Browsing: Prog Rock

Progressive rock (often shortened to prog or prog rock) is a form of rock music that evolved in the late 1960s and early 1970s as part of a “mostly British attempt to elevate rock music to new levels of artistic credibility.” The term “art rock” is often used interchangeably with “progressive rock”, but while there are crossovers between the two genres, they are not identical. Progressive rock bands pushed “rock’s technical and compositional boundaries” by going beyond the standard rock or popular verse-chorus-based song structures. Additionally, the arrangements often incorporated elements drawn from classical, jazz, and world music. Instrumentals were common, while songs with lyrics were sometimes conceptual, abstract, or based in fantasy. Progressive rock bands sometimes used “concept albums that made unified statements, usually telling an epic story or tackling a grand overarching theme” (Definition from: Prog Archives.

2016 - Performers

A variety of influences are present with emphasis on long pieces with intricate, syncopated arrangements while maintaining a strong focus on melodic content and thematic development. The music appeals to fans of classic as well as newer forms of prog-rock and anyone enjoying complex arrangements with melody and emotion.
2016 - Performers

Cinematic progressive rock band Proud Peasant (Austin, Texas, USA) released their debut album Flight in May 2014 to considerable acclaim. Their sound has drawn comparisons to Mike Oldfield, Gryphon, and Wobbler, with classic and modern sounds residing comfortably beside one another.
2016 - Performers

B4tF attempt to combine the dynamic of interesting music/prog with the accessibility of alternative melodic songwriting. Far more emphasis on arrangement than complexity. The focus on classic sounds like the 12 string acoustic guitar, Rickenbacker bass, mellotron, Moog, Hammond and other analog synths combine with more alternative influences in writing and production.