What's the next big thing in music technology? How about file format MXP4 which enables listeners to interact with the music? -Wired / Listening Post
Alice In Chains to record first new album in 13 years - Guardian U.K.
The latest Steve Jobs dog & pony show introduces iTunes 8 - Macworld
Related: Hoping to steal some of Apple's thunder, Microsoft shows off new Zunes - Seattle Times
Isn't it dangerous to mix Irish flute music with Latin Jazz? James Galway doesn't think so - The Australian
American Eagle Outfitters creates new site for one-time-only stream of Jonas Brothers concert - TradingMarkets.com
New film documents heavy metal in the Mid East - Telegraph U.K.
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
The Jesus And Mary Chain travels to Mexico, Peru and Chile this November. New show listings include November 2 in Mexico City at Vive Cuervo Salon, November 4 in Santiago, Chile, (venue TBA) and November 6 in Lima, Peru, at the Convention Center.
Rod Stewart heads to South Africa for a round of December appearances. Stops are December 1 in Newlands at Sahara Park, December 4 in Durban at ABSA Stadium Durban and December 6 in Johannesburg at The Coca-Cola Dome.
Shiny Toy Guns update today with several new October listings. October 1 puts the band in Orangevale, California, at The Boardwalk, October 2 is the San Joaquin's home of rock and roll - Fresno - at The Exit, Dallas gets 'em October 7 for a gig at The Loft and the band plays NYC on October 21 at Santos Party House. Other stops include Orlando, Austin, Reno, San Diego, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland, Atlanta and Philadelphia.
And Billy Joel adds a couple of Pacific Rim dates - November 12 in Hong Kong at AsiaWorld Arena, and November 15 in Seoul at Olympic Gym.
During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Chris Pureka, Chick Corea, Chris Botti, Brandon Rhyder, Dub Trio, FemBots, John McLaughlin, Steve Howe, The Bronx, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Toadies.
But that's only the first half of this fine Tuesday in concert data, and we have plenty more dates to whack, stack and pack before our day is complete. Don't miss Your Midday Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), on Pollstar.com!