Overnight Sensation …

No matter how much he paid, the ex-governor of New York never had as much fun as you’ll have reading the following items scheduled to post between now and sometime tomorrow morning.

Plots New Trek – The indie rockers hit the road for a spring/early summer tour.

Invades North America – To spread the word about its forthcoming album, the band announces a 30-city run.

Link-O-Rama …

Evidently the “escort” in the Eliot Spitzer scandal wants a music career. Gosh, do you think she can afford the pay cut? – The New York Times (registration may be required)

How much is free music worth? PC Magazine

Looking for an environmentally green MP3 player? – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Just because a song’s video is a hit on YouTube’s music video charts doesn’t mean that it’s a hit in the cold, harsh world of music sales – The Times Online U.K.

“On Becoming Chuck Berry” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

KISS member Gene Simmons says “rock ‘n’ roll is in a pathetic state” – The Australian

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Hoots And Hellmouth make it in under the wire with new dates for April and May. Cities include Brooklyn, Carrboro, Jacksonville and Orlando. Also look for the band to play Haddon Heights (New Jersey) in August.

They’re called Yaz when they visit the U.S. and in their native England they go by the moniker Yazoo. Thank goodness we have computers to keep it all straight. New June dates for Yazoo (UK) include United Kingdom towns Newcastle, Sheffield, Nottingham and Bristol.

Jason Ricci & New Blood update this afternoon with new listings for April, May, June, July and August. Stops include Key West (Florida) in April, Roanoke (Virginia), in May, St. Louis (Missouri) in June, Prairie du Chien (Wisconsin) in July and Kempton (Pennsylvania) in August.

Finally, The Samples add dates to their calendar with new show listings for Manchester, VT (April 24), White Plains, NY (April 25), Albany, NY (June 7), Newport, RI (July 10), Edgartown, MA (July 11) and Boston, MA (July 12).

During the day we also updated the schedules for Return To Forever, Rilo Kiley, 38 Special, Eddie Money, Voodoo Glow Skulls, John Waite, The Aggrolites, The Manhattan Transfer, Lenny Kravitz, Queensryche, Junior Brown, Eli Young Band, Eels, Billy Bragg, Reba McEntire, KISS, The Robert Cray Band, Billy Bob Thornton, Eddie Izzard, Sugarland, David Gogo, Bonerama, Antigone Rising, Asleep At The Wheel, Travis Tritt, Urge Overkill, Joan Osborne, Kill Hannah, Asleep At The Wheel, plus hundreds of artists and bands too numerous to mention with names too hard to pronounce.

And that’s a wrap! Thank you for your support and we hope you will still support us tomorrow. Good night and may all your favorite artists and bands start their shows on time.