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by David King June 11, 2015


  Just about everything Danish indie prog rockers Mew write is catchy. If they had the mind to strip their songs down, stop style hopping and embrace their poppier instincts, they'd have a much easier go ...

Steven Wilson

by The Staff May 21, 2015


  London-based Steven Wilson may look every inch the ’70s English folkie, but actually, he’s an innovative studio guru and the leader of the greatly admired rock band Porcupine Tree. And since 2008, he’s become widely ...

The Egg

King Crimson

by The Staff September 4, 2014


  They warned of the “21st Century Schizoid Man” long before the turn of the 21st century (and subsequent Kanye West sample). King Crimson are pioneers of progressive rock, having heralded the genre’s rise in the ...

The Egg


by The Staff September 26, 2013

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  Adam Sandler will not be on hand for the Waterboys’ show at the Egg tonight (Thursday, 8 PM, $39.50-$49.50, 473-1845). . . . Rock & soul band the Jay Vons and Lovesick will play the ...

The Egg

Physical Plant

by The Staff August 28, 2013


  Sarasota, Fla., band Physical Plant purport to appeal to fans of Yes, Kansas, Vampire Weekend and Arcade Fire. Which might be true—what with their 21st century approach to proggy psychedelia. But they’re best understood as ...

Club Helsinki


by The Staff July 25, 2013


  That siren you’re hearing is the Prog Army sending out the alert: The legendary English band Yes are coming to Holyoke’s Mountain Park, and they are going to play three classic albums in their entirety: ...

Mountain Park


by The Staff July 3, 2013


  Fans of prog rock mainstays Kansas are often referred to as “Wheatheads,” yet the rising popularity of the gluten-free diet hasn’t seemed to affect the band’s staying power. This year, they celebrate their 40th year ...

Empire State Plaza

In the Name of Prog

by Raurri Jennings February 23, 2012

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In I Heart Huckabees, Dustin Hoffman’s existential detective character is explaining the interconnectedness of all the matter and energy in the universe to Jason Schwartzman using a blanket. He juts his hand through the cloth ...

Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman

by The Staff October 26, 2011


Just before we received the original announcement for this show, we felt a disruption in the force. The prog force. What could be happening? (Was Fripp up to something again?) Then we received the message: ...

Palace Theatre