    Steve Vai - Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour at The Wilbur - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $37.00 - $50.00

  • 2016-11-07
    Steve Vai - Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour at The Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 07:30 PM

  • 2016-11-18
    Kansas - 40th Anniversary of Leftoverture at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center - New Bedford, MA at 08:00 PM
    $39 - $59

  • 2016-11-19
    $44.50 - $74.50

  • 2016-11-19
    $44.50 - $74.50

  • 2016-11-20
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” Tour at Dunkin' Donuts Center - Providence, RI at 03:30 PM
    $46.50 - $76.00

  • 2016-11-20
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” Tour at Dunkin' Donuts Center - Providence, RI at 07:30 PM
    $46.50 - $76.00


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