Progtastic

Wednesdays, 8pm
repeated Thursdays, 4pm

Progtastic: The Prog Rock Show is the natural home for progressive rock music and its manifold roots and branches.

From the hub of the universe, also known as Bradford on Avon, DJ Mike will be on hand to guide you through the labyrinthine multi-realms of progressive rock as well as a smattering of related genres such as psychedelia, space rock, progressive metal, neo-prog, jazz fusion, art rock and experimental weird stuff that no one really knows what category it belongs to. So pull up your preferred choice of comfy chair, strap into your favourite listening pants and tune in for an hour of unparalleled aural magnificence.

LATEST SHOW

Progtastic #20 (12/06/24)

All aboard the Starship Prog for some cosmos related offerings from Gong and Ozric Tentacles, a tribute to Zappa percussionist Ed Mann, local sounds from Echorec, South American band El…

Progtastic #19 (05/06/24)

The finger of prog writes and moves on as we cross the continent having gorged on homegrown mayhem from The Stranglers, The Pineapple Thief and the surprise inclusion of Mary…

Progtastic #18 (22/05/24)

Rejoice! Oh citizens of Progopolis. The sacred Trireme of Prog has arrived bringing forth new releases from Trifecta, Methexis and the welcome return of Happy the Man. Also featured are…

Progtastic #17 (15/05/24)

Welcome aboard the good ship Progtastic. This week features Australian prog from Teramaze, Ukrainian prog from Zolar Czack, Swedish prog from Beardfish, a bit of Zappa obviously, plus homegrown offerings…

Progtastic #16 (08/05/24)

We’re back for more prog related nirvana plus a few surprises. This week’s show features new tracks from Mor, Elephant9, Big Big Train and Kavus Torabi plus a tribute to…

Progtastic #14 (13/03/24)

This week features timeless splendour from Yes, new songs from Chester Thompson and The Aristocrats, art rock from Godley and Crème and a bit of Krautrock from German legends Frumpy….

Progtastic #13 (28/02/24)

Wowie Zowie! This week’s show features Zappa-inspired mayhem from Burger and the Beast, psychedelic splendour from Kavus Torabi and the Sonic Trip Project, prog offerings from Pineapple Thief and Focus,…

Progtastic #12 (21/02/24)

This week’s show includes recent releases from The Fierce and the Dead, Exploring Birdsong and A Burial at Sea, a tribute to Can vocalist Damo Suzuki and features tracks from…

Progtastic #11 (14/02/24)

It’s Valentine’s Day but who needs love when you have Progtastic? This week its prog all the way with new offerings from The Utopia Strong and North Sea Echoes, Estonian…

Progtastic #10 (07/02/24)

Our most eclectic episode yet, jam packed with residents of and visitors to the mighty progopolis, including new releases from Richard Wileman and i Häxa, ambient splendour from Chumpelstiltskin, art-rock…

Progtastic #08 (24/01/24)

A prog smorgasbord featuring songs old and new from 69 Windmills, Quantum Pig, Frost* and Soft Machine, neoclassical darkwave from Dead Can Dance, new wave electro pop from Yello, and…

Progtastic #07 (17/01/24)

This week we have new releases from Moon Goose, Temic and Mesa Verde, sublime art rock from Talk Talk, cracking psych blues from Dogfeet and a Nine Inch Nails ballad…

Progtastic #06 (10/01/24)

Featured this week is some Old-School prog from Glass Harp, some New-School prog from Black Country, New Road, some Art-School prog from Tim Bowness and some epic Folk-School prog from…

Progtastic #05 (03/01/24)

This week’s highlights include space rock splendour from the Ullulators, jazz fusion from Brand X, mind-expanding prog from Sweet Smoke and to finish elegant guitar pyrotechnics from Frank Zappa and…

Progtastic #04

Welcome to a pleasing post-Christmas pick me up featuring Steven Wilsons semi ChatGPT festive song, one of Zappa’s guitar signature tunes, German jazz rock from Muck Groh and an uplifting…

Progtastic #02

A splendid array of prog old and new this week including a tribute to Denny Laine, a sublime Zappa track from Treacherous Cretins, cosmic dross from Henge and a masterpiece…

PREVIOUS SHOWS

Progtastic #19 (05/06/24)

The finger of prog writes and moves on as we cross the continent having gorged on homegrown mayhem from The Stranglers, The Pineapple Thief and the surprise inclusion of Mary…

Progtastic #18 (22/05/24)

Rejoice! Oh citizens of Progopolis. The sacred Trireme of Prog has arrived bringing forth new releases from Trifecta, Methexis and the welcome return of Happy the Man. Also featured are…

Progtastic #17 (15/05/24)

Welcome aboard the good ship Progtastic. This week features Australian prog from Teramaze, Ukrainian prog from Zolar Czack, Swedish prog from Beardfish, a bit of Zappa obviously, plus homegrown offerings…

Progtastic #16 (08/05/24)

We’re back for more prog related nirvana plus a few surprises. This week’s show features new tracks from Mor, Elephant9, Big Big Train and Kavus Torabi plus a tribute to…

Progtastic #14 (13/03/24)

This week features timeless splendour from Yes, new songs from Chester Thompson and The Aristocrats, art rock from Godley and Crème and a bit of Krautrock from German legends Frumpy….

Progtastic #13 (28/02/24)

Wowie Zowie! This week’s show features Zappa-inspired mayhem from Burger and the Beast, psychedelic splendour from Kavus Torabi and the Sonic Trip Project, prog offerings from Pineapple Thief and Focus,…

Progtastic #12 (21/02/24)

This week’s show includes recent releases from The Fierce and the Dead, Exploring Birdsong and A Burial at Sea, a tribute to Can vocalist Damo Suzuki and features tracks from…

Progtastic #11 (14/02/24)

It’s Valentine’s Day but who needs love when you have Progtastic? This week its prog all the way with new offerings from The Utopia Strong and North Sea Echoes, Estonian…

Progtastic #10 (07/02/24)

Our most eclectic episode yet, jam packed with residents of and visitors to the mighty progopolis, including new releases from Richard Wileman and i Häxa, ambient splendour from Chumpelstiltskin, art-rock…

Progtastic #08 (24/01/24)

A prog smorgasbord featuring songs old and new from 69 Windmills, Quantum Pig, Frost* and Soft Machine, neoclassical darkwave from Dead Can Dance, new wave electro pop from Yello, and…

Progtastic #07 (17/01/24)

This week we have new releases from Moon Goose, Temic and Mesa Verde, sublime art rock from Talk Talk, cracking psych blues from Dogfeet and a Nine Inch Nails ballad…

Progtastic #06 (10/01/24)

Featured this week is some Old-School prog from Glass Harp, some New-School prog from Black Country, New Road, some Art-School prog from Tim Bowness and some epic Folk-School prog from…

Progtastic #05 (03/01/24)

This week’s highlights include space rock splendour from the Ullulators, jazz fusion from Brand X, mind-expanding prog from Sweet Smoke and to finish elegant guitar pyrotechnics from Frank Zappa and…

Progtastic #04

Welcome to a pleasing post-Christmas pick me up featuring Steven Wilsons semi ChatGPT festive song, one of Zappa’s guitar signature tunes, German jazz rock from Muck Groh and an uplifting…

Progtastic #02

A splendid array of prog old and new this week including a tribute to Denny Laine, a sublime Zappa track from Treacherous Cretins, cosmic dross from Henge and a masterpiece…