Prog Magazine (https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/Prog-Print-Back-Issues/), honour newcomers and established acts alike, along with other key individuals. There were two key, Floyd-related awards given out last night – the first of these was Industry VIP, that was presented to Tony Smith. With a roster of top acts (including Genesis, and the various individuals/offshoot projects) he has also been Nick Mason’s manager for some time, and Nick’s Saucerful Of Secrets are under his wing too. Talking of Nick, it was last night that he received his trophy as Prog God. This had been previously announced that he was due to be given the award at this year’s ceremony, so all due preparation had been made. At the time the news broke, almost a month ago, Nick said: I’m all in favour of recognition for drummers – particularly when it’s me – so I’m really delighted to be recognised as Prog God. It’s hard to believe that it was over 50 years ago that the music we know as prog rock was born, and it’s still being celebrated, played and developed in the 21st century. Long may it continue! As part of the Prog God announcement last night, a video was shown collecting highlights of his career to date, and included some of the recently shot live footage of the Saucers at London’s Roundhouse (which looked great!). Nick did joke about hoping that he’d be winning Best Newcomer as well as Lifetime Achievement on the same evening! The picture here is Nick during his acceptance speech, with comedian and host for the evening Al Murray (left) and Rory Bremner, which was posted on the Prog social media channels. The live stream they had running will hopefully be available to view on demand in due course; pictorial coverage and the full list of winners from the Progressive Music Awards 2019 will be printed in their special souvenir issue, which goes on sale from October 25 and will also be available to purchase, worldwide, online (https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/Prog-Print-Back-Issues/).
Before their highly anticipated Camden Assembly show, we sat down with self-titled “millennial glam” newcomers Bright Orange Spectacle, who refuse to be known as yet another generic indie band and rightly so, there’s nothing generic about this quartet who blend old but gold music influences with a very modern, zesty twist. Bright Orange Spectacle may be …
This year’s annual iMatter Fest in Horseheads, New York featured Beartooth, Wage War, and more.
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Nick Mason is to be awarded the accolade of Prog God, honouring more than 50 years’ service to the world of progressive music, at the 2019 Progressive Music Awards. He’ll receive the award at a star-studded ceremony on September 12th at London’s Underglobe Theatre. Previous recipients of the title include Steve Howe, Carl Palmer, Jon Anderson and Peter Gabriel. Nick told Prog magazine, who are behind the award ceremony: I’m all in favour of recognition for drummers – particularly when it’s me – so I’m really delighted to be recognised as Prog God. It’s hard to believe that it was over 50 years ago that the music we know as prog rock was born, and it’s still being celebrated, played and developed in the 21st century. Long may it continue! Last year, he announced his new live project, Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets, who have been nominated in the Event Of The Year category of the awards, the winner of which will be revealed on the night. At the time, he told Prog: I’d been ruminating on playing again rather than just talking about the old days, which I’ve done rather a lot of. It seemed like a good idea and it sounded as though we could actually find enough people committed to doing it. I think once we actually got some instruments and played together, I thought, ‘Oh yeah, this is fun and it could work!’ Nick has previously confirmed he has no plans to head to the studio with any of the material. [These songs have] been recorded perfectly well by Pink Floyd some years ago. I think the fun of it is to try to be true to the music but actually not slavishly copy every detail of it. What I like is the idea of playing live and I’m really enjoying [revisiting the old material]. There are enough tribute bands to cover most of it, but this is very much a labour of love for me. The full list of winners from the Progressive Music Awards 2019 will be printed in Prog’s special souvenir issue, which goes on sale from October 25th – more details of that, and the results of the award ceremony, when we have them. On the night, you can follow what is happening via the Prog website (https://www.loudersound.com/prog).
Baltimoreâs stop on TWRP and The Protomenâs âTogether at Last 2019 Tourâ was a night of nostalgic reflection and sweaty celebration for the performers and fans alike!
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TWRP’s lead vocalist-via-talkbox/keyboardist, Doctor Sung, took some time to chat with Concert Crap about the synth-funk-rock band’s recent whirlwind of activities.
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Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace perform in Saratoga Springs, New York.
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