Overnight Sensation …

Recent survey data indicates that you’ll live a better life if you read the following items scheduled to appear within the next 16 hours.

Plot Essential Tour – The band gears up to hit the road behind a pair of hits packages and gets in on the Super Bowl marketing frenzy.

Hiatus Spawns Men – Two thirds of the electro-punk trio is embarking on a new project next month.

Here & There …

Courtesy Of NASA, the Beatles song “Across The Universe” is about to go across the universe – PRNewswire / Press release

Proposed legislation calls for $1.5 milllion fine for copying a compilation CD – Wired News / Listening Post

Borrowing cultural sounds – Is there such a thing as “cultural copyright?” – The Age

Hilary Duff’s “Dignity” – Melbourne Herald Sun

Q&A with Kylie MinogueReuters / Nielsen

When is a kid too young to rock? – The Canadian Press

Dates, Dates & More Dates

The new dates for Merle Haggard are for April and June. April 2 has Merle in Santa Rosa, CA, April 5 puts him in Primm, NV and April 12 lands him in Laughlin. New June dates are June 20 in Bossier City, LA, and June 21 is for Robinsonville, MS.

We just posted about a pound or two of Confederate Railroad dates, including a May show in Memphis and June gigs in Galena, KS, Mount Vernon, IL, and North Little Rock, AR.

And we have new listings for Sponge! March 7 puts the band in Cleveland, March 8 in Toledo, plus other March shows are scheduled for Michigan towns Royal Oak, Grand Rapids, Warren and Mount Clemens.

During today’s fun and games we also updated the schedules for Smashing Pumpkins, Eels, Blue Oyster Cult, Tristan Prettyman, Scorpions, Sugarland, Zach Deputy, Willie Nile, Alan Parsons Live Project, Boy Kill Boy, Tab Benoit, Tim Reynolds And TR3, KISS, Steep Canyon Rangers, Lou Gramm, Bob Schneider, Blood Sweat & Tears w/ Chuck Negron, Sammy Kershaw, Tea Leaf Green, Sick Of It All, Bowfire, plus more bands and artists than we have space to list. So you’ll just have to find those new dates yourself.

And that’s it for Thursday, January 31, 2008. Have a great evening and we hope you can join us again tomorrow. Happy trails!