Third party ticket websites blamed for leaving fans empty-handed for Reading and Leeds music festivals - Guardian U.K.
BAM! OOF! POW! The RIAA turns to comic books to educate kids about music piracy - InfoWorld
Why stay home trying to convert that song you just wrote into music notation when you can have a computer do it for you? - Coolest-Gadgets.com
Jamaican reggae artist Shaggy says no one can pigeonhole him. So don't say you haven't been warned - Telegraph U.K.
Don't hold your breath waiting for the Memphis International Airport to rename itself in honor of Isaac Hayes - Associated Press
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Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Sonya Kitchell adds new listings for New York, Colorado, Utah and Arizona. New on Ms. Kitchell's touring calendar is October 1 in NYC at Bowery Ballroom, October 17 in Aspen at Belly Up Aspen, October 18 in Salt Lake City at Urban Lounge and October 28 in Tucson at Club Congress.
A Cursive Memory sweeps through clubs in North America during October and November. Newly posted dates include October 1 in Anaheim at Chain Reaction, October 9 in Des Moines at House Of Bricks, October 17 in Pittsburgh at Diesel Club Lounge, November 1 in Atlanta at The Masquerade, November 8 in Little Rock at The Village and November 16 in West Hollywood at the Troubadour.
Zebrahead slots a romp through Japan for late November / early December. Stops include November 26 in Sendai at Zepp Sendai, November 27 & 28 in Tokyo at Studio Coast, November 30 in Yokohama at Bay Hall, December 1 in Nagoya at Diamond Hall, December 2 in Fukuoka at Drum Logos, December 4 in Hiroshima at Club Quattro and December 5 in Osaka at IMP Hall.
And Mickey Avalon takes his "unique" style of rap to nightclubs throughout the U.S. Dates include November 2 in Albuquerque at Launchpad, November 7 in Houston at Warehouse Live, November 13 in Boise at Knitting Factory and November 19 & 20 in San Francisco at Slim's.
During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Livewire, Reel Big Fish, Simple Plan, Tannahill Weavers, The Charlie Daniels Band, WAR, Tuck & Patti, The Presets, Terri Clark, Soul Asylum, Slide, Simone, Sarah Silverman, Julio Iglesias, Goldfinger, Eddie Money and Family Force 5.
And that's the scoop at the halfway mark as we begin a marvelous Hump Day afternoon here at the Pollstar.com compound. Don't miss Your Latest Update, coming up at 3 pm (PDT)!