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

Enchant - The Great Divide

As ever with Enchant, the overall feeling is of Prog-Metal with a stronger eye for the Prog than the Metal, big riffs and killer drums merely driving on a selection of more refined ideas which expertly walk the fine line between exuberant and tightly focused.

All five musicians are faultless throughout, the interplay between Ott, Jenkins, Platt and Flanegan a balance where all four shine, yet no one individual dominates, while Ted Leonard [Spock's Beard] puts in a vocal display that really does mark him out as one of Prog's finest frontmen. SR - SoT

Essential Tracks: The closing "Here And Now" is a perfect example of how Enchant sprinkle their dust, a busy yet unobtrusive keyboard melody setting the tone for the drums to pop, roll and crash in unison, while somehow the overall vibe still seems more caring and inviting than boisterous or grandiose. SR - SoT

Read the reviews at Sea of Tranquility.

Listen to samples and buy the CD from Inside Out Music.

Art Rock Series

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

New England Events

  • 2014-10-23
    Renaissance - A Symphony of Light Tour at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2014-10-25
    Andrian Belew Power Trio at The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA at 06:00 PM
    $25 adv, $28 day of show

  • 2014-10-25
    An Evening With Primus & The Chocolate Factory at Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $33.50 - $56

  • 2014-10-26
    Andrian Belew Power Trio at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2014-10-26
    An Evening With Primus & The Chocolate Factory at Flynn Center for Performing Arts at 08:00 PM
    $36.75 - $60.75

  • 2014-10-28
    Ian Anderson performing the best of Jethro Tull at Flynn Center - Burlington, VT at 08:00 PM
    $49.25 - $86.50

  • 2014-10-28
    An Evening With Primus & The Chocolate Factory at Palace Theater - Waterbury, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2014-10-28
    Mastodon at State Theatre - Portland, ME at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Gojira
    $25 adv, $30 day of show

  • 2014-10-29
    Ian Anderson performing the best of Jethro Tull at Providence Performing Arts Center - Providence, RI at 07:30 PM
    $40 - $69.50

  • 2014-10-30
    Renaissance - A Symphony of Light Tour at The Center for the Arts - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $50 ($45 members)

  • 2014-10-30
    Ian Anderson performing the best of Jethro Tull at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2014-10-30
    The Tubes (Halloween Show) at Bull Run - Shirley, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2014-10-31
    Umphrey's McGee at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2014-11-01
    Ian Anderson performing the best of Jethro Tull at Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA at 08:00 PM
    $55 & 96.70

  • 2014-11-01
    Renaissance - A Symphony of Light Tour at Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $55

  • 2014-11-01
    Umphrey's McGee at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $60 - $71

    Featured Shows:

    Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA
    Thursday November 13th, 8 PM

    The rhythmic backbone of Progressive Rock’s first supergroup, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Carl has been hailed as one of the world’s greatest drummers, astounding rock fans worldwide with his dazzling speed and technical virtuosity.

    In between the hugely successful reunion tours of his other supergroup, the original line-up of ASIA (currently at 5 annual world tours and counting!)...and the amazing one-time-only reunion of Emerson Lake & Palmer at London’s 2010 High Voltage Festival…Carl has been thrilling audiences world-wide with his utterly unique show (“ranging from jazzy improvisation, soaring stylized guitar leads, funk bass lines, classical melodies, and hard rock shredding” - Hollywood Today) - The Carl Palmer Band celebrates the music of Emerson Lake & Palmer.

    With guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick, the Carl Palmer Band performs re-imagined instrumental versions of ELP’s original compositions and Classical arrangements, including “Trilogy” “Hoedown” “Pictures at an Exhibition” “Fanfare for the Common Man” “Tarkus” “The Barbarian” and “Carmina Burana”.

    Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA
    Wednesday November 19th, 7:30 PM

    Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett has announced his Genesis Extended Tour, featuring a selection of classics to include some of the gems he had to sacrifice on the Award winning Genesis Revisited live shows. With a career and repertoire spanning decades between Genesis and his outstanding solo work, this will be the last opportunity for fans to see Hackett perform a whole set from the seminal prog band's catalogue.

    An enthusiastic Steve Hackett explains: "Due to the success of the Genesis Revisited shows, in 2014 we're extending both the dates and the concept. We'll launch into a full Genesis set with favourites from this year such as The Musical Box, Dancing with the Moonlit Knight and Supper's Ready along with the addition of other Genesis classics which are often requested and the audiences deserve to hear... I'm really excited about this!"

    New live material for the Genesis Extended Tour will include performances of “Squonk” from Trick of the Tail”, “Lilywhite Lilith” from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, and “The Knife” from Trespass.

    Prog in the News

    2014-10-22: Pink Floyd's 'The Endless River' on Pace to Take Preorder Record from One Direction's 'Midnight Memories'
    Pink Floyd's forthcoming "final" album is looking like it will take the record for the most preordered album in the history of that is. Although that might not seem as glamourous as taking the top

    2014-10-22: Kate Bush Thanks Fans After Her Run of Shows Concludes
    Now that Kate Bush’s run of 22 ambitiously staged, rapturously received London concerts has come to an end, Ms. Bush has written a lavish thank-you note to her fans, and posted it on the web page where she announced the shows

    2014-10-22: David Gilmour Talks ‘Dysfunctional’ Pink Floyd Relationships That Inspired New Song ‘Louder Than Words’
    Lamenting the breakdowns in personal relationships is a tradition in Pink Floyd‘s music — and one that continues with ‘Louder Than Words,’ the sole vocal number from the band’s upcoming farewell album, ‘The Endless River.’ As

    2014-10-21: Geoff Tate / Tim Fernley. Songwriting – new album
    Geoff Tate is a successful singer / keyboardist / and songwriter formerly with Queensryche, now with his own band Operation: Mindcrime. He has been a professional musician for over 35 years and has traveled the world playing

    2014-10-21: Stick Men – SUPERCOLLIDER release today
    SMN1412 | release 21 October 2014 | To wrap up the first 5 years of the band’s existence, Stick Men release a special 2-disc “Anthology” that covers the ‘best of’ the existing release, plus a whole new disc of their totally u

    2014-10-20: Dennis DeYoung on Ignoring the Naysayers and Moving on Without Styx
    Dennis DeYoung, after nearly two decades away from Styx, is at peace — with their legacy together and with his own. “At 67, I don’t feel that cool,” he admits, but the same can’t be said for his rock-focused new DVD, ‘Dennis

    2014-10-18: The NewEARS Pat Mastelotto Interview
    Pat Mastelotto kindly granted an interview as he heads out on the road with "Stick Men". Their new CD "SuperCollider", a retrospective/live double masterpiece, is to be released on Oct. 21st.

    2014-10-17: The NewEARS Tony Levin Interview
    Tony Levin is known as a musician’s musician. This iconic bassist has rightly earned his place among the most respected and sought after musicians of our times. Garnering a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Perf

    2014-10-16: Concert Review: Styx Strut Their Stuff on the High Seas
    Reviewing a Styx show that took place aboard a cruise ship without using a single ‘Come Sail Away’-related pun is going to be difficult. But will it be impossible? Let’s find out! The perks of this job aren’t quite what I had

    2014-10-16: Asia co-founder says still-prolific rock band might ‘take off again’
    Where does Geoff Downes live? “On an airplane or in a bus,” he says. The British keyboardist played in Yes when the band visited the Hard Rock Hotel in August. Now he’s back on the road again with his other band, Asia, which

    2014-10-15: Trevor Rabin, Jon Anderson + Tony Kaye on the curious legacy of Yes’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart”
    “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” issued as a single in October 1983, holds a contentious place in the history of Yes. It is, of course, the band’s biggest-charting hit, but also a symbol of its dramatic shift toward pop styles in t