Welcome back to The Rock Show, where it’s all about the music!
The new semester has gotten underway, which means that the students will soon be returning to WLVR. At the moment it’s looking like the middle of September will be when The Rock Show returns to the airwaves. We’ll have to wait and see, and I’ll post more information when I know more. This will be the fifth semester of The Rock Show, and the second-to-last one to boot. Hard to believe I’ve been doing Lehigh Valley Radio for this long!
I want to do a bit of thought organization now, too. I’m thinking of re-formatting the way I do blog posts. The concert set list and review posts will be unchanged, as will the playlist posts when the show starts up again. However, I’m thinking that instead of weekly updates with news, library updates, and the concert calendar, I’ll post news reports and things of that nature as I become aware of them. That way I’m not batching a bunch of news stories together, and they become more up-to-date. I’m thinking I’ll also do weekly updates that only consist of library updates and the concert calendar. I’ll try that for now and see how it goes. Maybe I’ll also try to categorize the posts.
As far as news updates are concerned, VersaEmerge seems to be making a lot of headway on their upcoming follow-up to last year’s Fixed at Zero, a great album. Definitely a band worth looking into, and I’m certainly looking forward to a new release from them. Rush has pushed the Time Machine DVD back further, this time to November 8. They’ve also signed a new deal with Roadrunner Records, and they’ll be releasing a live album from the Time Machine Tour sometime in the near future on their new label. Details for that are forthcoming. The Red Hot Chili Peppers released I’m With You this week, and the album is worth looking into. As a fan of later Chili Peppers over early Chili Peppers, I definitely prefer it. Fans of old RHCP may not be happy with it, but they’ve had this kind of a sound for a while now. The new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer, adds quite a new sound on that end as well.
Also, congratulations to the Foo Fighters for winning the Best Rock Video VMA. It’s about time they won!
New artists added to the library: Icon For Hire (Scripted)
Artists updated: VersaEmerge (VersaEmerge – EP), Red Hot Chili Peppers (I’m With You)
Artists to watch: VersaEmerge, The Pretty Reckless, Foxy Shazam
September 1 – 3 Doors Down and Alter Bridge at the Great Allentown Fair in Allentown, PA
September 10 – Alter Bridge at the House of Blues Atlantic City in Atlantic City, NJ
September 10 – Incubus with Young the Giant at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ *
September 17 – Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ
September 21 – Roger Daltrey performs Tommy at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA
September 23 – Grace Potter & the Nocturnals at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
September 26 – Anberlin and Switchfoot at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA
September 27 – Rise Against at the House of Blues Atlantic City in Atlantic City, NJ
September 30 – George Thorogood & the Destroyers at the Keswick Theater in Glendside, PA
October 14 – Bush with Chevelle and Filter at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
October 22 – Smashing Pumpkins at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA
October 26 – Circa Survive at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
November 10 – Foo Fighters with Social Distortion and The Joy Formidable at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA *
November 20 – The Airborne Toxic Event at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
* I’ll be there
~The Rock Show, where it’s all about the music! Keep listening!