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

Delusion Squared - Anthropocene

" Delusion Squared is a cross prog music trio from France. Founded in 2009, it has some metallic and eclectic shakes. In simple terms it is a fusion. The first special project was the 2010 "Delusion Squared" with some science fiction elements, and their team name "Delusion Square" is also appropriate. This year's Anthropocene (meaning "The Human World") is their fourth album (the first three are a trilogy about doomsday, mind control, genetic experiments, nuclear explosion, etc.) and its concept is about the future. Humans, because the resources of our planet are limited, then for humans, is the outcome extinct or something else? The voice of the vocalist can be said to be more charming. Although it is popular but sounds very comfortable, the style of music I feel is like a replica of Porcupine Tree, but it lacks some vintage and classical elements, making it sound modern, smooth and comfortable. It also joins certain electronic music to predict this sci-fi feeling. The melody is quite beautiful atmosphere, heavy guitar solo improvisation or atmospheric synthesizers are deeply attractive. It sounds pretty good, in my opinion worthy of an evaluation of at least a four-star, may also need to study after the inspection, combined with their first trilogy together, highly recommended!" mp - PA

Essential Track: "Under Control"

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NewEARS Art Rock Series:

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New England Events

  • 2018-05-26
    Primus and Mastodon at Bold Point Park - East Providence Waterfront, RI at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Mastodon
    $57.50 - $249 (Super VIP)

  • 2018-05-29
    Primus and Mastodon at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Mastodon
    $29.50 - $255 (Super VIP)

  • 2018-05-31
    Bent Knee - The Paper Earth Tour at Riverwalk - Nashua, NH at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Fire Letters
    $8 adv, $12 doors

  • 2018-06-02
    Rik Emmett of Triumph - Acoustic Duo Performance w/ Dave Dunlop at City Winery - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $20 - $32

  • 2018-06-02
    Bent Knee - The Paper Earth Tour at Iron Horse - Northampton, MA at 10:00 PM
    With Special Guests Gatherers
    $10 adv, $13 doors

  • 2018-06-03
    Bent Knee - The Paper Earth Tour at Fete Music Hall - Providence, RI at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Gatherers

  • 2018-06-04
    Bent Knee - The Paper Earth Tour at Cafe Nine - New Haven, CT at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Gatherers
    Free with RSVP, $5 door

  • 2018-06-15
    Roger Daltrey performs The Who's TOMMY with the Boston Pops at Tanglewood - Lenox, MA at 08:00 PM
    $70 - $170

  • 2018-06-23
    Mary Fahl of the October Project - performs her reimagining of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" in it's entirety plus more at TCAN (The Center for the Arts in Natick) - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $30 & $35

  • 2018-06-27
    Styx - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Tesla at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $29 - $350 (VIP)

  • 2018-06-29
    Umphrey’s McGee at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    $35 - $55

  • 2018-07-10
    #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES at The Wilbur - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $59 - $225

  • 2018-07-11
    #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES at Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $79

  • 2018-07-13
    #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES at Grand Theater at Foxwoods - Mashantucket, CT at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $40

  • 2018-07-19
    Bent Knee - The Paper Earth Tour at The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Gatherers

  • 2018-07-28
    Radiohead - Dead Air Space Tour at TD Garden - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    $49.50 - $89.50

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    Featured Show:

    Bent Knee
    The Paper Earth Tour
    May 31 - Riverwalk, Nashua NH
    June 2 - Iron Horse, Northampton MA
    June 3 - Fete Music Hall, Providence RI
    June 4 - Cafe Nine, New Haven CT
    July 19 - The Sinclair, Cambridge MA

    Bent Knee is a band without frontiers. Its borderless sound combines myriad influences from across the rock, pop, minimalist, and avant-garde spectrums into a seamless, thrilling whole. Its new album Land Animal—Bent Knee’s first for InsideOutMusic/Sony—takes its sound to a new level. It offers a suite of songs full of addictive hooks, lush melodies and enthralling twists and turns that capture the reality of life in the 21st Century—a reality of people and nations in the midst of tumultuous change. It also communicates a ray of hope and desire for listeners to embrace the fact that they’re not alone in their struggles.

    “The silo-smashing Bent Knee’s unique mix is equal parts ingenuity and deliciousness,” said Jim Fusilli of the Wall Street Journal in 2016 when he first heard the group. “Bent Knee breaks new stylistic and temperamental ground,” declared Steve Smith of The Boston Globe. Other media outlets worldwide have reacted with similar enthusiasm, including NPR and the BBC, which have playlisted the band.

    Prog in the News

    2018-05-25: Nick Mason’s Pink Floyd Supergroup Announces Debut Tour
    Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, the supergroup he formed to perform early Pink Floyd material, have announced their debut tour, which follows the success of their first four shows in London recently. The September run incl

    2018-05-25: Fish’s entire solo back catalogue set for digital release
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    2018-05-24: Norway's Pixie Ninja Plays ProgDay 2018!
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    2018-05-24: Devin Townsend Project: launch video for 'Truth' - Live in Plovdiv
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    2018-05-23: KOMIE – AFTERGLOW Pre-Order Available Now! Album Release: June 8, 2018
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    2018-05-23: How to Be a Middle-Aged Rock Star: An Appreciation of Maynard James Keenan
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    2018-05-23: The Pineapple Thief reveal details of their new studio album Dissolution
    Bruce Soord, The Pineapple Thief’s composer, lyricist and driving force, has checked in from the studio with an update on the progress of the band’s new album, the follow up to 2016’s acclaimed Your Wilderness. “After 5 inten

    2018-05-23: Legendary French Violinist Jean Luc Ponty To Tour The US Summer 2018!
    Legendary French violinist Jean Luc Ponty and his band will be continuing their “Atlantic Years” tour in the US beginning August 2018! Jean Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of the violin in the arena of jazz and r

    2018-05-22: New music from Keith Emerson and Robert Berry
    Singer/multi-instrumentalist/producer Robert Berry’s new album, “The Rules Have Changed,” will be released under the name 3.2 on Frontiers Music srl on August 10, 2018. The full-length album will feature musical contributions

    2018-05-22: Steven Wilson: “Every time I go on stage, I can get shot”
    The musician says he feared for his life more than once. In addition, he talks about everything: suicide, abortion, the challenges of recording “To the bone” and his upcoming projects. Exclusive interview. By Fabrizio Pedrott

    2018-05-21: ROSfest relocates to Sarasota Florida
    The RoSfest community is very important to me on so many levels and my long-term goal is to keep RoSfest going for as long as we can in order to benefit the "progressive music family" as a whole for both musicians and Prog mu

    2018-05-21: Nick Mason’s Pink Floyd Supergroup Play First Show: Set List, Video
    Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, the supergroup formed by the Pink Floyd drummer to play his band’s early songs, performed their debut concert at Dingwalls in London last night. You can watch a short clip of the band perfor

    2018-05-20: SiriusXM radio host Eddie Trunk talks about the need for a Prog Station on his show
    Eddie Trunk, host of SiriusXM/s Trunk Nation, is known for being one of the most important voices in rock music on the radio, with a career more than 30 years in the business. Prog rock fans will know him from broadcasting o