Here & There …

Want to see an in-demand show, like Springsteen or , in Washington, DC? It helps if you’re a friend of the mayor. Or a campaign donor. – WTOP

BBC’s Radio 1 reverses decision, stops censoring song by The PoguesGuardian Unlimited

The legacy of Dan Fogelberg – The Dallas Morning News

Twelve Christmas albums that go light on the cheese – New York Post

Live can be intense when you’re on The Receiving End Of SirensBoston Herald

The unusual custom that always ends Australia’s Meredith Music Festival – The Age

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

We just posted several new dates for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Look for Grace and the band appearing in Birmingham, Mobile, New Orleans, West Hollywood, San francisco, Boise, Denver, Davenport and Lawrence, KS, during the first two months of 2008.

New dates for The Pogues include stops Boston, New York, DC and Chicago; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy travel to Oklahoma City in March, Houston in August; Eric Sardinas is all over the map in January, February and March. Stops include Hermosa Beach, CA, Houston, TX, Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN; Carrie Rodriguez adds St. Louis, Lexington and Winnipeg; George Thorogood & The Destroyers land in Anaheim’s House Of Blues in February and Buddy Guy adds Northampton, MA, for March and Fredericton, New Brunswick, for September.

Voodoo Glow Skulls line up Anaheim, Los Angeles and South Lake Tahoe for January; Westlife adds spring shows in Denmark and Ireland; The Nields have a multi-night engagement in Lenox, MA, scheduled for May; Ricky Skaggs adds shows in Ireland, Switzerland, Indiana and Georgia and look for The Charlie Daniels Band in Harris, MI, in April.

During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Rogue Wave, Robert Earl Keen, Sick Of It All, Shawn Colvin, Tommy Emmanuel, Mavis Staples, Micky Dolenz, moe., Lyle Lovett, KEM, Little Anthony & The Imperials, House Of Fools, Alix Olson, Acoustic Alchemy and Ace Frehley.

And the Pollstar Tour Date Generator is firing on all pistons today! More dates, more shows coming your way in Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 PM (PST), from!