Link-O-Rama …

New performance art known as complaints choir brings whining to a new level – Times Online U.K.

And for your viewing pleasure, here’s a little number from the Complaints Choir of Birmingham

Former Dream Syndicate copilot Steve Wynn talks about “The Baseball Project” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

New survey by ABIresearch shows the top three consumer “must have” features for mobile phones are cameras, Bluetooth and music – Marketwatch / ABIresearch / press release

Looking for some really bad song lyrics? The Sun U.K.

Kanye West denies taking anger management classes, says nothing about taking ego management classes – The Chicago Tribune

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drum for 86 hours straight? Ohio’s Link Logen says, “It was absolutely the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.” – Akron Beacon Journal

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Monster Magnet screams through Europe during late October and all of November. Today’s update includes October 28 in Luxembourg at Den Atelier; November 7 in Stockholm at Annexet; November 15 in Warsaw at Stodola Club; November 23 in Milan at Alcatraz and December 12 & 13 in Athens at Gagarin 205 Live Music Space.

Neal McCoy adds August, September, October and November gigs. Like August 1 in Dallas at Cowboys Red River; August 30 in Tuskahoma, OK, at Choctaw Council House; September 20 in Robinsonville, MS, at Gold Strike Casino Resort; October 2 in Klamath Falls, OR, at Ross Ragland Theater and November 14 in Katy, TX, at Mo’s Place.

Opeth solidify their October plans with dates throughout the U.S., including San Francisco on October 6; Las Vegas on October 8; Denve ron October 11; Houston on October 17; New Orleans on October 18 and Baltimore on October 26.

Rhett Akins updates today with new listings for West Virginia, South Dakota, New York, Virginia, Missouri, Texas and New Jersey. Dates include August 2 in Sutton, WV; August 16 in Warsaw, NY; August 24 in Radford, VA; and September 26 in Atlantic City.

During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Smashing Pumpkins, Snoop Dogg, New Monsoon, The Allman Brothers Band, The Four Freshmen, Steve March Torme, The Swell Season, The Robert Cray Band, Trisha Yearwood, War Against Sleep and Strike Anywhere.

And that’s what’s happening at the halfway mark as we move into Hump Day Afternoon on the Fresno Coast. Don’t miss Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from!