All right, here we go! The first post here on The Rock Show: Off the Air!
This couldn’t come at a better time. The Rock Show is, as of December 5 at 6:00 PM EST, off the air for winter break. In all likelihood the show will be renewed in January or February for the 2011 Spring Semester, which will be its fourth season on the air. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. Until then, this is the only place to keep up with the show over the hiatus. So let’s get started!
Since this is the first post, I’ll work out the details later. But, I’m hoping to at least do a weekly update – I have no idea what day. Tuesday would make sense, or Sunday, or Monday, or Saturday. So I don’t know at this point. But I’ll figure it out eventually. Until I do, this will count as this week’s weekly update.
Christmas music that rocks is sometimes hard to come by. When organizing last week’s show I faced the problem of finding music that related in some way to the holiday season. Some success – but some of the music was a bit of a stretch. Here’s what I did manage to play:
Winter Winds (Mumford & Sons), Christmas (The Who), Wish List (Neon Trees), December (Collective Soul), Last Christmas and 12.23.95 (Jimmy Eat World), Winter Time (Steve Miller Band), New Year’s Day (U2), Velvet Snow (Kings of Leon), Candy Cane Christmas (Darius Rucker), Snow (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Wishlist (Pearl Jam).
Yeah, I know. Some of them really have no relation to the holidays. I’ll get over it.
But bringing up Collective Soul reminds me of the fact that they put out a new single today, a reissue of “Tremble for My Beloved.” The song was originally featured on their Dosage album, the album that gave us the hits “Run” and “Heavy.”
Speaking of new music, today saw the release of Flyleaf’s new compilation Remember to Live. The album features remixes and rarities from the band, as well as newly recorded material. I’m probably going to pick this up at some point, myself. As you can tell by listening to the song previews, the record shows the softer side of the band, a side that is not quite as evident in their previous full-length albums. As a side note, the band is going to be taking it slow for awhile while Lacey has her baby. Not sure when activity is going to pick up again – probably not for quite a bit, which is understandable. At least we have Remember to Live to hold us over until then.
Old news – Foo Fighters recording some stuff and playing some shows. Too bad none of the shows are in the US! That’s a lie, actually – there’s one in Washington state in May, but that’s it. The rest are in Europe – Germany, Portugal, and the UK, among others. But I think the new album is supposed to be released by then. If that’s the case, then I’m sure we’ll be able to expect some tour dates in America. I’ll be watching like a hawk for new Foo Fighters updates, as well as tour announcements, since they’re definitely one of the bands I really want to see live sometime.
Speaking of seeing bands live, RUSH! In Hershey! Get on it right now if you want to see them, because tickets went on sale yesterday and I bet the best seats are going fast. The Hershey show is April 8 for those who missed my announcement on Sunday’s show. The show is taking place at the Giant Center. In other Rush news, the band revealed on Sunday that they will be filming the April 15 show in Cleveland for release! Awesome news, especially since there hasn’t been any record of filming during the first leg of the tour. The return of The Camera Eye will finally be documented. Hardcore Rush fans likely know this already, but for those of you thinking “Why Cleveland, of all places?” – Cleveland was one of the first cities in the US to play Rush on the radio. This will also be the very first live Rush release filmed on US soil. Nice!
New artists added to The Rock Show’s library: Mumford & Sons, Sick Puppies, The Gracious Few
Updated artists in The Rock Show’s library: Flyleaf (Memento Mori), Three Days Grace (Life Starts Now)
Artists to watch: The Gracious Few, Foxy Shazam, A Silent Film, Sick Puppies
December 10 – Better Than Ezra at the TLA in Philadelphia, PA
December 29 – Halestorm at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA
December 31 – Halestorm at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA
January 1 – Third Eye Blind at the House of Blues Atlantic City in Atlantic City, NJ
January 30 – Circa Survive and Anberlin with Foxy Shazam at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA
February 11 – Jimmy Eat World at the House of Blues Atlantic City in Atlantic City, NJ
February 12 – Jimmy Eat World at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA
April 8 – Rush at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA
~The Rock Show, where it’s all about the music! Keep listening!