Here & There …
Saving London's music venues - BBC
Chris De Burgh to perform in Iran - The Guardian
"It's Mao or never" - Chinese punk band works hard for success - Boston Herald
What do the songs "Love For Sale," "Mack The Knife," and "God Save The Queen" all have in common? At one time or another each song was banned by the BBC - The Telegraph
Last minute gift ideas - "You can never have too many pairs of headphones" - Esquire
Oasis' Liam Gallagher "dropping in" on son's school and giving music lessons - Metro UK
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
The latest update for Tommy Emmanuel lists the master guitarist extensively appearing in his Australian homeland as well as Europe and the "Tommyfest" in Elizabethton, KY; Within Temptation add shows in Moscow, Lisbon and Granada; Ten Years After slot dates in Germany and Denmark for January; Son Volt to land in Fort Worth in April and Steve Earle adds Ann Arbor, MI, to his March '08 schedule.
Todd Snider adds a three night stretch in Los Angeles and a two-nighter in San Francisco for January along with shows in Chicago and Milwaukee one month later; Tiger Army updates with shows inCharlotte, Nashville, Little Rock, Flagstaff and London; The Pigeon Detectives beef up their United Kingdom itinerary with new listings for May and June and The Black Dahlia Murder adds Dallas for January and Omaha for February.
New dates for Little Feat include PA, VA, CT, MA, NH, ME, IL and MN; Look for Chris Ayer in the U.K. in mid-February; Candy Coburn adds KY, TX, TN, TX and FL; Armor For Sleep slot Baltimore, Greensboro, Louisville and Joplin January dates and All that Remains travel to Toronto and Montreal during the first week of February and then hits Canada's western side with a Vancouver date two weeks later.
Cities in the updated Throwdown schedule include Atlanta, Norfolk, Detroit, Boise and Seattle; Norma Jean add add Atlanta for February; looks like Bang Camaro will be busy in February and March and Bonerama plays Sao Paulo, Brazil, in May.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Atlas Sound, Boredoms, Bonobo, Corey Harris, David Crowder Band, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, The 5th Dimension and The Cribs.
But we have more data yet to post! Check it out in Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 PM (PST), from Pollstar.com!