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

Enchant - The Great Divide

As ever with Enchant, the overall feeling is of Prog-Metal with a stronger eye for the Prog than the Metal, big riffs and killer drums merely driving on a selection of more refined ideas which expertly walk the fine line between exuberant and tightly focused.

All five musicians are faultless throughout, the interplay between Ott, Jenkins, Platt and Flanegan a balance where all four shine, yet no one individual dominates, while Ted Leonard [Spock's Beard] puts in a vocal display that really does mark him out as one of Prog's finest frontmen. SR - SoT

Essential Tracks: The closing "Here And Now" is a perfect example of how Enchant sprinkle their dust, a busy yet unobtrusive keyboard melody setting the tone for the drums to pop, roll and crash in unison, while somehow the overall vibe still seems more caring and inviting than boisterous or grandiose. SR - SoT

Read the reviews at Sea of Tranquility.

Listen to samples and buy the CD from Inside Out Music.

Art Rock Series

  • 2014-10-21
    Stick Men (featuring Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter) at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Mindset X
    $30 & $50 VIP

    Click on the following link for a complete list of bands that have played for the NewEARS Art Rock Series

    New England Events

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

  • 2014-10-05
    The Machine “Unplugged” – The Ultimate Pink Floyd Tribute at Infinity Hall - Hartford, CT at 07:30 PM
    $34 - $49

  • 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

  • 2014-10-17
    California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio at The Center for Arts - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Montreal Guitar Trio
    $30 ($28 members)

  • 2014-10-18
    The Tubes at Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $55

  • 2014-10-18
    Australian Pink Floyd - Set The Controls Tour - the very best of Pink Floyd at Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT at 08:00 PM
    $29.50 & $39.50

  • 2014-10-19
    Australian Pink Floyd - Set The Controls Tour - the very best of Pink Floyd at Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    $43.20 - $63.70

  • 2014-10-19
    Secret Chiefs 3 at Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA at 08:30 PM
    $15 ($18.50)

  • 2014-10-19
    STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $27.50 - $41

  • 2014-10-21
    Stick Men (featuring Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter) at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Mindset X
    $30 & $50 VIP

  • 2014-10-21
    The Tubes at Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35 adv, $40 day of show

  • 2014-10-23
    Renaissance - A Symphony of Light Tour at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2014-10-25
    Andrian Belew Power Trio at The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA at 06:00 PM
    $25 adv, $28 day of show

    Featured Show:

    NewEARS & Zuzu Petals Productions Presents

    Stick Men - October 21st
    Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA

    Stick Men is a progressive rock band formed in 2008 and created from musicians with extensive experience playing together. Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin are the rhythm section of the legendary band King Crimson and Markus Reuter is a composer/guitarist who designs and plays his own unique touch style guitar.

    Stick Men is a rock trio like no other. Playing instruments not seen or heard every day, and writing captivating and challenging music, they embody the tradition of forward-looking rock music.

    Levin and Mastelotto, the powerhouse rhythm section of King Crimson for over 20 years, bring that tradition to all their playing. Levin plays the Chapman Stick, from which the band takes its name. Having bass and guitar strings, the Chapman Stick functions at times like two instruments. Markus Reuter plays his own self-designed touch guitar - again covering much more ground than a guitar or a bass. And Mastelotto’s drumming encompasses not just the acoustic kit, but a unique electronic setup too, allowing him to add loops, samples, percussion, and more.

    The result; audiences are fascinated by watching just three musicians onstage perform pieces like Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, King Crimson’s Red and Lark’s Tongues, as well as wild improvs and their own catalog of unique music. Stick Men have released 5 CDs; Soup, Absalom, OPEN, DEEP, and the most recent Power Play (2014), a live album. They have toured extensively, now spanning 5 continents.

