Overnight Sensation …

Contrary to what you may have heard, all our writers went to college. What’s more, some of them even went to class. See if you can spot the difference when you read the following two items scheduled to post between now and sometime tomorrow morning.

Newport Folk Festival Adds Trey – This year’s is shaping up to be a ringer, with Trey Anastasio and, after a 17-year hiatus, Richie Havens.

Bad Seeds In AmericaNick Cave & The Bad Seeds recently released an album, but does that mean they’ll tour? Yup.

Link-O-Rama …

First day of jury selection for R. Kelly trial results in three picks that clicked – The Chicago Tribune

How a violin-playing con man expertly played his marks – San Francisco Chronicle

Today’s performers talk about the legacy that is Francis Albert Sinatra – USA Today

Having trouble keeping up on Kanye West quotations? – CanWest News Service / Canada.com

Caution! Music can be hazardous to your health. It all depends on who you’re with – The Salt Lake Tribune

A few minutes with the Sugababes – The Times Online U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

We end today with a brand-spanking-new co-bill. Presenting the illustrious teaming of Boys Like Girls and Good Charlotte. With Special guests Metro Station and The Main, this is sure to be a must-see tour. Dates include Chicago on July 8 at the Congress Theatre, July 12 in Salt Lake City at the Salt Air Theatre, July 18 in Anaheim at The Grove and August 7 in Detroit at The Fillmore at State Theatre.

It’s nightclubs in August for Extreme. Clubs like House Of Blues in Cleveland (August 6), The Meridian in Houston (August 19), The Fillmore in good ol’ San Fran (August 25) and House of Blues in West Hollywood (August 26).

Ashlee Simpson plays a variety of amphitheatres, nightclubs and theatres in June. Schedule includes June 11 in Cleveland at House Of Blues; June 12 in Sterling Heights, MI, at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre; Jacksonville, FL, at Florida Theatre and June 28 in Wildwood, NJ, at Wildwoods Convention Center.

Blues dude Sonny Landreth updates today with additions for July and September. July dates include Amagansett, NY (July 8), and West Dundee, IL (July 12). September dates include Easton, MD (September 12), Alexandria, VA (September 13) and Gainesville, GA (September 26).

During the day we also updated the schedules for Stevie Wonder, Alanis Morissette, Blameshift, Air Supply, Rhino Bucket, Ted Nugent, Lewis Black, Andrea Bocelli, The Hush Sound, The Cure, Spiritualized, DJ Logic, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Widespread Panic, Dr. Dog, The Acacia Strain, Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles, The Bad Plus, Jason Moran, Carlos Mencia, Angelique Kidjo, Billy Vera & The Beaters, Portastatic, plus millions and millions of artists and bands, each one checked for authenticity, tonal awareness and rhythmatic aptitude by our factory-trained examiners.

And that’s all she wrote for Monday, May 12, 2008. Thank you for your support and we hope we’ll be thanking you again tomorrow. G’night.