TVRDO 384 Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of May

20 Years ago Polish band Abraxas delivered their album "99" from which we play "Spowiedz". This is also the last weekend we have United Progressive Fraternity as album of the month with their Planetary Overload. The Vault this time is a progressive outing by Daryl Hall under supervision of Robert Fripp. Our classic track this time is by Uriah Heep with John Wetton in their line-up returning back to Fantasy. Jon Anderson needed 1000 Hands for his last album and fresh releases from Swedish band Introitus, Canadian outfit Twilight Fields describing the trauma of the Vietnam war and Spock's Beard spin-off Pattern Seeking Animals. The first hour we close with another track from Alberto Rigoni with drummer Thomas Lang. The second hour is our Overdrive section, this time with the longest track of our album of the month by United Progressive Fraternity and Ekseption with the first concept album in Dutch Rock History dating back to 1970. Featuring vocals by Michel van Dijk of Les Baroques, Brainbox and Alquin fame. We are live this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 hours on Glassrock.nl and on Sunday for the full two hours on PopRockFM.com between 20:00 and 22:00 hours. All times GMT +1. 

TVRDO 383 Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of May

The setup this weekend is as follows: 20 Years ago with Bacamarte from Brazil with Sete Cidades, the vault with Graham Bond, allegely the first UK artist using the mellotron, United Progressive Fraternity with the album of the month. Furthermore new releases from Nad Sylvan, Big Big Train, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Daniel Tomplins, Alberto Rigoni, Tony Patterson & Doug Melbourne and a track from the debut album from percussionist Evan Carson. Inspired by his Grandfather Jerzy Ocipinski and the Polish Resistance Movements of the Second World War. The 2nd hour of the show features a re-release of Genesis' Live album "Seconds Out". Out June 7th on heavyweight vinyl and using half speed mastering technology at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios. Also we feature Tom Newman's Faerie Symphony from 1977. Tom Newman produced several Mike Oldfield albums, among which "Tubular Bells". The first hour of the show is on Glassrock.nl this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00, the full two hours this Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 on PoprockFM.com. All hours GMT+1. 

TVRDO 382 Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of May

In the vault this time UK proggers Quatermass with a track which was later the first song Rainbow ever recorded together for their debut album. Furthermore new releases from Lonely Robot (Under Stars), Huis (Abandoned), Tarja Turunen (In The Raw) and snippets from Freedom To Glide's new album "Seed" (out 31st of May). Also songs from Mostly Autumn (White Rainbow) and United Progressive Fraternity as album of the month (Planetary Overload, Part I - Loss). From Welsh proggers Times Up we received a special edited version of their song Everybody's Everybody from their highly acclaimed album "Black Wing and Prayer". This song will also be included on Glassrock's regular programs throughout this month. Simon Phillips released another edition for his Intelligent Music Project, with collaborations from John Payne (Asia/Dukes of the Orient), Joseph Williams (Toto), Carl Sentance (Nazareth) a.o. We play by request "Viva" which can be best descriped as Santana meets Toto or vice versa. The start of the show is by Oliver Wakeman and Clive Nolan from their Jabberwocky album 20 years ago. The 2nd hour is the Overdrive section with songs lasting 15 minutes or more. This time from Greece: Methexis and from Sweden: Moon Safari. We are live this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 hours on Glassrock.nl and for the full 2 hours you have to check in this Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 hours on Poprockfm.com. All times GMT +1. 

  • TVRDO 381 Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th Of May

    This weekend we go 20 years back to France with avant garde band NeBeLNest and their debut album. We have a new album of the month with Australian band United Progressive Fraternity and their 2nd release called Planetary Overload Part 1 - Lost. Which means there will also be a part 2. According to their website part 2 will be released end this year or early next year. (See our cd/dvd releases page for a full review of Part 1). Furthermore we go live with Steven Wilson from his 2018 album "Home Invasion". New releases by This Winter Machine, Neil Morse, Bjørn Riis and a sneak preview of the new album by Czech band Different Light. Another track from Alan Parsons with lead guitar by Steve Hackett and Italian outfit Banco del Mutuo Soccorso from their upcoming album "Transiberiana". The Vault this time is for Yes drummer Alan White with some help from Jon Anderson and Steve Howe on this track. The 2nd hour is our Overdrive section with songs with a duration of 15 minutes plus. This time Spock's Beard from their 2000 album V, Checking for Echo from Scotland with their new album and Maltese Different Strings from their 2015 album The Sounds of Silence Part II. Another fun filled box of prog this weekend on Glassrock.nl Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 hours and the same box plus dessert this Sunday on PopRockFM.com between 20:00 and 22:00 hours. All times GMT+1.

