Overnight Sensation …

Everything you could possibly need to know has been compiled by our overnight crew and placed in the following two news items scheduled to post sometime between now and tomorrow morning.

Prepares To Drop The Hammer – The band gears up for the release of a new album and a run through the summer festival circuit.

Border Crossing – The up-and-coming singer/songwriter heads for the States with Eric Hutchinson and Marie Digby.

Link-O-Rama …

Arrest warrant mistakenly issued for Foxy BrownNewsday

Cliff Richard can now blame Franco for coming in second in 1968 Eurovision Song Contest – Guardian U.K.

Amazon.com’s CreateSpace moves closer to the day when “out-of-print” recordings cease to be out of print – InformationWeek

Book by Prince21 Nights, a photographic essay – based on his Purpleness’ 21 performances at London’s O2 Arena – scheduled for a fall release – Associated Press

A quick primer on young British singing sensations who are not named Amy WinehouseNew York Daily News

A few minutes with Steve WinwoodNew York Post

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Eric Hutchinson is partnering up with Marie Digby for an extensive June / July club tour. Stops include June 15 (Houston), June 19 (San Diego), June25 (Boise) and July 1 (Denver).

Squeeze lets loose with several new U.S. dates. Included in today’s update isd August 21 in Washington, DC; August 29 in Royal Oak, Michigan; September 3 in Nashville, Tennessee; and September 16 in Seattle, Washington.

Candlebox tossed us a few new ones today – June 27 (Maplewood, MN), June 28 (Rock Island, IL), July 11 (Salem, OH) and July 12 (Fort Wayne, IN).

And we slipped a couple of August gigs for Wilco into the database at the last possible moment – August 13 in Brooklyn and August 21 in Spokane.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Tom Waits, Rascal Flatts, Peter White, Modest Mouse, Cinderella, Flogging Molly, Bootsy Collins, Martha Wainwright, Sammy Hagar & The Wabos, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Melissa Ferrick, Warrant, Fleet Foxes, Elton John, Mudhoney, Herbie Hancock, Wanda Jackson, Bill Kreutzmann, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Survivor, BoDeans, Buckethead, Chuck Berry, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, plus millions and millions of artists, bands and very talented people whose only desire is to entertain you. And make a few bucks while doing so

And that’s a wrap! Thanks for checking us out today and we hope you can check us tomorrow. Or at least stop by for as long as it takes to check for a pulse. G’night!