Forum Home Forum Home > Progressive Music Lounges > Prog Music Lounge
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - How is Prog received where you live?
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

How is Prog received where you live?

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 7>
Author
Message
A-JCharron View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie
Avatar

Joined: December 31 2012
Location: Montreal
Status: Offline
Points: 12
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A-JCharron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: How is Prog received where you live?
    Posted: January 01 2013 at 22:42
Hi everyone!

First off, I'm in Montreal, so I know the North American prog scene well enough. For example, in Montreal, Prog does not go over very well. We get the occasional show (recent years, Greg Lake, Steve Hackett, Saga and a couple more), plus a small prog festival which started a few years ago, but not much else. No media coverage either. There are almost 3 million people, so obviously a few fans here and there, but as much as Montreal used to be a huge prog town in the 70's, prog is not well seen anymore. Didn't stop me from releasing an album, but then again, nobody around here is interested in covering it in any way.

I was wondering how the prog scene is doing elsewhere in the world? Can you tell, where you live, does it get any coverage at all from the media? Do you get a lot of shows? I'm really interested in learning as much as possible.

Thanks for your replies; I do appreciate them!

A-J
Humouring Gods; Where Classic Meets Rock

http://www.ajcharronmusic.com
<a href="http://a-jcharron@bandcamp.com"
Back to Top
Ambient Hurricanes View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 25 2011
Location: DruryUniversity
Status: Offline
Points: 2529
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ambient Hurricanes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2013 at 23:02
Here in St. Louis, we're probably pretty average for our reception of prog; we get our every-tour Rush show, and the media is pretty indifferent, as usual.  In local music, the blues and jazz scene is more prominent here.

Most of my friends dismiss or dislike progressive music, but there are a few musically open-minded ones who appreciate some prog.  I don't know any other real progressive rock fans, though, outside of this forum.
In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.
Back to Top
Argonaught View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: June 04 2012
Location: Virginia
Status: Offline
Points: 517
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argonaught Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2013 at 23:19
I think pretty much everywhere in the world "prog" would be a predominantly urban pastime.  

Where we live, at the local flea markets and second-hand record stores you will find a generous supply of the pre-Buggles Yes, early Tull, ELP, most of Genesis, pos-Barrett Pink Floyd, and plenty of US fusion records. But looking for the likes of Ozric Tentacles, Pendragon, Magma or Porcupine Tree would not be terribly productive. Does it give an indication of the prevalent tastes?

I don't know if this is indicative of anything, but Steven Wilson is scheduled to be playing with his "traveling band" in Washington, DC in April in the Howard Theater, which holds 1,200 persons. Not yer arena rock venue.    


Edited by Argonaught - January 01 2013 at 23:20
Back to Top
paganinio View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: November 07 2008
Status: Offline
Points: 1195
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote paganinio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2013 at 23:27
world's biggest proghead and soon-to-be world's most influential prog musician both live in my area, my house actually. Other than that, it's a dead scene.
Back to Top
progger7 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: August 02 2009
Status: Offline
Points: 237
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progger7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2013 at 23:30
I live in Miami so it's practically a barren wasteland here. barely any bands come down here because over here it's all about overly commercialized music like pitbull and reggaeton and if there are people that are into rock or metal, they usually like bands like metallica or linkin park... I can count on my hand the amount of friends I know that are into prog but only one of them like it as much as i do that we make the effort to take 4 hour drives upstate to Orlando or Tampa because that's as far as most prog bands will come down to here in Florida. rarely do they ever come to Miami. Only a hand few of bands that I love have come down to miami once and that was for prognation when Opeth and Dream theater were headlining and another time, Porcupine tree came which was a real treat because the day before we had driven to Orlando to see them so we saw porcupine tree back to back one weekend. totally worth the sleeplessness. lol Deftones are coming this march as well but they're even more popular so it doesn't surprise me.
Back to Top
progger7 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: August 02 2009
Status: Offline
Points: 237
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progger7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2013 at 23:30
and also, many people here think I'm strange just because of my music taste. even my own sister. =/
Back to Top
dawbakhos View Drop Down
Forum Newbie (< 5 posts)
Forum Newbie (< 5 posts)
Avatar

Joined: January 01 2013
Location: Venezuela
Status: Offline
Points: 3
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dawbakhos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2013 at 23:32
Oh, I'm from Venezuela. And no, I don't know any other prog fan more that some Twitter people and the people from this forum. Art is dead here. :-/
Back to Top
Dayvenkirq View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 25 2011
Location: Reno, NV, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 9760
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2013 at 00:00
Where I live there is no prog ... except probably in my apartment ... and Best Buy ... and probably Wal-Mart. A few songs by Yes and Rush, one by Tull ("Locomotive Breath"), and a s$%tload songs by PF get airplay. I know Tool came over here a few times. How were any of these things received, I don't know. All I know is that prog annoys the living hell out of my mother.

