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

District 97 - In Vaults

At the risk of hyperbole, this album is just outstanding. I’m more than fine waiting three years if we can get music of this quality rather than just a repetition of what a band has been doing year after year. With In Vaults, District 97 continues to do what they do so damn well – mash up a myriad of musical styles to create one that is truly their own. The band evolves with each album; stronger vocals, a tighter rhythm section, confident guitar playing and consistently excellent songwriting. I highly recommend this album which is easily one of the best albums of the year so far. Maurice Russell - Prog Metal Zone

Essential Track: Blinding Vision is the epic of the album at 11 ˝ minutes featuring cello (perhaps Katinka Kleijn lending her talents again?) setting the mood. There are vocals, cello, and piano here giving the song a real chamber music feel. About 4:21 into the song, there is cymbal play that segues into a sparse, reflective section to end the album. MR-PMZ

Read the reviews at Prog Archives and Prog Metal Zone.

Listen to samples and buy the CD from District 97, LASERSEDGE and other fine Prog retailers.

Art Rock Series

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New England Events

  • 2015-07-05
    Styx with Def Leppard and Tesla at Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT at 07:00 PM
    $59 - $93.35

  • 2015-07-07
    Styx with Def Leppard and Tesla at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion - Meadowbrook, NH at 07:00 PM
    $33 - $810.75 (Front Row VIP)

  • 2015-07-09
    Styx with Def Leppard and Tesla at Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA at 07:00 PM
    $29.50 - $125

  • 2015-07-16
    Umphrey's McGee at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $29.50 - $46.75

  • 2015-07-17
    Primus at Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 07:30 PM
    $25 - $47.50

  • 2015-07-18
    Mary Fahl (formely of October Project) at Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $30 - $40

  • 2015-07-23
    Zappa Plays Zappa Tour de Frank at Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH at 08:00 PM
    $37 - $80 VIP

  • 2015-07-24
    Deep Purple at Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA at 08:00 PM
    $47 - $97

  • 2015-07-25
    Primus at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $29.50 - $64.60

  • 2015-07-27
    Primus at Thompson's Point - Portland, ME at 06:00 PM
    $39.50 - $47.20

  • 2015-07-28
    Primus at Mountain Park - Holyoke, MA at 07:00 PM

  • 2015-07-30
    Steely Dan Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour at Blue Hillls Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $65 - $146.50

  • 2015-07-31
    Steely Dan Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour at Blue Hillls Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $65 - $146.50

  • 2015-08-05
    Toto - 35th Anniversary Tour at Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA at 08:00 PM
    $37 - $86.35

  • 2015-08-07
    The Aristocrats ( Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann) at The Middle East - Cambridge, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2015-08-07
    YES & Toto North American Summer Tour at Foxwoods Grand Theater - Mashantucket, CT at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Toto
    $50 & $60


    12/26/14 - 3/27/15
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    Featured Show:

    Mary Fahl (formely of October Project)
    July 18th - Tupelo M.H., Londonderry NH

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