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YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman to Perform in Miami

Progressive rock band YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman is set to perform on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at The Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami.

YES was co-founded by Jon Anderson and the late Chris Squire in 1968 and went on to sell millions of albums with classic prog rock releases such as Fragile, Close to The Edge, Tales From Topographic Oceans, and Going For The One and the commercial radio friendly pop-rock recording 90125, as well as embarking on several record-breaking world tours.

The touring band line-up is completed by two remarkable musicians – Lee Pomeroy on bass and Louis Molino III on drums.

The trio will be recording new material throughout the summer for a projected album release in early 2018.

Time for Pink Floyd in Montreal

Time for Pink Floyd, a tribute band featuring members of Canadian progressive rock band Hamadryad, is set to perform on October 21st, 2017 at the Rialto Theater in Montreal. With 7 musicians on stage, Time for Pink Floyd will play the best classics of the prog rock legend.

The Rialto Theater
5723 Av du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V 4G9
$ 44 Show only – $ 123 Dinner-show (taxes included)
Box Office: http://theatrerialto.ca/en/event/spectacle-hommage-time-for-pink-floyd/?instance_id=206
Info and/or reservation (514) 770-7773

Discipline and Galactic Cowboy Orchestra to Perform at Roxy & Dukes

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra

Two highly esteemed progressive rock acts are set to perform on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Roxy & Dukes in Dunellen, New Jersey.

Discipline has recording its fifth studio album, “Captives of the Wine Dark Sea”, with current members Paul Dzendzel (drums), Mathew Kennedy (bass guitar), Chris Herin (lead guitar), and Matthew Parmenter (vocals and keyboards). Discipline and Sonus Umbra will be performing on October 13, 2017 at Duffy’s in Toronto and October 15, 2017 at L’Anti Bar & Spectacles in Quebec.

The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra elegantly combines progressive music with roots music elements.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
1:00 p.m. doors, 2:00 p.m. show
Roxy & Dukes, 745 Bound Brook Rd, Dunellen, NJ
Cost: Online Presale $32.00
Walk ups day of show $40 (Cash Only) Beginning at 1PM
Click Here To Purchase Tickets

Bill Frisell’s Harmony Project to Perform at Carboro ArtsCenter

Acclaimed jazz guitarist and innovator Bill Frisell is set to perform on Thursday, September 14th in Carrboro, North Carolina with his Harmony Project.

The ensemble put together by Frisell includes vocalist Petra Haden, cellist Hank Roberts, and multi-instrumentalist Luke Bergman. Harmony is described as an evocative trip through the landscape of American music of the last century.

More details at: artscenterlive.org/events.

Rock In Opposition Festival 2017 Lineup Announced

Guapo

Twelve celebrated progressive music acts are set to perform at the 2017 Rock in Opposition (R.I.O.) Festival to be held in France. The three-day festival is dedicated to artistically-uncompromising rock music.

The 2017 Program:

September 15th
Aranis (Belgium)
Cheer-Accident (USA)
faUSt (Germany)

September 16th
Le Silo (Japan)
Miriodor (Canada)
Trans-aeolian Transmission (France)
Gong (France)
Acid Mothers Temple (Japan)

September 17th
a.P.A.t.T. (England)
In Love With (France)
Guapo (England)
Slapp Happy (Germany/England)

More at www.rocktime.org/rio/index.php/en/

Progday 2017 Reveals First Acts

Progressive rock festival Progday announced the first artists scheduled to perform Saturday and Sunday, September 2nd and 3rd, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The festival will feature acclaimed Peruvian band Flor De Loto, sensational American progressive band INFiNiEN and celebrated Swiss avant-garde ensemble Sonar.

 

 

 

More details at www.progday.net

Headline photo: Flor De Loto

Al Di Meola Talks about Upcoming Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary Concert in Durham

Guitar virtuoso and innovator Al Di Meola is set to perform on February 7, 2017 at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, North Carolina. Al Di Meola talks about his upcoming concert:

You’ll be starting the Elegant Gypsy Tour 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. What’s the repertoire you’ll present there?

As this is the 40th anniversary of Elegant Gypsy we revisit the hay day of fusion with songs from Elegant Gypsy (obviously), Casino but also some Return to Forever pieces and newer compositions.

Which musicians will accompany you on this tour?

Philippe Saisse who was in my first solo band will be back on keyboards, I have my friend over 30 years Gumbi Ortiz on percussion, Luis Alecia on drums, Elias Tona on bass and violin prodigy Evan Garr on violin

What guitars will you be playing?

I change between Gibson and PRS. For the acoustic set in between, I play a Conde Hermanos cutaway.

 

 

You collaborated with Paco de Lucia in the past. Is there any chance you’ll collaborate with the new generation of Spanish flamenco players?

Yes, I do and I often include Flamenco players in my shows in Spain. But so far I never found the magic again that Paco and I shared when we were playing.

In addition to your new album Elysium, what other projects are you working on?

I’m working on new music, I’m writing in my studio in Miami and will be recording later in the year.

Tickets www.ticketmaster.com

IZZ to perform at the Mansion in New York

Progressive rock band IZZ is set to perform at the Music at the Mansion music series in Westchester, New York on Saturday, January 28th, 2017. This will be IZZ’s first live concert of 2017 and the band will present new music as well as songs they have not performed live in a long time.

IZZ is known for its captivating vocals and memorable guitar and synthesizer solos.

IZZ was formed by brothers Tom and John Galgano in 1996. The lineup includes percussionist Greg DiMiceli, guitarist Paul Bremner, vocalist Anmarie Byrnes, vocalist Laura Meade, and drummer Brian Coralian.

Recordings include Ampersand, Volume 1; Ampersand 2; Crush of Night; Everlasting Instant, The Darkened Room; Sliver of a Sun; I Move; and My River Flows.

8:00 p.m.
Music at the Mansion
122 N Ridge St
Rye Brook, NY 10573
Tickets: www.eventbrite.com

Echotest and Jane Getter Premonition to Perform at Roxy & Dukes

Progressive music acts Echotest and Jane Getter Premonition featuring Adam Holzman are set to perform on Friday, February 3, 2016 at Roxy & Dukes in Dunellen, New Jersey.

Bass-centric ensemble features Echotest Julie Slick on bass; Marco Machera on bass; Alessandro Inolti on drums; Zach Lopresti on guitar and vocals; and Jenny Founds on vocals. Their album is titled Le Fil Rouge.

Jane Getter

Jane Getter is an jazz-rock and progressive rock electric guitar maestra. Her lineup includes Jane Getter on guitars and vocals; Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson, Miles Davis) on keyboards; Randy McStine (The Fringe, Lo-Fi Resistance) on guitar, vocals; Dave Johnsen (Project Object, Grandmothers of Invention) on bass; and Rocky Bryant (Peter Frampton, Dianne Reeves) on drums.

Jane Getters discography includes Jane, See Jane Run, Three, and On

Friday, February 3, 2016
7:30 p.m. Show, 6:45 p.m. Doors
Roxy & Dukes, 745 Bound Brook Rd, Dunellen, NJ
Cost: Online Presale $22.50
Walk ups day of show $30 (cash only) Beginning at 6:45PM
Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2766577