Overnight Sensation …

Our overnight crew has recovered from New Year’s Eve shenanigans and has prepped the following items for your enjoyment while you stay up late tonight pondering how to can make 2008 less personally disastrous than the previous 12 months.

You Think You’ve Got Problems?Sia heads for North America behind her latest release.

The Cure For What Bores You – Get ready for a noise-rock invasion Japanese-style, courtesy of the Boredoms.

Here & There …

Once again for those who missed it a couple of weeks ago. Despite what you might have read elsewhere, the RIAA is not suing people for ripping CDs – Idolator

Suge Knight alleges fraud – Los Angeles Times(registration may be required)

Woman who lost P2P music piracy legal battle against RIAA doesn’t have enough money for appeal, must find new lawyer. Preferably one who’s smarter but works for less money than her last one – Cnet

“Vacuum cleaners, dryers and parking meters singing opera on stage.” That’s the latest project from Monty Python alumnus Terry Jones – The Canadian Press

’80s nostalgia headlines the tour – The Daily Mail

Bobby Bare Jr.’s tribute to the PixiesRiverfront Times

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Lots of new dates for Winger, including stops in Pittsburgh, Toronto, Hartford, Asbury Park and Columbus in February and Detroit in March; The Cliks add Troy, NY, Portland, ME, Cambridge, MA, and Washington, DC, to their February routing; look for SONiA and disappear fear to play Australia later this month and J.C. Smith will play so many California venues during January that Governor Schwarzenegger is thinking of annexing southern Oregon just so J.C. can have more places to play in.

During the course of our data-guzzling adventure we also updated the schedules for Alejandro Escovedo, Asleep At The Wheel, As Cities Burn, Blue Oyster Cult, Candlemass, Carolyn Wonderland, Burning Brides, Dave Rowe, DE/VISION, Foghat, Fu Manchu, Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone, Johnny Winter, Kinky, Maceo Parker, Magic Bullets, Miggs, Mike Watt, New York Dolls, Piebald, Rage Against The Machine, Robben Ford, Seamus Kennedy, Slaughter, Sugarcult, Stevie Nicks, Starship Starring Mickey Thomas, The Blakes, The Smithereens, Toby Walker, UFO, plus other bands and artists that we will be happy to mention once their checks clear.

And that wraps up our first business day of 2008 as we head out for the first happy hour of the year. Thank you for allowing us to appear on your computer monitor today, and we hope we haven’t worn out our welcome. Cheers!