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I have a lot of great stuff lined up for you on this week’s Prog-Watch! For starters, I’ll be catching you up on some of the latest Prog Rock releases from Izz, Pattern Seeking Animals, Introitus, Jordan Rudess, and Terry Draper, formerly of Klaatu! Plus, I’ll have a couple of listener dedications (Camel and U.K.), and there will also be a house call from THE DOCTOR, Rob Fisher, who will be taking us on a voyage of Progressive Discovery with the latest album by the Norwegian band Oak!

 

629: Variety + Oak on Progressive Discoveries

 

This week’s Prog-Watch is a wonderful variety program with lots of new music, plus some great selections from a Guest DJ by the name of David Graham of Hawick, Scotland! We’ll hear music from Magic Pie, The Tornados, Thank You Scientist, The Moody Blues, The Gift, Genesis, Freedom To Glide, Pallas, Drifting Sun, Swallow the Sun, and Gandalf’s Fist! All of that jammed into 90 minutes!

 

628: Variety with Guest DJ Selections

628: Variety with Guest DJ Selections

This week’s Prog-Watch is another edition of EPIX! Just five tunes will carry us through our time together and I’ll play one from each decade of our favorite genre. Tune in to hear great music from Twelfth Night, Rocket Scientists, Genesis, Karfagen, and IQ!

 

626: Epix, Vol. 5

 

The midpoint of 2019 is rapidly approaching! Which means that it is time for this year’s Prog-Watch and The Progressive Aspect collaboration on Some Of The Best Of 2019 (So Far)! A dozen tracks from some of the best albums of 2019, as selected by Yours Truly and some of the top reviewers at TPA!

Thanks to Tony Colvill, Rob Fisher, Jez Rowden, Roger Trenwith, and Leo Trimming for their contributions!

625: Prog-Watch & TPA Present Some of the Best of 2019 (So Far)

 

This week on Prog-Watch I have a bit of a mixed bag! We’ll hear great stuff from the likes of Surreal, Bjørn Riis, In Continuum, and Nad Sylvan, plus Dr. Rob Fisher will be taking a look at the latest Damanek album on Progressive Discoveries! As if that was not enough, I’ll have a mini feature on Nikki Squire and her band Esquire! Nikki has a new track and she and I chatted about that and the future of Esquire!

624: Variety, Nikki Squire, and Damanek on Progressive Discoveries

 

On Prog-Watch this week I’m Shaking The Family Tree of the classic band Queen! I’ll be spinning some tracks from the band proper (some favorites and some a little off the beaten path) and delving a little into the solo careers and side projects of  Brian May, Roger Taylor and the late Freddie Mercury! Come and see what shakes out!

623: Shaking the Family Tree of Queen

 

This week on Prog-Watch my special guest is Australian singer and songwriter Mark Trueack, formerly of Unitopia and now with the United Progressive Fraternity! Mark and I chat about his past and present, and in between interview segments I’m spinning lots of great Unitopia and UPF music (including a few epics and one from the new UPF album Planetary Overload Part One: Loss)!

622: In Conversation with Mark Trueack of Unitopia and United Progressive Fraternity, Pt. 1

 

On this week’s Prog-Watch I’m finishing up my coverage of composer, bassist, and vocalist Steve Babb and his band Glass Hammer! Hear more of my chat with Steve and lots of great music from the band’s most recent albums, including a few from their latest offering, Chronomonaut!

620: In Conversation with Steve Babb of Glass Hammer, Pt. 2

 

This week’s program features ALL NEW Variety, with great new stuff from Mansun, Big Big Train, Joost Maglev, Alan Parsons, Jon Anderson, The Far Meadow, Dream Theater, Lonely Robot, Devin Townsend & Cosmograf! Come along for the ride and catch up with some of the great new music that has recently been released!

619: ALL NEW Variety

 

This week on Prog-Watch my very special guest is the legendary keyboardist, composer, and vocalist Rod Argent! Rod rose to fame with The Zombies, and was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of that seminal band! After the Zombies disbanded in the late 1960s, he enjoyed much success with his own band Argent and with various solo albums and collaborations, before getting back together with Colin Blunstone and reforming The Zombies for a new century! Tune in to hear much of my chat with Rod, and a lot of great Zombies, Argent, and solo Rod Argent music!

618: In Conversation with Rod Argent of The Zombies and Argent