What are you doing tonight? How about two unique shows by Jordan Rudess?

Tonight’s Marquee Artist is
Jordan Rudess at 4 PM & 9 PM US Eastern

Voted “Best Keyboardist of All Time” by Music Radar Magazine, Jordan Rudess is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy-nominated prog rock band, Dream Theater. A classical prodigy who began his studies at the Juilliard School of Music at the age of 10, Jordan’s music is a unique blend of classical and rock influences.

In addition to playing in Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment, Jordan has worked with a wide range of artists including Deep Purple, David Bowie, Steven Wilson, Jan Hammer, Enrique Iglesias, the Paul Winter Consort, Annie Haslam, LMR (his side project with Tony Levin and Marco Minneman), Blackfield, Aviv Geffen, the Dixie Dregs, Rod Morgenstein and Tony Williams among others. Jordan’s interest in state-of-the-art keyboard controllers and music apps are another area of his career in which he has achieved success. Jordan owns the successful iOs app development company Wizdom Music, creators of award-winning apps such as MorphWiz, SampleWiz, and Geo Synthesizer. Wizdom Music’s latest app GeoShred was created in collaboration with moForte, founding members of Stanford University’s Sondius team. In addition, Jordan is Artist in Residence at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. Jordan’s Patreon page offers access to his live streams and lessons. 

Saturday, November 21:
4PM: Jordan Rudess
6PM: Herd of Instinct
7PM: Klauss
9PM: Jordan Rudess
Check out the November 21 event on Facebook and RSVP here.

Jordan Rudess for Moogvember

More Moogvember on the Horizon

Every Saturday in November, ProgStock Presents brings you Moogvember, benefitting The Bob Moog Foundation with marquee performances by Adam Holzman, Larry Fast, The Ryo Okumoto Project, Jordan Rudess and Tom Brislin!

Saturday, November 28:
4PM: Tom Brislin
6PM: Rachel Flowers
8PM: Ad Astra
9PM: Tom Brislin
Check out the November 28 event on Facebook and RSVP here.

Saturday, December 5:
6PM: Paul Whitehead with Days Between Stations
Followed by the Nektar Christmas Spectacular (scroll down for more)!

Please note: Artists who appear twice on the schedule will be doing two unique shows.Learn more about Moogvember here!
Please note that the StageIt website will default to Pacific time until you have logged in. Once you are logged in, showtimes will be displayed in your local time.
Direct Ticket Link for ProgStock Presents:
https://www.stageit.com/ProgStock

Donate to The Bob Moog Foundation

View this email in your browserWhat could you possibly be doing tonight
that’s better than this???Tonight’s Marquee Artist is
Jordan Rudess at 4PM & 9PM US EasternVoted “Best Keyboardist of All Time” by Music Radar Magazine, Jordan Rudess is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy- nominated prog rock band, Dream Theater. A classical prodigy who began his studies at the Juilliard School of Music at the age of 10, Jordan’s music is a unique blend of classical and rock influences.

In addition to playing in Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment, Jordan has worked with a wide range of artists including Deep Purple, David Bowie, Steven Wilson, Jan Hammer, Enrique Iglesias, the Paul Winter Consort, Annie Haslam, LMR (his side project with Tony Levin and Marco Minneman), Blackfield, Aviv Geffen, the Dixie Dregs, Rod Morgenstein and Tony Williams among others. Jordan’s interest in state-of-the-art keyboard controllers and music apps are another area of his career in which he has achieved success. Jordan owns the successful iOs app development company Wizdom Music, creators of award-winning apps such as MorphWiz, SampleWiz, and Geo Synthesizer. Wizdom Music’s latest app GeoShred, was created in collaboration with moForte, founding members of Stanford University’s Sondius team. In addition, Jordan is Artist in Residence at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. Jordan’s Patreon page offers access to his live streams and lessons. 

