Overnight Sensation …
If knowledge is power, you'll feel like Clark Kent on a really good day after reading the following two items scheduled to post early Thursday morning.
The Modey Lemon Turns Sweet - The band returns after a two-and-a-half year hiatus with a new album and tour.
New Bumbershoot Buzz - Ludacris, Mike Doughty, Man Man and Xavier Rudd are just a few of the latest names added to the roster for the annual Seattle event.
Dolly Parton fuming over Howard Stern gag - New York Daily News
How is jury selection going in the R. Kelly trial? One seated juror referred to the singer's music as "old stuff." - Chicago Sun-Times (registration may be required)
My Chemical Romance makes it up to free-lance photographer who was allegedly assaulted by member of band's security - Riverfront Times
The Dresden Dolls dish the dirt on their Dirty Business Brigade - San Francisco Chronicle
Like stealing an iPod from a baby. U.K. muggers target kids in tech crime wave - The Times Online U.K.
Meet Hollywood's "secret soundtrack weapon" - Portfolio
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
We just posted new June, August and October dates for blues guitarist / singer Joe Bonamassa. New listings include a June 12 stop in Greenville, SC; a June 26 engagement in Tempe, AZ; an August 20 show in New Haven, CT; and an October 20 gig in Annapolis, MD.
Jazzman John Pizzarelli updates today with new shows for August and November, plus a 2009 date thrown in "just for fun." New August listings include August 21 in Minneapolis at Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, and August 27 in Los Angeles at Catalina Bar & Grill. November's new listing is for the 19th of that month in Mississauga, Ontario, at the Living Arts Centre. The new 2009 date is May 7 in Pittsburgh, PA, at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild.
MxPx manages to get a couple of new dates in before the final deadline - July 27 in Wichita, Kansas, and July 29 in DeKalb, Illinois.
And Tower Of Power lands a multi-night engagement in Seattle at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, December 11 - 14.
During the day we also updated the schedules for Cute Is What We Aim For, Johnny Rivers, Eddie Money, Judas Priest, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Iris DeMent, Boy George, Cinderella, Tony Orlando, Everclear, Katherine Jenkins, Dax Riggs, Lucinda Williams, Meat Puppets, Los Lonely Boys, Bow Wow, G. Love & Special Sauce, Juan Luis Guerra, The Breeders, State Radio, Sister Hazel, Donna Summer, The Smothers Brothers, Simone, Tokyo Police Club, plus more artists and bands than we can possibly list in this space if only because we can't afford the extra bytes, let alone the font licensing charges.
And that's a wrap for Wednesday, May 14, 2008. Thanks for letting us hang out with you today and we hope you'll be here tomorrow for another adventure in the wonderful and wacky world of concert data collection. G'night.