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.

Please see the About page for more information about our goals and history, as well as contact information.

NewEARS Album Of The Month

The Flower Kings - Islands

"The Flower Kings sound is back! It's one of the most exciting albums Roine and Co. have done in a long time. I love it. The sugary and safe vibe of the previous album is there, yes, but the compositions are way more fun this time. Every piece sounds more musical and fresh. The compositions touch my heart in a similar way, the 90s tracks did." H-PA

"The new 93-minute album "Islands" from The Flower Kings is genuinely a pleasant surprise. With only three members (Stolt, Froberg, Reingold) from the classic lineup of 20 years ago, they manage to put together a very solid album of symphonic prog with similitudes to their older catalog. Rob Townsend's saxophone touches here and there also hearken back to the days when Ulf Wallander made special guest appearances with some great sax lines. Nice." SJ-PA



Essential Track: "‘Broken’, released as first single, is just staggering from start to finish. This Prog masterwork begins with a yearning guitar line, leading to a simple but brilliant verse in two part harmony, and goes everywhere from there. It rocks and it rolls. It is progressive and jazzy. It is heavy and it is light. It is unpredictable and it is immensely satisfying. ‘Broken’ is a transcendent song that will ensnare you like a Shaman Chant from its first moment – it is right up there with the best that TFK have ever done." PN-TPR



Read the full reviews on Prog Archives and The Prog Report.

Listen to samples and buy the CD directly from The Flower Kings, Inside Out Music or wherever fine Prog Music is sold .


NewEARS Art Rock Series

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New England Events

  • 2020-12-09
    Geoff Tate Empire 30th Anniversary Tour at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 05:00 PM
    SOLD OUT

  • 2020-12-09
    Geoff Tate Empire 30th Anniversary Tour at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    SOLD OUT

  • 2020-12-10
    Geoff Tate Empire 30th Anniversary Tour at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 05:00 PM
    $55

  • 2020-12-10
    Geoff Tate Empire 30th Anniversary Tour at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $55

  • 2020-12-27
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd at The Cabot Theatre - Beverly, MA at 07:00 PM
    TBD

  • 2021-01-09
    THE MACHINE performs Pink Floyd at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
    TBD

  • 2021-02-05
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd: Unplugged at TCAN (The Center for Arts Natick) - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $40

  • 2021-02-06
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd: Unplugged at TCAN (The Center for Arts Natick) - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $40

  • 2021-02-07
    Todd Rundgren – The Individualist, A True Star at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $90 - $150 VIP

  • 2021-02-08
    Todd Rundgren – The Individualist, A True Star at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $90 - $150 VIP

  • 2021-03-21
    THE MACHINE performs Pink Floyd at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $50

  • 2021-04-21
    Martin Barre performs classic Jethro Tull at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $49.50 - $104.50 (VIP)

  • 2021-04-22
    Martin Barre performs classic Jethro Tull at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $60

  • 2021-05-20
    The Musical Box - A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2 at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $59

  • 2021-05-21
    The Musical Box - A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2 at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $60

  • 2021-05-23
    The Musical Box : A Genesis Extravaganza Vol. II at The Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $50

  • Featured Show

    IQ - Subterranea 2011
    Concert ‘Live Stream’

    December 12th - 1:30 PM (19:30 EU)






    In place of the postponed Christmas gigs this year IQ will be hosting an online Christmas Bash where we’ll be ‘live’ streaming another previously unseen show on 12th December (the planned night of the Dutch Christmas Bash). This time we’ll be showing the entire Subterranea concert from the IQ30 weekend in 2011, and the idea is to create, as much as possible, a live gig atmosphere.

    To this end the doors will open at 19:30 and we’ll have half an hour of ‘walk-in’ music before the gig where the band will be around to talk to everyone in the chat room. Showtime at 20:00, then after the show we’ll have a ’See you in the bar’ event to chat further, groove mildly with DJ Large Marge and sink a few G&Ts… Get those wings ready and hope to see you all there!


