Overnight Sensation …

The following two items scheduled to post within the next 14 hours will be THE subjects of discussion at office water coolers everywhere tomorrow. You don’t want to be left out, do you?

Beck Adds Headlining DatesThe singer has shoehorned a series of North American headlining dates in support of his latest release, Modern Guilt, into his summer schedule.

Love, JoanJoan As Police Woman gears up to hit the road again next month behind sophomore album To Survive.

Link-O-Rama …

Peter Gabriel talks up WOMAD – Gazette and Herald U.K.

Hey look! It’s the cheerleader from “Heroes” all grown up and launching a vamping singing career – Mail On Sunday U.K.

Are The Stray Cats ready for “The Long Goodbye?” – Orange County Weekly

Can you name the top 4 online music services? After iTunes, that is – CNET / Crave

AOL dazzles the world with an upgraded Winamp, including integration for merch as well as AOL Radio and Asian language support – AOL / Businesswire.com / press release

Sex, drugs and lobsters. Has to be The B-52’sThe Times Online U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

“America’s Best Dance Crew Live” hits the road in September and runs through mid-October. Specifics include September 18 in Miami at AmericanAirlines Arena, September 23 in New York at WaMu Theater At Madison Sq. Garden, September 30 in Newark at New Jersey Perf. Arts Center, October 8 in Denver at Wells Fargo Theatre and October 15 in Everett, Washington at Comcast Arena At Everett Events Center.

The cello band known as Rasputina updates today with new listings for next month on the east coast. Stops include August 19 in Albany at WAMC Linda Norris Auditorium, August 20 in Boston at Paradise Rock Club, August 21 in South Burlington (Vermont) at Higher Ground and August 23 in New York at Hiro Ballroom @ Maritime Hotel.

TV On The Radio gets a few new Canada listings in before the final deadline. New on the band’s calendar is September 7 in Vancouver at Commodore Ballroom, September 9 in Calgary at Macewan Hall Ballroom and September 10 in Edmonton at The Starlite Room.

And we finish off the day with a couple of new ones from Blue Oyster Cult – August 22 in Davenport, Washington at Two Rivers Casino, and October 1 in Jackson, Mississippi at the State Fair.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Stereophonics, The Dandy Warhols, Sons Of The San Joaquin, Portugal. The Man, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Lisa Loeb, Alejandro Escovedo, Nick Lowe, Leonard Cohen, The Stray Cats, REO Speedwagon, Joan Baez, Madonna, Carrie Rodriguez, Janet Jackson, Bayside, Kid Rock, Vicente Fernandez, Smashing Pumpkins, plus all the bands in the world. Period.

And that closes our Thursday excursion into the mystical land of concert data. Don’t forget to wipe your shoes off before you go home and we hope to see your face looking at our place tomorrow. Adios!