Pennywise gives away new music for two weeks – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)
Concert companies battle for supremacy in Arab Gulf states – The Times Online U.K.
Beatles sue to prevent release of 1962 tapes – Associated Press
Who says CDs are dead? Apprehended music store burglar brought CD "shopping list" to crime scene – Leavenworth Times
Songs that target former lovers and friends – The Mirror U.K.
Catching up with Rusted Root – The Commonwealth Times
The Cure in London – "The Cure take us on a journey through their back catalogue, surging and plunging and soaring again from euphoric pop to the existential despair that marked their early albums Pornography and Disintegration." – The Independent U.K.
Casting Crowns in Jacksonville, Florida – "…the hottest group of musicians in Christian music rocked the coliseum with selections from all three albums they've released since their surprise burst onto the charts in 2003." – Florida Times-Union
Nanci Griffith in Hartford, CT – "The best singer-songwriters take their own life experience and translate it into stories that are personal and universal." – The Hartford Courant
X in Madison, Wisconsin – "Their Good Friday performance was equal parts frenetic exuberance, melodic dynamism and savage beauty." – Channel 3000 / WISC
Ronan Tynan in Columbus, Ohio – "…his voice sounded better than ever last night in his well-attended concert at the Ohio Theatre and he was even more loquacious than usual, joking with the conductor and members of both the audience and orchestra." – The Columbus Dispatch
Jill Scott in Chicago – "Imagine if Sly and the Family Stone had a jam session with The Roots, Santana, Sonia Sanchez and, let's say, Etta James." – The Chicago Tribune
They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)
Nick Lowe is 59
Dougie Thomson (Supertramp) is 57
Louie Anderson is 55
Sharon Corr (The Corrs) is 38
Maceo of (De La Soul) is 38