On 22nd & 23rd May IQ was due to play two shows, Uden in the Netherlands and Nancy in France. Of course these have now been canceled as a result of the recent COVID-19 lockdown measures, so the band thought it would be a good idea to stream a live concert from their recent ‘Resistance’ tour.

Mike Holmes: “I know it was beyond our control, but we’ve never had to cancel a gig before and it didn’t really sit well with us, especially as we knew so many people had made travel and accommodation plans for the shows.

I’ve seen quite a few artists doing various lockdown videos from their homes which is a great idea, but it’s not really going to work with the IQ setup. As luck would have it we recently played two gigs in Germany and the first one at Aschaffenburg was filmed and recorded for our own archives. The video footage wasn’t quite what we hoped it would be so we had no real plans to do anything with the files, but with this whole lockdown thing in place for the foreseeable future, we figured we’d try to do something to show in place of the two concerts in May. 

The setlist for the Aschaffenburg show was pretty much the same that we would be playing in Uden and Nancy and as it’s the entire two and a quarter-hour concert it seems kind of appropriate for the moment.”

The live stream will take place on Friday 22nd May at 20:00 GMT (link will appear on the IQ website ) and will be available for the following week to make sure that everyone has the chance to see the show. There’ll also be a live chat with members of the band during the initial stream.

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2020 Sanford Music Festival March 7th at the West End Trading Co. in Sanford, Florida and The Local Music Guild proudly present the 2020 Sanford Music Festival March 7 at the West End Trading Co. in Sanford Florida! Partnered with Ladies 327 Supperclub.

Visit for tickets and details on how to Vend / Perform and Sponsor the event.

Four performance areas with outdoor stages. Food trucks and a wide variety of vendors! Presale tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of show. Free parking available around the town.

Age Restrictions
The outdoor performance / Festival areas are all ages. Inside the venue (West End Trading Co.) no kids 13 and under after 9 PM. Children 14-17 years old are allowed in the venue after 9:00 PM only if accompanied by an adult.

Performances by
John Lazar
Sir Altitude
The Barry Myers Band
Old School Revolution
Grindstone Sinners
Traversing Infinity
School of Rock
The Goodleis
Jupiter Groove
The Trees of Life
The Flannelz
Voyd Eternal
Public Image
Pieces Left
Dead Show Dealers
Wolves at Your Door
Devils Target
Ashes of Elysium
Joel Tyler
Mike Adkins
LeeZ Rocks
Jon Carp
Southern Theory
Duke Moon and the Phase
Futuristic Diner

Local Music Guild
Ladies 327 Supperclub
Mike Kara Radio Show – Eye on Central Florida
Ron Howland Productions
The Travel Superhero
EL CAMINO School of Music, Repair & Technology
School of Rock
BUD 94.1
103.1 The Wolf


Ronnie Stolt Launches New Prog ‘Supergroup’ The Sea Within

The Sea Within – a new art-rock group formed by Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, The Flower Kings), Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation), Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, The Tangent), Tom Brislin Music (Renaissance, Spiraling, Yes Symphonic, Deborah Harry) & Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson, UK, Joe Satriani) – have announced they will release their as-yet-untitled debut album in Spring 2018.

Roine Stolt comments on how the project came together:

“I think all it started as a suggestion from the record company – putting together a new band, starting fresh, seeing if collective writing could spawn a unique style. Call it a supergroup if you want – I think we can handle that.”


The members recently entered Livingston Studios in London to begin recording the basic tracks, and found an instant chemistry in the way they worked together. “Going into the studio in London was taking a great risk as we had not been in the same room together beforehand.” Roine continues: “We had just sent demos around and didn’t really know if we could make great music together, but we managed to track almost 2 hours of new music, a mix of collective ideas. We also had a lot of great ‘off-time’, sharing laughs and stories in local pubs – that part is important.”
Currently the members are putting the finishing touches on their debut album, and of the music’s direction Roine says: “There are elements of prog, pop, art-rock and many cinematic elements. I suppose the music comes from within our collective memories of all that we love as far as sounds, visions and poetry. We hope that discovering the music will be a journey for the open-minded fan – something as fresh and uncertain and unfolding as it is for us.”
The Sea Within has also announced their first confirmed live date, taking to the stage at Night of the Prog Festival 2018 at Loreley, Germany on the weekend of 13-15th July 2018 alongside Camel, Big Big Train, Riverside & more. Tickets are available now here:

Night Of The Prog Festival

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Festival Links


Austria – Nova Rock Festival

Belgium – Graspop

Canada – Calgary Virgin Festival
Canada – Canadian Music Festival

Canada – FMPM

France – Crescendo

Finland – Ankka Rock
Finland – Ilosaari Rock
Finland – Pori Jazz Festival
Finland – Provinssirock
Finland – Rusirock
Finland – Tuska

Germany – Bang Your Head
Germany – Rock Hard
Germany – Rocken am Brocken
Germany – ROCKHARZ Open-Air

Greece – Up The Hammers Fest

Hungry – Sziget Festival

Italy – Metal Thrashing Mad Fest
Italy – Play It Loud Festival

Netherlands – Pinkpop Festival
Netherlands – Prog Power Europe

Norway – Rock Festival

Sweden – Emergenza Festival
Sweden – Sweden Rock Fest

Turkey – Zeytinli Rock Fest

UK – Bloodstock Festival
UK – Download Festival
UK – Electric Garden Festival
UK – Firefest
UK – Hard Drive Festival
UK – High Voltage Festival
UK –Leeds Festival
UK – Reading Festival
UK – Summers End

USA – All Points West
USA – Atlantic Music Festival
USA – Austin Reggae Festival
USA – Beach Street USA
USA – Bonnaroo
USA – Bumbershoot
USA – CalProg
USA – Coachella
USA – Country Jam Wisconsin
USA – Dear Valley Music Festival
USA – Eastern Music Festival
USA – Florida Music Festival
USA – Indian Summer
USA – Leesburg Bike & Music Fest
USA – Lollapoolaza
USA – Mid City Bayou Boogaloo
USA – Milwaukee Summer Fest
USA – Musikfest Pennsylvania
USA – Nearfest
USA – Outside Lands
USA – Pitchfork Music Festival
USA – Prog Power USA
USA – Progday
USA – Reggae Rising
USA – Rock n America
USA – Rock On The Range Ohio
USA – Rocklahoma
USA – RosFest
USA – Rothbury
USA – Summer Stage
USA – Tanglewood
USA – Telluride Blue Grass Festival
USA – Waterfront Blues Festival