Edited by Dayvenkirq - January 02 2013 at 00:04
"People tell you life is short. ... No, it's not. Life is long. Especially if you make the wrong decisions." - Chris Rock
Back to Top
Polymorphia View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: November 06 2012
Location: Hication
Status: Offline
Points: 3686
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Polymorphia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2013 at 00:11
Hi, I'm from Mississippi. Most of the people I have contact with are pretty open-minded, even if they aren't very knowledgable. Many of my friends listen to pop artists. Every folk/folk-rock band reminds them of Mumford and Sons, and any electronic element is perceived as dubstep influence. I don't necessarily fault them with this, though. Most of them are just starting to appreciate music in a new way, and I say that's good for them, as long as they're not arrogant about it. On the other hand, most musicians here know about prog. Every time I go to a record exchange at the local record store, I find lots of prog in people's collections. My former guitar teacher is a big prog fan. Most music fans period down here period dabble in some prog. Even those who aren't into prog are willing to give it an honest listen.
Back to Top
JesusisLord View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: August 30 2006
Location: Hawaii
Status: Offline
Points: 286
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JesusisLord Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2013 at 02:45
 In Hawaii ? Are you kidding ? Hula Prog ? Reggae Prog? Ukelele Prog ? 

And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. Phillipians 2:11
Back to Top
Dayvenkirq View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 25 2011
Location: Reno, NV, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 9760
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2013 at 03:11
^ Seriously? Big smile LOL 
Originally posted by Polymorphia Polymorphia wrote:

Hi, I'm from Mississippi. Most of the people I have contact with are pretty open-minded, even if they aren't very knowledgable. Many of my friends listen to pop artists. Every folk/folk-rock band reminds them of Mumford and Sons, and any electronic element is perceived as dubstep influence. I don't necessarily fault them with this, though. Most of them are just starting to appreciate music in a new way, and I say that's good for them, as long as they're not arrogant about it. On the other hand, most musicians here know about prog. Every time I go to a record exchange at the local record store, I find lots of prog in people's collections. My former guitar teacher is a big prog fan. Most music fans period down here period dabble in some prog. Even those who aren't into prog are willing to give it an honest listen.
Lucky-y-y. Shocked
"People tell you life is short. ... No, it's not. Life is long. Especially if you make the wrong decisions." - Chris Rock
Back to Top
Gerinski View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: February 10 2010
Location: Belgium
Status: Offline
Points: 3438
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2013 at 03:31
In my current country Belgium I don't know any Prog fan personally, but then I do not know many people here. A few big bands still include Brussels in their tour calendar (Yes, DT...) but not many. There's a small venue organising relatively frequent prog concerts for small bands (The Spirit of 66) but unfortunately it's quite far from where I live. I have met and chatted with a couple of Prog fans there but not got into an actual friendship, it's too far.

Neighboring Holland has more Prog scene but it's also not that close for going frequently. 
Back to Top
Dean View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Retired Admin and Amateur Layabout

Joined: May 13 2007
Location: Albion
Status: Online
Points: 33163
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2013 at 03:54
I like it, my wife likes some, my daughter knows the words to wish you were here, the cats seem non-plussed about it.


If you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise and then just behave like they would - Neil Gaiman
Back to Top
Astral Traveller View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: September 21 2012
Location: Sunhillow
Status: Offline
Points: 116
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Astral Traveller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2013 at 06:50
Here in CT we get every Rush, Yes, Tull, Waters,Musical Box and even Hackett tour. In Farfield County where I live, the Musical Box played a show at the Ridgefield Playhouse, which was an amazing show. Rush came in October, and Yes is stopping by in April.

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable. -Robert Fripp
Back to Top
Moogtron III View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar
VIP Member

Joined: April 26 2005
Location: Belgium
Status: Offline
Points: 9433
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2013 at 09:03
Originally posted by Gerinski Gerinski wrote:

In my current country Belgium I don't know any Prog fan personally, but then I do not know many people here. A few big bands still include Brussels in their tour calendar (Yes, DT...) but not many. There's a small venue organising relatively frequent prog concerts for small bands (The Spirit of 66) but unfortunately it's quite far from where I live. I have met and chatted with a couple of Prog fans there but not got into an actual friendship, it's too far.

Neighboring Holland has more Prog scene but it's also not that close for going frequently. 

