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Episode 629 - Variety + Oak on Progressive Discoveries

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!


Episode 628 - Variety with Guest DJ Selections

This week's Prog-Watch is a wonderful variety program with lots of new music, plus some great selections from a Guest DJ by the name of David Graham of Hawick, Scotland! We'll hear music from Magic Pie, The Tornados, Thank You Scientist, The Moody Blues, The Gift, Genesis, Freedom To Glide, Pallas, Drifting Sun, Swallow The Sun, and Gandalf's Fist! All of that jammed into 90 minutes!


Episode 627 - In Conversation with Dave Oberle of Gryphon, Pt. 1

This week I'm in conversation with Dave Oberle of that most unique progressive folk band, Gryphon! Hear some of our chat and lots of great Gryphon music!


101 Dimensions June 2019-2

So the 101 Dimensions schedule has rolled around to me once again. And despite the fact that we have just experienced the longest day of the year, I have charted a bit of a darker course this time. Here's what's in store: 1. Shamall – Pong Tscha (6:52); The Whole Story Of The Turning (11:46); Monotonie (5:56); and Snowfall (4:51) (from the album Collector's Items (1986 – 1993), 1993) 2. Darkroom – Butterfly 2 (7:52); After Dark (9:28); and Dark Tomb (6:21) (from the album The DAC Mixes,...


Episode 626 - Epix, Vol. 5

This week's Prog-Watch is another edition of EPIX! Just five tunes will carry us through our time together and I'll play one from each decade of our favorite genre. Tune in to hear great music from Twelfth Night, Rocket Scientists, Genesis, Karfagen, and IQ!


Episode 625 - The Prog-Watch-TPA Best of 2019 (So Far)

The midpoint of 2019 is rapidly approaching! Which means that it is time for this year's Prog-Watch and The Progressive Aspect collaboration on Some Of The Best Of 2019 (So Far)! A dozen tracks from some of the best albums of 2019, as selected by Yours Truly and some of the top reviewers at TPA!


Episode 624 - Variety, Nikki Squire, and Damanek 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!


101 Dimensions - June 2019-1

Fans of electronic/ambient music: I'm at the helm of 101 Dimensions again this week and as usual I've tried to dig up a few things a little out of the ordinary for your chilled listening delight! Here's what I have lined up: 1. Jan Hammer – Seeds (4:12); Too Far (3:27); Magic Theater (3:45); Sunset (3:11); Transformers (2:32); and Nothing But Love (2:57) (from the album Beyond The Mind's Eye, 1992) 2. Nik Turner – Prophecy (4:44); Watching The Grass Grow (3:01); Children Of The Sun (4:26);...


Episode 623 - Shaking the Family Tree of Queen

On Prog-Watch this week I'm Shaking the Family Tree of the classic band Queen! I'll be spinning some tracks from the band proper and delving a little into the solo careers and side projects of Brian May, Roger Taylor, and the late Freddie Mercury! Come and see what shakes out!


Episode 622 - In Conversation with Mark Trueack of Unitopia & United Progressive Fraternity, Pt. 1

This week on Prog-Watch my special guest is Australian singer and songwriter Mark Trueack, formerly of Unitopia and now with the United Progressive Fraternity! Mark and I chat about his past and present, and in between interview segments I'm spinning lots of great Unitopia and UPF music (including a few epics and one from the new UPF album Planetary Overload Part One: Loss)!


Episode 621 - More ALL NEW Variety and T 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!


101 Dimensions - May 2019

I'm at the helm of 101 Dimensions again and I've laid in a course which will take us through various musical worlds! (There will even be a brief foray into the Vinyl Zone so try not to pay too much attention to the pops and crackles)! Here's the itinerary: 1. Trinity Ward – Collider (6:13); The Gadget (5:38); Mayak (5:00); and Evaporator (4:40) (from the album Reactor, 2014) 2. Duncan Mackay – Visa (3:30); Peru Tu (3:59); Fistful Of Keyboards (6:14); and See Sea (3:44) (from the album Visa,...


Episode 620 - In Conversation with Steve Babb of Glass Hammer, Pt. 2

On this week's Prog-Watch I'm finishing up my coverage of composer, bassist, and vocalist Steve Babb and his band Glass Hammer! Hear more of my chat with Steve and lots of great music from the band's most recent albums, including a few from their latest offering, Chronomonaut!


Episode 619 - ALL NEW Variety

This week on Prog-Watch: ALL NEW Variety! I'll be spinning new stuff from Mansun, Big Big Train, Joost Maglev, Alan Parsons, Jon Anderson, The Far Meadow, Dream Theater, Lonely Robot, Devin Townsend & Cosmograf! Come along for the ride and catch up with some of the great new music that has recently been released!


Episode 618 - In Conversation with Rod Argent

(Somebody pinch me so that I know that I'm not dreaming as I type this! OW! Thanks, Mrs. Progsquatch!) This week on Prog-Watch my very special guest is the legendary keyboardist, composer, and vocalist Rod Argent! Rod rose to fame with The Zombies, and was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of that seminal band! After the Zombies disbanded in the late 1960s, he enjoyed much success with his own band Argent and with various solo albums and collaborations, before...


101 Dimensions - April 2019

Fans of progressive electronic/ambient music: I'm at the helm of 101 Dimensions again, and as usual I have tried to dig up some interesting stuff for you! Here's what I came up with: 1. Nik Turner – Out Of Control (3:57); Interstellar Aliens (5:12); Thunder Rider (6:36); and The Final Frontier, Pt. 1 (5:15) (from the album The Final Frontier, 2019) 2. Rick Wakeman – Music Reincarnate Pt. 1-5 (28:30) from the album No Earthly Connection, 1976) 3. Garrett N. - The Eternal Laugh (14:20);...


Episode 617 - Variety

This week on Prog-Watch I'm serving up a Variety program with music from Cyril, Kinetic Element, The Far Meadow, and Coma Rossi, plus newcomers Last Flight To Pluto and Astralingua! Also, I'll have some Guest DJ selections chosen by long-time listener Rick Gibbs. Rick has suggested some great songs by IQ, Steven Wilson, Lonely Robot, and Subsignal! So I hope you will join me!


Episode 616 - In Conversation with Michel St-Père of Mystery

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, music engineer and producer, and head of the Unicorn Digital record label...Michel St-Père does it all! And this week he also guests on Prog-Watch! Tune in to this week's program to hear some of our chat and lots of great music from his band Mystery!


Episode 615 - Variety + Schmid & Arnold on Progressive Discoveries

This week I'm spinning fabulous stuff 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! So kick back and get ready to rock...progressively, of course!


101 Dimensions March 2019-2

For the second time this month I am at the helm of 101 Dimensions! (It is a moderately rare event, similar to a Blue Moon, in which you get two doses of the Progsquatch in one month...a Blue Squatch?) Anyway, as usual I have tried to dig up some interesting electronic and ambient stuff for your listening pleasure. Here's what I came up with: 1. Alexander Brandon – Flight Castle (0:51); Shared Dig (2:35); Dusk Horizon (2:31); Bluff Eversmoking (3:58); Isotoxin (4:06); Unreal Temple (Crypt)...