As our workday comes to a close we wrap up everything nice and neat with new dates for Jesse Malin, Millencolin, Rise Against and Laaz Rockit, and links to items about Paul McCartney overshadowing France's first lady, Rage Against The Machine in Denver, the Arizona infringement case that's looking good for the RIAA and jury acquits man charged with attempting to murder Latin songwriter Estefano.
Overnight Sensation …
The following two items are scheduled to post sometime during the next 16 hours. We'd love to post more items during the next 16 hours, but we'd have to write them first.
Calle 13: Trespassers Will Be Rocked - Innovative urban/Latin duo Calle 13 has announced dates for a limited run of the U.S. this fall in support of upcoming release Los de Atras Vienen Conmigo.
Hello Norma Jean - Atlanta post-hardcore rockers Norma Jean will hit the road in October for a six-week assault on U.S. audiences.
Rage Against The Machine rages against the war in Denver - Associated Press
You know that music infringement case in Arizona where the judge ruled that the labels needed to prove that someone actually downloaded the songs? At this point it's not looking too good for the alleged infringer - Los Angeles Times / Technology (registration may be required)
Credit card companies, banks and financial companies love those music fans - US Banker / AmericanBanker.com
Miami jury acquits man of attempting to murder Latin songwriter Estefano - Associated Press
Paul McCartney bumps First Lady of France Carla Bruni's appearance on "Later … with Jools Holland" out of the spotlight because, well, he's Paul McCartney - The Times Online U.K.
Borders reports 2nd quarter loss less than expected. Music is the chain's "least profitable category" - Bloomberg
Replacements' replacement drummer, Steve Foley, dies at 49 - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Millencolin's new dates for the U.K., Europe and South America grab the spotlight tonight. The new United Kingdom gigs are for the end of September and include Bristol on September 24 at Carling Bristol Academy, Nottingham on September 27 at Rock City and Glasgow on September 29 at The Garage. October finds the band in South America, shows include Rio on October 9, Sao Paul on Ocrtober 11 and Buenos Aires on October 18. Europe is November and December and stops include Paris on November 8, Barcelona on November 11 and Helsinki on December 9.
Jesse Malin makes the final update deadline with new listings for the U.S. and Europe. On this side of the pond the new dates include New York City on October 3 & 4 at The Room At Bowery Electric, Atlanta on October 12 at Park Tavern and Red Bank, New Jersey on November 2 at Count Basie Theatre. European stops include Stockholm on November 28 (venue TBA) and London on December 7 at The Half Moon.
Rise Against rises to the challenge of updating their schedule before we call it at day and adds October 30 in San Diego a Cox Arena, Hollywood on October 31 at Hollywood Palladium and San Jose on November 7 at Event Ctr. At San Jose State Univ..
And last but not least, San Francisco thrashers Laaz Rockit play West Hollywood at the Key Club on September 14 and San Jose on October 15 at Voodoo Lounge.
During the day Boz Scaggs, Kylie Minogue, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Shelby Lynne, Delbert McClinton, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Susan Tedeschi, Yonder Mountain String Band, Duran Duran, Kajagoogoo, The Derek Trucks Band, Hoots & Hellmouth, Los Lonely Boys, State Radio, The Gaslight Anthem, Theory Of A Deadman, plus more bands and artists than we can possibly list in this space if only because our short-term memory ain't what it used to be.
That wraps up the Hump Day journey into the land of raw concert data. Thank you for your support and we hope you'll join us tomorrow for another adventure into the wild and wicked world of concert information. G'night!