This week’s Prog-Watch is another edition of our Explorations series, this one looking at Neo-Progressive Rock, or Neo-Prog, for short! In this program we’ll explore the Neo-Prog sub-genre through great music from Marillion, IQ, Galahad, Pendragon, Arena, Magenta, Comedy of Errors, Collage, Sylvan, and the Barock Project!
903: Explorations, Vol. 2 – Neo-Prog
This week on Prog-Watch it’s Part Two of my two-part collaboration with The Progressive Aspect on some of the best albums of 2021! More great TPA commentary on awesome progressive rock music from A Formal Horse, 3.2, Trettioariga Kriget, The Holy Family, The Paradox Twin, Steven Wilson, Three Colours Dark, This Winter Machine, Drifting Sun, and Mostly Autumn!
902: Prog-Watch and TPA Best of 2021, Pt. 2
Happy New Year! Join us and start the year off right with some of the best progressive rock produced last year, as we begin our Prog-Watch and The Progressive Aspect collaboration on the Best of 2021! We’ll hear music from Raven Sad, Sylvan, Lifesigns, Cyan, The Emerald Dawn, Octarine Sky, and Big Big Train! With brief reviews by our TPA contributors, Tony Colvill, David Edwards, Rob Fisher, Magnus Moar, Bob Mulvey, Jez Rowden, Graham Thomas, Roger Trenwith, and Leo Trimming!
901: Prog-Watch and TPA Best of 2021, Pt. 1
This week I’ve got a new Prog-Watch Christmas special which I hope will help to get you into the spirit of the Season! Lot’s of great stuff and no talking (well, aside from the preamble…)
Prog-Watch Christmas Special 2021
This week on Prog-Watch it’s another variety program full of fabulous stuff for your listening enjoyment! I’ve got great music from Porcupine Tree, Kosmodome, Octarine Sky, Al Stewart, Viriditas, Marillion, Burntfield, PsychoYogi, Billy Joel, Ross Jennings, and Transport Aerian!
More great, contemporary progressive sounds await on this week‘s Prog-Watch! We’ll hear music from Moron Police, Glacier, Jethro Tull, A Secret River, and Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion! Plus, our friend and resident reviewer, Dr. Rob Fisher, returns to take us on a voyage of Progressive Discovery with the latest album by Three Colours Dark!
848: Variety + Three Colours Dark on Progressive Discoveries
This week on Prog-Watch I’m digging through the vaults and doing an entire show of Prog Rock classic tracks! I’ll be spinning tunes from Steve Hackett, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Spring, Abel Ganz, Badfinger, Marillion, Rick Wakeman, The Alan Parsons Project, Fantasy, 10CC, Kestrel, Ryo Okumoto, and It Bites!
847: Classix, Vol. 3
This week’s Prog-Watch is a straight-up variety program full of great, (mostly) contemporary progressive rock! I’ve got fantastic stuff from Leslie Hunt, Fantasy, This Winter Machine, Hangar Nord, Premiata Forneria Marconi, Kosmodome, Cyan, Yes, Red Sand, and Glass Hammer! I hope you will join me!
I’m doing another of my band family tree explorations on Prog-Watch this week and my subject is the classic US band Spock’s Beard! We’ll hear from the band proper, and many of the major members, past and present! Join me to hear all the great stuff that I shake out of the Spock’s Beard Family Tree!
845: Shaking the Family Tree of Spock’s Beard
More astounding progressive sounds await on this week’s Prog-Watch! We’ll hear music from Fractal Mirror, Alex Pilkevych, Alcantara, Krokofant, Tom Slatter, Choclat Frog, Pentesilea Road, and Premiata Forneria Marconi! Plus, our friend and resident reviewer, Dr. Rob Fisher, will take us on a voyage of Progressive Discovery with the solo debut of Riverside kyeboardist Michal Lapaj!
844: Variety + Michal Lapaj on Progressive Discoveries