ProgStock Festival: Aisles (from Chile)

Here at ProgStock, we’re excited to be exposing the U.S. East Coast to an international lineup not seen at other festivals.  Here are Aisles from Chile who just a few weeks ago, opened for Marillion​!

Please pledge now – get your “Boarding Passes” (tickets) now – at www.progstock.com/2017/tickets-merch/ to ensure not only your spot, but also everyone else’s – so no one misses this great band from South America!

ProgStock Festival: The Tangent

Sunday night at ProgStock 2017 – a “double headliner” by Karmakanic and The Tangent!

The Tangent, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, have recently announced the release of the first new music since 2015. Their new ninth studio album ‘The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery’ is set for release on 21st July 2017. The line-up for this album once again features Tillison on keyboards, vocals (and for the first time on a Tangent record – drums), Jonas Reingold on bass, Luke Machin on guitars and vocals, and Theo Travis on sax and flutes plus new member Marie-Eve de Gaultier on keys and vocals. There are also guest appearances from author/playwright and Chumbawamba founder Boff Whalley on vocals, and upcoming DJ/producer Matt Farrow.

Band leader Andy Tillison had this to say: “Roger Waters did prove the ability of Progressive Music to act as a vehicle to communicate ideas about the current world scene. In both Pink Floyd’s “The Final Cut” and his “Amused To Death” albums, Waters set a challenge to others in the genre. A challenge which has not been frequently accepted.”

The album sees The Tangent in political commentary mode once again – this time often focussing on the horrendous plight of refugees from war torn parts of the world – and the way in which they are treated by the West, and in particular by the tabloid press. The album laments the new trend in building walls and defending borders across the world yet takes time to look at the breakup of friendships and other more personal issues – along with a song about the fate of wildlife in the modern consumer world.

And it’s a Progressive Rock Record. Full of intricacies, long developed pieces, challenging arrangements and virtuoso playing from all members. New sounds and styles (the band have brought a DJ on board for some sections) – new voices and techniques (first female vocals in The Tangent since the “Not As Good As The Book” album 10 years ago). A new producer in the form ofLuke Machin whose open and deep/clear sound is a major factor of this album, a new drummer in the form of Andy Tillison who decided at long last (after drumming for 30 years) to let his own performances guide the rest of the band rather than adding another musician later. And after 13 years of asking, Jonas finally agreed to play some double bass in a song where Luke also plays some Scat guitar and Andy does a full on drum solo.

“The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery” also features stellar artwork from Marvel / DC Comics artist Mark Buckingham. The sleeve of the album is totally based on the music it contains and was especially created for this project.  The album will be available on limited digipak CD, gatefold 2LP + CD, and digital download.

Look out for more information in the coming weeks!
The Tangent online:
www.thetangent.org
https://www.facebook.com/groups/alltangentmembers/

 

The ProgStock Experience

From Woodstock to the Cruise to the Edge; from Star Trek conventions to Comicon; for the past 50 years, people of like minds have gathered to share their passion for the arts.  ProgStock is no exception.  Just like other famous festivals around the world, ProgStock will be three days of fun, food, merriment, photos, recalling stories, hanging out with old pals, making new friends, and sharing in our mutual love of the musical genre we call PROG.

The music shall be spectacular!  Even if you haven’t heard of some of these bands before, it doesn’t matter, because we assure you, they are all excellent.  You’ve probably heard of the headliners, and the other acts are just as powerful and entertaining, in their own unique way.  All of the music presented is original, with these outstanding musicians honing their craft and stage presentations to deliver great and memorable performances.  If you haven’t seen it yet, take 5 minutes and check out this promotional video to get a glimpse of the ProgStock 2017 talent!

The Union County Performing Arts Center is great, the APA hotel is cool, but the best reason to come is because we’re making history, and we want you to be a part of it!  Don’t miss out on this chance to get away for a fun weekend, catch some new PROG music, and reconnect with the heart of the Progressive Rock Community!

If you still need more information, please check out all of the web pages here on the ProgStock website.  If you’re ready to get your “boarding pass” (tickets) and join us, just click the link below……..

ProgStock Q & A with PledgeMusic

Recently, we sat down with Leigh Lust, VP of A&R for PledgeMusic in North America, to learn about the PledgeMusic platform, how it started, how it works, and lots of other nifty tidbits we hope you’ll enjoy. Have a look and a listen, and get better acquainted with our amazing partners at PledgeMusic!

Follow this link to head over to PledgeMusic and purchase your boarding pass:

Click Here to Get Your Boarding Passes for ProgStock 2017 on PledgeMusic

UCPAC Chosen as ProgStock Venue

ProgStock will be held Oct 13-15, 2017 in Rahway, New Jersey at Union County Performing Arts Center.

BELOW…. is our latest video introducing the artists and the venue.

Festival Hotel to be announced very soon!!
ProgStock Brand Artist: Ed Unitsky
https://www.facebook.com/ProgStockFestival/

THE FINAL 2017 PROGSTOCK BAND LINEUP:

  • Echolyn
  • Glass Hammer (25th Anniversary Show)
  • The Tangent
  • Karmakanic
  • Randy McStine Presents a Kevin Gilbert Retrospective featuring Nick D’Virgilio, Don Carr and Lloyd Landesman
  • Aisles
  • 3RDegree
  • Circuline
  • Resistor
  • Francis Dunnery
  • Rachel Flowers
  • Peter Jones (of Tiger Moth Tales)
  • The Tea Club
  • Cell15
  • EchoTest
  • Simon Godfrey
  • Rani Chatoorgoon
  • Jason Rubenstein

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House of Prog Announces ProgStock

This is a re-streaming of The Waiting Room with The Prog Doctor originally aired on 2/24/17 on The House of Prog at http://houseofprog.com which included the announcement of the origination of a new Progressive Rock Festival, ProgStock. The show also included the complete reveal of all of the artists playing this festival in New Jersey on October 13-15, 2017 and LIVE interviews via Skype with the organizers of this event and many artists who will perform. The full slate of artists was announced and include Echolyn, Glass Hammer, The Tangent, Karmakanic, Aisles, Resistor, Circuline, Randy McStine Presents A Kevin Gilbert Retrospective, Francis Dunnery, Peter Jones of Tiger Moth Tales, Rachel Flowers, 3RDegree, The Tea Club, Cell15, EchoTest, Rani Chatoorgoon and Jason Rubenstein.