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

IQ - The Road of Bones

"I'm surprised. This is a tremendous album. IQ never show off too much technicality and are not a flashy group by any means, but the band do well with what they have. They wrote a great, melancholy album here. It has many great atmospheric textures and a well-polished sound. It's still jamming at many times and hard-hitting, but very full of emotion and heart. That's where this album majorly succeeds." JCD - PA

"I cannot praise the writing of this album enough! This is my favourite IQ album in a while. Having been a fan since the 80s, I've listened to the band grow and change and this is certain a step in a new, right direction. From the opening heavy riff of "From the Outside In", to the fretless bass of "Fall and Rise", you can't go wrong with this album. If you are new to prog rock or been growing up with it as a soundtrack to your life like me, do yourself a favour and get this album. You won't regret it!" T - PA

" 'The Road of Bones' is an excellent album. I was surprised that the musicianship and production is flawless. It is also a very innovative record. This album has lots of atmosphere and the mood is dark and somewhat gloomy. You shuold also listen to the second disc because is every bit as good as the first one. All in all, this is a superb album, a very fine example of what Progressive Rock should be." A - PA

Essential Tracks: "gorgeously performed work just about takes us through the entire range of emotions, with passages which are achingly beautiful, and a rock experience which takes us from the hard and crashing opening, thundering, riffs of opener From The Outside In, to the quite gorgeous acoustic interplay on guitar, piano, and vocals at the denouement of closer, Until The End (which itself follows a really beautiful wall of sound in the finest symphonic tradition). I - PA

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Listen to samples at IQ-HQ and buy the CD in the US from The Artist Shop.

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

  • 2014-09-06
    Steely Dan "JAMALOT Ever After Tour" at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    $58 - $146.50

  • 2014-09-06
    Sonata Artica - Pariah's Child Tour at The Palladium - Worcester, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Delain
    $25 - $65

  • 2014-09-07
    Steely Dan "JAMALOT Ever After Tour" at Providenc Performing Arts Center - Providence, RI at 07:30 PM

  • 2014-09-12
    Nik Turner's Hawkwind at The Middle East - Cambridge, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Witch Mountain and Hedersleben

  • 2014-09-14
    Portugal. The Man and Grouplove (on the Honda Civic Tour) at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Grouplove
    $35 - $58.50

  • 2014-09-15
    An Evening with King Crimson at Colonial Theater Citi Arts Performing Center Emerson - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $39 - $154

  • 2014-09-16
    Steely Dan "JAMALOT Ever After Tour" at Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 07:30 PM
    $49 - $114

  • 2014-09-16
    An Evening with King Crimson at Colonial Theater Citi Arts Performing Center Emerson - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $39 - $154

  • 2014-09-16
    TERRY BOZZIO - An Evening of Solo Drum Music at Stafford Palace Theater - Stafford Springs, CT at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $30

  • 2014-09-20
    Gino Vannelli (the greatest voice in recorded history says NewEARS' Fred T.) at Berklee Performance Center - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $150 (VIP)

  • 2014-09-28
    Coheed and Cambria at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Thank You Scientist
    $35 - $54.65

  • 2014-10-02
    Bryan Ferry at Orpheum Theater - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    $53.45 - $84.20

  • 2014-10-09
    Kansas at Blue Ocean Music Hall - Salisbury, MA at 08:00 PM
    $49 & $59

  • 2014-10-16
    California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio at City Stage - Springfield, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Montreal Guitar Trio
    $30 & $35 (members $26 & $30)

  • 2014-10-16
    STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) at State Theatre - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM
    $27.50 adv, $30 day of show

  • 2014-10-17
    The Tubes at Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $55

    Featured Show:

    Return of Robert Fripp & King Crimson
    September 15 & 16 - Colonial Theatre

    King Crimson returns to the stage this fall with a two night stop at the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre on September 15 and 16. This is their first US tour since 2008. Born on January 13th, 1969, in the basement of the Fulham Palace Cafe, London, this is the 8th incarnation of King Crimson, with: Gavin Harrison (drums), Bill Rieflin (drums), Pat Mastelotto (drums), Tony Levin (bass and vocals), Mel Collins (Sax, flute), Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, vocals) and Robert Fripp (guitar).

    In his DGM Diary for September 6th, 2013, when King Crimson’s return to live performance was announced to an outbreak of media frenzy, fan adoration and spontaneous outpourings of affection, Fripp wrote: At 18.55 King Crimson VIII moved to its next stage of actualization. This is a very different reformation to what has gone before: seven players, four English and three American, with three drummers. The Point Of Crim-Seeing was of a conventional Back Line reconfigured as the Front Line, The Seven-Headed Beast of Crim is in Go! mode.

