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There is Nothing Going On...

Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments12 Comments

So, a revelation hit me like a ton of bricks last night: there is nothing going on. I mean, music-wise. Sure, the summer tours are chugging along, but this was expected. Rock the Bayou is in two weeks, and that will basically signal the end to concert season. Still, it seems like there hasn't been much activity in the Glam world recently. Maybe it's the post-Rocklahoma letdown, or the dog days of summer...but I swear...there just hasn't been anything exciting to talk about. Sure, there was the feud between Poison and Def Leppard, but that was more ridiculous than news.

I feel like all the music websites have been quiet. You know, Metal Sludge, Blabbermouth... there are not many albums coming out in the immediate few weeks.

After concert season, I love looking forward to new release season. Of course we've had a lot of releases already this year, but I'm optimistic we'll be getting more good records before we ring in 2009. The holiday season always gives artists a big boost in sales and a lot of musicians wisely choose to release right before the shopping rush.


Is it me, or does the music world feel like it is in a rut? I scan music websites many times throughout the day. I'd rather break stories than just repost, but if I think you'll really like something, I pop it up here. I've noticed you like enterprise journalism more than interviews and reviews. If you're not familiar, enterprise reporting is basically when I create stories out of thin air. You know, talk off the cuff. Anyway, I haven't even found much worth reposting as of late.

Back to the rut. I feel like I haven't read anything interesting in weeks on Myspace, either. Usually I get tidbits for stories just from scanning bulletins. Not lately. I wonder if this is because everyone is on vacation? After all, summer is one perpetual holiday.

Please tell me I'm not the only one that feels stuck in a music rut?

As I try to make it through another boring day, I'll be watching the calendar, counting down to my week of concerts and listening to Tesla. I do love Tesla. Here's "What You Give."


Reader Comments (12)

I dunno, I feel like I find good new music all the time. But, most of it is obscure, and none of it sells well. In fact, my new CDs for today are Koritni ( I wonder if anyone else here even knows them ) and hte first Budgie CD. So perhaps I am mining the past to find new music. I have high hopes that the new Metallica won't suck as bad as the last one tho.
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Well even though it kinda feels like that GLam is getting bigger with cruefest and other new artists like Buckcherry and i think Glam will make a comeback.

New Releases

1. New Buckcherry
2. New Hinder
3. New Tesla

there will be more
and new tour Skid ROw might unite and we never know who velvet revolver are gonna find!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
I'm not sure about just Glam but there is a lot to be excited about in the Hard Rock & Heavy Metal world.

1. AC/DC & Metallica have new records & tours coming
2. New Buckcherry & Tesla
3. the new Extreme album came out Tuesday
4. Motorhead, Metal Church, Dragonforce, Iced Earth all have new records out by the end of Aug/mid-Sept

That's just a few things. What keeps things fresh for me is discovering new bands, or bands that were undiscovered back in the '80s. There is so much music out there that there is never a slow time for me

Steve
Heavy Metal Addiction
http://hardrockheavymetal.wordpress.com/
Yeah, it's the same with me Steve. I'm always discovering "obscure" bands from the 80's and early 90's, so I'm NEVER board with music. I think there is a good deal going on in the music world right now.
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
...ahem... *cough, cough*... there's always something exciting to talk about...
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
Its funny, because I was thinking the same like you Allyson those last days...myspace seems to be dead on the Glam side this last weeks.....lets hope it changes after summer....
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterXavier
Actually, I'm *not* in a music rut for once:

Extreme - Saudades De Rock: Came out on 8/12. Pretty good album so far.

One Day As A Lion (5 song EP): Zach de la Rocha's new gig. Dirty, rough, but refined. It's what you've come to expect from Mr.AngryBoy.

Chris Cornell - Scream: No release date, but it'll be out this fall and should be interesting.

Tesla - Forever More: Release date on this is supposed to be 10/7. Tesla's my flavorite band, so I'm really looking forward to this one!

