The Closing Bell
Overnight Sensation …
A wise man once said reading the following articles scheduled to post between now and sometime tomorrow morning will make one healthy, wealthy and wise. Or maybe he said something about beating the early bird to the worm. We really don’t remember.
Capitol Hill Block Party Lineup Takes Shape – Vampire Weekend, Les Savy Fav, The Hold Steady, Girl Talk, Chromeo and Kimya Dawson are just a few of the acts on the roster for the Seattle party.
The Glory of
Akon’s claim that he’s an ex-con who spent a few years in the slammer may be just a con job – The Smoking Gun
EMI lures head of Island Records to run label’s A&R department. – The Independent U.K.
At 10,500 pounds Berkeley’s Campanile is one of the country’s largest musical instruments – Alameda Times-Star / InsideBayArea.com
Q&A with the one and only Nick Cave – Anderson Independent Mail
Brit supermarket chain prepares to take on iTunes – Telegraph U.K.
Behind the scenes with matchbox twenty – Herald Sun
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Columbian rocker Juanes heads to Europe for a spring / summer tour. New dates include Morocco on May 23, Amsterdam on June 10, Stuttgart on July 22, Munich on July 23, Milan on July 25, Copenhagen on July 28, Stockholm on July 29 and Helsinki on July 31.
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials bring the party to Tulsa on June 19. Other new dates include Dallas (June 21), Oklahoma City (June 22), St. Louis (June 24) and Minneapolis (July 18).
Jazzman John Pizzarelli slots a few new dates for this year and next. Included in today’s update is June 5 (Pittsfield, MA), October 11 (St. Louis, MO), and March 5, 2009 (Newport News, VA).
Finally, Bob Dylan makes today’s update deadline with two new Euro listings – June 15 in Trento, Italy, and June 19 in Grenoble, France.
During the day we also updated the schedules for John Mellencamp, Bootsy Collins, Stephen Pearcy, Bang Camaro, Dave Mason, Cracker, Carbon Leaf, BoDeans, Donna The Buffalo, Notorious, The Cheeseballs, The Blakes, Bryan Adams, Ingrid Michaelson, South, Alice Cooper, Eddy Grant, Guttermouth, Al Gore, Prodigy, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Steve Poltz, Sybris, The Boxing Lesson, Willie Nelson, The Bravery, The Felice Brothers, Backstreet Boys, Average White Band, plus thousands and thousands of artists and bands that unfortunately did not cough up the 25 cents needed to be mentioned in this space.
And that’s a wrap for today. As always, thank you for your time and your support. Good night and good hunting.