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xd238 / Ken Shabby - livin' up in d-Attic 4 days ago
"In The Cage"...er, attic......... I just went through my posts to this group and realized *every single post* I made was somehow related to King Crimson. Well here is an attempt to correct that... in a post that harkens back to my screwed up teenage years, and shows you can never really leave...

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xd238 / Ken Shabby - livin' up in d-Attic 10 days ago
I'm famous now !!! ........... Autographed versions available upon request ;)

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MikeJM / Mike Mantecon 14 days ago
Okay first off: apparently after a little discussion on the community page I need to cleanse myself of my PROG impurity by going on a '80's early prog metal listening marathon . . . lol Suggestions for listening material over the next week (this part I'm serious about by the way)? I already need to listen to a full run-through of Operation: Mindcrime. Feel free to pile on the suggestions! I NEED to cover up this gap in my prog knowledge. :D Point Number Two I wanted to ask about . . . So I just recently bought tickets to see Dream Theater live in Riverside, CA. I have seen some smaller prog acts but I am excited to see one of the greats now! From the more experienced PROG concert-goers . . . expectations? advice? Words of wisdom? I already know it's going to rock . . . and they're going to play the whole Scenes From A Memory album! \m/ Okay, these two questions are more to start discussion than anything (not super serious lol) . . . but I will take anyone's suggestions seriously for sure! :) Rock on my fellow PROG-heads!!!

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MikeJM / Mike Mantecon 16 days ago
Who said that PROG is dead? This will be my regular posting of what is new in PROG ... and man do we have a debut post for YOU to get excited over! When Tool released their last album, I was in elementary school. And after long last, we finally have a new song!!! Now there is some debate in the prog community of which specific sub genre Tool fits into ... but who cares? This is 10 1/2 minutes of artsy, experimental metal goodness, and I am so excited! What does everyone else think about this track?

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xd238 / Ken Shabby - livin' up in d-Attic 28 days ago
Touch Guitars Anyone ??? .....,,. MikeJM caught my attention with his first post to this group - "Lets show the Front Porch Collective we are #1 by adding Chapman Stick solos to all of their posts"(or something like that) So here is an ode to Mike. This was a Fripp tune from the Exposure album circa 78-79...they did some concerts with the Crimson Projeckt which I got to one @ The Iridium, SRO in 2011 I think it was, while King Crimson was in limbo. I will be seeing Stick Men again in August, albeit at a different venue as I am now an "upstate New Yorker"

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MikeJM / Mike Mantecon 28 days ago
So I've been paying attention to the voting, and thought that - among other things, I'd start doing regular sharing and discussion here. My question today is: What is your current Prog Jam? What band/artist can you not get enough of at this moment? So I'm a relative newbie on the prog scene, and curiously I am NOT a musician. I started listening to Dream Theater in late 2012, and pretty soon I became obsessed with the whole prog metal scene. As I've said before, the reason I joined this site was that the day before I signed up I had seen my actual prog concert. This was by a band called Flying Colors, which included Neal Morse, Steve Morse, and other great talents. Truthfully, at that time I didn't know about them and was mainly there to see Mike Portnoy. ;) Over the years though, I have really became a fan of Neal Morse's music, and his theatrics with all the concept albums and epics. It's not prog metal, but this last year I have been absolutely addicted to all his projects. I think Mike Portnoy once said of him that after Dream Theater's Images and Words created this prog metal monster in the 90's where everyone was going for the most time signature changes, the fastest shredding solos, etc lol . . . he said that Morse brought prog, in HIS opinion, back to good ol' fashioned songwriting. As an aside, since 2003 Neal's had a lot of religious themes in most of his songs. That doesn't bother me, but as this is a PROG group and not the Christian Songwriter's group I will leave that part of his discography out here. Just so no one gets a flame war started lol This is one of my favorites: Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt, Pete Trewavas, and Neal Morse . . . coming at you with 28 minutes of prog goodness! :) NOW . . . what do you guys find yourself listening to nowadays?

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MikeJM / Mike Mantecon 28 days ago
Hello fellow prog heads! :) So I originally created this group with the intent of updating it regularly . . . however, as I reiterate on occasion, being a college student messes everything up! lol I do see that there has been some interest though, and with the new topic-focused group creations in 2019, I would also like to add this to the list of groups that are active and well-run places for fans of a particular genre to go to. I am not so much asking for volunteers to help me (though if you guys want to I'd appreciate it, it's just a lot to ask!) but rather suggestions from those who have joined this group and showed an interest in it on how to improve it! It belongs to all of us, and I'd like to make it a place for all prog fans to enjoy. :)

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xd238 / Ken Shabby - livin' up in d-Attic 4mo+27dy ago
ORk - Ramagehead This -new-prog- act is touring Europe and just released their 2nd record. Featuring well-known members of the Italian prog scene, King Crimson, and Porcupine Tree.

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Mykk / Mykk Freeman 8mo+12dy ago
Welcome new one... Rock on

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Mykk / Mykk Freeman 10mo+9dy ago
Some of my stuff from a few years back. https://labodaz.bandcamp.com/album/noncompliant

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  About

Created November 8, 2017 by MikeJM


Do you roll your eyes when someone calls a 6-to-8 minute track a "long" song?

 

How about when people can't imagine a great metal track breaking into some polka spontaneously and then going back?

 

Well, there's a good chance you belong in this group. :D

 

This group is for Prog Rock/Metal artists, Prog Rock/Metal Fans, and/or anyone who just wants to explore the genre

 

And no, don't worry, no entrance tests lolol - everyone's invited!

 

Here we can showcase our talents, talk about the latest prog music outside Kompoz, look for like-minded musicians to team up with - again, just like everyone's invited, everything is welcome that has the word 'prog' in it! 

 

I (@MikeJM) will continue to update and be active in this group, so if you have any feedback or ideas please contact me! 

 

Now somebody cue the 12-minute long Guitar and Keyboard trading solos section!


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