It would seem that Prog truly does live in the heart of North London. With the holy trinity of venues being homes away from home for bands the world over. From the Islington 02 Academy, Union Chapel and now the Islington Assembly Halls. A quaint venue which has been the home to some of the more regal of Progressive leanings. Tonight we welcome back one of the genre’s most nostalgic of bands, Riverside.
Prog. A very small word for an incredibly vast genre, the building blocks of virtuosity, experimentation and downright quirkiness all coming under the same umbrella and it’s current state couldn’t be healthier. Breathing new life into the often overlooked stuffy seventies ideology Prog is very much alive and kicking. Throughout it’s lifespan two big hitters have been both the UK and the US. With the English bands being some of the most important in the primal stages of Prog, acts like Pink Floyd, Yes and Genesis to name a few. Nevertheless America has also got it’s foot firmly in the pool with the likes of the archetypal Dream Theater, Kansas and one Between The Buried and Me bringing the movement of Prog firmly into the Modern day.
One of the most influential movements of the 70’s Prog Rock has now finally gotten it’s own chart.