    Prog in the News

    2020-11-29: New Nektar Interview- Current News & History on SOAL Night Live
    For our "Golden Anniversary" Episode #50 our guests are legendary prog rock band Nektar. The current lineup of Derek "Mo" Moore, Ron Howden, Mick Brockett, Ryche Chlanda, Randy Dembo and Kendall Scott drop by to discuss thei

    2020-11-29: Helmet of Gnats ~ Travelogue 2020
    Finally.... Our new release, Travelogue, is now available for pre-order at https://www.ambientrecords.com/recor...hW0TPjJQ5OE8-s . Check it out! CDs will begin shipping on December 10, 2020. And in early 2021, all HoG release

    2020-11-29: Conflicts - Album by Tammatoys
    Arvid Utby and my brother Øystein Utby will join the cruise [CTTE], whenever when. His band Tammatoys released their new album Conflicts this weekend. Check it out if the fancy the likes of Pink Floyd, Genesis, IQ etc.

    2020-11-28: Jerry LoFaro "Keith Emerson Tribute Concert" art finally available
    Clear The Battlefield! The art I created for the upcoming release of “The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert,” is now available as high quality prints and other products (go ahead, I know you’re dying for a Tarkus shower

    2020-11-28: Prog Ensemble ILLUMINAE to Release Debut Album “Dark Horizons” February 12, 2021
    Immrama Records and Gonzo MultiMedia announce the release of “Dark Horizons,” the debut album from ILLUMINAE, the brand-new project from Ian Jones (Karnataka, Chasing The Monsoon) and Agnieszka Swita (Caamora). The album feat

    2020-11-28: Soundtrack to Frank Zappa Documentary Now Streaming
    With today's release of Alex Winter's documentary about Frank Zappa comes news that its soundtrack is also available to stream. The music in Zappa spans the composer's entire career, including psychedelic rock, jazz and class

    2020-11-28: Big Big Train launch live video for Hedgerow
    UK prog rockers Big Big Train have released a live video of Hedgerow. Originally from the band's 2019 album Grand Tour, the live version is taken from the band's new live Blu-ray/2CD set Empire which will be released today th

    2020-11-27: Nile Rodgers' guitar and a £10,000 prog rock box set: auctions fight for UK music
    If you’re the wealthy offspring or partner of a prog rock fan, the ultimate Christmas present idea has appeared: a £10,000 box set by the scene’s current king, Steven Wilson, limited to a single copy. Proceeds from the one-of

    2020-11-27: Nine Skies - Colorblind (Demo from the forthcoming album)
    We are thrilled to introduce Achraf Elasraoui as a new member of the band! He is a very talented singer and guitarist/musician, and his voice perfectly fits with Aliénor’s! And as we want to spoil you today, here is a demo fr

    2020-11-27: Trans-Siberian Orchestra Livestream Event Christmas Eve & Other Stories Friday, December 18th, 2020 at 8:00 PM EST
    We’re thrilled to announce for the first time ever, Trans-Siberian Orchestra will bring your favorite Rock Holiday tradition directly into your home with an up-close-and-personal livestream performance of "Christmas Eve and O

    2020-11-27: How Frank Zappa Created ‘Resentment’ Among Bandmates
    Alex Winter, director of the new Frank Zappa documentary Zappa, said the eccentric artist had left many of his musical collaborators with “resentment” or “unresolved issues.” But the Bill & Ted star insisted it was important

    2020-11-26: SAGA - Symmetry - March 12, 2021
    Canadian prog-rock band SAGA have spent the year recording in their home studios. The result is an album full of acoustic re-arrangements of familiar melodies and sounds, such as “Wind Him Up”, “Say Goodbye To Hollywood” and

    2020-11-26: Karnivool: announce European tour; band's first shows since 2015
    KARNIVOOL are set to return to Europe and the UK in 2021. The band will embark on a full European and UK tour in September and October 2021. The Regeneration Tour will cross Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic, F

    2020-11-26: Lifesigns to release new album Altitude in early 2021
    UK proggers Lifesigns have announced that their third album Altitude will now be released in early 2021. Although the recording to the follow-up to 2017's Cardington has been completed, the production process has been delayed

    2020-11-26: Prog Editor Jerry Ewing and astronomy writer Dr. Stuart Clark on today's Space Rocks Uplink
    Prog Magazine Editor Jerry Ewing will be a guest on. this evening's Space Rocks Uplink, which you can watch live on the Space Rocks You Tube Channel at 7pm (GMT)/8pm (CET) this evening. Ewing will join astronomy journalist an