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

RTFACT - Life Is Good

" “Life Is Good” is a throwback album to the classic 70s prog rock sound. The band specifically names ELP and Gentle Giant as similar sounds, and I agree with that. The band plays synth-laden prog rock with lots of technical portions, sweeping keys, bassy grooves, not to mention the plethora of rich melodies. Vocally, you will find the vocal rounds of Gentle Giant, but not on every track. All in all, they mirror the style well.

Normally, direct influence can be the bane of a band. However, with RTfact, I feel like the influence serves as a mere foundation to the true compositional genius at play here. The band writes some truly golden melodies that Jeff and the other vocalists perform to their utmost. Even from the very opening track (which is revisited as a remix at the end), the melodies will grab your attention." TPM



Essential Track: 'Gotika' instrumental tour-de-force. Embellished with ominous, monosyllabic vocal chanting, this composition demonstrates RTFACTS's virtuosic navigation of breaks, modulations and time signature changes; the unpredictable song structure even veers into a neoclassical fugue before the tension-infused finale.

"'Gotika' for being a dark, almost steampunk experience" - TPM



Read the review at The PROG Mind.

Buy the CD or Download from Bandcamp.


NewEARS Art Rock Series:
NewEARS Prog Show presents:

  • 2017-11-03
    Unreal City - Frammenti Notturni: Album Debut Concert at Regent Underground Theatre - Arlington, MA at 09:30 PM
    With Special Guests Hypaspace
    $10 adv, $15 at the door



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    New England Events

  • 2017-10-26
    Renaissance - A Symphonic Journey featuring the Renaissance Chamber Orchestra at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $52

  • 2017-11-01
    Renaissance - A Symphonic Journey featuring the Renaissance Chamber Orchestra at City Winery - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $45

  • 2017-11-03
    Unreal City - Frammenti Notturni: Album Debut Concert at Regent Underground Theatre - Arlington, MA at 09:30 PM
    With Special Guests Hypaspace
    $10 adv, $15 at the door

  • 2017-11-03
    John Lodge of The Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at Infinity Music Hall - Hartford, CT at 08:30 PM
    $59 - $89

  • 2017-11-04
    Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson at Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino - Mashantucket, CT at 08:00 PM
    $40 & $60

  • 2017-11-05
    John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring - The Meeting of the Spirits Tour (legacy of Mahavishnu Orchestra farewell U.S. tour) at Park Theatre - RI Center for the Performing Arts - Cranston, RI at 07:30 PM
    $55 - $75

  • 2017-11-06
    An Evening with King Crimson at Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA at 06:30 PM
    $39.50 - $150

  • 2017-11-08
    John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring - The Meeting of the Spirits Tour (legacy of Mahavishnu Orchestra farewell U.S. tour) at The Wilbur - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $50 - $75

  • 2017-11-08
    Brit Floyd - Immersion World Tour 2017 at The Vets (Veterans Memorial Auditorium) - Providence, RI at 07:30 PM
    $39 - $165 VIP

  • 2017-11-10
    THE SECURITY PROJECT Live! at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Hirsh Gardner of New England
    $25 adv, $30 at the door

  • 2017-11-11
    Brit Floyd - Immersion World Tour 2017 at SNHU Arena - Manchester, NH at 08:00 PM
    $26.50 - $49.50

  • 2017-11-13
    Brit Floyd - Immersion World Tour 2017 at Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA at 07:30 PM
    $49 - $159 VIP

  • 2017-11-15
    An Evening With Dream Theater - Images, Words & Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour at Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA at 06:30 PM
    $33.50 - $53.50

  • 2017-11-17
    Todd Rundgren - An Unpredictable Evening at Blue Ocean Music Hall - Salisbury, MA at 09:00 PM
    $69.50

  • 2017-11-17
    Mary Fahl (former lead singer of October Project) at Spire Center for the Performing Arts - Plymouth, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25

  • 2017-11-18
    The Genesis Show - '77 WIND & WUTHERING TOUR at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35

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    Thursday 10/26 @ 8:00 PM
    Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield CT

    Wednesday 11/1 @ 8:00 PM
    City Winery - Boston MA


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