NewEARS Album Of The Month"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.
The Pineapple Thief - Dissolution
"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
Martin Barre Band at The Cabot Theater - Beverly, MA at 08:00 PM
$28.50 – $48.50
John Lodge of the Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
$49 - $55
Martin Barre Band at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
$29 - $39
John Lodge of the Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at Infinity Music Hall - Norfolk, CT at 08:00 PM
$69 - $89
Jethro Tull's Martin Barre Band - An Evening of Blues, Rock & Tull at Infinity Music Hall - Hartford, CT at 07:30 PM
$29 - $44
John Lodge of the Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at Greenwich Odeum - Greenwich, CT at 08:00 PM
$52 - $60
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)
Awaken - A Tribute to the Music of Yes at Infinity Music Hall - Hartford, CT at 08:00 PM
$19 - $44
Haken & Leprous North American Tour at The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA at 07:00 PM
With Special Guests Bent Knee
$27 - $30
Dweezil Zappa Choice Cuts World Tour 2018 at State Theatre - Portland, MA at 08:00 PM
$30 - $50
Dweezil Zappa Choice Cuts World Tour 2018 at The Cabot Theater - Beverly, MA at 08:00 PM
$42.50 – $62.50
Dweezil Zappa Choice Cuts World Tour 2018 at College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT at 08:00 PM
$28.50 - $78.50
Dweezil Zappa Choice Cuts World Tour 2018 at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
TOTO: 40 Trips Around the Sun Tour at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
$125 - $275 (VIP)
Alan Parsons Live Project at Chevalier Theatre - Medford, MA at 08:00 PM
$30 - $69
Kansas - 40th Anniversary of Point of Know Return at Hanover Theater - Worcester, MA at 07:30 PM
$45 - $125 (VIP)
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
2018-10-18: Roger Glover is ‘Dreading Life Without Deep Purple’
2018-10-17: Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly: launches live video clip of 'Anna-Lee / Polymixia'
2018-10-17: New prog outfit UMÆ stream debut single with John Wesley and Haken's Conner Green
2018-10-16: James LaBrie guests as Last Union album finally gets official release
2018-10-15: THE NEAL MORSE BAND PRESENTS "THE GREAT ADVENTURE"
2018-10-15: How Nick Mason’s New Band Got Together
2018-10-15: King Crimson’s Jakko Jakszyk on Chances of New Album
2018-10-15: Jethro Tull’s rich history will be celebrated in first ever official book
2018-10-14: Curved Air Announces Third Volume of its Ongoing Rarities Series With The Second British Rock Meeting 1972 – OUT NOW!
2018-10-13: AAJ Review: King Crimson: Meltdown (Live in Mexico City)
2018-10-13: Steven Wilson- Home Invasion in concert RAH coming soon
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