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The Closing Bell

05:01 PM Wednesday 7/9/08 | |

New listings for Colbie Caillat, Luis Miguel, Too Slim And The Taildraggers and Heavy Heavy Low Low, plus items about The Police, The Pogues, WiFi radio, music fair survival tips, the #1 college for music piracy and music licensing for Gitmo top off Hump Day as the sun slowly sinks in the west and your last update arrives on your desktop!

Overnight Sensation …

Reading the following two items scheduled to post within the next 14 hours will make you the envy of all your friends. Of course, you have to have friends before you can be their envy object. So get some before these two items post. Okay?

Helping Fuel The Jonas Brothers Fire - Budding Disney sensation Demi Lovato is bringing some heat of her own to the trio's summer outing.

3 Doors Down Meets The Boys Of Summer - The band will squeeze a stop at Yankee Stadium into its upcoming tour.

Link-O-Rama …

What's up with The Police when the tour ends? Stewart Copeland says that is when "everybody's fired." - The Oregonian

Heading out to that big music festival? Here's a few tips on what to bring (like sunscreen and a raincoat), and what to leave behind (high heels and potatoes) - National Post

That's the ol' school spirit! Ohio State University is #1 when it comes to music piracy - The Columbus Dispatch

We all know the U.S. Government uses music when torturing interrogating prisoners. But does the government pay royalties on that music? - Wired / Listening Post

Got a hankerin' for some WiFi radio, but don't know what to buy? Check out this review from Associated Press

It takes a different kind of person to produce The Pogues. Different and … and … patient - NPR / World Café

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

It's Europe in September for Colbie Caillat as the MySpace discovery adds dates for Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Stops include Oslo on September 3 at John Dee, Stockholm on September 4 at Nalen, Munich on September 11 at Backstage and Zurich on September 12 at Volkshaus.

A variety of venues, including arenas and amphitheatres host Luis Miguel in September. In Seattle Mr. Miguel plays the WaMu Theater on September 3. For Sacramento the date is September 5 and the venue is the ARCO Arena. San Jose has Luis on September 6 at the HP Pavilion, and for Santa Barbara the place is the Santa Barbara County Bowl and the date is September 10.

Too Slim And The Taildraggers slot a few new ones for September, October and December. New on the band's routing is September 14 in Pray, Montana; October 19 in St. Louis, MO; October 25 in Helena, MT, and December 30 finds the band in Spokane, WA.

Heavy Heavy Low Low updates today with several new dates for California. The band plays Anaheim on August 16, San Diego on August 17, Bakersfield on August 19 and Orangevale on August 22. The band also plays Reno, Nevada, on August 21.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Martina McBride, Blessed By A Broken Heart, Joe Satriani, Little Man Tate, Monster Magnet, Neal McCoy, Opeth, Rhett Akins, The Allman Brothers Band, The Robert Cray Band, Drive-By Truckers, Indigo Girls, Josh Rouse, Toubab Krewe, Smashing Pumpkins, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, plus more artists and bands than we can possibly print in the space afforded to us by our corporate masters.

And that's a wrap for Wednesday, July 9, 2008. We hope you can join us again tomorrow for another excursion into the mysterious and sometimes scary world of concert research. Thank you and G'night.