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

echolyn - i heard you listening

Listening is undeniably the echolyn sound but subtlety different from the albums that proceeded it. It has graceful vocal harmonies, the beautiful quite passages counterpointed by more energetic parts that is the echolyn sound. It is easy to spot parts that remind me of the 2012 'Echolyn', 'The End Is Beautiful' or even 'mei' but with a fresh approach.

Listening is not simply a regurgitation of the past but a maturing and an evolution of their sound. Listening has parts with more of a hard edge with great guitar riffs and in others softer parts than I have heard since 'As The World' back in 1995. I hope a reader realizes how difficult it is for me to describe what I feel is a modern masterpiece. I always felt 'mei' would be the apex of echolyn but Listening may have surpassed it. It is a tragedy echolyn is not one of the biggest acts in progressive or all of music. S76 - PA

Essential Track: Different Days - classic echolyn - NewEARS

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New England Events

  • 2015-08-02
    Zappa Plays Zappa part of 4 day music festival at Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival - Seaside Park, Bridgeport CT at 01:45 PM
    $60 (day) - $495 (weekend camping VIP)

  • 2015-08-05
    Toto - 35th Anniversary Tour at Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA at 08:00 PM
    $37 - $86.35

  • 2015-08-07
    The Aristocrats ( Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann) at The Middle East - Cambridge, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2015-08-07
    YES & Toto North American Summer Tour at Foxwoods Grand Theater - Mashantucket, CT at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Toto
    $50 & $60

  • 2015-08-07
    The Australian Pink Floyd Show at Toyota Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Led Zeppelin 2
    $25 - $52.50

  • 2015-08-07
    Philip Selway (of Radiohead) at The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2015-08-12
    Between The Buried And Me at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel - Providence, RI at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Animals As Leaders
    $18 adv, $20 door

  • 2015-08-13
    The Australian Pink Floyd Show at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Led Zeppelin 2
    $25 - $70.25

  • 2015-08-13
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd at Blue Ocean Music Hall - Salisbury, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $29

  • 2015-08-14
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30PM

  • 2015-08-16
    Todd Rundgren at Blue Ocean Music Hall - Salisbury, MA at 08:00 PM
    $42 - $59

  • 2015-08-19
    Justin Hayward: The legendary voice of The Moody Blues at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30PM

  • 2015-08-20
    Justin Hayward: The legendary voice of The Moody Blues at Blue Ocean Music Hall - Salisbury, MA at 08:00PM
    $65.50 - $79.50

  • 2015-08-21
    Justin Hayward: The legendary voice of The Moody Blues at The Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $50 - $65

  • 2015-08-22
    Justin Hayward: The legendary voice of The Moody Blues at Infinity Music Hall - Hartford, CT at 08:00 PM
    $69 - $89

  • 2015-09-09
    Epica & Eluveitie at Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA at 06:00 PM
    With Special Guests The Agonist
    $25 - $33


    12/26/14 - 3/27/15
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