Overnight Sensation …

We hire them, train them, and even send some of them to college. And they repay us by writing the following items scheduled to post within the next 16 hours.

Bobbin’ Along With Rascal Flatts – The country trio hits the road for a summer trek with Taylor Swift, Neil Thrasher and Wendell Mobley in tow.

The Watson Twins Fire Up The Bus – The head out for co-headlining run with eclectic singer/songwriter Tim Fite.

Link-O-Rama …

The defense rests in the R. Kelly trial – The Chicago Tribune

He says he doesn’t know anything about the music industry; he’s only bought five CDs within the past eight years (three of them by Rush) and he’s just been made EMI’s head of digital strategy – The Register U.K.

Apple introduces cheaper, faster iPhone – Associated Press

Newport News pastor wants to toss rap CDs, violent video games into the fire – Newport News Daily Press

Warner Music Group yanks its catalog from Last.FM. Arguments over revenue may be reason why – Arts Technica

Bebo’s online fictional drama – “The Secret World Of Sam King” – to be set “amongst the real-life workings” of Universal Music’s west London HQ – The Guardian U.K.

The Futureheads set to guide TV program on a musical journey through the band’s hometown – Sunderland Echo U.K.

Trent Reznor talks about the DIY music biz – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Robert Lopez, AKA El Vez, is hardly an Elvis imitator. Mixing original material with well-known classics, El Vez is one of those unique, once-in-a-lifetime acts that needs to be experienced in order to be appreciated. New dates for El Vez include July 30 in San Francisco at Slim’s; August 6 in Minneapolis at First Avenue; August 8 in Cleveland at Beachland Ballroom & Tavern and August 14 in Philadelphia at Johnny Brenda’s.

Instrumental band Toubab Krewe heads north to Alaska in July, playing Anchorage on July 3. Other new dates include Newark, New Jersey, on July 10 and Tampa, Florida, on September 13.

Millionaires hit the clubs in August. Stops include August 6 in Chicago at Beat Kitchen; August 8 in Cleveland at Grog Shop; August 17 in Orlando at The Social and August 23 in Tucson at The Rock.

And Oneside updates today with few new summer additions – June 21 in Burlington, VT; July 26 in Roanoke, VA; August 6 in Hartford, CT; September 12 in Camden, ME; and October 18 in Burlington, VT.

During the day we researched and posted new dates for Bob Dylan, Second City Touring Company, Luis Miguel, Steve Forbert, Rickie Lee Jones, Lifehouse, Brave Combo, The Hold Steady, Apocalyptica, Shinedown, UB40, Zappa Plays Zappa, , Tim Fite, Fareed Haque, Hawthorne Heights, , Joan As Police Woman, Valient Thorr, plus more bands and artists than Bill O’Reilly has loofahs.

And that’s the way it was for today. Thank you for choosing us to be your guide through the often rugged and wayward roads of concert itinerary research, and we hope you’ll log more time with us tomorrow. Goodnight and stay classy.