The Rock Show: Off the Air

March 13, 2012

New Pretty Reckless EP & Some Release Dates

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

The Pretty Reckless have put out a brand new EP with 5 tracks called Hit Me Like a Man.  Two of the tracks are live versions of older material (“Make Me Wanna Die” and “Since You’re Gone” from their debut album), and the other three are new songs (“Hit Me Like a Man,” “Under the Water,” and “Cold Blooded”).  It’s a very promising release, and hopefully it means there’ll be a new album sometime in the near future.  Definitely check it out, it’s really great.  And don’t be surprised if one of the new tunes makes it into the playlist for this Sunday’s show…hint, hint.

In other news, there have been a few new release dates for upcoming albums in the near future.  I’ve mentioned before that Shinedown’s new album, Amaryllis, is due out on March 27.  In addition, The Mars Volta’s new album Noctourniquet and Alter Bridge’s new live album are scheduled for release on the same day.  Of Monsters and Men are going to be releasing their debut album, My Head is an Animal, on April 3 – they currently have an EP out called Into the Woods, which is a really great start, and it really makes me look forward to the full collection.  Finally, the biggest news – Rush’s Clockwork Angels has been given a May 29 release date, so mark your calendars.  They day of reckoning is finally within reach!

New artists added to the library:  Cherri Bomb (Stark – EP)

Artists updated in the library:  Apocalyptica (Worlds Collide, 7th Symphony), The Pretty Reckless (Hit Me Like a Man – EP)

Artists to watch:  The Joy Formidable, The Pretty Reckless, Of Monsters & Men, Rev Theory, VersaEmerge, Cherri Bomb, Pop Evil

Upcoming Shows:

March 29 – The Joy Formidable at the Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA

April 12 – The Pretty Reckless at the TLA in Philadelphia, PA

April 16 – Creed performing My Own Prison at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA

April 17 – Creed performing Human Clay at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA

April 21 – Shinedown with Adelitas Way & Art of Dying at the House of Blues Atlantic City in Atlantic City, NJ

April 24 – Nickelback with Bush and Seether at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA

May 11 – Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA

May 16 – Incubus at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA

May 20 – blink-182 with The All American Rejects at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA

June 11 – Grouplove at the TLA in Philadelphia, PA

June 14 – Foster the People at the Mann Center in Philadelphia, PA

June 26 – Dave Matthews Band at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ

June 27 – Dave Matthews Band at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ *

June 29 – Dave Matthews Band at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA

July 14 – Roger Waters performs The Wall at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA

* I’ll be there

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

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