Metallica - Death Magnetic: Release date is 9/12. I know *I* won't be buying this album until I listen to it at least once beforehand! There's just been too much disappointment from them in the past on a personal level for me, and money's tight. *Proove* it to me that it donut suck!

And for those who like a little electronica in their diet Ratatat's 'LP3' is quite good so far.

As far as shows go, I live in the West, and there isn't much coming this way anytime soon except for Extreme on 8/25. It's okay, winter (prime concert season in the SF Bay Area) is around the corner :)
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermissy
There is a bunch of stuff coming out before the end of the year.

Tesla, Buckcherry, Metallica, Black Stone Cherry, AC/DC, and probably a lot more that I can't think off of the top of my head. Maybe not glam, but definitely a lot more music to consume in 2008.

So many bands have released or are releasing stuff this year, I fear 2009 will be lacking. I sure hope not. The last two years have been awesome.
It must be close to fall...Poison closed out the Innsbrook Concert Series last night. All the releases I was looking forward to are out. TSO is coming in early November to Richmond, but until I get a job I won't be going.

Sigh.
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChessie >^..^<
Hey Allyson. Just curious. why did you disable commenting on this thread, and also delete a couple of the comments that were already there? Inquiring minds want to know.
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbob
You should do something about Dirty Looks, they are going to release 3 albums in a year. CALIFORNIA FREE RIDE IS DUE IN SEPTEMBER. Plus they have a date coming up on Oct. 5th. First show in 12 years!

I am surprised there wasn't a review about any of the 2 recent cds they just released. They blow Hinder, Buckcherry, Lynam out of the water!


How about the New sleaze band XXX (formerly Loud n Nasty) The new look kicks assssssssssssssssssss!


07/29: Alice Cooper - Along Came A Spider
08/01: Bonfire - The Rauber DVD
08/01: Starbreaker - Love's Dying Wish
08/01: David Byron Band - One Minute More
08/01: From The Inside - Visions
08/05: Various Artists - Double Talkin' Jive, A Hard Rock Tribute To Guns N' Roses
08/05: AC/DC - DVD Collector's Box Unauthorized
08/12: Extreme - Saudades de Rock
08/12: Pyromatic - Reels & Stills
08/19: Devil's Slingshot - Clinophobia
08/19: Marty Friedman - Exhibit A - Live In Europe
08/26: Poison - Seven Days Live
08/26: Motorhead - Motorizer
08/26: Uriah Heep - Wake The Sleeper
08/26: Billy Sheehan - Bass Day '97
08/27: Vinnie Vincent Tribute - Kiss My Ankh
08/28: Masters Of Reality - Pine/Cross Dover
09/05: Bullet - Bite The Bullet
09/12: Metallica - Death Magnetic
09/15: Steelheart - Good 2B Alive
09/16: Buckcherry - Black Butterfly
09/19: Night Ranger - Rockin' Shibuya 2007
09/19: Crown Of Thorns - Faith
09/25: Randy Piper's Animal - Virus
09/26: Sister Sin - Switchblade Serenades
10/07: Tesla - Forever More
10/10: Joe Lynn Turner - Live In Germany
10/10: Honeymoon Suite - Clifton Hill
10/10: Ramos/Hugo - The Dream
10/15: Sideburn - Red Cherry
10/24: Axel Rudi Pell - Tales Of The Crown
10/28: AC/DC - Dirty Rhythm
11/10: D-A-D - Monster Philosophy
August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGG ALLIN
yeah i havent had much to report over at rock hospital lately.

Peep shows albums gone on sale, its A REALLY GOOD price and there are only a limited amount of copies.

Towers of london posted new photos of there new line up and album artwork with track listings.

i feel they have sold out though, the whole glam punk image is gone and they label themselves as punk/pop/rock

when were they pop, there previous album has a song on it called "kill the pop scene" talk about selling out.
August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMrlee

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