Overnight Sensation …
Our writers would be most grateful if you take the time to read the following two items scheduled to post within the next 14 hours. Actually, they’ll just be grateful. They’re never “most grateful” unless free booze is involved.
But What Would Mrs. Robinson Think? – Springfield, Ill., quintet The Graduate is out on the road again this summer working hard to spread the word about debut full-length, Anhedonia.
Huh? A club powered by shaking booties? They’re calling the new London club the world’s first “eco-disco,” and it is open for business – The Times Online U.K.
Remember all those stories a couple of months ago about David Byrne turning a New York City building into a musical instrument? Wanna know how that turned out? – The Telegraph U.K.
Holy ASCAP, Batman! They’re writing songs about you, Caped Crusader! – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)
Hand-painted drum skin featured on The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album sells for $1.1 million at auction, while John Lennon’s handwritten manuscript for “Give Peace A Chance” fetches $834,000 – Reuters
Claiming patent infringement, Konami Group sues Viacom over “Rock Band.” – Bloomberg
It’s marriage #2 for both Olivia Newton-John and her new hubby – Associated Press
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
DJ / record producer Kaskade lines up several new engagements for the months August through November. Individual appearances include Baltimore on August 17 at the Mosaic Lounge, Denver on August 31 at Beta, Las Vegas on September 1 at Wet Republic and Los Angeles on November 8 at Vanguard Theatre. Kaskade also has a few new international dates on his calendar. Like a couple of Brazil dates – Florianopolis on August 8 at Confraria Das Artes and Curitiba on August 9 at Estacao Embratel. Kaskade also travels halfway around the globe to South Korea for a Seoul gig on October 18 at Club Answer.
Merle Haggard updates today with a few August shows – Pikeville, KY, on August 15 at Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center, and Sturgis, MS, at the Sturgis South Bike Rally.
Lots of new dates for Canadian band Born Ruffians. Late September and the second half of October make for the update which includes September 28 in Cleveland, October 18 in Phoenix, October 21 in Baton Rouge, October 22 in Atlanta and October 29 in Boston.
If you’re in need of a good laugh, we just posted several new dates for comedian Ron White. Shows include August 22 in Birmingham, Alabama, at Alabama Theatre, September 5 & 6 in Welch, Minnesota, at Treasure Island Casino, October 24 in Omaha, Nebraska, at Orheum Theater and December 5 & 6 in Las Vegas at Mirage Casino & Hotel.
During the day we also updated the schedules for Crosby & Nash, Ice Cube, Riders In The Sky, Toby Keith, Travis Tritt, Stephen Stills, Ronnie Milsap, Bret Michaels, Trout Fishing In America, Lucero, Great White, Eddie Money, Vince Neil, Joan As Police Woman, John Michael Montgomery, Jackson Taylor, Jamie O’Neal, Pegi Young, and all the bands you love. Plus a few your mama warned you about.
That’s our story for Thursday, July 10, 2008. Thank you for your support and we hope you’ll support us tomorrow as well. Otherwise we just might have to move back in with our parents. Adios!