Saturday, November 21:
4PM: Jordan Rudess
6PM: Herd of Instinct
7PM: Klauss
9PM: Jordan Rudess
Check out the November 21 event on Facebook and RSVP here.Jordan Rudess for MoogvemberMore Moogvember on the Horizon
Every Saturday in November, ProgStock Presents brings you Moogvember, benefitting The Bob Moog Foundation with marquee performances by Adam Holzman, Larry Fast, The Ryo Okumoto Project, Jordan Rudess and Tom Brislin!

Saturday, November 28:
4PM: Tom Brislin
6PM: Rachel Flowers
8PM: Ad Astra
9PM: Tom Brislin
Check out the November 28 event on Facebook and RSVP here.

Saturday, December 5:
6PM: Paul Whitehead with Days Between Stations
Followed by the Nektar Christmas Spectacular (scroll down for more)!

Please note: Artists who appear twice on the schedule will be doing two unique shows.Learn more about Moogvember here!
Please note that the StageIt website will default to Pacific time until you have logged in. Once you are logged in, show times will be displayed in your local time.
Direct Ticket Link for ProgStock Presents:
https://www.stageit.com/ProgStock

Donate to The Bob Moog Foundation
ProgStock Presents MoogvemberPaul Whitehead Painting from
ProgStock Presents Virtual Series
auctioned on betterworld.org
with proceeds to go to
The Bob Moog Foundation
Paul Whitehead painted LIVE to “Giants” by Days Between Stations during ProgStock Presents Moogvember. This will be shown on Saturday, December 5 at 6PM US Eastern with a LIVE Zoom session with Paul Whitehead (the man, the myth, the legend), Sepand Samzadeh and Oscar Fuentes-Bills of Days Between Stations, and some special guests.
Please note: This show was postponed from Nov. 7.

The painting is being auctioned on betterworld.org.The image displayed here is the cover art for “Giants,” which is the most recent album cover by Paul Whitehead.Auction winner wins the painting. Paul Whitehead retains the copyright to the original artwork and the right to sell the image. Auction winner may not sell copies, prints or photographs of the painting or use the image for any commercial purpose.Auction winner will also be responsible for the costs of shipping the painting or has the option of picking it up at Paul Whitehead’s gallery in Ventura, CA.Mystery
Caught in the Whirlwind of Time
December 12, 2020 at 4PM & 6PM US Eastern
ProgStock Presents Virtual SeriesWe will have members of Mystery LIVE on Zoom as we play this amazing recording from Boerderij Cultuurpodium in The Netherlands in two segments:Mystery – Caught in the Whirlwind of Time Part 1Mystery – Caught in the Whirlwind of Time Part 2At only $5 each, you are going to want tickets for both parts!

Over the years, the Canadian progressive rock band MYSTERY has gained the reputation of being a great Live band. Caught in the Whirlwind of Time showcases the power and magic of a MYSTERY concert with over 2 hours and 45 minutes recorded on the first show of the “Live and Butterflies Tour.”Recorded and Filmed on November 17, 2018, at the Boerderij Cultuurpodium, Zoetermeer, Netherlands.Mystery’s current line-up is Michel St-Père, bassist François Fournier, guitarist Sylvain Moineau, drummer Jean-Sébastien Goyette, singer Jean Pageau and keyboardist Antoine Michaud.You can also purchase the BluRay here!Mystery – Caught in the Whirlwind of TimeAnnouncing the Nektar Holiday Spectacular!
Nektar is having a live concert streaming event on December 5, 2020. Starting at 8pm US EST, Nektar will be performing from the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY. Please join in! 
This is a 3-tiered event. Details are on Nektar’s website.
This event will be available for 3 days to view.
We hope to hear from you all!
https://nektarsmusic.com/product-category/streamingVirtual ProgStock 2020 T-shirts
Now Available for Pre-order
in the ProgStock Store!DEADLINE EXTENDED!
We need a minimum of 100 preorders to make it possible to
produce these shirts at a reasonable price.
Please place your order as soon as possible, but definitely
before November 30 at 11:59pm US Eastern.

