Working For The Weekend …

Weekends were made for reading news items. Submitted for your approval are the following future Pulitzer-winning articles scheduled to post this weekend:

SaturdayStarbucks Music Label On Back Burner – America’s favorite coffee pusher steps back from the music biz.

Builds A New Casa – The legendary rocker heads to the U.K. and Europe for a summer tour.

Sunday Head For Vegas – The brother and sister duo are the latest artists to settle in for a residency on the Strip.

Monday Pyramid Rock – The eclectic U.K. quintet heads across the pond for its first North American tour.

Stompin’ In The Big EasyRonnie Spector, Roky Erickson, Mary Weiss, Syl Johnson and The Green Fuz are just a few of the names on the bill for the annual New Orleans rave-up.

Our HotStar next week is Cobra Starship

Link-O-Rama …

Morrissey digs deep into his pocket and comes up with enough cash to save Love Music Hate RacismConcert – The Times Online U.K.

Every day is a media circus when you’re Amy WinehouseBBC

Madonna’s Malawi documentary shows at Tribeca Film Festival – Associated Press

Rare concert footage of The Clash coming on DVD – Reuters

Nick Lachey to host “High School Musical” reality show – Associated Press

Wanna vote on the top riffs of all time? Sure you do. Just click here – The Times Online U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

The star of “Rock Of Love,” (not to mention lead singer of a certain ’80s glam / metal band), Bret Michaels has a few new dates. Look for Bret in Yuma, AZ, on June 17, Tacoma, WA, on June 20, Brooks, CA, on June 21 and Ardmore, OK, on September 13, where the Poison-man will play not one, but two shows!

Dead Confederate heads for the clubs in May and June. Stops include May 29 (New York), May 31 (Philadelphia), June 2 (Brooklyn), June 6 (Knoxville) and June 19 (Tucson).

The Derek Trucks Band updates today with a summer and fall shows. New dates include August 17 in Burlington, VT; September 1 in Detroit, MI; September 11 in Fredericton, New Brunswick and October 26 in Uncaseville, CT.

And we close with a few new show listings for . New ones include North Las Vegas, NV, on July 18; Agoura Hills, CA, on July 19; Portland, OR, on July 23; July 29 in Saskatoon, SK; and July 31 in Winnipeg, MB.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Jason Mraz, Modest Mouse, Peter Hammill, Teddy Geiger, The Wailers, Donny And Marie Osmond, The Osmond Brothers, The Roches, Mel Tillis, California Guitar Trio, Blue Oyster Cult, The Stray Cats, Jerry Seinfeld, Patty Larkin, Seal plus thousands and thousands of artists and bands that we’d love to list in this space, but the corporate Greyhound is leaving for Coachella, and if we’re the last ones to board the driver will make us sit next to the restroom for the entire eight hour drive to the desert.

And that wraps up this marvelous Friday! Have a great weekend and we’ll look for your face staring at our Web place come Monday. G’night!