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

Il Rumore Bianco - Antropocene

"The first track on Antropocene starts out as a hard Prog rock song, but adds some great melodic elements before cranking up the power level again. This first track is driven by some crunchy electric guitar, not so far from what Steven Wilson can offer. The next track ''Mediocraza'' pretty much stays in the same style and features some great vintage sounding keyboards. This is followed by ''Capitale Umano'' that introduces some cool saxophone. This one would not be that much out a place on a Van Der Graaf Generator album. It's only with the fourth track, the excellent ''Tempio Pallido'' , that the traditional melodic Italian Symphonic Prog appears. PFM would be proud of this one."

2017 is just starting out but I can at least say that Antropocene is (for now) my best Prog album of the year... - M-PG

Essential Track: "The rest of the album continues to offer us a variety of styles and moods, often in the same track, the highlight for me being ''Il Giudice e Il Bugiardo'', a track I would compare to what Opeth has been doing in the last few years." - M-PG

Read the reviews on ProGGnosis and buy the CD using the following links

NewEARS Art Rock Series

  • 2017-05-08
    NewEARs & WEMF Present KYROS, Edge of Reality, and Flight at PA's Lounge - Somerville, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Edge of Reality
    $10 adv, $15 at the door

    Click on the following link for a complete list of bands that have played for the NewEARS Art Rock Series

    New England Events

  • 2017-03-30
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull at The Gremio Lusitano Club - Ludlow, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2017-03-31
    Heterotopia: A New Rock Opera From Lainey Schooltree at Oberon - ART - American Repertory Theater at Harvard University - Cambridge, MA at 09:00 PM

  • 2017-04-01
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
    $29 - $39

  • 2017-04-02
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull at Shalin Liu Performance Center - Rockport, MA at 06:00 PM
    $35 - $49

  • 2017-04-07
    Brit Floyd - Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017 at Merrill Auditorium - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM
    $38.75 - $178.75 VIP

  • 2017-04-07
    The Musical Box - The Black Show at Garde Arts Center - New London, CT at 08:00 PM
    $33 - $48

  • 2017-04-07
    Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater at Shalin Liu Performance Center - Rockport, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $49

  • 2017-04-08
    Brit Floyd - Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $45

  • 2017-04-09
    Brit Floyd - Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017 at Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    $33.50 - $53.50

  • 2017-04-09
    The Musical Box - The Black Show at The Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $47

  • 2017-04-12
    Brit Floyd - Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017 at Cross Center - Bangor, ME at 07:30 PM

  • 2017-04-20
    STS9 at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $27.50 - $35

  • 2017-04-21
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull - Acoustic Show at The Purple Cat Vineyard and Winery - Chepachet, RI at 08:00 PM

  • 2017-04-22
    Katatonia, Delain and Leaves Eyes as part of The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival at The Palladium - Worcester, MA at 1:00 PM
    With Special Guests Sabaton, HammerFall, Amorphis, Caspian, Swallow The Sun, Angel Vivaldi, Battle Beast, Circuit Of Suns, Goldenhall, Pathogenic, Begat The Nephilim, And MANY MORE TBA!!!
    $45 - $50

  • 2017-04-22
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull at Regattabar - Cambridge, MA at 07:30 PM

  • 2017-05-02
    Eddie Jobson & Marc Bonilla - FALLEN ANGELS TOUR at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 08:00 PM
    $50 & $75 (VIP)


    Next Show Will Air April 1st
    With special guest:
    Marco Minnemann

    Latest Podcast:

    3-18-17 - With Special Guest Lainey Schooltree and the new music of Heterotopia.

    3-25-17 - With Special Guest Eddie Jobson and the Fallen Angels Tour coming soon.

    Click here for all the NewEARS Prog Show podcasts on WEMF...>>

    Featured Show:

    Odyssey through a dystopic dreamworld
    March 31st - Oberon ART, Cambridge MA

    Art rock ensemble Schooltree is releasing their long-awaited double album with a multimedia spectacular, integrating live music with light sculpture video installation that will transform OBERON into Otherspace. This first public performance will combine the music and imagery of Heterotopia into an immersive storytelling experience - a 3D concert which audiences will be able to walk right inside and become a part of.

    In the story, underachiever Suzi loses her body and must make her way through a parallel world of the collective unconscious called Otherspace to get it back. But the road she must travel has been overtaken by shadows and chaos. In order to become whole again, Suzi must uncover the origins of this darkness, in a journey that takes her from the neon lights of her plasterboard horizon home to the bottom of a cursed river, where the fate of Otherspace and her own are inextricably linked.

    Following the classic hero's quest in a modern urban setting, Heterotopia explores the themes of dystopia, dissociation, and the spaces we occupy - and how they interact with one another to create transformation.

    Prog in the News

    2017-03-30: Tom Scholz Weighs in on the ‘Abysmal’ State of Rock ‘n’ Roll
    Veteran artists offering their thoughts on the current state of rock ‘n’ roll has become something of a tradition in recent years, with rockers split between those who think the genre’s in trouble (or already dead) and those

    2017-03-30: Listen to Anthrax Tear Through Kansas’ ‘Carry On Wayward Son'
    Check out Anthrax‘s muscular take on the Kansas favorite “Carry On Wayward Son,” a bonus track on the new expanded vinyl edition of the metal band’s latest album, For All Kings. Like many music fans, Anthrax grew up listening

    2017-03-29: The PM Show #157
    Greetings friends. The PM Show #157 is ready for your listening pleasure. Featured on this edition of The PM Show is Jethro Tull's landmark progressive concept work "Thick As A Brick" pt1. All of it with no interruptions. Ric

    2017-03-28: Silver Apples of the Moon at 50: Morton Subotnick Interview on Echoes tonight
    Morton Subotnick was a pioneer of electronic music. His 1967 album, Silver Apples of the Moon signaled a new way of making music that only used electronics. We travel to Subotnick Mission Control to patch the cords together o

    2017-03-28: Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Recording Console Sells for $1.8 Million
    A console that was housed at EMI’s legendary Abbey Road Studios in London for 12 years, where it recorded Pink Floyd‘s The Dark Side of the Moon and many other albums, was sold at an auction yesterday. The winning bid was $1.

    2017-03-28: Another new Protean Collective "behind the music" video for upcoming album 'Collapse'
    MORE NEW MUSIC! Today we have a bass playthrough by Daniel Ehramjian of the chorus from "Under Siege," off our new record plus some insight on how he wrote the part. What do you guys think of this one? If you like it you can

    2017-03-27: Roger Glover Doesn’t Know Why Ritchie Blackmore Resurrected Rainbow
    Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover remains a fan of ex-bandmate Ritchie Blackmore, but he wonders why the guitarist resurrected the Rainbow name for his recent return to rock shows. Blackmore stepped away from his Renaissance-i

    2017-03-27: Anna Madsen - "Palm Reader" Live on Youtube
    Anna Madsen and the band performing Palm Reader at her Whisper CD release show, March 05, 2017, at the Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH. Video by Jeremy Collins. Audio recorded by Josh Kimball.

    2017-03-27: Änglagård return to North America for select dates in May
    Legendary Swedish progressive-symphonic band Änglagård will return to North America for a brief 3 dates tour next month of May, the first one happening at Salle Jean-Paul-Tardif – Quebec, Canada (May 5th), then headlining the