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

Phideaux - Infernal

"Something about Phideaux's work often immediately appeals. The music Phideaux 'discovers', unequivocally declares that it comes from somewhere deep within the composer's heart. His latest creation is no exception and strongly affirms this, in an album that contains a plethora of heartfelt melodies and numerous progressive twists.

The album has many layers that wait to be unpicked and with careful listening overtime readily reveal themselves. These create a stimulating and long-lasting listening experience that remains fresh even after repeated plays. I have found something new and different to discover on each listen and it has been a joyous experience linking some of the themes contained in Infernal, albeit in a different form, or with a different mood or emphasis, to those contained in the music of both Doomsday Afternoon and The Great Leap.

Here in lies one of the great strengths of Phideaux's art. His music wears the influences of classic prog on its sleeve, but combined with a whole range of other types of contemporary and alternative music, he is able to create something that, in the end, is beguiling, very bewitching and unique." OD-DPRP

Essential Track: "Opening the final part of the double album set is 'From Hydrogen to Love', at over 14 minutes the longest and maybe the most important piece here. With all the destructive power of Supper's Ready or IQ's Harvest of Souls, it's full of buildups, towering orchestration, references and majesty that a song of this calibre invites." PM-TPA

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New England Events

  • 2018-09-19
    "Classic Deep Purple Live" performed by Glenn Hughes at The Wilbur - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $45

  • 2018-09-21
    Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live at The Strand - Providence, RI at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $39 (Gold Circle)

  • 2018-10-07
    Martin Barre Band at The Kate (Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center) - Old Saybrook, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2018-10-09
    Phil Collins Not Dead Yet, Live! tour at TD Garden - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $54.50 - $279.50 (VIP)

  • 2018-10-10
    Martin Barre Band at River Music Club - Scituate, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2018-10-11
    Martin Barre Band at TCAN (The Center for the Arts in Natick) - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $40 & 45

  • 2018-10-12
    Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy: Emerson Lake & Palmer Lives On at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $95 (VIP)

  • 2018-10-16
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull: Night 1 of 2, Full Band Acoustic at One Longfellow Square - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM
    $45 adv, $52 day of show

  • 2018-10-17
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull: Night 2 of 2, Full Band Electric at One Longfellow Square - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM
    $45 adv, $52 day of show

  • 2018-10-18
    Martin Barre Celebrating 50 Years of Jethro Tull at Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA at 08:00 PM
    $49 adv, $55 day of show

  • 2018-10-18
    Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $50

  • 2018-10-19
    Martin Barre Band at The Cabot Theater - Beverly, MA at 08:00 PM
    $28.50 – $48.50

  • 2018-10-19
    John Lodge of the Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
    $49 - $55

  • 2018-10-20
    Martin Barre Band at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
    $29 - $39

  • 2018-10-20
    John Lodge of the Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at Infinity Music Hall - Norfolk, CT at 08:00 PM
    $69 - $89

  • 2018-10-21
    Jethro Tull's Martin Barre Band - An Evening of Blues, Rock & Tull at Infinity Music Hall - Hartford, CT at 07:30 PM
    $29 - $44

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    Featured Show:

    9/18 - Tupelo, Derry NH
    9/19 - The Wilbur, Boston MA
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    Vocalist/bass guitarist/songwriter Glenn Hughes is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. That astonishing voice is Hughes' calling card. He's known as a singer's singer. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favourite white singer.

    In 1973, Hughes joined Deep Purple. The trailblazing hard-rock legends had just weathered the departure of vocalist Ian Gillan and bass guitarist Roger Glover, but guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, keyboardist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice continued with the addition of Hughes and David Coverdale. Any skepticism was squelched with the 1974 release of "Burn" which has since been re-released on its 30th anniversary. This stunning album rejuvenated the band and stands tall among Deep Purple classics.

    Prog in the News

    2018-09-19: Steve Howe "Prog God" interview
    The recipient of this years’ ‘Prog God’ award at the 2018 Progressive Music awards, musical luminaire Steve Howe is the third member of Yes to receive the prestigious title. Following on from keyboardist Rick Wakeman [2012] a

    2018-09-19: Neal Morse Exercises No Restraint in Live Debut of New Religious Prog Rock Opera
    Neal Morse exercised no restraint with his latest musical Jesus Christ - The Exorcist. This production was possibly his most expansive epic to date. But would you expect anything less from Neal who was backed by a rock band,

    2018-09-19: Toto’s Steve Lukather ‘Took the High Road’ in New Autobiography
    Steve Lukather's just-published autobiography, The Gospel According to Luke, could have provided him with an opportunity to settle some old scores. But as the Toto guitarist reveals in an exclusive new video interview, he dec

    2018-09-18: Glenn Hughes Is Glad Social Media Wasn’t Around in the Old Days
    Count Glenn Hughes among those who are happy to grown up prior to the dawn social media. During an exclusive conversation with UCR, the former Deep Purple bassist/singer chuckled while imagining what Facebook and similar tech

    2018-09-18: Brand X Blu-Ray details Announced!
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    2018-09-15: Guitar Legend Peter Banks’s Harmony In Diversity “The Complete Recordings” Now Available!
    Peter Banks was one of the original members of YES and an accomplished guitarist, but sadly passed away in 2013. This set is being released in his memory, by his Estate, during the 5th anniversary of his passing and the 50th

    2018-09-14: Glass Hammer "Melancholy Holiday" (Official Video)
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    2018-09-14: The Tangent: launch trailer for new album "PROXY"
    THE TANGENT, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, will release their 10th studio album 'Proxy' on the 16th November 2018. Recorded during the band's tour with Karmakanic in 2017/18, which saw them with more chance

    2018-09-14: Jean-Michel Jarre reveals new album Equinoxe Infinity
    Jean-Michel Jarre has announced that he’ll release a new album later this year. It’s titled Equinoxe Infinity and is the sequel to Jarre’s 1978 album Equinoxe. It’s set to arrive on November 16 – almost 40 years to the day si

    2018-09-13: Review – Glass Hammer – Chronomonaut – by Progradar
    There’s times when we have all probably wished we could go back in time to change something but there’s no such thing as a time machine, right? Glass Hammer’s new concept album ‘Chronomonaut’ answers the question ‘what if?’.

    2018-09-13: The Flower Kings: Roine Stolt's THE FLOWER KING announce 'Manifesto Of An Alchemist'
    Roine Stolt, known as the guitarist, singer, writer and at times band leader of the groups The Flower Kings, Transatlantic, Agents of Mercy, Kaipa DC, as well as from his work with prog icon Jon Anderson and the new super-gro

    2018-09-12: New release from Fish - Man With A Stick (from 'A Parley With Angels' EP)
    I was inspired to write this lyric after my father died in May 2016. He was a strong, proud, well-respected man who, like most of us, found growing old difficult. When he reached his mid 80's he was becoming a shadow of his f

    2018-09-12: New Glass Hammer CHRONOMONAUT update
    Big day for Glass Hammer. Here's the announcement. Pre-order an autographed copy of CHRONOMONAUT today! Grab the bundle and get Chronomonaut, a Limited Edition T-shirt and a FREE copy of CHRONOMETREE REMASTERED w/bonus track

    2018-09-11: King Crimson Guitar Legend Trey Gunn Presents “Intro to Modes” 8-Week Music Course – October 15 to December 8, 2018
    King Crimson guitar legend Trey Gunn is presenting “Intro to Modes”; an 8-week music course that runs from October 15 to December 8, 2018. For all instrumentalists and singers. In this course we will break down one of the bas

    2018-09-11: Haken: discuss 'Vector' in new video interview
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