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As a warm-up (or bone-chill) for Samhain or Halloween, this week’s Prog-Watch is all about nightmares and the macabre! With songs concerning things spooky or supernatural from Alice Cooper, Atomic Rooster, King Crimson, Uriah Heep, Kansas, Rush, Anthony Phillips, Spock’s Beard, Pink Floyd, Steven Wilson, and Jethro Tull! Join me…if you dare!

843: Welcome to My Nightmare


Come take a ride with me on this week’s Prog-Watch and we’ll drive into a Brave New World! (Well every song will be about some world, anyway…the new world, half the world, the real world, a fantasy world, etc.) Soundtrack provided by Michael Penn, The Moody Blues, Big Big Train, Rush, Conspiracy, The Alan Parsons Project, The Strawbs, Kansas, The Electric Light Orchestra, Black Bonzo, David Bowie, Roger Daltrey, Red Bazar, Be Bop Deluxe, and The Anderson Ponty Band!

840: Brave New World


THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #431 (“The Fruits Of Our Labor”)

It’s another unusual Labor Day weekend in the United States.
Somehow this week’s music just fits…



  • Rush – “Working Man” from Rush on Anthem Records (1974)
  • Lucid Lynx – “Traces” from Traces – Single on Independent (2020)
  • RIP KC – “It Was Fun Until The Crash” from Spinguölf on Spinda Records (2020)
  • GorMusik – “The Deception” from Snakes & Angels on MRR (2021)
  • Ángel Ontalva – “Roads to Sunrise Cities” from Angel On A Tower on OctoberXart (2021)
  • Earthside – “All We Knew And Ever Loved” from All We Knew And Ever Loved – Single on Music Theories Recordings (2021)
  • Glasgow Coma Scale – “Syntagma” from Apophenia EP on Glasgow Coma Scale (2014)
  • Ars de Er – “Light In The Window” from Other Side on Independent (2021)
  • Brendan Byrnes – “Semantics” from Realism on Independent (2020)
  • BANTAMWEIGHT – “The Weight” from Sounds + Haptics on Independent (2021)
  • Asaf Sirkis – “Aquila” from Solar Flash on MoonJune Records (2021)
  • Ángel Ontalva – “Doppelganger” from Angel On A Tower on OctoberXart (2021)
  • Zero Times Everything – “Die Nacht Ist Leben” from Sound of Music on Independent (2021)
  • Moon Machine – “Post-Upgrade I – Discovery” on Moon Machine on Independent (2021)
  • Moon Machine – “Post-Upgrade II – Grief” on Moon Machine on Independent (2021)
  • Moon Machine – “Post-Upgrade III – Requiem” on Moon Machine on Independent (2021)

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Edition 270 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Nektar – Spirit of the Radio (from A Spoonful of Time)
Ninja Sex Party – Closer to the Heart (from Under the Covers, Vol. III)
Silver Sun – Xanadu (from Too Much, Too Little, Too Late)
Gregorian – Bravado (from Masters of Chant – Chapter 8)
Jacob Moon – Subdivisions (from The Loop)
Yngwie Malmsteen – Anthem (from Inspiration)
Devin Townsend – Natural Science (from Working Man)
Hermetic Science – Jacob’s Ladder (from Out There: Live 1996-2006)
Greg Howe – La Villa Strangiato (from Ascend)
Poverty’s No Crime – Distant Early Warning (from One In A Million)
Violet Island – Afterimage (from One or Nothing)
Nelly Furtado – Time Stand Still (from Score: A Hockey Musical)
Danielle Armstrong/Jamie Forsyth – Working Man (from Transporter – The Series)
Vitamin String Quartet – 2112 (from VSQ Performs Rush’s 2112)
The Gomers – Headrush (from Sofa King Good)
Richard Cheese – The Trees (from Silent Nightclub)
James Murphy – YYZ (from Working Man)
Michael Schenker – Finding My Way (from Doctor Doctor (The Kulick Sessions))
Skid Row – What You’re Doing (from B-side Ourselves)
Steel Assassin – Red Sector A (from WWII: Metal of Honor)
FourYearBeard – In the Mood (from Lush – The Main Man Records Tribute To Rush’s Debut… and John Rutsey)
Ed Hall – I Think I’m Going Bald (from ¡Cinco Años!)
Paradigma – Witch Hunt (from Skadi)
Talas – Battle Scar (from If We Only Knew Then What We Know Now)
James LaBrie – By-Tor And The Snow Dog (from Working Man)
Dream Theater – Tears (from 1996 International Fan Club Christmas CD)
Sun City Girls – Fly By Night (from Midnight Cowboys From Ipanema)

