NJ Proghouse founder Jim Robinson suffered a massive heart attack last Thursday, September 6th. He has received and is continuing to receive treatment in hospital intensive care. Recovery is expected to take weeks if not longer. Due to the severity of Jim’s condition, we will need to cancel our upcoming Soft Machine/Accordo di Contrari/Beledo show that’s scheduled for October 9th. (Ticketholders will be receiving full refunds shortly.) Any thoughts and good wishes for Jim’s continued recovery would be most welcome.
We appreciate your understanding.
The NJ Proghouse Team
P.S. We anticipate being fully operational again by the beginning of December, when we’ll be kicking things back off with a very special performance by Brand X.
Here is a tentative list of upcoming dates for 2018:
June 16 2pm (tix)
Laura Meade | Tammy Scheffer
July 28th 3 pm (tix)
Travis Larson Band
August 14 7:30 pm
Galactic Cowboy Orchestra
September 4th 7:30 pm
Pixie Ninja (Mattias Olsson)
October 9. 7:30 (tix)
Accordo di Contrari
October 17. 7:30
The Tea Club
An evening with Brand X
New album is companion piece to 2015’s ONES & ZEROS: VOLUME 1
Independent American progressive rock band 3RDegree will release the follow-up to Ones & Zeros: Volume 1 on April 30, 2018. Envisioned as a prequel (that’s still a thing right?), it is aptly titled Ones & Zeros: Volume 0. Where Volume 1 imagined a world transformed by a Technological Singularity, Volume 0 supplies the backstory nearer to present-day.
Instead of a landscape dominated by a ubiquitous corporation, the world is seen through the eyes of cybernetic
companions, ambi]ous transhumanist parents, lonely internet trolls, social-media addicts trying to expand their personal brand and elites buying acres in New Zealand to ride out the apocalypse. And in true 3RDegree fashion, this is all delivered with a healthy dose of dark humor using melodic, song-based progressive rock as the vehicle.
3RDegree are coming off a high following 2015’s Ones & Zeros: vol. 1-the final release from 10T Records.
The collection garnered the best reviews of their career including a third-place finish on Progarchives.com’s year-end list just behind Anekdoten and Steven Wilson. It also set them on a tour that included five European countries and several US states, highlighted by performances at the Summer’s End Festival (UK) and 2016’s RoSfest in Gegysburg, Pennsylvania. Their most recent appearance at the budding ProgStock Festival (NJ), featured a stage show replete with ornate video
backdrop and a Ted Talk-ish narrator purpor]ng to be from the fictious Valhalla Biotech Corporation which features large in Ones & Zeros.
Just For Kicks (Germany), Syn-Phonic (US), KinesisCD (US) and others. Download will be available on
iTunes, Amazon and most others although 24bit/44.1khz version will be exclusive to Bandcamp and the
The “Ones & Zeros Show” Tour 2018 (previewed here in the video below) comes to the following cities and
venues on these dates:
May 11 The Delancey New York, NY
May 12 Private Event Bal]more area (email band for invita]on)
May 13 Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse (NJ Proghouse presents) Dunellen, NJ
May 15 Reggie’s Chicago, IL
May 16 Wilbert’s Cleveland, OH
May 18 The Port Theater Cornwall, ON Canada
May 19 Starlite Southbridge, MA
May 20 The Hatbox Theater Concord, NH
Please note that a special “meet & greet” with members of the band will take place in the merch rooms
at RoSfest at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania all day Saturday, May 5th.
Longtime NJProghouse Staph members “Karl, Bill, & Greg” collectively known as Pinnacle are funding the final production of their fourth album “To: Whoever You Are Now”
To: Whoever You Are Now
We’re an independent progressive rock band from Pennsylvania/New Jersey. We’ve been working together continuously since 2003 and have released three albums in that time. We’re making this music simply because we love it, and we have no illusions of rock super-stardom. We simply want to share our creation with like-minded music fans.