Artwork by Ed UnitskyProgStock Merchandise is ON SALE
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Shop Now! ProgStock 17oz Vacuum Bottle (Red, no year) was $25, now on sale for $20!ProgStock Embroidered Hat (Black, no year) was $30, now on sale for $20!ProgStock 2019 Logo T-shirt was $25, now on sale for $20!ProgStock 2019 Logo Glass Beer Mug was $25, now on sale for $20!Get the whole ProgStock Glass Collection: the 2017 pint beer glass, the 2018 stemless wine glass and the 2019 glass beer mug, all for only $40!ProgStock 2018 Logo T-shirt was $25, now on sale for $15!ProgStock 2017 Logo T-shirts (Blue Logo or Black Shirley) were $25, now on sale for $10!All ProgStock Posters (2017, 2018, 2019) and Programs (2018, 2019) now reduced to $2.50 each!New to StageIt?
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hows will be presented on StageIt. To participate, you must have a StageIt account. If you don’t yet have an account, here’s what to do:Go to stageit.com (on your laptop or desktop, the site is not mobile-friendly for accounting, but works on mobile for viewing/tipping)Click Sign Up (upper right corner)Create a username and passwordClick “Buy Notes” (10 notes = $1) – The StageIt system sells Notes in minimum intervals of $5 (50 Notes).After choosing how many Notes you want to purchase, choose your payment type – it’ll be credit card or PayPal (with PayPal, you do not need to have an account, you can use a credit/debit card as a guest).Go to the direct ticket link for ProgStock Presents to “follow” the ProgStock StageIt channel and to purchase tickets to the shows you want to watch. Feel free to contact us, if you have any issues.You will also be able to tip the artists before, during and after the shows with Notes. Consider loading up your account in advance, so you can have some fun with tipping while supporting your favorite artists. Many artists view tipping as applause from the audience, since they can see the colored bands appearing on their screen during the show – let them see you cheering!Pricing: With exceptions for special events, 45-minute shows will have a minimum ticket price of $4.00 (40 Notes) and 90-minutes shows will have a minimum ticket price of $8.00 (80 Notes), with prices in US Dollars. You can pay more, if you have the means, and you will also be able to tip during the show with your StageIt Notes. We encourage you to support the artists at this difficult time.

The individual performances on StageIt are separate shows. Audience members will purchase a ticket to each performance individually, not the whole night as a block. Some shows will be 45 minutes and others will be 90, so we may have as few as 3 shows or as many as 6 on each Saturday night.

StageIt is all about experiencing music in the moment, duplicating the live music experience as closely as possible. You have to be there to see it, just like you would in a venue, so shows are only available on their site during the performance window. Some of our artists may choose to capture their shows and make them available later on some other medium (Bandcamp, CD, DVD, etc.) and we (ProgStock) may even capture some of the shows, with artist permission, of course, but the shows will not be available on StageIt outside the show window.

Our 5-year Patrons get free tickets to all of the shows in the ProgStock Presents Virtual Series. If you are a 5-year Patron and you wish to take advantage of this free ticket offer, please email us at marketing@progstock.com to be put on the guest list for the shows. To find out more about becoming a 5-year Patron of ProgStock, click here.

Direct Ticket Link for ProgStock Presents: https://www.stageit.com/ProgStock

We want to thank Ed Unitsky Official for our beautiful artwork, Joel BarriosErik Nielsen and Matt Urban for our awesome videos and video footage, Austin Kokel for providing us with awesome radio spots and Marty Dorfman and Rob Rutz of The Waiting Room with The Prog Doctor on The House of Prog, Rick Henry, Mary Pat Henry, Steve Swayne of House of Prog Radio, Phil Merkel of Captain Phil’s Planet on WUSB, Tom Gagliardi of Gagliarchives Radio Philadelphia, Mark Monforti of Progrock.com, Alan Baillargeon of NewEARS Prog Show, Alex Cruzeta of Deep Nuggets Radio, Rick Dashiell of Delicious Agony Progressive Rock Radio, Peter Jones and Cliff Pearson of Progzilla Radio, Nick Katona and Melodic Revolution Records and Melodic Revolution Radio and the fabulous Anne Leighton for your continued support and promotion of ProgStock FestivalTHANK YOU!

