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

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Oct. 25 2016
Prog, Progressive Rock, Radiohead, David Bowie

JD has a brand new David Bowie song for you plus Radiohead's latest is the #1 progressive album in the world...again! Original Kaipa members reunite plus hear the reissue of cult classic Farewell Aldebaran by Judy Henske & Jerry Yester. Then there's brand new releases by Maegi, Second Relation, Karmakanic, Elaine Samuels And Kindred Spirit, 65daysofstatic, Controlled Bleeding, Stick Men and Riverside plus classic Genesis and Tool plus former ELP drummer Carl Palmer! This show will be FANtastic! Tune in Thursday, 2-4pm EST on 103.3 FM or or on demand at:

Oct. 17 2016
Prog, Progressive Rock, Yes

JD is back! Tune in Thursday from 2-4pm EST for classic and modern Progressive music, including Yes from Union Live, The Flower Kings from Stardust We Are, brand new Animals As Leaders, recent live Renaissance, Spock's Beard, brand new Syd Arthur, Marillion from F E A R, new live King Crimson, debut from CAIRO and cut from new album by Dutch symphonic metal band Epica. All happening on Western North Carolina's ONLY Prog Variety Show. Archives available at:

Oct. 3 2016
Prog, Progressive Rock, King Crimson, Marillion

JD spins brand new live releases from King Crimson and the Security Project plus new studio LP's from CHROMB!, Marillion, Opeth, Edge of Reality, Doom Salad, Alcest, The Far Meadow, Van Der Graaf Generator, Cirrus Bay and An Endless Sporadic PLUS classic Rush, Pink Floyd and John Lennon. Don't miss this one! Tune in Thursday, October 6th from 2-4pm EST. Show will be available on demand, starting this weekend at:

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