Overnight Sensation …

Reading the following items scheduled to post between now and tomorrow morning will make you rich, famous and desirable. No brag. Just fact.

Brooklyn Academy of Music Salutes – Three different concert presentations make for one of the more unsual career retrospectives ever undertaken by a singer / songwriter.

Plot Essential Tour – The band is supporting two career retrospectives on their upcoming dates.

Here & There …

Google to offer free, licensed music downloads in China – The Wall Street Journal

Napster posts smaller third quarter deficit – Associated Press

Paul Weller’s next album to feature collaborations with Noel Gallagher and Graham Coxon – The Sun U.K.

A top 10 album list guaranteed to impress the music snob in your life – IGN

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion on keeping the family tradition alive – NCTimes.com

Known for her pop songs and her costarring role opposite Vincent Chase in James Cameron’s “Aquaman,” Mandy Moore says she’s calling the shots now – The West Australian

Dates, Dates & More Dates

Just a short list of new dates for Roger Waters, but when you’re talking about the ex-Pink Floydman, even one date is news. Today’s update includes April 30 in Denver, May 2 in Dallas, May 4 in Woodlands, just outside of Houston, May 11 in Landgraaf, Netherlands, and May 13 in Odense, Denmark.

We have new Canadian dates for Stephen Fearing. The new listings are for shows scheduled for March, April and May and include stops in Nanaimo, Kitchener, Toronto and Wakefield.

And Doyle Bramhall updates today with an appearance at the Grammy Awards, plus a nightclub gig in Los Angeles. Other dates include Houston, TX, on May 3 and Grapevine, TX, on May 16.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Dub Trio, Lionize, Williams & Clark Expedition, Saliva, Drowning Pool, T. Graham Brown, Amber Pacific, Neil Young, The Grass Roots Starring Rob Grill, The Cheeseballs, Notorious, Brandon Rhyder, Jann Arden, , Wade Bowen, Josh Grider, Michael Buble, Danko Jones, Econoline Crush, A Wilhelm Scream, The Unseen, Daggermouth, The Dollyrots, DevilDriver, Napalm Death, Walls Of Jericho, 36 Crazy Fists, Smoke Or Fire, Ashley MacIsaac, plus more bands and artists than you’ll see listed on those other concert sites. But then, their Webmasters have been known to take a nip or two during working hours. If you know what we mean.

And that’s the story for Wednesday, February 6, 2008. Thank you for your patronage and we hope to see you tomorrow. Goodnight!