Jordan Rudess’ solo album, Wired for Madness Out Now.

Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess has released his brand new spiralling solo album ‘Wired for Madness’ via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group.

Jordan has this to say about his solo album, “I’m excited to share my solo album, Wired for Madness, with you. It’s been a long while since I’ve released a solo rock album.  I’ve had a lot of inspiration building up inside of me and finally found the time in between Dream Theater recording and touring and making music apps to create this album. Here is a teaser and links to the lyric videos.”

‘Wired for Madness’ bursts and flows forth with all of the drama, technique and melodicism that have become his musical hallmarks. The album also features the keyboard wizard handling many of the vocals. Renowned guests including drummers Marco Minnemann, Rod Morgenstein and Elijah Wood, Dream Theater frontman James LaBrie, guitarists John Petrucci, Vinnie Moore, Guthrie Govan, Joe Bonamassa and Alec Darson, as well vocalists,  Brothers Page and Marjana Semkina and bassist, Jonas Reingold.

DEWA BUDJANA New Studio Album MAHANDINI Now Available!

Balinese Guitar Maestro DEWA BUDJANA released MAHANDINI a new studio album on MoonJune Records featuring special guest JORDAN RUDESS, MOHINI DEY, MARCO MINNEMANN

DEWA BUDJANA – guitars, soundscapes 
JORDAN RUDESS – keyboards 
MARCO MINNEMANN – drums 
MOHINI DEY – bass guitar, konnakol 

Special appearances: 
JOHN FRUSCIANTE – vocals on “Crowded”and “Zone”, and guitar fill on “Crowded” coda 
MIKE STERN – 1st guitar solo on “ILW” 
SOIMAH PANCAWATI – lead vocal on “Hyang Giri” 

Special appearance on the vinyl bonus track: 
DIMAWAN KRISNOWO ADJI – cello on “Mahandini Acoustic” 
ADRIAN MUHAMMAD – vibraphone on “Mahandini Acoustic” 

1. Crowded (feat. John Frusciante) 05:55
2. Queen Kanya 06:59
3. Hyang Giri (feat. Soimah Pancawati) 07:44
4. Jung Oman 06:52
5. ILW (feat. Mike Stern) 06:39
6. Mahandini 08:17
7. Zone (feat. John Frusciante) 05:56

Special appearances: 
JOHN FRUSCIANTE – vocals on “Crowded“and “Zone”, and guitar fill on “Crowded” coda 
MIKE STERN – 1st guitar solo on “ILW” 
SOIMAH PANCAWATI – lead vocal on “Hyang Giri” 

“Queen Kanya”, “Hyang Giri”, “Jung Oman”, “Mahandini Acoustic” composed, arranged and produced by Dewa Budjana (Temple Island Music). “ILW”, “Mahandini” composed and arranged by Dewa Budjana (Temple Island Music), produced by Jimmy Haslip. “Crowded” and Zone” composed by John Frusciante, lyrics by John Frusciante (Niandra La Des Music), and produced and arranged by Dewa Budjana. Mike Stern’s guitar solo part on “ILW” written by Jimmy Haslip (J Haslip LaViera Music BMI). Konnakol on “Queen Kanya” arranged by Mohini Dey & Marco Minneman. Lyrics on “Hyang Giri” written by Soimah Pancawati. Gamelan on “Hyang Giri”: Sang Made Swastama, Bayu Priyanka, Ngakan Agus Suputra, Dika Santika, Sang Made Martawan, Nyoman Pande Anom, Wayan Swastama. 

All tracks recorded by Prashant Aswani at Steakhouse Studio, Los Angeles, CA, January 24, 2018. Post production and additional overdubs by Dewa Budjana recorded at Temple Island Studio, Jakarta, Indonesia. Soimah Pancawati vocals recorded by Bintang Indrianto at Coda Studio, Jakarta, Indonesia. Mixed & Mastered by Rich Breen & Jimmy Haslip at Dogmatic Sound, Burbank, CA, March, 2018. 

