Well, it's about time to lock up, unleash the guard Chihuahuas and close down the compound for another night. But before we go we'd like to call your attention to new dates for Brian Wilson, Celine Dion, James McMurtry and Nikka Costa, and links to items about Dolly Parton, Spice Girls, Gordon Lightfoot, Rick Wright, Isaac Hayes and really tiny earbuds.
Overnight Sensation …
Two more reasons to be glad you're alive are the following two items scheduled to post within the next 16 or so hours.
Medeski Martin & Wood Breaks New Ground - Restlessly inventive improvisational trio has announced plans for the third leg of an ambitious new recording/touring experiment dubbed The Radiolarian Series. Free download!
Rose Hill Drive Adds U.S. Dates - The Colorado power trio has added another leg to the trek in support of sophomore effort, Moon is the New Earth.
Dolly Parton goes back to the ol' "9 to 5" grind - Reuters
But can Posh play a double-neck guitar like Jimmy? Spice Girls beat out Led Zeppelin for "best live return" at Vodafone Live Music Awards - BBC News
U.S. House of Representatives passes resolution honoring Isaac Hayes as a "passionate humanitarian." Actually, the House passed the resolution yesterday, but didn't tell anyone until today - Memphis Commercial Appeal
Looking for some really, really small earbuds? - The New York Times (registration may be required)
Gordon Lightfoot phones it in - News 4U
The "mystery enigma" that was Pink Floyd's Rick Wright - The Times Online U.K.
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
We thought Brian Wilson would get your attention. New dates for the great man include November 10 in Nashville, Tennessee, at Ryman Auditorium, November 12 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at Michigan Theater, November 13 in South Bend, Indiana, at Morris Performing Arts Center and November 15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at The State Theatre. Other cities that will be blessed by a visit from Mr. Wilson include Chicago, DC and New York.
Celine Dion adds a run of Montreal dates for next February. Dates are 12 - 15 at Bell Centre.
Singer / songwriter James McMurtry lines up a series of club and theatre dates for November. New listings include Greenville, South Carolina, at The Handlebar on November 8, Baltimore, Maryland, at The 8X10 on November 11, Albany, New York, on November 13 at Sawyer Theatre @ The Egg and November 14 in Brooklyn at Music Hall Of Williamsburg.
And funky lady Nikka Costa goes coast-to-coast and then some come October. Stops include San Francisco on October 4 at The Independent, Denver on October 7 at Bluebird Theater, New York City on October 20 at Webster Hall and October 30 in Minneapolis at Varsity Theatre.
During the day we also updated the schedules for Avenged Sevenfold, Jeff Beck, Little Feat, Madeleine Peyroux, Buckcherry, New Kids On The Block, Slightly Stoopid, Ne-Yo, Crystal Castles, Donna The Buffalo, Scotty Don't, MGMT, Stellastarr*, The Republic Tigers, Bill Engvall, Vonda Shepard, The Benjy Davis Project, Popa Chubby, Paul Young, Klaxons, Livingston Taylor, plus thousands of bands and artists whose dates are guaranteed to take your mind off of Wall Street.
And that wraps up today's frolic in the world of concert data. Thank you for supporting us and we hope you can join us tomorrow for more dates, cities and venues. G'night.