  • TVRDO 380 Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th of April

    The last time we play Supersister as Album of the Month, new work by Big Big Train, Lonely Robot, Zio (ft. That Joe Payne and Hayley Griffiths) and from Holland Inventions a project by multi instrumentalist Christiaan Bruin with (their) his third album "Logica". Glamrockers Sweet (really?) is in our vault with a track from their most progressive album "Level Headed". Also in the first hour no less than two tracks from Australian proggers United Progressive Fraternity led by Mark (Unitopia) Trueack from their upcoming album "Planetary Overload". We close the first hour with Cozy Powells take on "Theme One" composed by Sir George Martin for BBC Radio One to put the station on the map after the offshore radio era. The second hour is our Overdrive section with songs lasting 15 minutes plus. This time we have Barcelona based band Herba D'hameli, from Begium "In Motion" and from the UK/Germany "Janus". We are live this weekend on Glassrock Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday between 20:00 and 23:00 on PoprockFM.

  • TVRDO 379 Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of April

    Last week in our 20 Years ago item we had Swedish band A.C.T., a couple of days ago they released a new EP, which you can hear tonight. Also new work from Abraham Sarachi, Alan Parsons ft. Lou (Foreigner) Gramm, Brave, The Far Meadow, Italian proggers Il Segno del Comand, In Continuum and David Paton who takes on the back catalogue of the Alan Parsons Project under the name Another Pilot Project. For record store day 2019 Peter Gabriel released "Rated PG" an album with songs featured in movie soundracks which brings us to our album of the month by Super Sister Projekt 2019 and the track Next Door Movie. In the Vault this time we find Illusion, which is in fact the original Renaissance with both Keith (Yarbirds) Relf and Jane Relf onboard. The 2nd hour is our Overdrive project with songs of 15 minutes plus. This time from Mexico Codice and from Italy Banco del Mutuo Soccorso and Le Orme. We are live this weekend on Glassrock.nl for the first hour Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 for the full two hours on PopRockFM.com.

  • TVRDO 378 Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of April

    A.C.T. from Sweden is our time warp to 1999 from their album "Today's Report", a re-issue of A Song for All Seasons by Renaissance and we tred down in our Vaults to come up with a song by Alan Simon's cooperation with John Wetton of Asia and John Helliwell of Supertramp. We have of course another track from our album of the month by Super Sister Projekt 2019 "Retis Repus". Bjorn Riis, RPWL, Huis and Jon Anderson are amongst the new comers this week, as well as Times Up from South Wales. We played a song by them earlier this year but Linda Barnes of the band informed us she has been their vocalist for the last two albums and therefor we play "There is no smoke without a fire" from their last album "Black Wing and Prayer" with an introduction by the bands keyboardist Bob Teague. The second hour is another Overdrive with three songs by Twelft Night, Van Morrison and Mike Oldfield. We are live this Saturday for Part 1 between 21:00 and 22:00 on Glassrock.nl and on PopRockFM.com on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 for the full show. All times GMT+1.

  • TVRDO 377 Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of April

    We start off as usual with a track from an album released 20 years ago. This time we chose New York based progressive rock band IZZ from their debut album Sliver of a Sun. Our new album for the month April is Retsis Repus by the reincarnated sixties/seventees band Supersister from The Hague (NL), and in the Vault we find Peter Gabriel from his collaboration on the Big Blue Ball project in cooperation with a.o. Billy Cobham. Lots of new releases this week by Lonely Robot (Under Stars), Jon Anderson (1000 Hands), John Holden ft. That Joe Payne and Oliver Wakeman, Tame Impala, Vetrar Draugurinn, Semistereo, Residio Mentales and another track from Alan Parsons (The Secret). The 2nd part is our Overdrive section with long tracks lasting over 15 minutes, this time by Camel (from Greasy Truckers), Marco Ragni ft. Durga Bloom (from The Origins to Somewhere) and Millenium (from MMXVIII). Part 1 is on Glassrock.nl this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 hours, and on Sunday both parts are being broadcasted by Poprockfm.com between 20:00 and 22:00 hours. All times GMT+1.

