Sat, 1 August 2020
Australia's prog scene is by all accounts booming, and one indication of that was the Progfest show held in Sydney on the 20th of January. Several-time guests Hemina were part of the Poseidon Stage there, and guitarist/singer Doug Skene checks in as a correspondent about the bands that were part of the festival -- most of which are new to us at Progtopia. Jason, David, and Mark chat in the Prog Squad about a UK pub's policy of not booking female-fronted bands and other subjects. Finally, Mark debuts the Potentially Unpopular Position (PUP) to explain why he thinks it's all right that Tangerine Dream pressed onward without their late founding member Edgar Froese.
Featured song excerpts:
"Moonlight Bride" (Hemina)
"The Fragile Serene" (Voyager)
"Proton Bonfire" (Tangerine Dream)
"It Is Time to Leave When Everyone Is Dancing" (Tangerine Dream)
"When Isis Starts to Cry" (Breaking Orbit)
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Originally posted 28 January 2018