Welcome back to the Rock Show, where it’s all about the music.
Apparently this has been known for a while, but Blues Traveler is working on a new album. Their last album was 2008’s North Hollywood Shootout, an album I play material from quite often. Now, Blues Traveler is a band that’s always on tour, and they’ve been playing a ton of shows already, but I’m sure they’ll have more tour dates in support of the new album once it’s finished. Not sure when that’s going to be, but I’ll definitely be looking out for it. I’ll also try to stay up-to-date with tour information, as Blues Traveler is definitely a band I want to see live at some point. We’ll see what happens.
Pearl Jam just released a live album today called Live on Ten Legs, a compilation of live recordings from this past tour in support of their Backspacer album as well as tours dating back to 2003. Last year the band closed out the Spectrum in Philly, playing four nights and ending on Halloween. The band is currently celebrating their twentieth anniversary, and Live on Ten Legs is only he beginning of what the band has planned for the year. Fans of the band are probably already watching them closely, but do it anyway – I’m sure there will be some really great stuff coming up.
On the subject of new albums, Paramore is working on their fourth release and, despite the departure of two members as well as uncertainty about the band’s future, they’re definitely making progress. They released a video today giving a glimpse at one of the songs they’re working on. Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkqI2Lxd70k. Don’t know about you, but the guitar reminds me very strongly of the Smashing Pumpkins’ cover of “Landslide.” Either way, things are looking good for the band (given the circumstances) and I’m sure we can count on something new this year.
Speaking of bands releasing teasers of new stuff, the Foo Fighters dropped this bomb recently: http://tease.foofighters.com/. I have to say, I want this album now. Stop teasing us. Last time I checked there are still no dates in America aside from the one in Washington state, so there’s nothing else to comment on in that department.
No artists added this week.
Updated artists in The Rock Show’s library: Flyleaf (self-titled)
Artists to watch: VersaEmerge, Sick Puppies, A Silent Film, The Gracious Few
January 30 – Circa Survive and Anberlin with Foxy Shazam at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA
January 31 – Linkin Park at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, 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
March 25 – Elton John at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
April 8 – Rush at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA
April 26 – Coheed & Cambria at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
April 29 – Asia at the Keswick Theater in Glendside, PA
May 6 – My Chemical Romance at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA
~The Rock Show, where it’s all about the music! Keep listening!