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The Closing Bell

05:01 PM Thursday 4/24/08 | |

New dates for Hot Chip, Carlos Mencia and Buffy Sainte-Marie, plus items about R. Kelly, John Hiatt, Portishead and Roger McGuinn wrap up your Thursday in grand style!

Overnight Sensation …

Life is too short to skip reading the following three items scheduled to post between now and sometime tomorrow morning.

My Bloody Valentine Headlines ATP New York - The band will make its first U.S. appearance in 16 years, as well as co-curate the three day festival.

People In Planes Appear On "The Horizon" - The Welsh quintet is headed back to North America in anticipation of the release of its sophomore release.

Peter Murphy Returns To Solo Career - The Bauhaus frontman heads out on his own again after the release of the band's final album, Go Away White.

Link-O-Rama …

News media wants pre-trial hearings access in R. Kelly case - Associated Press

Almost 90 years since its invention, someone finally upgrades the theremin - PRNewswire / Press Release

Guess running a record label is harder than brewing coffee. Starbucks hands over day-to-day management of its Hear Music label to Concord - Reuters

John Hiatt to receive the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award - WTHI TV / Associated Press

Portishead preps for Coachella - Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Roger McGuinn on playing with The Boss - Orlando Sentinel / Soundboard

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

It's a fall U.K. tour for Hot Chip, as the synth-based band plays the British Isles in October and November. Dates include Southampton (October 23), Liverpool (October 25), Birmingham (October 29), Glasgow (November 2) and London (November 6 & 7).

Comedian Carlos Mencia updates today with new dates for May, June, August, September and October. Laugh stops include May 24 in Las Vegas, June 28 at Wisconsin's Lake Of Torches, August 8 in Yuma, AZ, September 13 in Tucson and October 31 in West Wendover, NV.

And Buffy Sainte-Marie gets a couple of new dates in before the final whistle call - July 17 in Detroit and July 19 in Bella Coola, British Columbia.

During the day we also updated the schedules for McFly, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Ocean Colour Scene, Bleeding Through, Bonerama, Eve 6, Elvin Bishop, Paul McCartney, British Sea Power, Goo Goo Dolls, Andrew Bird, Paramore, Point Of Grace, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Ronnie James Dio, MGMT, Marc Cohn, David Copperfield, Status Quo, Will Hoge, Hoots And Hellmouth, Finch, Disco Biscuits, plus thousands and thousands of bands and artists whose musical accomplishments make our little lives seem small and insignificant in comparison.

And that's the big finale for today. Good night, good luck and good hunting.

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