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

The Flower Kings - Waiting For Miracles

"Another solid release from The Flower Kings. Waiting For Miracles is familiar territory, but different enough to show the band has changed. It still features excellent musicianship, and The Flower Kings signature sound with Roine at the helm. As far as the music goes, We Were Always Here is one of their best songs, and the album ends with it excluding the last track of concept album sounds called Busking at Brobank. Sure Space Revolver or Stardust We Are may arguably be better albums, and longtime favorites of fans. However, Waiting For Miracles fits nicely into the catalog of albums, and a worthy addition to any progressive rock collection. It holds its own as an excellent release, and more music from The Flower Kings is always welcome. With over 80 minutes of music, the new lineup really hooked up us fans. Enjoy!" jvj-PA

"There is a lot to unpack in this double album. It is highly eclectic, versatile and diverse. But it is at the same time, consistently and undeniably The Flower Kings, precisely as their hordes of fans would want to hear them. Stolt is still the head of this household – just with some new family members in the kitchen. That very particular and signature sound that is TFK is ever-present, but experimentation and adventure are also to be heard. Is it a concept album? Well, not ostensibly, but it certainly does revisit a central theme with regularity. Is it Prog? Absolutely. Does it conjure Prog’s heyday in the 1970’s? More than any other album I have heard this year, to be honest. More to the point: is it The Flower Kings? The answer is – most definitely." PN-TPR



Essential Track: "‘Miracles for America’ is the ten-minute core of the first disc, and it is magnificent. From Kamins’ stabbing opening chords, to DeMaio’s classy punctuation, it is immediately obvious that this piece will be a winner. It may show the rockier, less ambient side of TFK, but, with its crunchy, Yes-like progressions and sounds, the song reminds us why TFK is credited as one of the bands responsible for the global revival of ‘70’s-style Prog. A composition like this could easily have raised an album like ‘Tormato’ to a higher level of popularity. However strong the influences, Yes fans in particular will be grateful that there is a band making this type of music to such a high quality in 2019." PN-TPR



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NewEARS Art Rock Series

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New England Events

  • 2020-02-01
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd: 40th Anniversary of The Wall at Academy of Music - Northampton, MA at 08:00 PM
    $26 - $46

  • 2020-02-05
    Sons of Apollo MMXX Tour at Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Tony MacAlpine
    $30 adv, $35 day of show

  • 2020-02-08
    Nektar at Rex Theatre - Manchester, NH at 07:30 PM
    $25 - $60 VIP

  • 2020-02-09
    Nektar at Higher Ground - Burlington, VT at 07:30 PM
    $25 adv, $28 day of show

  • 2020-02-10
    Nektar at The Middle East - Cambridge, MA at 07:00 PM
    $25 adv, $30 day of show

  • 2020-02-11
    Nektar at Iron Horse Music Hall - Northampton, MA at 07:00 PM
    $25 - $30

  • 2020-02-14
    Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson – Breakfast in America 40th Anniversary World Tour at Foxwoods Grand Theater - Mashantucket, CT at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $65

  • 2020-02-15
    Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson – Breakfast in America 40th Anniversary World Tour at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $135 - $350 VIP

  • 2020-02-16
    Queensryche - The Verdict Tour at Big Night Live - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $31.50

  • 2020-02-17
    Opeth: In Cauda Venenum North American Tour at The Palladium - Worcester, MA at 08:00 PM
    $37.50 - $67.50

  • 2020-02-19
    Geoff Tate Empire 30th Anniversary Tour: Empire and Rage For Order in their Entirety at The Palace - Stafford Springs, CT at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Till Death Do Us Part
    $25

  • 2020-02-27
    Geoff Tate Empire 30th Anniversary Tour: Empire and Rage For Order in their Entirety at Stage One - Fairfield Theater Company, CT at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Till Death Do Us Part
    $35 - $45

  • 2020-02-29
    Geoff Tate Empire 30th Anniversary Tour: Empire and Rage For Order in their Entirety at Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Till Death Do Us Part
    $25 adv, $30 day of show

  • 2020-03-01
    Geoff Tate Empire 30th Anniversary Tour: Empire and Rage For Order in their Entirety at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Till Death Do Us Part
    $45 - $60

  • 2020-03-01
    Devin Townsend: Empath Vol. 1 North American Tour, The Contortionist, Haken at Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Haken
    SOLD OUT

  • 2020-03-02
    Geoff Tate Empire 30th Anniversary Tour: Empire and Rage For Order in their Entirety at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Till Death Do Us Part
    $45 - $60

  • Featured Show

    The Return of Nektar
    The Other Side Tour

    2/8 - Rex Theater, Manchester NH
    2/9 - Higher Ground, Burlington VT
    2/10 - Middle East, Cambridge MA
    2/11 - Iron Horse, Northampton MA



    Nektar: The Legendary Rock Band are releasing a new album! This is the first new studio album made in the United States since 1977!!

    We put the old band back together to CELEBRATE the 50th ANNIVERSARY of NEKTAR!

    The original members of Nektar; Derek "Mo" Moore, Ron Howden, and Mick Brockett are back. We've added Ryche Chlanda from Fireballet and the 78' band, Randy Dembo from the 2005 band, and newcomer and world-class keyboard player, Kendall Scott.

    The music for our new album "The Other Side" comes from the 1978 era when we were writing in Mo's basement in Chatham, New Jersey. This music was put on pause for the last 40 YEARS and it's now time to release it with new input and fresh ideas. The music is growing exponentially as we continue rehearsing and writing and letting it take us to new heights.




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