"Tragedy, madness, unrequited love and depression" are just some of the personal inspiratiosn for Eels frontman Mark Oliver Everett - The Australian
Appalled by poster advertising the event, police plan to block concert promoted by 15-year-olds - The Press
Malaysia to launch canine unit dedicated to sniffing out pirated CDs and DVDs - The Daily Star
Cesaria Evora's great spirituality - Sydney Morning Herald
Q&A with Nellie McKay - Cleveland Plain Dealer
There will be no "Zonker Harris Day" at Wesleyan University - Wesleyan Argus
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
The A.K.A.s fill out their March / April dance card with shows in Pennsylvania, Texas and New Mexico. Dates include March 18 (Philadelphia, PA), March 30 (Denton, TX) and April 2 (Albuquerque, NM).
We just posted several new listings for Albino! Heavy Heavy Afrobeat. March and April is the time frame, and cities include Seattle, Portland, Fort Collins, Denver and Nevada City.
The Raveonettes go to Australia in April. New dates include Brisbane (April 16), Sydney (April 17) and Melbourne (April 18).
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Youssou N'Dour, Def Leppard, Will Bernard, Tiger Lillies, theSTART, The Motet, Seabound, Ra Ra Riot, Oysterband, Nina Storey, Joseph Israel, Craig David, Brian Jordan and Jesse Colin Young.
And we're at the halfway mark on this beautiful Friday, and we'll have more fresh concert data in Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PST), from Pollstar.com!
This Day In Music History ... (from Associated Press)
In 1968, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles won four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. Record of the year was "Up, Up and Away" by The 5th Dimension.
In 1972, John Lennon's U-S immigration visa expired, and the Immigration Department began seeking his deportation on the grounds of his arrest for a drug offence and his involvement with the radical left. A court overturned the deportation order in 1975, and the following year, Lennon was granted permanent resident status in the U-S.
In 1984, more than 60 people were arrested when fighting broke out at a show by The Police in Auckland, New Zealand.
In 1992, U2 kicked off its first North American tour in five years in Lakeland, Florida. The group played most of the songs from its newest album, Achtung Baby.
In 1996, songwriter and record producer Wes Farrell, who produced the music and wrote several of the songs for "The Partridge Family" TV show, died in Los Angeles of cancer. He was 56. Farrell also wrote "Hang on Sloopy," a hit in 1965 for both the McCoys and Ramsey Lewis, and "Come a Little Bit Closer," a 1964 hit for Jay and the Americans.