  • TVRDO 376 Saturday the 30th and Sunday the 31st of March

    It's the TVRDO show Jim, but not as we know it.

    Yes, here 't is # 376 and it's not a conventional show. Our special guest treats us on a selection of songs he grew up with. Curious? Then tune in to Glassrock.nl this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 hours or on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 hours gmt+1. The 2nd hour on PopRockFM is our Overdrive section with long tracks, this time by Pythagoras from the Hague and Francis Lickerish of the Enid fame.

  • TVRDO 375 Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of March

    rom Mexico released 20 years ago Codice, Andwella's Dream from Ireland in the Vault and the Beach Boys in the Tracks of My Years with Simon Godfrey. New releases from The Mute Gods (ft. Rush's Alex Lifeson), The Minstrel's Ghost, The Far Meadow, Crossfade from Sweden, from Holland Joost Maglev with special guests (ao) Annie Haslam and Arjen Lucassen and from Italy the new release from Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso and we stay in Italy with Oscillazioni Alchemico Kreative for the last time as our album of the Month. In the Overdrive section in the 2nd hour we play long tracks by Jethro Tull, Eloy, Gandalf and Gracious from 1970. We are live this weekend on Glassrock.nl for the 1st hour between 21:00 and 22:00 on Saturday. On Sunday the full two hours on PopRockFM.com between 20:00 and 22:00 hours.

    Since March has 5 weekends next week probably not the music you expect in this program, but with a very interesting guest !

  • TVRDO 374 Saturday the 16 and Sunday the 17th of March

    We talk Brexit with a track from David Sylvian's album "Dead Bees on a Cake" from 20 Years Ago called Cafe Europe. Jazzy sounds from Snarky Puppy, psychedelia with the new Gong, poppy sounds from Pilot in the Vault with a not such a familiar track, the album of the month by OAK featuring David (VDGG) Jackson, Simon Godfrey of the bands Shineback and Valdez takes us back to the 2nd Queen album in the Tracks of My Years. New releases from Soen, Coheed and Cambria, Voyager and The Steve Bonino Project and That Joe Payne wonders if there's a light at the end of the Tunnel. The Overdrive part in the 2nd hour again long tracks with the Abraham Music Project, The Tangent and UFO. Tune is this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 hours on GlassRock.nl and on PopRockFM.com this Sunday for the full two hours between 20:00 and 22:00 hours, all time GMT+1. Did you know we're also on facebook and twitter.

  • TVRDO 373 Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of March

    Icelandic band Sigor ros from 20 Years ago, US guitarist Fernando Perdomo from his latest release Sail to Sea 2 and a new song by Alan Parsons. Public Service Broadcasting brings us in Orbit in the Tracks of My Years also new releases from O_R_k., Jadis Music, In Motion and Marco Ragni. David Paton brings the Another Pilot Project to our attention with an Alan Parsons Project classic and more classics in our Vault this time from Barry Ryan.OAK is the album of the month March. This time in the Overdrive section three recent releases by Italian band Eris Pluvia, from the UK Mostly Autumn and from the States Kinetic Element / Prog Rock Band. We are live this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 hours on GlassRock.nl and for the full two hours on Pop Rock FM.com on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 hours. All times GMT+1.

  • TVRDO 372 Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of March

    From Norway Trojka, from India Hoia, from the US Casey McPherson, from Holland Like Wendy (from 20 years ago) and Skylake. The Album of the Month is by Italian outfit Oscillazioni Alchemico Kreative and from the UK there is Cosmograf, Mike & the Mechanics, The Herd (in the Vault) and Simon Godfrey of Shineback/Valdez treats us on Pendulum with Steve Wilson in the tracks of My Years. The Overdive section contains three songs by Taproban, Quasar and we pay our repects to Gerard Koerts with the Earth & Fire classic Song of the Marching Children. We are live this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 on GlassRock.nl and on Sunday on PopRockFM.com between 20:00 and 22:00 hours.

