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The Closing Bell

05:01 PM Wednesday 9/24/08 | |

Time to put away the tools and pull out the toys. 5 pm on the Fresno coast and we're closing out the day with new dates for Maroon 5, The Dandy Warhols, The Faceless and Yes, and links to items about Paul McCartney's Israel security detail, MySpace Music launching tomorrow, the music industry's "underground economy," cops & copyrights, listening to music through your bones and the woman in first-ever U.S. illegal downloading trial wins a second chance.

Overnight Sensation …

SEX, VIOLENCE and NUDITY are not in the following two items scheduled to post sometime during the next 16 hours. But hey - we had to get your attention somehow …

The Appeal Of Rise Against - The Chicago punk outfit unveils a fall trek in support of upcoming fifth album, Appeal To Reason.

STS9 Announce Fall Trek, New Year's Eve Shows - The electronic jam-band faves outline plans for a fall trek behind recent release, Peaceblaster, as well as details for their annual four-night New Year's Eve run.

Link-O-Rama …

You'll only be able to listen to it on your computer, you'll have to put up with ads on your screen, and when you buy a song, you buy from Amazon MP3. It's MySpace Music and it launches tomorrow! - Associated Press

Paul McCartney didn't accept Ted Nugent's offer to guard him during his Israel visit and concert, but who needs the Motor City Madman when you have a 5,000-strong security detail - The Mirror U.K.

What's the "underground economy" in the music business? Promo CDs and the people who sell them - LA Weekly

It looks as if the cops that arrested OiNK Six for criminal music piracy may be guilty of a little piracy themselves for not paying licensing fees to play music in their stations - The Register U.K.

Remember that Minnesota woman who was convicted in the first-ever illegal downloading trial in the United States? She just won a new trial - KTTC / Associated Press

Why use your ears for listening to your MP3 player when you can use your bones instead? - The New York Times (registration may be required)

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Look for Maroon 5 to play South America in November. Today's update added the 7th in Rio at Viva Rio, the 8th in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (venue TBA), the 9th in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at HSBC Brasil and the 11th in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at Luna Park.

The Faceless have a very extensive club tour lined up for October and November. A sampling shows the band playing Anaheim on October 17 at Chain Reaction, Wichita on October 21 at Oz Café, Toronto on October 30 at Reverb, Cleveland on Halloween at Peabody's Downunder, Tampa on November 5 at The Crowbar and Seattle on November 16 at Studio Seven. Other stops include New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Montreal, and just about any city that permits dancing, live music and the sale of alcoholic beverages.

December means Europe for The Dandy Warhols. The band lands in Zurich on December 3 for a show at the Rohrstofflager. On December 7 look for the band in Paris playing at Le Bataclan. Liverpool is the locale for their December 10 show at Carling Academy and Dublin has them on December 17 at Tripod.

And we have a few new ones for Yes - November 9 in Uncasville, Connecticut, at Mohegan Sun, November 18 in Reading, Pennsylvania, at Sovereign Center and November 19 in Richmond, Virginia, at The National.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Keane, Robin Williams, Status Quo, Local H, Idlewild, Bill Engvall, Anita Renfroe, Jessica Simpson, Blues Traveler, CAKE, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Avenged Sevenfold, Buckcherry, Uriah Heep, White Lion, Clutch, BulletBoys, The Lost Trailers, MC Chris, Yo Majesty, plus thousands and thousands of bands, artists and undecideds.

And that wraps up today's excursion in the magical land of concert data. Thank you for joining us and we hope you can stop on by tomorrow for more hot date-city-venue action. G'night.