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A plethora of astounding progressive sounds awaits on this week’s Prog-Watch! We’ll hear music from John Holden, Magnum, Mariana Semkina, Jack O’ The Clock, Godsticks, The Million Reasons, Long Earth, and The Bardic Depths! Plus, our friend and resident reviewer will take us on a voyage of Progressive Discovery with the first solo outing from Ray Alder, vocalist and frontman for US band Fates Warning!

713: Variety + Ray Alder on Progressive Discoveries

 

This week on Prog-Watch I have a straight up variety program for you, and much of the stuff I will be playing is relatively new! With music from Blind Ego, Karfagen, Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate, Dreaming Madmen, Great Pacific Orchestra, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Nick Magnus, Ritual, and Sonus Umbra!

711: Variety

 

This week on Prog-Watch I’m doing something a little different…investigating The Musical World of Jeff Lynne! I’ll be starting from his early days in The Idle Race and The Move, and working through ELO and his solo works! In addition, I will be exploring some of the more noteworthy stuff which Jeff produced, including music from the Beatles Anthology, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and more! Not all Prog, but all great stuff!

710: The Musical World of Jeff Lynne

 

This week I’m celebrating the 5th Birthday of my flagship station, Progzilla Radio, with a special exploring five of the albums that got me into Progressive Rock in the first place! Take a little trip down memory lane with me and the Beatles, the Moody Blues, the Alan Parsons Project, Genesis, and Yes! 

Special: Celebrating Progzilla Radio’s 5th Birthday

 

This week’s Prog-Watch features a lot of great, modern Prog Rock from Jan Akkerman, Karfagen, Low Roar, Rodney Matthews and Jeff Scheetz with Oliver Wakeman, Nick Magnus, and Frequent Flyers, and a “proggy”classic from Elton John! Plus, The Doctor, Rob Fisher, will be examining the debut album by the UK group Chasing the Monsoon!

709: Variety + Chasing the Monsoon Project on Progressive Discoveries

 

This week on Prog-Watch my special guest is Colin Edwin, who is perhaps best known as the bassist for Porcupine Tree and O.R.k.! Colin and I chat about his illustrious career, and along the way I’ll be spinning lots of great music from his time with Porcupine Tree, his current band O.R.k., his collaboration with Lorenzo Feliciati, and his solo career, including a couple from his brand new album Infinite Regress!

708: In Conversation with Colin Edwin of Porcupine Tree and O.R.k.

 

 

This week’s Prog-Watch is just a bunch of great Progressive Rock, and most of it is relatively new! We’ll hear from Cirrus Bay, Rodney Matthews and Jeff Scheetz with Oliver Wakeman, Fernando Perdomo, Dreaming Madmen, Nektar, Euphoria Station, Futurist, Blind Ego, Moon Halo, Richard Orange, Robertas Semeniukas, and Workshop of the Wolf! All in 90 minutes!!

707: Variety

 

This week on Prog-Watch my special guest is the legendary Frank Wyatt of Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun, and Frank Wyatt and Friends! Frank and I will be chatting about all of his projects through the years and I will of course be spinning lots of great music along the way!

706: In Conversation with Frank Wyatt of Happy the Man and Oblivion Sun

 

Great Prog Rock Variety and the first Progressive Discoveries segment of 2020 are on tap in this week’s Prog-Watch! Hear music from Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Great Pacific Orchestra, Flying Colors, The Flower Kings, Workshop of the Wolf, and Tool! Plus, Dr. Rob Fisher will be enlightening us on the fabulous new album, The Rising, by Tony Lowe’s ESP Project!

704: Variety + the ESP Project on Progressive Discoveries