Working For The Weekend …

The mighty weekend crew will tease, please, and appease you during the next couple of days with flavorful items guaranteed to tickle your musical taste buds and nourish that ever-growing desire for great music, fantastic shows and cheap parking fees.

SaturdayTotimoshi Takes OffThe Bay Area trio celebrates its upcoming release with a summer jaunt.

Summer Tour Surfs The WorldJack Johnson partners with the Surfrider Foundation for his 2008 world tour.

SundayJohn Mayer Returns To Sea is headed for Cabo San Lucas, Mexico next spring.

Chuck Berry And Kate Nash Go To Camp – With help from co-headliners The Flaming Lips, the pair heads for the British coast to launch .

MondayIn Love With Gavin DeGraw – The singer/songwriter heads out again in support of his sophomore release.

More Filter To LoveThe band adds more dates to its first U.S. tour in six years.

Our HotStar next week is Devotchka

Link-O-Rama …

Shares of Live Nation dropped 9 percent today . Is it because Michael Cohl is leaving? Or is because the Dow had a really bad day today? Or maybe a little of both? – Reuters

Former Yahoo Music GM launches TopSpin Media – TechCrunch

Deep thoughts on the Sirius / XM satellite radio merger – The Washington Post

Ramsey Lewis commissioned to compose a new musical composition based on Abe Lincoln – Associated Press

Dr. John talks about how Hurricane Katrina affected his new album – The Sydney Morning Herald

Dave Stewart sums up his life at 55 – The Independent U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

You know how it is. A Friday afternoon and you’re trying to sneak out a little early. You know, get a jump on the weekend? And then the alarms on the tour date wire service start clanging and the next thing you know you’re back at your desk looking over new data for Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. New stops include August 16 in North Charleston, SC; August 18 in Richmond, VA; and August 24 in Kansas City, MO.

Blues lady Susan Tedeschi updates today with a few new gigs for October. Like October 9 in Ridgefield, CT, at Ridgefield Playhouse; October 12 in Westhampton Beach, NY, at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center; October 14 in Buffalo, NY, at University At Buffalo and October 15 in Harrisburg, PA, at Sunoco Performance Theater.

The new Sister Hazel listings are for September. Newly added stops include September 10 in Portland, Oregon; September 11 in San Francisco, California; September 12 in Las Vegas, Nevada; and September 14 in Alpine, California.

And we wrap up today’s fun and games with a couple new Bootsy Collins gigs – September 29 in Portland, Oregon, and October 13 in Alexandria, Virginia.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Sigur Ros, Luis Miguel, Punch Brothers Feat. Chris Thile, Natalie Cole, Indigo Girls, Chris Botti, Deep Purple, Lucero, John Anderson, Tegan and Sara, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Ray Price, Panic At The Disco, Los Lonely Boys, Eve 6, plus millions of artists and bands that we’d love to mention in this space if only it wasn’t quitting time. But hey, it’s the thought that counts.

And that’s your last update of the week. Thank you for joining us in our weekly excursion into the bowels of the concert itinerary jungle, and we hope you’ll join us again next week for another great adventure stalking the elusive tour date. G’night and have a great weekend!