Overnight Sensation …

Our overnight crew has whipped itself into a lather working on the following items for your nocturnal amusement:

Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing – Multi-talented R&B singer Jill Scott readies a headlining tour.

To The Dance Floor Please – Everyone’s favorite social-networking site gets its groove on for the second outing of its music tour series.

Here & There …

EMI’s UK chief exec to step down – Financial Times UK

Don’t hold your breath waiting for that Kinks reunion – NME

St. Louis city officials considering bill banning swearing in bars. It would also ban profane or obscene language, songs, entertainment and literature – Associated Press

Miley Cyrus admits to using body double during costume changes – ABC Action News / World Entertainment News Network

Long known for its clubs and music festivals, the Mediterranean island of Ibiza wants to ban “after hours” dance clubs – The Independent UK

Have you ever wantted to listen to someone else’s iPod? Now you can, thanks to Jook – PC World

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Lots of new dates for Nada Surf. We’re talking a March / April timeframe with stops including Tempe, San Diego, Seattle, Detroit and Chicago; Nanci Griffith adds three nights in Alexandria, Virginia, The Bad Plus plays a multi-night stand at New York’s Blue Note, plus shows in Philadelphia, Columbus, OH, Visalia, California, and Seattle, Washington, and Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys are all over the map with new listings for California, Minnesotoa, Washington, North Carolina and Massachusetts.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Joe Jackson, Dillinger Escape Plan, Def Leppard, The Fiery Furnaces, Lee Ritenour, Los Lonely Boys, Lupe Fiasco, SONiA and disappear fear, The Walkmen, Todd Snider, Delbert McClinton, Jose Gonzalez, Nicole Atkins & The Sea, Nicole Hart, Pinetop Perkins, Michael Burks, John Flynn, Otis Taylor Band, The Boxing Lessons, The Commander Cody Band, Eric Lindell, Battlefield Band, Behemoth, Del McCoury Band, Wilco, Tift Merrit plus more bands and artists than there are actresses working as waitresses in Los Angeles.

And that’s the story for Tuesday, January 8, 2008. Like any Tuesday, we had our good moments, our bad moments, our explosions, injuries and employee insurrections. But that’s life in the fast lane known as tour date research, and we’ll be back bright and early tomorrow to do it all over again. See ya!