Prog-Watch

Prog-Watch

Prog-Watch is a weekly podcast dedicated to bringing the listener contemporary Progressive Rock music and artist interviews from around the world.

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December 7, 2021 87 min
Get your "Royal Highness" on with Prog-Watch this week, with our theme of Kings and Queens! Tune in to hear lots of regal refrains from The Moody Blues, Jump, Richard Thompson, The Nice, Jethro Tull, Oliver Wakeman and Steve Howe, Bankstatement, Arena, Camel, Al Stewart, The Strawbs, Pendragon, Tony Lowe and Alison Fleming, Ken Hensley, ELO, and Renaissance!
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More great, contemporary progressive sounds await on this week's Prog-Watch! We'll hear music from Moron Police, Glacier, Jethro Tull, A Secret River, and Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion! Plus, our friend and resident reviewer, Dr. Rob Fisher, returns to take us on a voyage of Progressive Discovery with the latest album by Three Colours Dark!
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November 23, 2021 88 min
This week on Prog-Watch I'm digging through the vaults and doing an entire show of Prog Rock classic tracks! I'll be spinning tunes from Steve Hackett, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Spring, Abel Ganz, Badfinger, Marillion, Rick Wakeman, The Alan Parsons Project, Fantasy, 10CC, Kestrel, Ryo Okumoto, and It Bites!
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November 16, 2021 88 min
This week's Prog-Watch is a straight-up variety program full of great contemporary progressive rock! I've got fantastic stuff from Leslie Hunt, Fantasy, This Winter Machine, Hangar Nord, Premiata Forneria Marconi, Kosmodome, Cyan, Yes, Red Sand, and Glass Hammer! I hope you will join me!
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November 10, 2021 107 min
101 Dimensions curated by Anthony Rowsick, November 2021:

1. Vangelis – Atlas's Push; Inside Our Perspectives; Out In Space; Juno's Quiet Determination; and Jupiter's Intuition (20:43) (from the album Juno To Jupiter, 2021)

2. Public Service Broadcasting – Lichtspiel I – Opus; Lichtspiel II – Schwarz Weiss Grau; Lichtspiel III – Symphonie Diagonale; and Ich Und Die Stadt (17:39) (from the album Bright Magic, 2021)

3. Kosm...
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I'm doing another of my band family tree explorations on Prog-Watch this week and my subject is the classic US band Spock's Beard! We'll hear from the band proper, and many of the major members, past and present! Join me to hear all the great stuff that I shake out of the Spock's Beard Family Tree!
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More astounding progressive sounds await on this week's Prog-Watch! We'll hear music from Fractal Mirror, Alex Pilkevych, Alcantara, Krokofant, Tom Slatter, Choclat Frog, Pentesilea Road, and Premiata Forneria Marconi! Plus, our friend and resident reviewer, Dr. Rob Fisher, will take us on a voyage of Progressive Discovery with the solo debut of Riverside kyeboardist Michal Lapaj!
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October 26, 2021 87 min
As a warm-up (or bone-chill) for Samhain or Halloween, this week's Prog-Watch is all about nightmares and the macabre! With songs concerning things spooky or supernatural from Alice Cooper, Atomic Rooster, King Crimson, Uriah Heep, Kansas, Rush, Anthony Phillips, Spock's Beard, Pink Floyd, Steven Wilson, and Jethro Tull! Join me...if you dare!
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On this week's Prog-Watch my special guest is the charming Mariana Semkina of iamthemorning! Tune in to hear some of our chat, as well as lots of great iamthemorning music, and music from her solo career, including a few from her new EP Disillusioned!
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October 13, 2021 114 min
101 Dimensions curated by Anthony Rowsick - October 2021:

1. Ulrich Schnauss – Melts Into Air; Love Grows Out Of Thin Air; The Magic In You; and Thoughtless Motion (23:03) (from the album Now Is A Timeless Present: A Retrospective, 2019)

