Saturday, April 30, 2011

K2 Tour of the East Coast

Yes! K2 are presently touring the East Coast of the US. It's a small tour, but it's a start! If you're a regular listener of this radio show, you know how I love this band. Rick never heard of them until I gave him a listen, and he became an instant fan (a little like he did with me and Beardfish). Ken Jaquess, the brains behind K2, is also the voice behind all the Simpsons characters you hear during the show... A very talented person indeed. If you haven't picked up their CDs (2 to date), do so! If you want to learn more about their latest CD go here!

Though I live in Canada, I will be at their show in Brighton, MA. Anybody wanting to meet up will be welcome. Another regular listener, Sónya Kükcinovich Hill, is following the band for the duration of the tour, so you can also meet her, and the band! Tickets are still available. See you at the show!

Tour dates are as follows:

Sat 30th April 2011 @ 9pm (Wilmington, DE)
1706 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE 19809

Sun 1st May 2011 @ 8pm (Philadelphia, PA)
412 W Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Mon 2nd May 2011: TO BE ANNOUNCED
Tues 3rd May 2011: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Wed 4th May 2011 @ 8pm (Buffalo, NY) 21+
622 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

Thu 5th May 2011: TO BE ANNOUNCED
Fri 6th May 2011: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Sat 7th May 2011 @ 8pm (Boston, MA) 21+
155 N. Beacon Street
Brighton, MA 02135

Sun 8th May 2011 @ 8pm (Rochester, NY)
204 N Water Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Saturday, April 16, 2011

All About The Enid

This week the IPRS offers an interview with the leader of the symphonic prog band The Enid, Robert John Godfrey. In the case of The Enid, "symphonic" is a moniker that truely describes their music. Lush, romantic, with hints of World music (in their latest especially), this band is only one to have successfully fused rock based music with the power, dynamics and scale of symphonic classical music. They released their first album in 1976, and have just released their latest, the wonderful "Journey's End" last year. They are presently on tour, so don't miss this wholly original band when they come to a town near you!

They will be at:
Friday May 13th: The Platform, in Morecambe
Saturday June 11th: The Stables, in Milton Keynes
Thursday June 16th: the Key theatre, in Peterborough
Sunday July 24th: in Victoria Park for the High Voltage Festival, in London
Sunday August 7th: at the Cambridge Rock Festival, in Cambridge
Friday August 19th: at the Crescendo Festival, in Saint-Palias-sur-Mer, in France
Thursday September 15th: at the Farnham Maltings, in Farnham
Saturday October 15th: at the Symphony Hall, in Birmingham with a full orchestra, this will be a "not-to-be-missed" gig!

More dates will surely follow.

the playlist is as follows:
1. Judgement Day - Apocalypse (Arise and Shine, 2009)2. A Heroe's Life (Aerie Fairie Nonsense, 1977)
3. O Salome (Salome, 1986)
4. Dark Hydraulic (Tripping the Light Fantastic, 1994)
5. Gallavant (Touch Me, 1979)
6. Prelude / Fantasy / Riguardon (The White Goddess, 1997)
7. Terra Firma (Journey's End, 2010)
8. Malacandra (Journey's End, 2010)
9. Shiva (Journey's End, 2010)
10. The Art of Melody (Journey's End, 2010)
11. Space Surfing (Journey's end, 2010)
12. Sheets from the Blue Yonder (Arise and Shine, 2009)
13. Avalon - Under the Summer Stars (Arise and Shine, 2009)

As always, if you love the music please encourage the artists by purchasing their CDs on their website (link is above). Please leave your comments and suggestions.

Friday, April 8, 2011

No Radio Show This Week

Since I am busy at the Marillion Weekend here in Montreal, there will be no new radio show this week. But to compensate for that, I have made all IPRS radio shows since January available again for download. If you missed a show, this is your chance to listen to it for the first time. Starting with our January 22nd show spotlighting our Top 20 CDs of 2010, up to the last current radio show spotlighting the Marillion Weekend.

So this is your chance to catch up with what's new in the prog world and discover new and interesting bands. The link is here.

Talk to you next week! Cheers!

PS: If any listeners are going to the Marillion Weekend here in Montreal, I'd love to hear from you, so search me out, I'll be at Brutopia Friday and Saturday afternoon, and at the shows for the duration. I also just learned yesterday that Rick will be at the shows also, so come and say Hi to us!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Marillion Weekend special

Hi everyone!

The latest International Prog Rock Show is now available for download. You will hear music by some bands that would have been at NEARfest 2011 if it hadn't been cancelled, and since Marillion Weekend is coming to Montreal next Friday, the show then turns to music by bands that we will hear during this weekend. The radio show airs every Friday on UK70s Prog Rock, and is now available for a limited time as a download.

Download show 67 here! (Podcast no longer available).

BTW, tickets are still available for the weekend, so grab them if you can... a great time will be had by all!

Play list:

1. Mantis, by Umphrey's McGee (Mantis, 2009)

2. Poet's Eternity, by Jeavestone (1+1=OK, 2010)
3. Rabbit, by Half Past Four (Rabbit in the Vestibule, 2008)
4. Two Blocks from the Edge, by Karmakanic (Who's the Boss in the Factory?, 2008)
5. Presence, by Tempus Fugit (Shallow Water Blackout, 2010)
6. Migrations, by Tempus Fugit (Shallow Water Blackout, 2010)
7. Drownproofing, by Tempus Fugit (Shallow Water Blackout, 2010)
8. The Poetry Song, by Tempus Fugit (Shallow Water Blackout, 2010)
9. Burning Both ends, by Sun Domingo (The World's Alive, 2008)
10. Gwlyddyn, by Sun Domingo (The World's Alive, 2008)
11. New Love City, by Sun Domingo (Mercy EP, 2010)
12. Mercy, by Sun Domingo (Mercy EP, 2010)
13. Star, by John Wesley (Ten, 2004)
14. Ordinary Man, by John Wesley (Ten, 2004)
15. The King of 17, by John Wesley (Shiver, 2005)
16. Pretty Lives (Live), by John Wesley (Live at Katie Fitzgerald's, 2006)
17. Come See, by The Free Press (Come See CDS, 2010)
18. Splintering Hearet, by Marillion (FRC019-Wolverhampton 1998, 2004)
19. Cover My Eyes, by Marillion (FRC020-Copenhagen 1994, 2004)
20. The Party, by Marillion (FRC034-Utrecht 2005, 2006)
21. No One Can, by Marillion (FRC033-London 1992, 2006)
22. Holidays in Eden, by Marillion (Smoke, 2006)
23. Dry Land, by Marillion (A Piss-Up in a Brewery, 2002)
24. Waiting to Happen, by Marillion (The Official Bootleg, Vol. 2, 2010)
25. This Town/The Rakes Progress, by Marillion (Size Matters, 2010)
26. Sympathy, by Marillion (FRC033-London 1992, 2006)
27. How Can It Hurt, by Marillion (Cover My Eyes CDS, 1991)
28. A Collection, by Marillion (FRC012-Barcelona 2000, 2003)
29. I Will Walk on Water, by Marillion (FRC033-London 1992, 2006)

As always, if you love the music, encourage the artists by purchasing their CDs!