The Toasters pop up for a very extensive tour with new dates in January and February for places like Houston, Honolulu, Des Moines, Cincinnati, Minneapolis and Tulsa; The Loft adds Chicago, Nashville, Jonesboro, Knoxville, Columbus, Columbia and Kill Devil Hills, NC; The Breeders add April stops in Glasgow, Sheffield and Dublin and Poison The Well books Seattle for a late January gig.

They really love Neil Young in London. Actually, you’d have to search mighty far and wide to find someplace where the people don’t love Neil. Anyway, Young has two more nights in London in March; look for Steve Poltz in Chicago in February; Adrian Legg adds a Dallas date; Corey Smith does Spartanburg in April, Jackson and Birmingham in May and Guttermouth adds February Colorado shows in Fort Collins, Denver, Colorado Springs, Crested Butte,, Breckenridge and Vail.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Freedom Enterprise, Elbow, Hezekiah, Lynnwood Slim, Kaufman, The Spice Girls, Thunderheist, Shannon Wright, Rehab, Red Wanting Blue and “Defending The Caveman.”

And here we are. Two hours ’til those happy hour buffalo wings and dime beers and we still have pounds and pounds of data to bend, fold and mutilate. Check it out in your last update of the day – The Closing Bell – coming up around 5 PM (PST) from!