Well, the same goes for me.
When I still lived in the Netherlands (in Utrecht) I visited many prog concerts with my Dutch prog friends, especially in De Boerderij. Spirit of 66 is too far for me as well.
Here in the countryside of East Flanders, prog seems to be virtually non-existent.
Back to Top
DanthraX View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 30 2010
Location: Venezuela
Status: Offline
Points: 238
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DanthraX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2013 at 09:17
Originally posted by dawbakhos dawbakhos wrote:

Oh, I'm from Venezuela. And no, I don't know any other prog fan more that some Twitter people and the people from this forum. Art is dead here. :-/

I'm from Venezuela too, besides a couple of friends who like some bands (specially DT and PF) I'm the only one I know who is really a prog lover (almost addicted to it). Luckily I have a girlfriend who is really open minded with music (she had a nice rock background) and now loves almost all bands I do. 

On the other hand, here is all about salsa, merengue, reggeaton, etc, so prog is kind of an underground thing. Despite this, I've been able to assist to some excellent concerts: Peter Gabriel, Marillion x2, Yes, Asia, Dream Theater x3, Uriah Heep and of course Steven Wilson, best concert so far, incredible!
I look up, I'm almost blinded
by the warmth of what's inside me
and the taste that's in my soul,
but I'm dead inside as I stand alone...
Back to Top
HolyMoly View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
RIO/Avant/Zeuhl and Canterbury Teams

Joined: April 01 2009
Location: Atlanta
Status: Online
Points: 20542
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2013 at 09:39
I live in Atlanta.  Prog shows are pretty rare here, but we're the only city for hundreds of miles that has any chance at all of having a prog band perform.  Usually, there is a very small but very dedicated crowd attending these things.  Very easy to make friends at such events, especially if you choose your t-shirt wisely.

As a "music scene", Atlanta is very well known for producing rap and R&B acts.  Outkast is one of our homegrown success stories.  And a good example, I might add.  Could do a lot worse than Outkast.
My other avatar is a Porsche / RARE GOAT bandcamp page

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
-Kehlog Albran
Back to Top
Polymorphia View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: November 06 2012
Location: Hication
Status: Offline
Points: 3686
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Polymorphia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2013 at 10:40
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

Originally posted by Polymorphia Polymorphia wrote:

Hi, I'm from Mississippi. Most of the people I have contact with are pretty open-minded, even if they aren't very knowledgable. Many of my friends listen to pop artists. Every folk/folk-rock band reminds them of Mumford and Sons, and any electronic element is perceived as dubstep influence. I don't necessarily fault them with this, though. Most of them are just starting to appreciate music in a new way, and I say that's good for them, as long as they're not arrogant about it. On the other hand, most musicians here know about prog. Every time I go to a record exchange at the local record store, I find lots of prog in people's collections. My former guitar teacher is a big prog fan. Most music fans period down here period dabble in some prog. Even those who aren't into prog are willing to give it an honest listen.
Lucky-y-y. Shocked
Maybe. Most prog isn't popular because of the way it's marketed, so to make it popular among your friends, you have to market it well. I find that many times, if I just ignore the label "prog" and tell one of my friends of a band they might like, they'll be more willing to listen to it. If I don't hype the band up too much, and avoid superlatives, they're less likely to be skeptical about it. I usually acknowledge that they may or may not like it; they're usually pretty eager to listen to it. Telling them the bands that are influenced by this particular band helps too. Wink
Back to Top
Kotro View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: August 16 2004
Location: Portugal
Status: Online
Points: 2438
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kotro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2013 at 10:43
Prog is generally ignored in Portugal, both in the form of media attention (radio, tv, written press) and presence in record stores. Ironically, the country hosts what is probably the greatest annual Prog festival in Europe, Gouveia Art Rock. 
Bigger on the inside.
Back to Top
progbaby View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: April 20 2007
Status: Offline
Points: 208
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progbaby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2013 at 11:28
where I live (midsection of the USA), prog is considered "loser music".   So I'm a loser and glad of it.
 
The kind of music that is king where I live is Rap/Death Metal/modern-country and anything "American Idol/Voice"-related.   We're led to believe thru the airwaves in my region that nothing else outside those genres (especially anything that is not funded by the American corporate music business which helps funding the media who is telling us these things (American music business pays the media to tell us who to listen to so we buy the music that makes the American music business even richer, etc..)) is worth even bothering to listen to.
 
Justin Bieber is king and Lady Gaga/Madonna/Christina Aguilara are queens in my region.   I choose not to worship/serve them.
 
I defect to non-commercial music like worship music and progressive rock.   That makes me a loser in the eyes of many but at least I enjoy listening to worship/progressive music.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 7>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.102 seconds.