Here & There …

Those wild and crazy post-Grammy parties – The Canadian Press

Universal Music Group looking for a few good monks – BBC News

Bryan Ferry’s son cleared of criminal charges for snatching car keys from photographers – Metro U.K.

EMI to make 300,000 catalog tracks available for advertising, TV, movies and video games – Telegraph U.K.

“Re-glitzing” Liberace – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Could there be a “new Winehouse” waiting in the wings? – The Times Online

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

James Blunt heads to Australia and New Zealand in April and May. April 29 & 30 are in Wellington and Auckland, NZ, respectively. Australian shows include Darling Harbour, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in May. Blunt also plays Jakarta on May 21, and South Africa May 24, 26, 28 & 29.

Jack Johnson updates with new listings for Australia. United Kingdom and Europe. New shows include March 26 in Melbourne, July 7 in Manchester and July 9 in Paris.

We just posted a whole lotta U.S. dates for The Breeders. May and June are the months for shows in Houston, Austin, Tempe, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston and many more fine cities and towns.

The latest update for Gore Gore Girls adds several Euro dates, including April shows for Cologne, Bern, Leipzig, Helsinki and Flensburg.

Duing the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Ipso Facto, Filter, Diunna Greenleaf, Josh Ritter, Kelly Joe Phelps, Lizz Wright, Lucy Kaplansky, Rachael Sage, Ryan Montbleau, Red Molly, The Vines, The Roots, Tom Paxton, Willy Porter, Witch and Peter Mulvey.

But the day is only half over (Pacific Standard Time, that is) and we have more dates yet to post! Stay on top of all the new concert data with Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PST), from!

This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

In 1847, inventor Thomas Alva Edison was born in Milan, Ohio. Perhaps the greatest inventor of all time, Edison is credited with more than one-thousand patents, including electric lighting and the phonograph, which he patented in 1878.

In 1963, the Beatles recorded all the tracks for their first album in one 12-hour session with producer George Martin at the EMI Abbey Road studios in London.

In 1964, the Beatles played their first American concert at the Coliseum in Washington, D-C.

In 1972, David Bowie adopted his outlandish “Ziggy Stardust” personna for the first time, at a concert in Tollworth, England.

In 1983, The Rolling Stones documentary, “Let’s Spend the Night Together,” directed by Hal Ashby, opened in the U.S. and Canada.

In 1986, Boy George appeared on television’s “The A-Team.” He played a singer mistakenly booked into a country dance hall.