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NewEARS Album Of The Month

Karmakanic - DOT

" This time, Jonas Reingold added plenty of musicians to help him make this album, a concept about the evolution of the universe. We are in the usual style of symphonic prog rock that doesn't shy away from the Jazz and the heavy prog which gives to the music both vintage and modern sound. It starts really in a big fashion with crunchy guitars, delicate piano and that Jonas tasty fretless bass. The vocals are beautiful with a lot of vocalists contributing. The second part brings back the more heavy stuff of the beginning of the album with that Flower Kings. Good music to satisfy the Karmakanik fans." rdt-PA



Essential Track: “God – The Universe And Everything No One Else Really Cares About.” A sprawling thirty minute epic, it’s split into two parts, the first of which covers a mere twenty four minutes, veering through a real mix of styles. A snatch of easy lounge jazz, acoustic moments, angular combos of rhythms a la King Crimson, choral vocal moments, and the usual soaring guitar/keyboard passages. There may be a kitchen sink in there too yet it flows well enough for the piece to justify its duration and for the joins to be barely noticeable. “We’re all yet nothing” fades out before the second part, which closes the album in a particularly poignant manner. Some restful piano and a chance for some fretless Reingold bass develops into a typical progressive passage." MA-LTW



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New England Events

  • 2016-09-04
    Haken: Affinitor v2.0 Tour at Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Thank You Scientist
    $15

  • 2016-09-09
    Martin Barre (of Jethro Tull) at Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA at 08:00 PM
    $44 adv - $49 day of show

  • 2016-09-10
    Martin Barre (of Jethro Tull) at Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH at 08:00 PM
    SOLD OUT

  • 2016-09-11
    Martin Barre (of Jethro Tull) at Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $40

  • 2016-09-16
    Blind Guardian - Beyond The Red Mirror Tour 2016 at The Palladium - Worcester, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Grave Digger
    $25 - $28

  • 2016-09-24
    Rik Emmett (of Triumph) - Acoustic Duo at The Spire - Plymouth, MA at 08:00 PM
    $40

  • 2016-09-24
    The U.R.O. plays Who’s Next, Tommy and Quadrophenia at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 08:00 PM
    TBD

  • 2016-09-25
    The U.R.O. plays Who’s Next, Tommy and Quadrophenia at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 03:00 PM
    TBD

  • 2016-09-25
    Styx at Toyota Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Loverboy
    $45 - $95

  • 2016-09-27
    An Evening with Terry Bozzio at Stafford Palace Theater - Stafford Springs, CT at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $30

  • 2016-09-28
    Syd Arthur opening for Jake Bugg at Royale - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests Jake Bugg
    $29.50 & $30

  • 2016-09-29
    An Evening with Terry Bozzio at Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA at 08:00 PM
    $27 adv - $30 day of show

  • 2016-10-02
    Opeth - Sorceress World Tour at House Of Blues - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests The Sword
    $29.50 - $45

  • 2016-10-02
    Daryl Stuermer (Genesis, Phil Collins, Jean-Luc Ponty) at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 07:30 PM
    $25 - $55

  • 2016-10-19
    Anderson Rabin Wakeman - An Evening of YES Music and More at Wang Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $49.50 - $125

  • 2016-10-21
    Anderson Rabin Wakeman - An Evening of YES Music and More at Toyota Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 08:00 PM
    $35 - $75

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