It's time to put our database toys away. But before we go we want you to know we have new listings for Amy Ray, Heartless Bastards, Cleo Laine / John Dankworth and Citizen Cope, and links to items about Kanye West ending his MVA boycott, expensive rock memorabilia for expensive tastes, Australian bands recreating the '80s, the man who brought jazz to Newport, the RIAA's five years of suing P2P users and the band being hailed as the "new Oasis."
Overnight Sensation …
The following two items scheduled to post sometime early tomorrow morning are filled with valuable information you will need to know in order to survive the arrival of the apocalyptic ticket scalpers as foretold by the ancient ones.
OneRepublic Unveils Headlining Run - Singer/songwriter/producer Ryan Tedder's band has announced dates for its first headlining tour.
The Un-Common Uh Huh Her - Electro-pop duo Camila Grey and Leisha Hailey will hit the road next month in support of buzz-building debut release Common Reaction.Link-O-Rama …
Looks as if Kanye West's vow to never again perform on the MVAs lasted until … the next VMAs - Reuters
There was a time when music writers used to ask if Oasis was the new Beatles. Now at least one writer is asking if Glasvegas is the new Oasis - The Times Online U.K.
My how times flies when someone's suing someone. A look at those RIAA lawsuits five years after the organization started suing individual P2P users for copyright infringement - Wired / Threat Level
During a London auction today a guitar that was once set on fire by Jimi Hendrix sold for $497,500, a copy of the first contract members of The Beatles signed with Brian Epstein sold for more than $426,000 and Elvis' California gun permit application, along with The King's fingerprints, sold for $81,740. Don't you wish you were rich? - Associated Press
What goes around, comes around as new bands Down Under try to recreate that famous '80s sound - The Age
Meet the man behind the Newport Jazz Festival - Associated Press
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Indigo Girl Amy Ray does the solo thing this October and November. Clubs and theatres are the venues and dates include October 19 in Nashville at 3rd & Lindsley, Omaha on October 23 at Slowdown, October 26 in Madison, Wisconsin at High Noon Saloon, November 1 in Pittsburgh at Mr. Small's Theatre and November 14 in DC at the 9:30 Club.
Heartless Bastards line up a pretty impressive string of dates for November. On November 3 the band is in Santa Fe for a gig at the Santa Fe Brewing Company. November 8 puts them in San Francisco at The Independent. Minneapolis is November 14 and the venue is The 400 Bar, and November 21 means Dallas at Club DaDa. Other cities on the new dates are Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland (Oregon), Seattle, Iowa City and Lawrence, Kansas.
Citizen Cope updates today with new shows on both coasts plus a few for the flyover states. Stops include October 3 & 4 in Chicago at the Vic Theatre, October 18 in New York City at the Apollo Theatre, November 4 in San Francisco at Palace Of Fine Arts Theatre and November 7 in Los Angeles at the Orpheum.
Finally, a sweet September run for Cleo Laine / John Dankworth at The Rrazz Room At Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, September 5 - 7 and 10 - 14.
During the day we also updated the schedules for Rihanna / Chris Brown, Hawthorne Heights, Katy Perry, Al Di Meola, Dizzee Rascal, Jack's Mannequin, OneRepublic, Peter Bjorn And John, The Coffin Daggers, Matisyahu, Rusted Root, 3OH!3, Jim Brickman, Far Beyond Frail, plus more schedules for more artists and bands than can be mentioned in this space due to various legal and moral issues.
And that's a wrap for Thursday, September 4. Thank you for your patronage and we hope you'll spend more of your free time with us tomorrow. G'night!