Overnight Sensation …

You know the rules. Decipher the clues hidden in the following two items scheduled to post within the next 14 hours, and fame, fortune and personal happiness will be yours. Good luck!

Lyfe Jennings Uses Star Power For Change – The singer/songwriter takes advantage of his summer tour to spread the word about the HIV/AIDS crisis.

The Morning Benders On A Touring TearThe Bay-area quartet is burning up the road in support of debut album, Talking Through Tin Cans.

Link-O-Rama …

The all-new seeks “rock immortality” in its quest to be as big as, say, Bonnaroo or Coachella – The Detroit News

For those who missed them the first time around, here’s a chance to get-up-to-speed on Labelle – The Times-Picayune

Back in the ’60s Bob Dylan used to play there whenever he felt like it, but now you need a permit to play New York’s Washington Park – The Villager

Darius Rucker of Hootie & The Blowfish to make his Grand Ole Opry debut on July 15 – WJBF / Associated Press

Katy Perry takes questions, gives answers – Houston Chronicle

Singer / songwriter Susan Aglukark talks about her new gig as “scholar in residence” at University of Alberta – Northern News Services

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Chicago bluesman Ronnie Baker Brooks makes the final update deadline today with new listings for August, October and November, plus a new date for March of next year. Specifics include August 1 in Berwyn, IL; October 3 in Phoenix, AZ; October 4 in San Diego, CA and November 2 in Brantford, ON. The new 2009 date is March 28 in Schaumburg, IL.

Dates for the always seem to leak out a few at a time, and today is no different. New ones on Mr. McCain’s calendar include September 12 in Greenville, SC; December 26 in Dallas and December 27 in Houston.

The Robert Cray Band adds three new dates for the state of Washington, plus single listings for Houston, Minnnesota and Mississippi. Particulars include September 21 in Houston at Warehouse Live; September 26 in St. Paul, MN, at Fitzgerald Theater; October 2 & 3 in Seattle at The Triple Door and October 23 in Meridian, MS, at MSU Riley Center.

And Blue Oyster Cult sneaks in before today’s final curtain with a couple new listings – September 7 in Danbury, CT, at City Center, and November 13 in Verona, NY, at Turning Stone Resort & Casino.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Ben Kweller, Los Lonely Boys, Eric Jerardi Band, Bryan Lee, Okkervil River, The Allman Brothers Band, Janet Robin, Tina Turner, Disturbed, Girl Talk, Jonny Lang, Misfits, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dave Thompson, Eddie Vedder, Shelby Lynne, The Manhattan Transfer, Jon McLaughlin, Lee Ritenour, Los Lobos, Phil Vassar, plus thousands and thousands of bands and artists that want to entertain you. And make a few bucks while doing so.

And that’s our story for Wednesday, July 2, 2008. Thanks for hanging out with us and we hope you’ll join us tomorrow for another grand adventure in the dangerous, yet somewhat friendly land of concert data. G’night!