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

Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate -
Broken But Still Standing

"'Broken But Still Standing', Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate's third album, is a science/science-fiction themed concept album. It follows the story of human evolution, from LUCA, the last universal common ancestor of all current life on earth, via Lucy, one of the possible precursors of our species, to conflict and eventual symbiosis with artificial intelligences. The general theme of the album is that life has progressed by forming coalitions, whether between the primitive cells that engulfed each other to become the cell and the mitochondria (the power stations of the cell), between individuals to form communities, or between different forms of life in the future.

'Broken But Still Standing' is a brilliantly perceptive and original work of art that enthralls with every listen. Taken as a whole it is an utterly immersive musical experience that will captivate and enlighten the listener, Hats Off Gentlemen Its Adequate has to be one of the most creative and innovative artists out there today." m-Pr

Essential Track: "There's nostalgia in spades about 'Last Man On The Moon', a wistful, almost melancholy song that gets under your skin with its elegant music and heartfelt vocals, especially the excellent harmonies between the male and female voices on the captivating chorus. Thoughtful and yet somehow forlorn, it's a great track with a wonderfully plaintive and meandering guitar solo that leads you on a reflective musical journey." m-PR

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NewEARS Art Rock Series:

- The Regent Theatre and the NewEARS Prog Show presents -

  • 2018-05-09
    Women of Prog Rock 2018 featuring District 97, Lainey Schooltree, Laura Meade of IZZ, and Hypaspace at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 07;30 PM
    $25 & $45 (Patron)

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

    New England Events

  • 2018-02-23
    The Machine Performs Pink Floyd at The Cabot - Beverly, MA at 08:00 PM
    $22.50 - $32.50

  • 2018-02-24
    The Machine Performs Pink Floyd with the Interstellar Light Show at Stadium Theatre - Woonsocket, RI at 08:00 PM
    $29 - $36

  • 2018-03-03
    The Noise Presents Sabaton & Kreator at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Kreator
    $27 & $28

  • 2018-03-05
    GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR at Higher Ground - Burlington, VT at 08:00 PM
    $25 adv, $28 day of show

  • 2018-03-06
    GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR at Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $50 (Preferred Seating)

  • 2018-03-07
    GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR at The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2018-03-08
    GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR at Sanders Theatre - Cambridge, MA at 08:00 PM
    $20 - $35

  • 2018-03-09
    OMD - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM

  • 2018-03-09
    GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR at Columbus Theatre - Providence, RI at 08:00 PM

  • 2018-03-10
    GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR at Mass MoCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) - North Adams, MA at 08:00 PM
    $26 - $45

  • 2018-03-14
    The Return of the Dixie Dregs - Dawn of the Dregs Tour at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $57 - $75

  • 2018-03-15
    The Reign of Kindo at The Middle East - Cambridge, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Little Tybee
    $10 adv, $15 day of show

  • 2018-03-15
    Dennis DeYoung The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour at Plymouth Memorial Hall - Plymouth, MA at 08:00 PM
    $39 - $79

  • 2018-03-16
    MGMT at Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $39.50 - $59.50

  • 2018-03-16
    The Reign of Kindo at Higher Ground - Burlington, VT at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Little Tybee
    $10 adv, $12 day of show

  • 2018-03-16
    Stu Hamm; Songs and Stories Solo Tour at Alchemy - Providence, RI at 07:30 PM

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    Featured Show:

    GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR invades New England
    3/5: Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
    3/6: Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME
    3/7: The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
    3/8: Sanders Theatre - Cambridge, MA
    3/9: Columbus Theatre - Providence, RI
    3/10: Mass MoCA - North Adams, MA
    3/25: College Street Music Hall -
    New Haven, CT

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    "Luciferian Towers" is Godspeed's third album since the group's "reunion" in 2011 and their second consecutive single LP-length record (following three double-album releases in 2000, 2002 and 2012).

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