We’re all genuinely of the opinion that this is the best work we’ve done so far. It’s the first album we’ve written and arranged as a four-piece band since we were a trio through most of the creation of the previous album and only brought Matt Francisco into the fold toward the end of the process. We decided to stay away from the epic-length pieces that have been on the previous two albums and focus on shorter, more focused songs that still hold onto the best progressive rock traditions. (Note that the term “shorter” is relative. 4 of the 10 songs are in the eight-minute range.)
On offer, in exchange for your contribution, are a variety of perks ranging from digital downloads of the new album to in-person and internet-based lessons on how to play a Pinnacle song of your choosing to private performances and even a nearly one-of-a-kind guitar. Your contribution to this project will make it possible for us to give the album the release, support, and promotion that we feel it deserves. Soon we will have the live show polished and ready to take on the road and hope to meet our contributors and thank you all in person.
Head on over here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/to-whoever-you-are-now and support this fantastic project
April 21: Brett Kull / Ray Weston – Frogg Cafe
May 8: Brand X w/ special guest District 97
TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 @ 5PM EST
Tangekanic release their debut physical product in the form of a live album “HOTEL CANTAFFORDIT” recorded on one night in a nice tight New Jersey club right at the end of the USA leg of their 2017 tour.
Tangekanic is a touring unit that plays the music of both The Tangent and Karmakanic and features members of both, working together in one collaborative set.
The shows were exceptionally well recieved:
“One of the most moving performances this humble reviewer has ever witnessed….. this was a performance few present will ever forget” – ROCK SOCIETY magazine
“This is an effortless masterclass through some of the finest songs the bands have to offer” – PROG Magazine
“We went across Europe and took the rather mad decision to go to the States too” says Flower Kings/Tangent/Karmakanic/
Especially Micro-Polynesia apparently, as Jonas explains on the album. As the rag-tag band of rebellious prog rockers traversed continents in uncomfortable vans, stayed in horrible (and lovely) hotels, fought their way through the sea of bureaucracy to get into the USA, got searched and starved in Switzerland, waited in the rain for breakdown trucks, lost hotels in the dark, and lived on a finely balanced shoestring tightrope for a couple of months they managed to do the shows missing one of the members who had been forced to pull out days before the tour began. They wrote a song behind stage in the hour before their show at the UK Summers End festival and blew the house down with it. They played in the open air during a thunderstorm, they had one gig cancelled in the USA without the owner bothering to contact them… they didn’t get paid at a gig in Germany despite having a great night there, and they didn’t for one second think of packing up and going home.
Those lucky enough to see the tour were unaware that in 2017 THREE members of the band would be recognised in an important magazine’s poll and gain top five instrumentalist ratings in their categories, Luke Machin coming in at #5 guitarist, Jonas Reingold as #5 bassist, Andy Tillison as #1 keyboards player in the PROG magazine poll – and not only that but the Tangent’s 2017 studio album “The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery” also made #5.
Now’s the time for you to check out the opinions of the magazines, the polls, the publicity, whatever. You can hear Tangekanic play a set of songs from their most recent output on this one hour plus real live recording.. (not a studio album with audience noise), crowd funded by the band’s most loyal supporters. Made in a small intimate venue that has for years championed progressive Music in the USA, the New Jersey Proghouse. Hear Karmakanic’s half hour epic “God The Universe and Everything Else Nobody Really cares About” butted up to The Tangent’s straight between the eyes instrumental “Doctor Livingstone I Presume” and yes, you can get to hear the track that got everyone talking “Sanctuary In Music” complete with its 30 seconds of silence for the victims of three concert massacres of recent years.
It was the boldest and most amazing of adventures.
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The album is now out for pressing!
