Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday's Rockin' Roundup - Labor Day Weekend And Time Off Edition

Another summer has come to an end. I don’t know what happened, but this summer seemed to fly by faster than the rest. And there weren’t even that many concerts! Do you realize that if you do not count M3 (which was technically a spring concert) I only went to one concert this summer? It was the Puddle Of Mudd show at the Starland Ballroom. Other than that, I saw no summer concerts. How is that possible? I know for some shows, there was scheduling conflict, but still, I am very surprised. Hopefully I can make up for that with some great fall concerts.

And to celebrate the end of the summer, I have decided to take some time off. I need a little time to gear up for the fall, recharge my batteries, and come back ready to rock through the rest of the year. Next week, The Guru will be dark, as I gear up for the all. I will see you all in a week, and as always, thanks for visiting The Guru.

Here’s what rocked this week:

(Technically) One Last Go-Round For DMB Caravan
The last scheduled DMB Caravan takes place this weekend at The Gorge, in Washington. However, due to the East Coast hurricane of last weekend, the Governor’s Island Saturday and Sunday shows have been postponed with new dates taking place on September 16th – 18th. So, if you can’t make it to the west coast this weekend, you have one more shot to see DMB in 2011. Single day tickets for the make-up shows are available tomorrow morning at 10:00AM.

Pearl Jam’s Destination Weekend
Not to be outdone, Pearl Jam is also celebrating their 20th anniversary with a mini festival of their own. Alpine Valley, Wisconsin is the destination and Pearl Jam is the headlining act. There are some other good bands performing as well including The Strokes and Mudhoney (just to a name a couple). There will be a Pearl Jam museum on site as well as tons of cool, collectible merchandise. It should be an incredible weekend for any Pearl Jam fan.

Bret Michaels Going Solo
The Poison frontman is hard at work on a solo album that will feature guests galore, including (he hopes), Pop Evil. Well, if Pop Evil is on the record, consider at least one copy sold (to me). Everything Pop Evil does is just awesome! As for a solo record, I still don’t understand why Bret isn’t in the studio with his bandmates making another Poison album. Looks like the 2012 tour will be the same old, tired setlist and Poison will have to be someone’s opening act…again.

Tenth Anniversary For Slipknot
Slipknot has announced a 10th anniversary edition for 2002’s Iowa. I find it hard to believe that Slipknot has been around for 10 years. Are they already elder statesmen in the world of hard rock? How did I get so old, so fast? Where the hell does the time go?

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1 comment:

hardrockhideout.com said...

I thought Bret Michaels solo album was going to be a country album.