    Prog in the News

    2014-10-01: Roger Waters Patiently Explains That He Is Still Not a Member of Pink Floyd
    Until recently, the prospect of a new Pink Floyd album seemed to good to be true, but now that the long-dormant group has confirmed its upcoming ‘Endless River‘ LP, fans may feel like no dream is too unlikely to wish for — wh

    2014-09-30: Genesis interview: 'We were hated'
    In the mid-Seventies, when Genesis were ­reaching the heights of their theatrical pomp, singer Peter Gabriel’s outfits often threatened to steal the show. “I was always afraid that these guys would start arguing about any of

    2014-09-27: 'I nearly died. In rehab, I said those words... My name is Phil Collins and I'm an alcoholic': From Genesis to revelations, the single reveals all
    The first knew he was in trouble when he found himself slipping into a dangerous new routine at home in Geneva. Bored, bandless and missing his young children, who had moved to America with his ex-wife, the British legend who

    2014-09-27: Cruise to the Edge 2015
    The waiting is over today as we announce the next Global Progressive Rock music spectacular and fan/artist get-together, Cruise To the Edge! This is truly a “world event” and we anticipate fan representation from over 30 coun

    2014-09-27: Concert Review: ASIA - Then & Now and in the Future - Super Group Gets Serious with Gravitas in Morristown
    The original ASIA formed in 1981. They were heralded as a "super group" as each of the four members of ASIA had come from successful bands from the prog-rock realm. ASIA's self-titled debut album released in 1982 was a huge h

    2014-09-26: "Progressive Darkwave" Braindance is back after a 12 year hiatus
    Welcome back to the world of progressive darkwave. Braindance releases "Master of Disguise" long-awaited concept album containing five singles, epic trilogy, groundbreaking packaging and 16 page comic.

    2014-09-25: Marillion's "Season's End" is 25
    Ah, Seasons End - my first baby with Marillion. We seemed to write it in an afternoon and record it in a fortnight. The freak warm spring of 1989 saw us basking in the splendour of Hook End Manor near Henley on Thames. I flou

    2014-09-24: Haken release "Darkest Light" video
    We have recently announced the release of the 'Restoration' EP on the 27th October 2014, coinciding with our UK & Ireland tour with label mates Leprous & Maschine. Now we are pleased to reveal a brand new video for the track

    2014-09-24: Who 50th Anniversary Compilation Will Include First New Song in Eight Years
    The Who will append their first new music in eight years to a forthcoming 50th anniversary compilation. ‘Be Lucky,’ recorded this summer, features surviving members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, as well as their longtime

    2014-09-23: Phil Collins: ‘I Am Not Ready to Return to the Full Concert Stage’
    After Phil Collins announced last month that he would be participating in a charity concert, speculation started to spread that he was testing the waters for a full-scale comeback tour. But the singer has quashed those hopes

    2014-09-23: The Endless River TV commercial
    First preview of the new Pink Floyd album "The Endless River" is now live on the official Pink Floyd site.

    2014-09-22: David Bowie exhibition lands in Chicago for only U.S. visit
    David Bowie has been best-known throughout his five-decade career as a prolific musician and songwriter, with hits like "Changes" and "Space Oddity" in constant radio circulation. But he is also an actor and artist who helped

    2014-09-22: Pink Floyd unveil new album "The Endless River" cover
    Box includes 24-page photo/credit booklet in hard cover, including previously unseen photographs from 1993 sessions CD in full colour card wallet with full colour label DVD (NTSC) or BLU-RAY in full colour card wallet with fu

    2014-09-19: Jordan's live rig - on your iPad
    Jordantron brings you all the sounds of Jordan's live rig into your iPad. This is the first time Jordan Rudess, who is best known as the keyboardist for Dream Theater, has released a complete set of his exclusive sounds to th

    2014-09-18: Great pictures of King Crimson in Boston from Tony Levin's Web Diary
    Here in Boston, I'm thrilled, as always, to return to the city I was born in and grew up in. In Copley Square, a visit to the Boston Public Library where I used to work in the music department after school.

    2014-09-18: Fish: A Personal statement on the Scottish Referendum
    What is going on up here in Scotland now and what has been going on for a very long time and what will be decided today I cannot ignore and would be an absolute lie if I chose to pretend it did not affect me and chose to avoi

    2014-09-18: Queen release "Killer Queen" vodka on 40th anniversary of song
    The ultimate accompaniment to any band’s rider, and drink of choice for the legendary late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Queen have unveiled a premium Freddie Mercury celebratory vodka, ‘Killer Queen’. Released on the 40th