Overnight Sensation …

Our writers never won a Peabody Award for their journalistic efforts. However, they did win three Peabody & Sherman Awards for excellence way back when. As the following two items scheduled to post within the next 18 hours will firmly demonstrate.

Tilly Taps Across America – Who needs a drummer when you have tap shoes? The Omaha-based band hits the road supporting their new album O.

On The Road With The Blind Boys – The legendary gospel vocal group grows more popular every year.

Link-O-Rama …

Chinese Democracy, the long-awaited Axl Rose Guns N’ Roses album that took Axl 14 years to record, leaks. Blogger posts the tracks. Someone calls blogger. Tracks removed. Life goes on – The Dallas Morning News / Associated Press

Poison sues Capitol Records and EMI Music Marketing, claims the label really screwed them over – Associated Press

Doesn’t look like 50 Cent is going to change his name anytime soon. Especially not for Taco Bell – OK! Magazine

You can own the home once owned by Johnny Cash’s parents for a cool $1.4 mil. It even comes with a gold record – The Tennessean

Fleet Foxes talk about the fame they didn’t have a few months ago – The Times Online U.K.

Popular choir made up of senior citizens tackles songs by The Ramones and Outkast amNew YorkDates, Dates & More Dates …

Imperative Reaction has a very extensive club tour in the works for the U.S. and Canada this fall. Playing coast-to-coast and then some, look for the Los Angeles band playing the ol’ hometown on September 20, San Francisco on September 21, Vancouver on September 25, Denver on September 26, Detroit on October 10, Orlando on October 24, Tulsa on October 29 and San Diego on November 7. Other cities in the routing include St. Louis, Minneapolis, Calgary, Toronto, Dallas and Phoenix.

Railroad Earth fills up its September dance card with several new listings for Wisconsin, DC, New York, Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado, Pennsylvania and California. Stops include Washington, DC, on September 4, New York City on September 6, Minneapolis on September 16, Boulder on September 19 and San Francisco on September 25.

Ricky Skaggs continues to build the perfect routing, today adding dates for Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida and Indiana. Gigs include Birdsong Amphitheater in Stephenville, TX, on August 13, Sellersville Theater 1894 in Sellersville, PA, on November 7 and Brodbeck Concert Hall in Platteville, WI, on November 15.

And Squirrel Nut Zippers update today with three new ones – July 17 in Wellfleet, MA, July 18 in Boston, MA, and July 19 in New Haven, CT.

During the day we also updated the schedules for 33 Miles, Theory Of A Deadman, Lykke Li, Ron Sexsmith, Candye Kane, The Philosopher Kings, Tab The Band, Pink Martini, Elton John, Lewis Black, Sarah Bettens, Anthony Green, Jon McLaughlin, Eli Young Band, The Black Crowes, Travis Tritt, Junior Brown, Toby Keith plus thousands and thousands of bands and artists that we’d like to mention in this space, but the stage manager is giving us the “wrap it up” sign.

And that’s the way it was today. Thank you for being an ever-faithful companion and we hope you’ll join us tomorrow for another adventure in concert data. Goodnight, and may all the great seats be yours.