Closer to the Edge

  • Thursday 2-4pm
Progressive Rock

CLOSER TO THE EDGE is a "Prog Variety Show" playing the finest classic and modern Progressive music from around the world! Progressive Rock (or simply Prog) evolved in the late 60's/early 70's from Psychedelic music to elevate rock to new levels of artistry. Prog bands, then and now, push rock's technical and compositional boundaries by going beyond the standard rock or popular verse-chorus song based structures. Also, the arrangements often incorporate elements drawn from classical, jazz and world music. Long, multi-dimensional pieces are more common while songs with lyrics are sometimes conceptual, abstract, or based in fantasy. Musically, unusual time signatures are frequent as is orchestration and many 'movements' within one song. Prog bands sometimes use "concept albums" to tell an epic story or tackle a grand overarching theme. Sub-genres include Prog Folk, Progressive Metal, Jazz/Rock Fusion, Crossover Prog, Symphonic Rock, Psychedelic/Space Rock, International Prog and more. Classic bands include Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson, Renaissance, ELP, Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues, Genesis, Rush, etc and modern bands include Porcupine Tree, Transatlantic, Anathema, Tool, Dream Theater, Marillion, Opeth, Riverside, Spock's Beard, Steven Wilson, etc. Great resources for Prog fans are Prog Magazine and . For past archives click here:


Closer to the Edge's Blog

Jun. 21 2016
Prog, Progressive Rock, Peter Gabriel, Anderson/Stolt, Santana

Brand NEW Sierra, Peter Gabriel, Anderson/Stolt, Santana, Secrets For September, Hexvessel, Montgolfiere, Wolverine PLUS Steven Wilson AND very special in studio guest Dave Baker of The Long Distance Relationship, ahead of their CD release party and concert at The Mothlight Thursday evening. Tune in Thurs, June 23rd from 2-4pm EST for live version. Always archived at:

Jun. 14 2016
Prog, Progressive Rock, Yes, The Flower Kings, Verse Vica

JD is back live and this week is about NEW releases! Hear a suite from the upcoming Jon Anderson / Roine Stolt album plus new cuts from Brian Eno, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Ihsahn, The Fringe, Frost, Bent Knee, Fates Warning, Cosmograph, Landskap, Yossa Sassi Band, iamthemorning, Mike Kershaw and Asheville progressive metal band Verse Vica. All on Thursday, June 16th from 2-4pm EST and archived thereafter at:

Jun. 7 2016
Prog, Progressive Rock, Ireland, Keith Emerson, Rian Adkinson

JD is out of town but his St. Patrick's Day show will re-air this Thursday, June 9th from 2-4pm EST and the archive will be available for listening anytime, worldwide for a week after only at:

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