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John Popper, lead singer and harmonica player in Blues Traveler, just released a solo side project today. His side project is called John Popper & the Duskray Troubadours and the album is self-titled. I’ve only listened to preview clips online, but it doesn’t sound too bad at all – a bit like Blues Traveler but also a bit different. As far as I know Blues Traveler is supposed to be working on another album of their own, but I haven’t seen any updates on that front for a while – I hope it’s still happening. I’ll keep looking out for details.
Sick Puppies have released an EP today called Polar Opposite, a 7-track acoustic mix of songs previously released. The tracks are: You’re Going Down, Riptide, Maybe, Odd One, Don’t Walk Away, All the Same, and White Balloons. They all sound pretty good – sometimes acoustic versions don’t work, but these definitely do – there are times when you even forget they’re acoustic, and it sounds like you’re listening to the original versions. Sick Puppies are going on tour and are going to hit the Crocodile Rock this month on the 26, so definitely look into that if you’re a fan – I’m sure the show is going to be awesome.
Wolfmother is back in the studio according to a few posts made on Facebook. Glad to hear it – their last album, 2009’s Cosmic Egg, was fantastic – very 70’s metal sounding and reminiscent of Black Sabbath. The band is definitely one of the most underrated modern hard rock bands today, and it’s a real shame. Hopefully the recording goes well and we get a new Wolfmother album this year.
Speaking of new albums and when they’re coming out, Muse has stated that they’re new album might not see the light of day until 2013. That’s a big leap! The possibility of a new Muse album this year was fairly decent, but 2012 was pretty definite. Now it seems that it’s getting pushed back since the band is recording in London over the span of a year or so. Apparently they’ve always been under a lot of time pressure to finish their albums, and they want to change things up a bit this time. Hey, if it makes for a better album, then great. I’m just a bit anxious to hear some new stuff. Muse is currently touring in South America.
No artists added or updated this week.
Artists to watch: VersaEmerge, Foxy Shazam, The Pretty Reckless, A Silent Film
March 24 – Queens of the Stone Age at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
March 25 – Elton John at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
March 26 – Sick Puppies at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA
March 30 – Yes at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA
April 2 – A Silent Film at the TLA 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
April 30 – 30 Second to Mars at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ
May 2 – Rise Against at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
May 3 – Rise Against at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
May 4 – Jon Anderson of Yes at the TLA in Philadelphia, PA
May 6 – My Chemical Romance at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA
May 7 – The Airborne Toxic Event at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA
May 7 – Cage the Elephant at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
July 15 – The Moody Blues at the State Theatre in Easton, PA
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