The Rock Show: Off the Air

March 9, 2011

Weekly Update 3/6 – 3/12

Filed under: Update — rockshowmusic @ 12:42 am

Welcome back to The Rock Show, where it’s all about the music!

First of all I’d like to get some business taken care of.  In case you didn’t know, this week is Lehigh University’s spring break, which means WLVR turns the airwaves over to the community staff.  That’s why there was no show on Sunday and there will be no show this coming Sunday.  In addition, I have determined that, in all likelihood, April 17 will be the last show of the semester, considering the following Sunday is Easter.  That means that I have 5 viable Sundays left, meaning that there will be, at most, 5 more shows.  So, with that in mind, tune in on Sundays at 4 PM for The Rock Show and, if you don’t get us on the radio at 91.3 FM, then stream us online at www.wlvr.org.

All right, now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about new stuff, specifically the new Seether tune released today.  It’s called “Country Song,” and from what I’ve heard of it it sounds pretty good.  Definitely a different style for Seether.  Don’t be fooled by the name – it’s not actually a country song, it just has a twangy riff.  The song is the first single from their upcoming album titled Holding onto Strings Better Left to Fray.  I’m probably going to get the song and, if I do, I’ll probably play it on the next show.  Definitely check it out if you like modern rock.  Fans of Seether will probably either love it or hate it, but it’s definitely a song worth looking into.

Shinedown is releasing a live CD and DVD set from their tours in support of The Sound of Madness.  The collection is titled Somewhere in the Stratosphere, a line from one of the hits of the album – “Second Chance.”  The collection will be released on April 19.  In addition, the band is working on a new album and guitarist Zach Myers is embarking on a solo acoustic tour that spans the month of March.

It’s official, I’ve preordered the Foo Fighters’ new album, Wasting Light, and as soon as I get it I’ll play some stuff on the air.  Unfortunately, by the time I get it I may be off the air, so we’ll have to see if that works out or not.  The single, “Rope,” has been out for a while and it’s really great.  Definitely check it out and look into picking up the album.  I honestly can’t recommend it yet, for obvious reasons, but I’m quite confident it will rock your socks off.  We still haven’t gotten anything in the way of tour dates, but I’ll keep watching and waiting for something to happen.

New artists added to The Rock Show library:  Alter Bridge (Blackbird, AB III)

Artists updated in The Rock Show library:  Grace Potter & the Nocturnals (Nothing But the Water)

Artists to watch:  VersaEmerge, Foxy Shazam, A Silent Film, The Pretty Reckless

Upcoming shows:

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

May 9 – The Airborne Toxic Event at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA

June 24 – Peter Frampton at the Music Box at the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ

June 26 – Def Leppard and Heart at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ

July 15 – The Moody Blues at the State Theatre in Easton, PA

~The Rock Show, where it’s all about the music!  Keep listening!

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