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Progday Adds Mike Keneally with Andy West, Farmhouse Odyssey and Marbin to 2019 Lineup

The 25th edition of progressive rock festival ProgDay has announced the main stage performances by Zappaesque guitarist Mike Keneally with Andy West (The Dixie Dregs), rising California progressive rock band Farmhouse Odyssey, and a Thursday night preshow by Israeli fusion band Marbin.

Farmhouse Odyssey

Other previously announced acts include Us, Today, a band that combines jazz, post-rock and electronic music; acclaimed Italian band Accordo Dei Contrari; the American masters of progressive symphonic rock IZZ; and Mörglbl.

ProgDay has partnered with Adele Schmidt and José Zegarra Holder of Zeitgeist Media Production to present a free screening of the feature film documentary, Romantic Warriors IV – Krautrock (Part 1).  Part 1 covers the music and history of Can, Faust, Harmonia, NEU!, Cluster, Damo Suzuki’s Network, and more. The screening will take place on Saturday, August 31, 9:00 pm at Hotel Comfort Inn University Durham.

Progday will take place Saturday, August 31st, and Sunday, September 1st, 2019.at Storybook Farm, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

headline photo: Mike Keneally by Tom Porta

More about Progday: www.progday.net

The Masterful Craft of IZZ

IZZ – Don’t Panic (Doone Records, 2019)

American progressive rock band IZZ has released one of its finest albums in recent years. Don’t Panic makes multiple references to science in its lyrics and the album cover.

IZZ has the best female vocals in the American progressive scene. Don’t Panic contains superb choruses, hooks and interactions that skillfully bring together the female and male vocalists (4 in total). Undoubtedly, the best lead vocals on Don’t Panic are provided by Annmarie Byrnes and Laura Meade.

On the instrumental side, IZZ is a powerhouse as well, featuring outstanding guitar work, incredibly beautiful modern synths, propelling bass and the creative beats of two formidable drummers.

The lineup includes guitarist Paul Bremner  on electric and acoustic guitars; Anmarie Byrnes on vocals; Brian Coralian on acoustic and electronic drums, percussion; Greg DiMiceli on acoustic drums and percussion; John Galgano on bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele, additional keyboards and vocals; Tom Galgano on keyboards and vocals; and Laura Meade on vocals.

Don’t Panic is first-rate progressive rock, masterfully-arranged and performed. It’s modern in the sense of technology and draws inspiration from progressive-era Yes, Genesis and ELP, and fusion as well.

IZZ will be performing in support of the new album at the New Jersey Proghouse the weekend of June 15-16.

Buy Don’t Panic

The NJ Proghouse to Celebrate 20th Anniversary Hootenanny

The Tea Club

The NJProghouse will be hosting a two-day event Saturday, June 15-Sunday, June 16, 2019 to celebrate 20 years of bringing progressive rock acts to the stage. the lineup includes regional and international acts.

Saturday, June 15

Randy McStine
The Tea Club
Brett Kull & Ray Weston of Echolyn
NDV (Nick D’Virgilio)
Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly

Sunday, June 16

Tammy Scheffer
No More Pain
The Devil’s Staircase (feat. Mattias Olsson)

When:Saturday, June 15-Sunday, June 16, 2019
Where: Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse
745 Bound Brook Rd, Dunellen, NJ 08812
Tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4206834

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