Did you have a tough day, today? Not to worry for midweek relief is on the way in the form of new dates for David Byrne, North Mississippi Allstars and Charlie Parr, and links to items about how the current economic crisis is affecting Nashville, a real recall for a not-so-real instrument, Shooter Jennings talks about recording with dad Waylon, the long road to success for David Francey and trying to put Chinese Democracy in some kind of temporal perspective.
Overnight Sensation …
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Cooking With Jeffree Star - Model, designer, singer/songwriter and purveyor of all things glamorous Jeffree Star is waging a campaign to spread fashion and music from coast to coast.
Gregg Allman's Going Strong - After spending time on the road again with The Allman Brothers Band this summer, Gregg Allman has announced dates for his first solo shows of the year.
Despite the economy, banks are still loaning money to musicians and songwriters in Nashville. At least for now - CMT
With a new Guns N' Roses song on the radio and an album due in stores next month, we wouldn't blame you for wondering what's been going on with Axl all these years. This pictorial tries to put it all in perspective - Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)
"Guitar Heros" take note: There is a recall out for the Rage Wireless Guitar, which is a game controller for "Guitar Hero" on the Nintendo Wii platform. Seems some of the devices have been leaking battery acid - Wired.com
Saying they're his dad's last recordings, Shooter Jennings preps songs he recorded with dad Waylon over seven years ago, including a rendition of Cream's "White Room" and Waylon Jennings own "Jack Of Diamonds" and "Lonesome On'ry and Mean" - Associated Press
Singer / songwriter and three-time Juno Award winner David Francey had the usual non-music jobs before he was discovered. But perhaps the strangest single point in his career is that he didn't record his first album until 1999 - when he was 45 - The Herald U.K.
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
We just added about five pounds of primo David Byrne dates for both sides of the Atlantic. New U.S. listings include Knoxville on December 7 at Tennessee Theatre, Raleigh on December 8 at Meymandi Concert Hall, Tampa on December 12 at Tampa Theatre and Miami Beach on December 13 at Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie Gleason Theater. New Europe and U.K. dates include Dusseldorf on March 9 at Tonhalle, Copenhagen on March 16 at Falkoner Theatre, Oslo on March 19 at Sentrum Scene, Paris on March 25 at Olympia, Glasgow on March 31 at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and London on April 12 & 13 at Royal Festival Hall.
North Mississippi Allstars will be busy the last week of December. New additions show the band playing Hal & Mal's in Jackson, Mississippi, on the 26th, Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia, on the 27th, The Pour House in Charleston, South Carolina, on the 28th and Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the 29th.
And country / blues dude Charlie Parr makes the final update with a couple of dates in his native Minnesota as well as a new listing for Massachusetts. First the new Minnesota gigs: November 21 in Minneapolis at First Avenue and January 23 in Lutsen at Papa Charlie's. The other new date is for January 12 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the venue is The Cantab Lounge.
During the day we also updated the schedules for Adrian Legg, Lionel Richie, The Wailers, Katy Perry, Gregg Allman, Judas Priest, Pink, The Bouncing Souls, Ralph's World, Rasputina, Aaron Lewis, Staind, Marc Broussard, Jonathan Richman, Simply Red, Matt King, Paul Oakenfold, Peter White, plus all the artists and bands your mama warned you about.
And that brings us to the close of Hump Day in concert data land. Thank you for spending your hard-earned Web time with us and we hope we can be of service tomorrow. Adios!