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Poll Question: Which band representing the Super Bowl teams' cities?
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    Posted: February 04 2018 at 09:24
In honor of Super Bowl LII, one band from each city. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2018 at 09:30
Echolyn. The album "mei" is just great. Never been a huge fan of Bent Knee. Might be because of its highly eclectic sound.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2018 at 10:02
I have to vote for the mighty Echolyn.  Bent Knee are really good, but Echolyn are one of my favorite modern prog bands.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2018 at 10:21
just like the Super Bowl... and BIG meh on either group...  I'll give it to Echolen.. not that I really like them all them much... they just aren't as fawned over as Bent Knee which have completely underwhelmed me.. studio and live.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2018 at 10:22
Brillant idea. There's also Birdsongs of the Mesozoic (Boston)or the Red Masque(Philadelphia). Anyway, being that I live half a mile from the Philly border of course I'll vote for Echolyn. As a side note Echolyn are actually from the burbs technically speaking but I guess that's being somewhat pedatic. ;)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2018 at 15:36
Echolyn by a small margin, but I'd rather listen to either of them than watch an American football game.

In fact, I'd probably rather stick needles in my eyes if that didn't stop me watching the wonderful 6 Nations.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2018 at 16:02
Philadelphia is also home to the wonderful iNFiNiEN, who last year made a splash at ProgDay. They can easily appeal to a wide cross-section of the prog audience, and are a bunch of very nice people to boot. All of their albums are available for streaming (and buying) on Bandcamp. Much more interesting, in my view, than the overrated and overwrought Bent Knee, whose latest album I found rather underwhelming.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2018 at 16:05
excellent choice darling.... though when it comes to Philly and prog... nothing touches Espers.  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2018 at 19:10
Originally posted by Hrychu Hrychu wrote:

Echolyn. The album "mei" is just great. Never been a huge fan of Bent Knee. Might be because of its highly eclectic sound.

Same here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2018 at 23:01
Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

Philadelphia is also home to the wonderful iNFiNiEN, who last year made a splash at ProgDay. They can easily appeal to a wide cross-section of the prog audience, and are a bunch of very nice people to boot. All of their albums are available for streaming (and buying) on Bandcamp. Much more interesting, in my view, than the overrated and overwrought Bent Knee, whose latest album I found rather underwhelming.

Wow, I had heard of this band but I didn't know they were from Philly. I didn't know Espers were either actually. 

I'm wondering who else is from Boston though. I know Schooltree are but who else?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2018 at 23:48
^ Dream Theater sort of are Bostonairs
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2018 at 00:18
Echolyn easy. Great band, and Brett Kull's latest solo album is in my head right now too.

I like Bent Knee but I haven't fallen for them. I like their second album best, and they've diminished on each subsequent.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2018 at 02:20
Bent Knee all the way!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2018 at 05:32
Bent Knee are pretty good, but Echolyn are better.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2018 at 05:48
I really dig Echolyn. They get the vote.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2018 at 06:25
Echolyn is credited with one of the best albums of the 21st century so far (their self-titled 2012 album).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2018 at 07:25
I like both bands, but had to go with Echolyn.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2018 at 08:29
Originally posted by Pigwheeler Pigwheeler wrote:

Bent Knee all the way!
I agree.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2018 at 09:25
Echolyn.
A GREAT YEAR FOR PROG!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2018 at 11:47
Bent Knee is great but then there's Mei.
Echolyn for me!!!
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