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 Bell is another excellent release from the Russian modern prog group. Iamthemorning's "~" is one of my favorite modern prog albums, and with this release they do not disappoint. The album is filled with their usual folk-infused moments, along with a few of the more electric moments off of Lighthouse. The bulk of the album is filled with tracks of a shorter length, more typical to their debut album than either of their more recent albums. This does not, however, detract from their strength. The lyrics are much darker than much of their previous work, which works wonderfully in contrast with the light quality of the music." t77-PA

"Marjana Semkina and Gleb Kolyadin are insanely talented. Marjana has an angelic voice, and Gleb's piano playing is complex and just breathtaking. Add some strings, electric guitar, and some sax and you have an eclectic release that is not afraid to push boundaries. Listening to this for the first time, I am blown away by the quality. Without comparing this to previous releases, it is absolutely a genre defying work of art. The compositions and musicianship are all top notch, and The Bell takes the listener on an adventure. Every track flows like the one before it, and the album moves at a brisk pace with several building moments highlighted by guitar solos. I am not ready to pick favorite tracks, but Salute is a long builder that rocks. With the many musicians acquired, and the excellent cover art, this is a great album created from care and craftmanship that will not disappoint." jvj-PA

Essential Track: "'Freak Show' (7:09) starts off with the classical, pastoral feel, immediately beginning with Marjana's vocals, piano, synths, harp and strings. The melody is easy enough to follow even though it doesn't follow any real standard structure. At 2 minutes, the drums and bass all kick in and the music starts to move forward, still heavily and well-orchestrated. As it continues, it moves from pastoral to a more rock style, taking turns, but with plenty of flourishes among the instruments. Just before 4 minutes, it all gets surprisingly heavy when the piano and electric guitar join forces, but the track is not one to rest on any one style for too long. The music calms, but then the piano brings in the heavy chord progression again, this time accompanied by the sax and the drums again. It all softens to an atmospheric section where wordless vocals persist, intensity builds a bit, then it all stops leaving an acoustic guitar all by itself. This opening track should impress any prog lover or anyone with a love for classically-inspired rock. Excellent show stopper of a track." TC-PA

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Special NewEARS Promotion:

  • 2019-10-05
    3.2 Band featuring Robert Berry - 30 Years of Prog at TLCPA: The LoFaro Center of The Perfoming Arts - Henniker, NH at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Randy McStine
    $45 adv, $50 day of show

  • 2019-10-06
    3.2 Band featuring Robert Berry - 30 Years of Prog at TLCPA: The LoFaro Center of The Performing Arts - Henniker, NH at 06:30 PM
    With Special Guests Randy McStine
    $45 adv, $50 day of show

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

    New England Events

  • 2019-09-22
    Rick Wakeman of YES – The Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 07:00 PM
    $55 - $70 (+$150 Meet & Greet)

  • 2019-09-22
    STS9 at Higher Ground - Burlington, VT at 09:00 PM
    $30 - $75 VIP ($35 day of show)

  • 2019-09-23
    Rick Wakeman of YES – The Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour at The Wilbur - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $225

  • 2019-09-24
    STEVE HACKETT: GENESIS REVISITED ‘SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND’ (in its entirety) PLUS SPECTRAL MORNINGS Anniversary Celebration at The Wilbur - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $50 - $75

  • 2019-09-24
    Alan Parsons Live Project at The Cabot - Beverly, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2019-09-25
    California Guitar Trio at Stage One - Fairfield Theater Company, CT at 07:45 PM

  • 2019-09-25
    Jimmy Herring and The 5 of 7 at TCAN - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $49

  • 2019-09-26
    STEVE HACKETT: GENESIS REVISITED ‘SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND’ (in its entirety) PLUS SPECTRAL MORNINGS Anniversary Celebration at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2019-09-26
    California Guitar Trio at Infinity Music Hall - Norfolk, CT at 08:00 PM
    $30 - $50

  • 2019-09-28
    Dennis DeYoung - The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour at Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA at 08:00 PM
    $37 - $87

  • 2019-10-05
    3.2 Band featuring Robert Berry - 30 Years of Prog at TLCPA: The LoFaro Center of The Perfoming Arts - Henniker, NH at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Randy McStine
    $45 adv, $50 day of show

  • 2019-10-05
    Deep Purple - The Long Goodbye Tour at Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Joyous Wolf
    $45 - $99.50

  • 2019-10-05
    Paul Bielatowicz (of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy) & Dave Bainbridge (of Strawbs) at Oak Hill Music - Brookline, NH at 06:00 PM

  • 2019-10-06
    3.2 Band featuring Robert Berry - 30 Years of Prog at TLCPA: The LoFaro Center of The Performing Arts - Henniker, NH at 06:30 PM
    With Special Guests Randy McStine
    $45 adv, $50 day of show

  • 2019-10-06
    Deep Purple - The Long Goodbye Tour at Merrill Auditorium - Portland, ME at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Joyous Wolf
    $72.75 - $238 VIP

  • 2019-10-08
    Paul Bielatowicz (of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy) & Dave Bainbridge (of Strawbs) at Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA at 08:00 PM
    $24 adv, $27 day of show

  • Featured Show

    9/24 - The Wilbur, Boston MA
    9/26 - Ridgefield Playhouse, CT

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Hackett, lead guitarist for Genesis, returns to The Playhouse with the Genesis Revisited Tour, performing the band’s seminal album Selling England By the Pound in its entirety backed by a full band. The show will also feature a special Spectral Mornings 40th Anniversary Celebration, along with other Hackett hits. His previous three Playhouse shows all sold out – get your tickets now!

    Acclaimed by many to be Genesis’ finest album, Selling England By the Pound, will be performed by Hackett and supported by some of the best musicians on the planet. Steve’s unique guitar work remains the fulcrum on which this challenging and exhilarating show is balanced.

    Steve Hackett is renowned as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician. He was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, that produced acclaimed albums such as Selling England By the Pound. With Steve’s extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he involves influences from many genres, including Jazz, World Music, Blues and Classical.

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