  • TVRDO 371 Saturday the 23 and Sunday the 24th of February

    For the last time Steve Hackett's "At the Edge of Light" as Album of Month, and we saved the best song for last! As always we try to bring you interesting stuff in the show. This time we have a collaboration between Karnataka's former drummer Jimmy Pallagrosi and That Joe Payne (formerly of the Enid) in new band ZIO. A new Millenium from Poland with new singer Marek Smelkowski. The new single by Dutch Prog Metal band Within Temptation and Steve Bonino's (Bomber Goggles, Zabocus) new release from Stargazer 2. The Vault features Nirvana (no, not the band with Kurt Corbain) with their psychedelic single "Love Is" from 1978. Which is 10 years after their hit "Rainbow Chaser" which in turn was the first record to use the audio technique known as phasing. The Tracks of My Years features Roine Stolt's former band Kaipa from their album "Mindrevolutions". A very catchy song from Fernando Perdomo from his album "Zebra Crossing" is also on the setlist tonight. A song which he penned with Beach Boys lyricist Stephen Kalinich. We start the show however with a track from the IQ album "Lost Attick" which was released 20 years ago. The Overdrive section the 2nd hour features three long songs of over 15 minutes. This time with Renaissance (Sherezade), Gazpacho (Demon) and Genesis (Abacab). Join us this weekend on Glassrock between 21:00 and 22:00 hours on Saturday and on Sunday for the full two hours on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 on PopRockFM

  • TVRDO 370 Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of February

    French TV from 20 Years ago, new stuff from Grice, Lucy in Blue, the Mute Gods, Tim Bowness, ESP and Within Temptation. Another track from Steve Hackett's Album of the Month "At the Edge of Light", Miguel Rios with the Waldo de los Rios Orchestra in the Vault with their 70's hit "Song of Joy" and Beck is Steve Babb's of Glass Hammer pick on Tracks of My Years. RPI by Oscillazioni Alchemico Kreative (or OAK) from their eponymous album Giordano Bruno, this time with former Caravan and Camel member Richard Sinclair. The Overdrive part of the show contains 3 long songs by Iron Maiden, Vanilla Fudge and Arena. Join us this weekend on Glassrock.nl Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 for the full show on Poprockfm.com. All times GMT +1.

  • TVRDO 369 Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of February

    Porcupine Tree's release 20 Years ago ft. Steven Wilson, British band Wally in our Vault and Dungen in our Tracks of My Years a pick by Steve Babb of Glass Hammer. Steve Hackett with another track from our Album of the Month. New releases by Toto, Focus and from Italy Mad Fellaz. Joost Maglev shared a first track from his new album "Alter Ego", which once again features Annie Haslam of Renaissance and keeping wet feet in the Low Counties there's a rerealese by The Last Detail, which was out of print for years. We also have a somewhat interesting King Crimson mix to celebrate their 50 years anniversary, it's the song "Cadence and Cascade", which appeared on "The Wake of Poseidon", KC's 2nd album in 1969 with multiple vocalists added to the original, from original singer Gordon Haskell, to Greg Lake and Adrian Belew to current vocalist Jakko Jakszyk. We close the first hour with Trevor Horn's "Owner of a lonely Heart" from his "Reimagines the Eighties" which he released last monthThe Overdrive section, the 2nd hour, only two songs this time by Big Big Train and their "London Song" and more brass with Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother". The first hour is on GlassRock.nl this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 hours. The full show on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 hours on PopRockFM.com. All hours GMT+1.

