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Home arrow News arrow Concert News arrow Nor Cal Prog Fest
Nor Cal Prog Fest Print E-mail
Written by progdirjim   
Saturday, 09 November 2013

AM's very own NorCalKurt is hosting Nor Cal Prog Fest!!

Featuring a great lineup of innovative prog artists, Nor Cal Prog Fest is being held November 16, 2013 at the Open Door Church in San Mateo, CA.  Full details are available on the web site: http://norcalprogfestival.org/

After years of traveling to Prog Rock festivals across the USA. My love of Prog Rock has brought me to this point. We need more live Progressive Rock shows in Northern California! So I bring you NorCal Prog Rock Festival. I hope we can continue doing these for years to come. Come out and support the music with me!

Nor Cal Prog Festival will be held at The Open Door Church. Located at 4150 Piccadilly Lane in San Mateo, California.

Inner Ear Brigade 3pm to 4pm
Heliopolis 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Moraine 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Erik Norlander 9pm to 11pm























































We are proud to announce our opening band..   Inner Ear Brigade. Inner Ear Brigade’s music stretches boundaries and sweeps genres.  Their music fits somewhere between jazz, experimental new music, art-rock, funk, and progressive rock. Utilizing the vintage sounds of a Hammond B3 organ, Fender Rhodes, and Moog synthesizer, vocals, vibes,and viola,  you may notice sounds that are all at once sweet and silly, riff-crazed, but deceptively free and simple.  We are inspired by the sounds of Sunra, Japanese prog duet ‘Ruins’, French epic proggers ‘Magma’ as well as a host of other  denizens of boundary pushing music.

We are pleased to announce Heliopolis will perform at the second annual NorCal Prog Festival. Formed in the fall of 2012, Heliopolis has played a string of acclaimed gigs on the West Coast ranging from Berkeley, CA to Mexicali, Mexico with stops in Los Angeles and Santa Monica along the way. " Everyone in this band loves playing live" says bassist Kerry Chicoine, "and performing with other like-minded artists is always a special event. We're very excited to be part of this." Heliopolis recorded tracks for their debut album "City of the Sun" in May of 2013 with producer/engineer John Prpich; "The plan

NorCalProg Festival is pleased to announce Moraine in their first Northern California appearance. Moraine is an omnivorous Seattle-based instrumental quintet led by guitarist Dennis Rea and featuring violinist Alicia DeJoie, woodwind player James DeJoie, bassist Kevin Millard, and drummer Tom Zgonc. With its several writers and full complement of ace instrumentalists arrayed in striking combination, Moraine has built a reputation as one of the most electrifying and original instrumental rock bands anywhere, winning over listeners around the globe with its unique amalgam of art rock, forward-thinking jazz, world music, and more.

NorCal Prog Festival is pleased to announce, "Erik Norlander and The Galactic Collective will perform at the NorCal Prog Festival on November 16, 2013 promoting Erik's two latest multi-disc releases, The Galactic Collective - Live in Gettysburg and The Galactic Collective - Definitive Edition, both available at www.thetank.com and fine prog rock retailers everywhere. The Galactic Collective is a re-imagining of Norlander's favorite instrumental songs written for his band Rocket Scientists, his chanteuse spouse Lana Lane and his many solo albums including Threshold, Into the Sunset, Music Machine and Seas of Orion.

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