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

Strattman- The Lie of the Beholder

The Lie of the Beholder really is an album full of 'light & shade', fluctuating from 'heavy to tranquil', and delivering 'menace as well as harmony', resulting in a varied listening experience that will prove to be quite rewarding to many. Roy Strattman has shown us that he's not only capable of delivering the melodic prog rock that he's known for in Little Atlas, but that he can kick things up a few notches and create some really heavy material that will appeal to a whole new audience. A job well done. PP-SoT

Essential Track: 'A Better World' The mood is set right from the get go, acoustic ambient serenity that suddenly explodes with energy and rambunctious brutality, Ricardo Bigai's bass showing the way to guest drummer (and not a shabby one either) Nick D'Virgilio. The opening track oscillates between a muscular Porcupine Tree-like assault and a gentler Floydian dilemma, the combination of howling synths, addictive mellotron and rabid guitar slashes guide the track along with total conviction. The vocals are spot on, a tidy combination of David Gilmour hushes and more contemporary singers like Thom Yorke, Sean Filkins or David Longdon (Big Big Train). tzm-PA

Read the reviews at Sea of Tranquility and Prog Archives.

Listen to samples and buy the CD from 10t Records.

Art Rock Series

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New England Events

  • 2015-03-07
    Mike + The Mechanics - The Hits Tour at The Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $55 - $75

  • 2015-03-08
    Mike + The Mechanics - The Hits Tour at Infinity Hall - Hartford, CT at 08:00 PM
    $74 - $94

  • 2015-03-19
    The Moody Blues - Timeless Flight: The Polydor Years at The Hanover Theatre - Worcester, MA at 07:30 PM
    $60 - $128

  • 2015-03-22
    The Moody Blues - Timeless Flight: The Polydor Years at Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 07:30 PM
    $38 - $73

  • 2015-04-04
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd at Calvin Theatre - Northampton, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25 & $35

  • 2015-04-08
    Zappa Plays Zappa One Size Fits All 40th Anniversary Tour at Calvin Theatre - Northampton, MA at 08:00 PM
    $28.50 - $72.50 (VIP)

  • 2015-04-09
    Zappa Plays Zappa One Size Fits All 40th Anniversary Tour at State Theatre - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $75

  • 2015-04-10
    Zappa Plays Zappa One Size Fits All 40th Anniversary Tour at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2015-04-11
    Nightwish at The Palladium - Worcester, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Delain
    $35 - $180

  • 2015-04-11
    Brit Floyd - Celebrating Five Decades of Pink Floyd at Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA at 08:00 PM
    $47 - $76.05

  • 2015-04-11
    Magma at Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $30

  • 2015-04-12
    Brit Floyd - Celebrating Five Decades of Pink Floyd at Hanover Theatre - Worcester, MA at 08:00 PM
    $34.50 - $49.50

  • 2015-04-12
    Zappa Plays Zappa One Size Fits All 40th Anniversary Tour at Berklee Performance Center - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $29.50 - $79 VIP

  • 2015-04-16
    Brit Floyd - Space and Time World Tour at Verizon Wireless Arena - Manchester, NH at 08:00 PM
    $20.50 - $39.50

  • 2015-04-17
    Brit Floyd - Space and Time World Tour at Cross Center - Bangor, ME at 08:00 PM
    $24.75 - $43.75

  • 2015-04-18
    Brit Floyd - Space and Time World Tour at Flynn Center - Burlington, VT at 08:00 PM
    $38.75 - $59.75


    Listen to the latest NewEARS Prog Show Podcast:

    02-20-15 - Special Guests: IZZ and Mary Fahl

    02-13-15 - Special Guest: Max Harvey

    02-06-15 - Special Guest: Protean Collective

    Featured Show:

    March 7th - Wilbur Theatre, Boston MA
    March 8th - Infinity Hall, Hartford CT

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