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

Frank Wyatt & Friends
(of Happy The Man) - Zeitgeist

"Frank Wyatt is one of the founding members of prog rock legends Happy the Man. The band was signed to Arista Records in the late 70s. They were a mostly instrumental band with some of the craziest playing ever heard. Their first 2 albums are ESSENTIAL for anyone that loves prog rock. What I love about Happy the Man is they had a sound that was unique to them. NO ONE sounded like them and that’s what separates great bands from the pack. It’s nice to hear that the essence of that band is still very much alive on 'Zeitgeist'. It might not be a full on Happy the Man reunion but this is damn close and it works for me!" R-PMP

"The lineup includes Frank Wyatt on keyboards; Stan Whitaker on guitars and vocals; Kit Watkins on keyboards; Rick Kennell on bass; Mike Beck on percussion; Cliff Fortney on vocals; Ron Riddle on drums; David Rosenthal on keyboards; Joe Bergamini on drums; Bill Brasso on drums; David Hughes on bass; Chris Mack on drums; Peter Princiotto on Orchestration and Sitar; and Andrew Colyer on keyboards."

"Stylistically, Zeitgeist has deep Happy the Man influences, delivering state of the art progressive symphonic rock and high energy jazz-rock fusion crafted with spectacular keyboard and guitar solos plus formidable creative bass work and drums. Zeigeist is an impeccable example of progressive rock craftsmanship with epic arrangements and some stellar individual playing. " AR-PRC

Essential Track: "The last four tracks are part of a mini symphony called Perelandra created with keyboards." AR-PRC

Listen to samples and buy the CD from or wherever great prog music is sold.

NewEARS Art Rock Series:

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New England Events

  • 2019-12-12
    Thank You Scientist with Bent Knee and The Tea Club at Stage One - Fairfield Theater Company, CT at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Bent Knee

  • 2019-12-14
    The Tubes at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
    $44 - $54

  • 2019-12-19
    The Wizards of Winter at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $55

  • 2019-12-19
    The Tubes at Infinity Music Hall - Hartford, CT at 08:00 PM
    $49 -$69

  • 2019-12-20
    After The Fall performing at Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center - Middletown, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2019-12-27
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd at Stage One - Fairfield Theater Company, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2019-12-31
    Consider The Source supporting Bella's Bartok at Gateway City Arts - Holyoke, MA at 09:00 PM
    $20 - $40

  • 2020-01-04
    The Genesis Show - 1981 Abacab Tour at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests 1 Abacab Tour

  • 2020-01-10
    Lotus Land-American RUSH Tribute at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM

  • 2020-01-11
    Lotus Land-American RUSH Tribute at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM

  • 2020-01-24
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd: UNPLUGGED | Pink Floyd A-Z at TCAN - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $32 & $37

  • 2020-01-25
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd: UNPLUGGED | Wish You Were Here and Animals at TCAN - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $32 & $37

  • 2020-01-26
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $45

  • 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

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

  • Featured Show

    Thank You Scientist with
    Bent Knee & The Tea Club

    Dec 12th - StageOne, Fairfield CT

    Thank You Scientist’s main strength is their unshakable knack for constructing music that’s at once formidably intricate and friskily inviting. In a way, they’re the true successor to The Mars Volta.

    Thank You Scientist has spent the past several years touring internationally, both as headliners and as direct support for acts such as Coheed and Cambria, Periphery, Haken, Protest the Hero, the Devin Townsend Project, and Tim Allen. However, their genre bounds far exceed what is traditionally considered to be that of a Prog Rock band.

    Bent Knee is an American art rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009. The band performs in multiple genres and draws from multiple influences, including pop, industrial rock, progressive rock, and avant-garde.

    The Tea Club is an independent rock band from New Jersey. They are known for writing songs of an epic nature, comparative to the early progressive rock bands of the 1960's and 70's. They also incorporate elements of post-rock, alternative rock, and space rock.

    Prog in the News

    Pink Floyd left the '70s in a familiar spot: perched at the top of the charts. The Wall was released in the final weeks of 1979 and would soon become the band's third No. 1 album. The single "Another Brick in the Wall Part II

    2019-12-10: Iamthemorning’s Marjana Semkina shares video for haunting new single Everything Burns
    Iamthemorning vocalist Marjana Semkina has released a video for her new single Everything Burns. The track has been taken from Semkina’s upcoming solo album Sleepwalking, which is set to arrive on February 14 through Kscope.

    2019-12-10: Tool’s Fear Inoculum named Metal Hammer’s album of the year
    Tool’s Fear Inoculum has been named Metal Hammer magazine's album of the year. The magazine’s core editorial team along with writers and reviewers put their heads together to pick out the 50 best albums of 2019 – and, when th

    2019-12-09: MFSL to Release 2 LP (45RPM) Fragile Album
    "I wanted to hear something inspiring." With*Fragile, Yes vocalist Jon Anderson's desire was fulfilled to an extent even he likely couldn't have imagined. The band's breakthrough album marks a number of important firsts not j

    2019-12-09: The Best of Echoes 2019 – The Top 25 Albums
    Echoes is a daily two-hour music soundscape, distributed by PRX and broadcast on 120 radio stations from Maine to Hawaii. With host John Diliberto, a writer for Billboard, Pulse and other magazines, Echoes brings together a w

    2019-12-09: How Phil Collins Shaped Robert Plant’s Solo Career
    Robert Plant says Phil Collins was key to solidifying his career after Led Zeppelin, praising the Genesis drummer for helping “absolutely and admirably” as Plant learned how to work without his former colleagues. Plant descri

    2019-12-09: The Neal Morse Band to release The Great Adventour: Live in Brno 2019
    The Neal Morse Band have announced that they’ll release a live album in 2020. It’s titled The Great Adventour: Live in Brno 2019 and it’ll arrive on March 6. It was captured in the Czech Republic on the band’s European tour i

    2019-12-09: Alan Parsons announces Turn Of A Friendly Card 40th anniversary tour
    Alan Parsons will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Turn Of A Friendly Card with a tour later this year. In an announcement on his Facebook page, Parson's states: "June of 2020, marks the beginning of our celebration of the 4

    2019-12-08: Glass Hammer "DREAMING CITY" Interviews and updates...
    Here's Pt 1 of our video interview. We have a new concept album due out in the spring of 2020 and I'll try to keep you updated on our progress. Enjoy the video!

    2019-12-07: Frank Wyatt: Capturing The Zeitgeist!
    When I think of Frank Wyatt I think of a man with an endless library of compositions to get to! From his days in Happy The Man, Pedal Giant Animals, and Oblivion Sun, you know all about those delightfully complex & melodic pi

    2019-12-07: Present new album crowdfunding
    The Belgian progressive rock band PRESENT will be working on the production of its 10th album over the course of 2020. Collective rehearsals and studio recording sessions will take place in Brussels in February 2020. The stud

    2019-12-06: The Decade in Review –The Progressive Aspect
    Getting to choose only ten albums in a ten-year span is, of course, impossible. Convincing yourself that the ten albums you HAVE chosen are indeed the best ten albums you have heard in the ten years from 2010 to 2019 is, agai

    2019-12-06: Jeff Lynne Has 2,000 Cassettes of Unheard ELO Music But No Player
    Jeff Lynne says he has a collection of 2,000 cassettes containing unreleased Electric Light Orchestra recordings – but no player with which to listen to them. He recently released ELO's 14th album From Out of Nowhere, his sec