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

Glass Hammer - Dreaming City

"Dreaming City is a masterpiece. What are my rules for determining that? Dreaming City is both music and literature. To REALLY experience Dreaming City I had to look (at the lyrics), listen (to the lyrics and music) and receive it. Basically I had to choose to get myself out of the way and surrender to what Glass Hammer was presenting to determine if this was a masterpiece and again, it is." RFAPROG - PA

"The band decided to get back to their early influences of Rush, Jethro Tull, and Tangerine Dream. There are more spacey prog passages and a classic rock feel where the band sticks to a more direct approach with the guitars having a sound that is more on the raw side than usual.[] The band uses the flute and some nice acoustic guitar when they want to slow things down. Overall the keyboards on this album have taken a step back with occasional appearance letting the bass and the guitars the lead. The band has taken a chance here with their new direction. but I am glad they did after releasing too many albums of that same genre in the last decade. This a well-balanced album with some driven rock songs, some peacuful ballads and some dreamy electronic interludes." rdtprog - PA



Essential Track: "'Watchman On The Walls' is one of those monumentally powerful prog epics that stands out on its own, just over eleven minutes of progressive rock brilliance. The thunderous guitar riffs and primeval drums combine with the towering drums and bass to give us a stand-out piece of music that speaks of tales of swords and sorcery with larger than life heroes and heroines battling unmentionable beasts and contemptible villains to complete incredible deeds. It is song writing that Neal Peart would have been proud of as this track truly has the spirit of Rush at its core and a fitting close to a superb album." MH-PR



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New England Events

  • 2020-06-18
    King Crimson & The Zappa Band 2020 Summer Tour at Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests The Zappa Band
    POSTPONED until 2021

  • 2020-06-20
    King Crimson & The Zappa Band 2020 Summer Tour at Westville Music Bowl - New Haven, CT at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests The Zappa Band
    POSTPONED until 2021

  • 2020-06-29
    Jon Anderson of YES w/ The Students of the Paul Green Rock Academy at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $89

  • 2020-06-30
    Jon Anderson of YES w/ The Students of the Paul Green Rock Academy at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $85 - $110

  • 2020-07-12
    The Musical Box - A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2 at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    TO BE RESCHEDULED

  • 2020-07-28
    Roger Waters: This Is Not A Drill North American tour at TD Garden - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    POSTPONED TBD

  • 2020-08-02
    The Musical Box - A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2 at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $60

  • 2020-08-15
    The Musical Box - A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2 at The Wilbur - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $50

  • 2020-09-10
    Brand X at Iron Horse Music Hall - Northampton, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Randy McStine
    TBD

  • 2020-09-19
    Coheed and Cambria "Neverender: NWFT" at The Palladium Outdoors - Worcester, MA at 05:00 PM
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    $50.00 - $99.00

  • 2020-09-23
    Martin Barre performs classic Jethro Tull at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $49 - $55

  • 2020-09-24
    Martin Barre Performs Classic Jethro Tull at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $60

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