PROGDAY PreShow and more!
- In the interest of keeping our attendees informed of musical events around
the ProgDay weekend, we are happy to announce two performances.
GOING FOR THE ONE and MINSTRELS IN THE GALLERY:
On Friday, August 31, the Carrboro Arts Center will be hosting a show
featuring Going For The One and Minstrels In The Gallery.
Going For The One is America's premier Yes tribute, celebrating the music
of one of rock history's most important and inspired bands. GFTO does not
present a literal recreation or impersonation of Yes; it is rather a group
of talented musicians who strive to preserve and continue the tradition of
classic Yes music and performance. Versions of songs are derived from both
studio and live performances, with some liberty taken within the bounds of
what Yes might have done. As much as possible, the band use the equipment
Yes used in the 70s, with some updates employed for technical reasons. The
band's goal in presenting this music is clear with each performance: GFTO is
a celebration of Yes music. The current show blends tracks drawn from The
Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge, Going for the One, and other Yes
albums from the 70s.
Formed in 2011 and bringing together members from the Rochester and
Cleveland areas, Minstrels In The Gallery has already begun to establish a
reputation as one the best Jethro Tull tribute bands in the country through shows
in Cleveland, Rochester, and Pittsburgh, as well as at the ClassicFest at
Nelson Ledges (Ohio). The current show draws from Tull music from the 60s
and 70s, with an emphasis on the classic 70s tracks.
DEAD CAN DANCE:
The reunion World Tour of neoclassical world music duo Dead Can Dance is
coming to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on Saturday, September 1.
This world tour includes only 12 US cities, including Durham, to be
accompanied by the release of a new album. Showtime is 8pm.
ProgDay 2012 is the 18th edition of the longest running progressive rock
festival in the world. The festival will take place on Saturday, September
1st, and Sunday, September 2nd, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North
Carolina. Confirmed bands include Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic (US), Accordo Dei
Contrari (Italy) and Jack Dupon (France), with five more bands to be
For more information about ProgDay, the Friday and Saturday night shows,
and to hear music from this year's lineup, please visit us at
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