This week’s Prog-Watch is an ALL NEW Variety program with lots of great stuff from some artists who are new to the show and some returning favorites! We’ll hear new music from The Gift, Rob Cottingham, Lazleitt, iamthemorning, Mindspeak, We Are Kin, and Nomadic Horizon! On top of all that, we will also have 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 German band Cyril!
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 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
This week on Prog-Watch: More ALL NEW Prog Rock Variety from Lonely Robot, Brighteye Brison, Great Wide Nothing, Green Desert Tree, BangTower, Cosmograf & Alan Parsons! Plus, a visit from THE DOCTOR, Rob Fisher, who will be taking a look at “Solipsystemology”, the latest album by ‘t’ (Thomas Thielen), on Progressive Discoveries!
621: More ALL NEW Variety + Thomas Thielen (“t”) on Progressive Discoveries
This week on Prog-Watch I’m spinning fabulous music from The Room, The Franky Valentyn Project, Residuos Mentales, John Lodge, Premiata Forneria Marconi (or PFM, for short), Grand Tour, and Now In Colour! Plus, our friend and resident reviewer, Dr. Rob Fisher, will be taking us on a voyage of Progressive Discovery with the German duo Manuel Schmid and Marek Arnold, with a look at their collaborative album called Zeiten!
615: Variety + Schmid and Arnold on Progressive Discoveries
Well, it’s that time of year again…when Prog-Watch teams with The Progressive Aspect to bring you our end of year round-up of some of the best albums released in the Progressive genre this year! Seven of the fine reviewers from TPA provided short lists of their favorites, and brief reviews. Your humble host has also selected one of his own. With contributions from Mel Allen, Shawn Dudley, Rob Fisher, Magnus Moar, Jez Rowden, Roger Trenwith, and Leo Trimming, and music from Robert Berry’s 3.2, Dukes of the Orient, Gazpacho, North Atlantic Oscillation, Phideaux, Pymlico, Regal Worm, and Voivod!
551: Prog-Watch & TPA Present Some of the Best of 2018
The podcast of this week’s Prog-Watch is available at Progwatch.com
On this week’s show we have a very special edition of Progressive Discoveries, hosted by Dr. Rob Fisher himself! Rob will be talking about the new Lunatic Soul album “Fractured” and how it relates to us all as we struggle to get over losses in our lives. Personal, yet universal! Before and after this special feature, I’ve got a variety of great new stuff from Wobbler, Looking-Glass Lantern, Karfagen, ZEH, Gleb Kolyadin, and the Von Hertzen Brothers!
505: Variety + Lunatic Soul on Progressive Discoveries
This week’s Prog-Watch is our semi-annual collaboration with some of the merry reviewers at The Progressive Aspect, bringing you some of the best Prog Rock releases this year! We’ll hear short reviews and sample music from ten of the best albums of 2017, as suggested by Mel Allen, Tony Colvill, Shawn Dudley, Rob Fisher, Jez Rowden, Roger Trenwith, and Leo Trimming. I’ll also pick a favorite of my own, and run down the whole list of albums which were nominated, but not represented on the show. (We do only have 90 minutes, and more than 30 albums were suggested!) So join me this week for a year-end round-up of some of the best new music released this year in our favorite genre!
450: Some Of The Best Of 2017
This week I have another great variety program with music spanning five decades! We’ll hear from Queensryche, the Colin Tench Project, Magenta, Steve Winwood, Lifesigns, Fish, the Strawbs, Arena, and Steven Wilson! Plus, there will be another edition of Progressive Discoveries with Dr. Rob Fisher, looking at the great new album by White Moth Black Butterfly!