Dewa Budjana uses exclusively Kiesel guitars and D’Addario strings. Jordan Rudess uses Korg keyboards and GeoShred. Mohini Dey uses Mayones bass, MarkBass amps, GruvGear, S.I.T. strings. Marco Minnemann uses DW Drums, Zidjian cymbals, ProMark signature sticks. 

Studio photos: Randy Edwards. Guitar tech: Thomas Nordegg. Fractal programmer: Rosh Roslin. Musicians & studio coordinator: Kris Clearhout. Album artwoork by Aga Dilaga. 

International release (outside of Indonesia) executive production by Leonardo Pavkovic for MoonJune Music. 

Vinyl edition coordinator Tom Redecker for Shack Media/Freiland.

Hyang Giri Video

BUY NOW!
CD • $15 +shipping
$10 • HD Download 
LP • $29.95 +shipping (PRE-ORDER, ships late February)

SPECIAL SALE:
DEWA BUDJANA’s FULL DIGITAL DISCOGRAPHY $44.80
https://dewabudjana-moonjunerecords.bandcamp.com/album/mahandini-hd

Dream Theater Release 36 Second Video Teaser for Upcoming Album “Distance Over Time”

Dream Theater’s upcoming release, “Distance Over Time”, comes out in February 2019. To announce the details of the band’s most recent offering, Dream Theater has enlisted the help of fans to spread the word about the release and even to break the news of the record release date, cover artwork, and to share the first taste of never before heard music. With this album, a return to the band’s roots, Dream Theater hoped to create a fan engagement experience unlike any previously undertaken.

To lead into the initial release of material, an Alternate Reality Game was launched. This game encompassed a “treasure hunt” whereby fans were able to search for clues hidden in various photos, video, social media posts, and more. Cooperation to host the Alternate Reality Game focused on various fan communities. The band’s fan club, forum members and Reddit each brought in technical expertise to create puzzles for the participants. Each and every week, a new puzzle would be released, often in the form of a candid photo or video from the studio where Dream Theater recorded their latest album. This would contain a piece of the puzzle – a clue to be used in the process of solving that week’s mystery. The puzzles were usually based on some encryption scheme or hiding information in the files, such as hiding a zipped file with text in an image file or hiding text within the spectrogram of an audio file. One puzzle had the fans decoding Morse Code on a light diode of recording equipment, while another had the fans decoding a touch-tone number from a phone call. Fans had to solve a sonogram, sudoku puzzle, reverse engineer an encryption scheme to find a key that would decrypt a specific text. They had to solve crosswords and trivia games. Fans were eager to participate and often worked together to collectively solve the puzzles within hours of their release.

Ultimately, there would be one person – one fan who would be the first to solve the final clue. As their prize, this fan would be the first person to possess previously unreleased Dream Theater content. The very first person outside the band to have possession of any new music, new artwork, new album title. It would be the fans who would solve the puzzle, complete the game and break the news of the release, disseminating this brand new Dream Theater news to the world from their personal online presence.

It is the hope of Dream Theater to have created a fun and engaging fan experience. A unique manner to amp up the excitement for the new release, and to involve the band’s fanbase in a new and interesting way. On behalf of Dream Theater – congratulations to the winner, and thank you to everyone who participated.

Dream Theater on the web
https://www.facebook.com/dreamtheater/
http://dreamtheater.net
http://dreamtheaterforums.org

 

Fire Garden Release Life of a Drifter Music Video featuring Jordan Rudess

After a success of first music video A New Day we are releasing a new music video from our latest record Far and Near this time the song is ‘Life of a Drifter’. The band footage was filmed by Atlas-Moon on the same day as A New Day.

 

Extra footage plus directed and edited by good people at Crystal Spotlight. (Steven Wilson, King Crimson).
Special Thanks to Jordan Rudess for sending us the footage of the actual performance of his guest solo take.
 
Yes, it was recorded in one take.

Fire Garden Touring Band
Zee – Guitars and Vocals
Marc Malitz – Bass and Backing Vocals
Allen Ladis – Guitars
Bill Kiser – Drums

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