Working For The Weekend …

Our weekend crew guarantee those who read the following items will live long lives, make lots of money and be loved by all. Well, two out of those three things, at least.

“Reggae Rising Roster Takes Shape” – UB40, Junior Reid, Black Uhuru and Sly & Robbie are just a few of the artist signed on for the three day event.

Kinky Reissues Reina, Gets On The Tour Bus” – The Mexican quintet gears up for a busy month.

Next week’s HotStar is Rissi Palmer

Here & There …

Morrissey apparently loses his voice. Walks off stage after three songs – NME

It was back to court for Lil’ WayneYuma Sun

Catching up with Bill WymanThe Times Online

Dwight Yoakam and Vince Vaughn visit the “house that Buck [Owens] built” – The Bakersfield Californian (registration may be required)

Todd Rundgren planning “arena rock” album – Chicago Sun-Times

It might be a little premature to write the compact disc’s obituary. But then, maybe not – Minneapolis – St. Paul Star Tribune

Which artist or band could star in the next 3D concert film? – The Washington Post / Post Rock

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

We just posted 16 new dates for singer / songwriter Tift Merritt. You can see this fabulous lady in April in places like Dallas, Ann Arbor, Portland, Tucson and San Francisco.

The Devil Wears Prada goes to Australia in late May / early June. Cities include Brisbane on May 28 – 29 with the band playing a different venue on each night, Sydney on May 30, Fitzroy on May 31 and two shows in two venues on the same day in Perth on June 2.

Ten new dates for needtobreathe surfaced today. Ranging from mid to late February, cities include St. Louis, Madison, Minneapolis and Chicago.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Mike Doughty, Down, Metallica, Bryan Adams, Chevelle, Eagles, Neil Diamond, The Oak Ridge Boys, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Julio Iglesias, Mos Def, Crown City Rockers, Ace Frehley, Howie Day, The Weakerthans, Yellowcard, Tracy Lawrence, ZZ Top, Joan Sebastian, Ani DiFranco, Rod Stewart, 36 Crazy Fists plus more bands and artists than you’ll ever find mentioned in War And Peace, The Great Gatsby and The Happy Hooker combined. And that’s saying a lot.

Well, it’s about that time. We can hear our middle-management masters in the hallway, their handcuff keys jangling on their belts, waiting for the proper moment to release us for the weekend. As always, thank you for your patronage and support. Keep on rockin!