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 2020! We’ll hear music from Magenta, Pendragon, Mark Vickness, Chris Opperman, Motorpsycho, Abel Ganz, and Fish; and brief reviews by Magnus Moar, Bob Mulvey, Jez Rowden, Graham Thomas, Roger Trenwith, and Leo Trimming!
802: Prog-Watch & TPA Present Some of the Best of 2020, Pt. 2
This week on Prog-Watch I have Part One of a two-part collaboration with The Progressive Aspect on some of the best albums of 2020! We’ll hear music from Blue Oyster Cult, Wobbler, Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate, Elder, Three Colours Dark, Kansas, Pull Down The Sun, and Haken; and brief reviews by Mel Allen, Anthony Colvill, Shawn Dudley, Rob Fisher, Andrew Halley and Nick Hudson! (Part Two to follow one week hence.)
801: Prog-Watch & TPA Present Some of the Best of 2020, Pt. 1
More great, new, astounding progressive sounds await on this week’s Prog-Watch! We’ll hear music from Hyco, The Weever Sands, Jump, Great Wide Nothing, Violent Silence and Antony Kalugin! Plus, our friend and resident reviewer, Dr. Rob Fisher, will take us on a voyage of Progressive Discovery with the latest album by Tony Lowe’s ESP Project!
751: Variety + The ESP Project on Progressive Discoveries
New feature on Prog-Watch this week…OUR PROGRESSIVE PLANET! On this type of program Dr. Rob Fisher and I will take you on a little tour of a particular country with a vibrant progressive music scene! This first edition focuses on Poland, and will feature music from Collage, SBB, Lebowski, Riverside, Indukti, Lizard, Osada Vida, Acute Mind, Quidam, Votum, and Satellite, with a bonus track from Fren! We hope you will join us!
750: Our Progressive Planet – Poland
Tons of tasty tunes abound on this week’s Prog-Watch! Prick up your ears to hear great stuff from Jakko Jakszyk, Anèma, Jim Griffin, Antony Kalugin, Laura Piazzai, IT, Gandalf’s Fist, Potter’s Daughter, Circu5, Logos, Dyble/Longdon, and Tiger Moth Tales!
On this week’s Prog-Watch I’m paying tribute to the late Ken Hensley, with excerpts of my 2018 interview with the man himself and lots of great music from Uriah Heep, his solo career, and side projects. I hope you will join me in remembering this talented musician, brilliant song-writer, and overall genuine person.
748: A Tribute to Ken Hensley
I’m doing another of my band family tree explorations on Prog-Watch this week and my subject is one of Sweden’s greatest musical exports, the mighty Flower Kings! We’ll hear from the band proper, The Tangent, Tomas Bodin, Roine Stolt, Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion, Kaipa, The Sea Within, Karmakanic, and Agents of Mercy! Join me to hear all the great stuff that I shake out of the Flower Kings’ Family Tree!
747: Shaking the Family Tree of the Flower Kings
Be on the lookout for a plethora of fabulous progressive rock music on this week’s Prog-Watch! We’ll hear from Days Between Stations, Kansas, Druid, Wobbler, Mesmerising, Vinyl Dial, Kepler Ten, Kaleidoreal, and Harmonium! As Yoda would say, “Miss it not!”
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 on Prog-Watch it’s another variety program full of ALL NEW material! I’ve got fantastic stuff from The Flower Kings, Pymlico, Wobbler, Taskaha, Isobar, Jakko M. Jakszyk, Sanguine Hum, Tony Lowe’s ESP Project, Cirkus, Watertank, and Steve Hackett! I hope you will join me!
744: ALL NEW Variety