    Prog in the News

    2014-08-29: RIP: Glenn Cornick, bass player for Jethro Tull
    It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Glenn Cornick, bass player with Jethro Tull from the band’s inception 1968 until 1970. Of course, he had also played with the John Evan Band for the year during

    2014-08-27: Kate Bush: Before the Dawn – reviews roundup
    Taking stock of Kate Bush’s comeback was always going to be tricky. The sense of anticipation around her return to the stage after 35 years was so fevered that its opening night seems beyond criticism altogether, a time for p

    2014-08-26: HELIOPOLIS Release “City of the Sun” on 10T Records
    Formed in Los Angeles in the summer of 2012, Heliopolis set out determined to celebrate the uplifting power of music. They began writing their debut album, “City of the Sun,” while simultaneously undertaking a string of accla

    2014-08-25: Show Review: Deep Purple Burns Down the MPAC
    Deep Purple unleashed a scorching show to an enthusiastic crowd at the MPAC. Deep Purple is an English rock band that is still going strong since its inception in the late 1960's. They are among the pioneers of hard rock and

    2014-08-22: Dream Theater announce "Breaking The Fourth Wall", live from the Boston Opera House
    On March 25th, 2014, Dream Theater performed at the Boston Opera House with very special guests from the Berklee College of Music orchestra and choir. Filmed and directed by Pierre and François Lamoureux, and mixed and master

    2014-08-22: Boston Globe Music Pick: Yanni at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    “I don’t like to define my music. To me, music is pure emotion. It’s language that can communicate certain emotions and the rhythm cuts across genders, cultures, and nationalities. All you need to do is close your eyes and fe

    2014-08-22: Genesis Announce New ‘R-Kive’ Box Set
    When Genesis teased fans with the promise of “exciting news” to be announced on Aug. 22, speculation ran wild; given that former members recently participated in an upcoming retrospective documentary, some hoped that the dorm

    2014-08-21: Carl Palmer’s retirement joke
    In a video posted on his Facebook page, the prog icon announces: “Carl Palmer has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands. “Along the way his dazzling speed and

    2014-08-20: Toronto International Film Festival to Premiere Roger Waters The Wall
    Fans of Roger Waters and Pink Floyd's monumental The Wall, get ready. This immersive experience of Waters's The Wall Live tour, shot in three cities across two continents, is a rib-rattling, sonically stupendous piece of film

    2014-08-20: Kate Bush Pleads With Fans NOT To Use Phones & Tablets At Comeback Shows
    It's been 35 years since she last took the stage - at which point the first ever mobile phone was just a glint in some dreamer-turned-bazillianaire's eye. Kate Bush has asked fans not to film her London shows. Or bring their

    2014-08-20: Eccentric Orbit Announces the Release of Creation of the Humanoids
    Proudly announcing our new CD, "Creation of the Humanoids," dedicated to our friend Mark Cella. The new CD builds on the sounds and vibe of our debut, "Attack of the Martians," adding the sounds of electric violin, synth guit

    2014-08-20: echolyn cancelling october shows
    echolyn is disappointed to announce that we need to cancel our three live performances this fall. In juggling family, work and school obligations we are faced with the reality that the timeline we are presented with to proper

    2014-08-19: Jon Anderson on Working With Jean-Luc Ponty, Yes’ New Album and More – Exclusive Interview
    Jon Anderson parted ways with Yes in 2008, when health concerns kept him from committing to a tour. But he has remained incredibly active over the intervening six years, juggling an endless variety of projects at a time — and

    2014-08-19: WOW! Kate Bush by Gered Mankowitz
    I am delighted to announce details of the pre-launch process for WOW!, the latest ultra-large-format limited edition book by our publishing arm, Ormond Yard Press, featuring the very best work from Gered Mankowitz’s incredibl

    2014-08-18: 20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Genesis
    It’s easy to think you’ve heard all there is to hear about Genesis. Between selling some 130 million albums worldwide, papering MTV with videos, and a well-deserved Hall of Fame nod — not to mention launching the hitmaking so

    2014-08-15: AAJ Review: InterStatic - Arise
    Its beginnings may have been a little closer to the jazz side of the jazz-rock equation with Anthem (PVY Records, 2011), but British expat keyboardist Roy Powell's and trio with Norwegian guitarist Jacob Young and drummer Jar

    2014-08-15: District 97 New Music Sneak Preview/Kickstarter Launching August 25th
    We're delighted to give you a sneak peak at a track from our upcoming 3rd studio album. The song is called Takeover, and was filmed on June 12, 2014 at Martyrs': Please share! If you'd like to hear this and the rest of our n

    2014-08-14: Tool's Danny Carey to Play With Primus in September
    Tool drummer Danny Carey will sit in on a handful of Primus dates in September while the band's original drummer, Tim "Herb" Alexander, continues to recover from open heart surgery following a heart attack last month. "The mi

    2014-08-14: 'The bloody thing burned to the ground': Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan recalls that fire in the sky
    Deep Purple are considered to be among the forefathers who forged hard rock and heavy metal, thanks to their unmistakable blend of heavy guitar riffs, anthemic keyboards, and sweeping melodies in songs like “Smoke on the Wate

    2014-08-13: Singer says farewell to Queensryche
    Don't let the word “farewell” in Geoff Tate's August tour give you the wrong impression. The former long-time singer/songwriter of Queensryche isn't hanging up his microphone by any means. But he is bringing an end to an era