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

Paul Bremner - The Witness

"IZZ guitarist, Paul Bremner's new studio album, The Witness. IZZ fans have grown to associate Paul's distinctive and melodic guitar playing with the "IZZ Sound". Paul has earned the respect of the progressive rock community by writing such memorable songs as "Light From Your Eyes", "Illuminata" and co-writing the IZZ classics "Late Night Salvation" and "Can't Feel the Earth, Part II," among many others. Paul's new studio album of 10 songs showcases both his dynamic guitar playing and his penchant for writing emotional music and lyrics. ". - MND-BWW

Essential Tracks: "Last Exit Before Toll" comes in at over 20 minutes and encompasses the full range of Bremner's musical palette. "I am very happy to include this extended piece which I hope will take the listener on a journey; and I am happy that it features all of my IZZ band mates." " - MND-BWW

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New England Events

  • 2016-05-03
    Dweezil Zappa & the Zappa Plays Zappa Band Perform the Music of Dweezil Zappa at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2016-05-07
    RosFest 3 day Festival with Spock's Beard, Zebra, Strawbs, Magic Pie, Dave Kerzner and more (12 bands) at The Majestic Theater - Gettysburg, PA at 06:00 PM
    $60 day - $500 VIP

  • 2016-05-07
    Dweezil Zappa & The Zappa Plays Zappa Band perform the music of Dweezil Zappa at Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2016-05-11
    Justin Hayward (of The Moody Blues) at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 08:00 PM

  • 2016-05-12
    Bent Knee at One Bar & Grill - Northampton, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2016-05-12
    Justin Hayward (of The Moody Blues) at Blue Ocean Music Hall at 08:00 PM
    $65.50 - $179.50 (VIP)

  • 2016-05-13
    Bent Knee at Ralph's Rock Diner - Worcester, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2016-05-14
    Bent Knee at Hi Hat @ Mill No 5 - Lowell, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2016-05-15
    Justin Hayward (of The Moody Blues) at Cary Hall - Lexington, MA at 07:00 PM
    $49 - $69

  • 2016-05-17
    Justin Hayward (of The Moody Blues) at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2016-05-19
    Bent Knee at ONCE Ballroom - Somerville, MA at 08:00 PM

  • 2016-05-20
    Terra Incognita 3 day Festival with RPWL, Sylvan, Abel Ganz, Kinetic Element + others (6 bands) at at 08:00 PM
    $57 Friday - $90 Sat/Sun

  • 2016-05-20
    An Evening with AndersonPonty Band at The Cabot - Beverly, MA at 08:00 PM
    $45 - $225 (VIP)

  • 2016-05-21
    Apocalyptica - Shadowmaker Tour 2016 at The Palladium - Worcester, MA at 07:00 PM
    With Special Guests 10 Years, Failure Anthem
    $25 - $30

  • 2016-05-21
    AndersonPonty Band at Calvin Theatre - Northamton, MA at 08:00 PM
    $39.50 - $225 (VIP)

  • 2016-05-23
    Anderson Ponty Band at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $75 - $150 (VIP)


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    2016-04-27: Cruise to the Edge 2017 Promo
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    2016-04-26: Frank Zappa’s Vaults Open for ‘Road Tapes’ Reissues and More
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    2016-04-26: Trevor Horn to join Yes for two UK shows
    Trevor Horn will hook up with Yes for London and Oxford gigs - the first time he’s played with band since Drama tour 36 years ago.

    2016-04-25: Watch David Gilmour Mash Up Pink Floyd and Prince
    Add David Gilmour to the list of those remembering Prince in song, though he did so with a twist. Performing last night at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Gilmour combined Pink Floyd‘s “Comfortably Numb” with “Purple Rain,” the t

    2016-04-25: Yes bassist Billy Sherwood and former keyboardist Tony Kaye release Live In Japan double album
    Yes bassist Billy Sherwood and the band’s former keyboardist Tony Kaye have launched a double live album. Live In Japan was recorded in the country in 2011 and features material from throughout both artists’ careers. Sherwood

    2016-04-24: Last chance to bid on Kansas Leftoverture items for charity
    I am a friend of and fan of the Progressive Rock band Kansas. The band supports Autism Free Brain ( and because of my friendship with the members I get access to items that most fans won't have opportu

    2016-04-22: Jon Anderson | Infinite Beings in the 21st Century
    The very sound of Jon Anderson’s voice, even coming out of the other end of a cellphone, instantly heralds the prog-rock majesty of the band’s 1970s heyday. It conjures visions of Robert Dean–painted album covers and swirling

    2016-04-22: Dream Theater puts on ‘Astonishing’ show at Orpheum
    Dream Theater fans are well acquainted with challenge. A hardy, opinionated tribe, they’ve embraced a band that mingles chopsy prog-rock grandeur, metal’s hedonistic thunder, a way with soaring melodies, and a knack for polar

    2016-04-21: RIP:Prince Dead at Age 57
    Prince has died at his Paisley Park home and studio in Minnesota, his publicist confirms. He was 57. Rumors began circulating after a death was reported earlier today (April 21) at Prince’s Minnesota compound, beginning with

    2016-04-21: New music from Stickmen, Frost* & Beledo on The PM Show #112. Listen right now!
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