EchoTest / Ryche Chlanda and Flying Dreams
when: Saturday, February 24 , 2018 |1PM Doors | 2PM Show
where: Roxy & Dukes | 745 Bound Brook Rd, Dunellen, NJ
Cost: Online Presale $27.00
Walk ups day of show $35(Cash Only) Beginning at 1PM
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EchoTest is the bass-centric progressive rock brainchild of Julie Slick (Adrian Belew Power Trio, Crimson ProjeKct) and Italian musician Marco Machera (Paul Gilbert). The sound they create is not quite what one would expect from a couple of traditionally low end instruments; it’s a reinvention of the role of solo electric bass and brilliantly displays the songwriting abilities of the duo… a captivating combination of loop music, ambient dreamy soundscapes and interlocking bass patterns, always melodic yet aggressive and edgy at times. Their live show also features drummer Alessandri Inolti (Fabrizio Morro) and Philly-area vocalist + multi-instrumentalist Jenny Founds (Start Making Sense).
Our last album “From Two Balconies” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2svL4mKmqiitARq40FQCfu
Ryche Chlanda and Flying Dreams
RYCHE CHLANDA Electric/Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
Ryche is an accomplished guitarist, producer and composer. As founding member of Americas first progressive rock group, Fireballet. He has proven himself to be an unsung hero in the progressive genre as guitarist and songwriter. He has played with the progressive band, Nektar and has toured the world with the renowned classical progressive band, Renaissance. Ryche is an awarding winning movie soundtrack composer. He composed the title track for the movie, Key Exchange, and won an award for the independently produced movie The Rising. As producer, he has produced for various artists as well as the self-titled Ryche Chlanda and Flying Dreams LP released under The Transglobal® Record Label Distributed through Sonys The Orchard.
RON BIENSTOCK, ESQ. Bass Player
As a performing and recording musician, Ron has performed extensively with various major recording artists. He co-founded The Suits and has appeared on Conan OBrien and has played with many top-tier bands including the Spin Doctors, Blues Traveler and Eric Burden and the Animals. Ron was editor-in-chief and publisher of International Musician & Recording World Magazine and General Counsel to Hoshino, U.S.A. (manufacturer of Ibanez Guitars, electronics, and Tama drums). He currently represents Ryche Chlanda and Flying Dreams, along with Steve Wilson and Dream Theater.
KENDALL SCOTT Keyboards, Electric Guitar
Kendall was raised on a steady diet of the classical and jazz masters from an early age. By junior high school his spectrum had broadened into anything he could get his hands on: from rock, funk and fusion to progressive, avant-garde and world music. He received much his training at the Berklee College of Music in Boston before spending many years in the Washington D.C., New York and Los Angeles music scenes. He has performed with various bands, including Project Object.
JAY DITTAMO Drums
Jay is a drummer, percussionist, music composer, and producer. He has played with The Frank Zappa Band, Bucky Pizzarelli, Chuck Berry, The Duprees and The Crests, amongst many others. He has performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the United Nations, and for the 2010 New Jersey Hall of Fame. Jay has played on TV and movie soundtracks, including producing a musical score for the classic 1931 movie, Frankenstein.
Crack The Sky
when: Sunday, April 15 , 2018 |2PM Doors | 3PM Show
where: Roxy & Dukes | 745 Bound Brook Rd, Dunellen, NJ
Cost: Online Presale $32.00
Walk ups day of show $40(Cash Only) Beginning at 2PM
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Crack the Sky is an American progressive rock band formed in Weirton, West Virginia in the mid-1970s. In 1975, Rolling Stone declared their first album “debut album of the year”, and in 1978, Rolling Stone Record Guide compared them to Steely Dan. The Beauty Of Nothing is the latest release from Crack The Sky, issued late in 2015. It signals a return of Crack The Sky to their earlier hard rock/prog sound. An editorial review states: “Not since the band’s incredibly popular White Music CD, has Crack The Sky delivered a collection of pop/rock songs that sting while making you smile. Satirical, smirky commentary, wrapped in up tempo yes, you can dance to it music. Writer, Palumbo, has either hit a manic phase or is attempting to get our attention via the back door. In any event, this remarkable band, once again, shows their ability to shift gears while keeping their artistic integrity intact.”
The band features original members John Palumbo (lead vocals/guitar), Rick Witkowski (guitar/vocals) & Joey D’Amico (drums/vocals) alongside tenured members Bobby Hird (guitar/vocals), Glenn Workman (keys/vocals) and Dave DeMarco (bass/vocals).