2. Spacelords – Spaceflowers; and Frau Kuhnkes Kosmos (25:18) (from the album Spaceflowers, 2020)

3. Jansen Barbieri Karn – The Shallow Pool; To The Core; Sacrifice; and Cold Light (20:27) (from the a...
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October 12, 2021 87 min
Get ready for another ALL NEW variety program full of great contemporary progressive rock on this week's Prog-Watch! I've got fantastic stuff from The Watch, Cyan, Aisles, Dec Burke, EmT, Three Colours Dark, Shumaun, Ray Wilson, The Paradox Twin, and Hangar Nord! I hope you will join me!
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October 5, 2021 87 min
Come take a ride with me on this week's Prog-Watch and we'll drive into a Brave New World! (Well every song will be about some world, anyway...the new world, half the world, the real world, a fantasy world, etc.) Soundtrack provided by Michael Penn, The Moody Blues, Big Big Train, Rush, Conspiracy, The Alan Parsons Project, The Strawbs, Kansas, The Electric Light Orchestra, Black Bonzo, David Bowie, Roger Daltrey, Red Bazar...
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On Prog-Watch this week it's another installment of OUR PROGRESSIVE PLANET in which Dr. Rob Fisher and I will take you on a little tour of the vibrant progressive music scene in Germany! With music from Sylvan, Lucifer's Friend, Subsignal, Panzerballett, Eloy, RPWL, Frequency Drift, Vanden Plas, Seven Steps To The Green Door, and Schmid and Arnold! We hope you will join us!
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This week's Prog-Watch is a variety program with a Guest DJ Feature, which will have lots of great stuff---new and old---for your listening pleasure! For my part I'll be spinning fabulous music from Yes, Big Big Train, Smalltape, Kristoffer Gildenlöw, Gentle Giant, and Texel! I'll also be mixing in selections from our Guest DJ, Mr. Jean-Marc Bonard of Lausanne, Switzerland! Jean-Marc has selected some fantastic stuff fr...
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September 15, 2021 108 min
101 Dimensions curated by Anthony Rowsick, September 2021:

1. Geoff Downes' New Dance Orchestra – Shine On; Forgiven; Movin' On; Rainbow's End; and Breaking the Spell (21:14) (from the album Electronica, 2010)

2. Edgar Froese – Stuntman; It Would Be Like Samoa; and Detroit Snackbar Dreamer (21:37) (from the album Stuntman, 1979)

3. Vangelis – Suffocation; and See You Later (19:48) (from the album See You Later, 1980)

4. Red...
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September 14, 2021 86 min
This week on Prog-Watch it's another ALL NEW variety program full of fabulous, contemporary progressive rock! I've got great new stuff from Drifting Sun, Kyros, Ray Wilson, John Wetton, Big Big Train, Tony Kaye, Smalltape, Styx, Shumaun, Dec Burke, Lee Abraham, and Texel!
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This week on Prog-Watch it's Part Two of my coverage of Tony Lowe of the ESP Project and 22 Layers! We'll hear more great music and chat, and Cheryl Stringall, Tony's partner at the Sunn Creative label, even drops by! As if this was not enough, Dr. Rob Fisher is also doing a Progressive Discoveries feature on the latest 22 Layers album, Isotope! All this in 90 minutes!
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This week on Prog-Watch my very special guest is Tony Lowe of the ESP Project and 22 Layers! Tune in to hear some of our chat and lots of great music from the two projects just mentioned and his collaboration with Alison Fleming!
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I hope you will join me on Prog-Watch this week when I will be exploring some of the vast Musical World of David Gilmour! We'll hear great music from Pink Floyd and his solo career, of course, as well as a variety of stuff featuring Dave as producer and guest!
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August 18, 2021 108 min
101 Dimensions curated by Anthony Rowsick, August 2021:

1. John Carpenter – Alive After Death; Weeping Ghost; Dripping Blood; Dead Eyes; and Vampire's Touch (19:29) (from the album Lost Themes III – Alive After Death, 2021)

2. Tangerine Dream – Approaching Snowy Village; Odd Welcome; The Untouchable Castle; and The Apparently Lunatic Hierarchy (25:11) (from the album Franz Kafka – The Castle, 2013)

3. David Sylvian and Holger Czuk...
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