  • TVRDO 368 Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of February

    We remember John Wetton, who died 2 years ago on the 31st of January, with his live performance 20 Years ago of "After All". Casey McPherson (Flying Colors/Alpha Rev) with a track from his new album Cas-E Session, the Neil Morse band with a happy song, and new tracks from Dutch proggers Autumn, from Finland Wheel and from Italy OAK (Oscillazioni Alchemico Kreative) from their album "Giordano Bruno" with special guests Sonja Kristina (Curved Air) and David Jackson (Van der Graaf Generator). Steve Babb from the band Glass Hamer is in our Tracks feature and het choise "Platinum" by Mike Oldfield. More RPI in our Vault this time with a track from the first album by Le Orme back in 1969 "Ad Gloriam". Our album of the month February is by Steve Hackett "At the Edge of Light. Part 2 of the show is the Overdrive section where we play songs which are 15 minutes plus long. This time we go psychedlic with Sweet Smoke and Dutch with Alquin. The 2nd part we start however with Land's End from Long Beach, USA. We are live this Saturday on Glassrock.nl between 21:00 and 22:00 hours, the full two hours this Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 on Poprockfm.com. All times GMT+1.

  • TVRDO 367 Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of January

    We begin with Gordian Knot from their debut album released 20 years ago, Steve Hackett played with them on their 2nd album which brings us to Hackett's new album "At the Edge of Light". Marillion is in our Tracks feature. The Vault is for the Italian band Quelli, whom transformed into PFM later on. New releases from the Neil Morse Band, All Traps On Earth, Soen, England and for the last time as AOM Liverpool based band Antimatter. The Overdrive section in the second hour features only two songs. This time by Dutch outfit Coda for a very symphonic tune and Miles Davis on the jazzrock side. Hope you enjoy the show once more and keep on sending in requests for the Overdrive section (Remember the tracks should be 15 minutes plus long). We are live this weekend: Saturday on Glassrock.nl between 21:00 and 22:00 and Sunday on Poprockfm.com between 20:00 and 22:00. All times GMT+1.

  • TVRDO 366 Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of January

    This time the Flower Kings are taking us back 20 years from their album `Flower Power`, Meatloaf ft. Brian May is in the vault and the Sons of Apollo is this time Ed Platt´s choise in Tracks of My Years. Another song from our album of the month by Antimatter and new releases from Martin Barre, Tim Bowness, RPWL, IO Earth and Dream Theater. The 2nd hour is once again our Overdrive section with 3 long songs by Rush, Kinetic Element and Dutch proggers Finch. Join us this Saturday on Glassrock.nl between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 on PopRockFM.com. All times GMT+1.

  • TVRDO 365 Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th of January

    The main theme in this episode of TVRDO is man's desire to explore. We have Brian May's song "New Horizons" and Big Big Train's new song from their upcoming album "Voyager"(with BBT's Greg Spawton introducing), the D Project from their album "Find Your Sun" introduced by guest presenter Big Joe and Ed Platt's Track of My Years features Yes with "Heart of the Sunrise". Then 20 years ago Steve Hackett takes us "Twice Around The Sun" from his Darktown album. Furthermore another track from the Album of the Month by Antimatter, Tarja Turunen and Times Up from South Wales. The vault is for Canadian Michel Pagliaro with his classic "Lovin' You Ain't Easy. The 2nd part is once again a TVRDOverdrive episode with three long tracks: from Poland Millenium, Switzerland Dragonfly and from Scotland Fish with his epic "Plague of Ghosts". We are live this Saturday on Glassrock.nl between 21:00 and 22:00 and on PopRockFM.com Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00.

  • TVRDO 364 Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of January

    A new year and some fine new releases already by Steve Hackett, Jon Anderson, Freedom to Glide and In Continuum. Also a new album of the month by Antimatter. From Poland we have proggers The Adekaem, in the vault we find Roger Hodgson with a song everybody knows but nobody knows the album it was on. Ed Platt from Enchant treats us on a track by Kansas as part of his Tracks of My Years feature this month. We start however with an album released 20 years ago by Camel and we finish with Lux Terminus ft. Anneke van Giersbergen. Part 2 is once more the overdrive section where we play songs that are 15 minutes plus long. This time Kaipa's Mindrevolutions and Emerson, Lake and Palmer's full version of Karn Evil 9 from Brain Salad Surgery. We are live this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 on Glassrock.nl and on Sunday on PopRockFM between 20:00 and 22:00, all times GMT+1.