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This week’s Prog-Watch is a BIG themed special! Hear great BIG classics from Peter Gabriel, Ritual, Electric Light Orchestra, Matt Stevens, Yes, Spock’s Beard, Genesis, Damanek, Stackridge, Tears For Fears, Simon Collins, Tinyfish, Robert Plant, Fish, and Rush! All in 90 minutes!

807: Big Tony’s Big BIG Special


This week’s Prog-Watch is all about humankind’s favored pets…cats and dogs! Tune in to hear lots of great progressive sounds from The Rocket Scientists, The Flower Kings, Rush, Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Mike Rutherford, Gentle Giant, The Alan Parsons Project, Stick Men, and more!

803: Cats and Dogs


This week’s Prog-Watch is a variety program with a Guest DJ Feature, with lots of great stuff, new and old, for your listening pleasure! For my part I’ll be spinning fabulous new music from Glass Hammer, Silver Nightmares, Neptune, The Wood Demons, Sanguine Hum, Cirkus, and Yobrepus! I’ll also be mixing in selections from our Guest DJ, Mr. Michael Keane of Liverpool, England! Michael has selected some fantastic stuff from Anathema, IQ, Camel, Rush, Arena, Rendezvous Point, and Focus! Come along for a fun ride!

745: Variety with a Guest DJ Feature


This week’s Prog-Watch is all about ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT! With songs concerning things supernatural from White Willow, The Strawbs, Blue Oyster Cult, Asia, Uriah Heep, Pattern-Seeking Animals, Agents Of Mercy, Ken Hensley, The Syn, Styx, Jethro Tull, Rush, The Rocket Scientists, Drifting Sun, Todd Rundgren, Warren Zevon, and Anekdoten! Join me…if you dare!

743: Things That Go Bump In The Night


Progressive Tracks Show #380 (Labor Day… but is anybody really laboring?)

This is the strangest Labor Day Weekend ever… especially if you’re used to playing or listening to live music.  So this week it’s all live tracks to provide some sense of normalcy.

You’re welcome.

  • Rush – “What You’re Doing/Working Man” from R40 Live on Anthem Entertainment (2015)
  • Jane Getter Premonition – “Transparent” from On Tour on Big Fun Records (2017)
  • Vasil Hadzimanov B
    – “Zulu” from Alive on Croatia Records (2016)
  • Circuline – “Stereotypes” from CircuLive NewView on Independent (2020)
  • Glass – “Set One (Give The Man A H
    and/Dedicated to Mike/Astral/The Border/Crossing)” from Live at Progman Cometh on Musea (2007)
  • Hamster Theatre – “Bug 2: History of the United States of America” from The Public Execution of Mr. Personality/Quasi Day Room – Live at the Moore Theatre on Cuneiform Records (2006)
  • Face Ditch – “Alternative Values” from In the Interim on Build a Buzz Records & Books (2020)
  • Slivovitz – “Negative Creep from Liver on MoonJune Records (2018)
  • French TV – “Look at the Bears! Look at the Bears! Look at the Bears!” from Stories Without Fingerprints on Pretentious Dinosaur Productions (2020)
  • Red Kite – “You Don’t Know, You Don’t Know” from Red Kite on RareNoise Records (2019)

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This week’s Prog-Watch is another edition of EPIX! Just six tunes will carry us through our time together
and I’ll play one from each decade of our favorite genre (with a bonus from the 1970s)! Tune in to hear great music from Dire Straits, Southern Empire, Rush, Rocket Scientists, Marillion,
and Camel!

734: Epix, Vol. 7