There’s nothing like experiencing a top-flight blues band in a club and Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials update today with new club dates for September and October. Stops include September 6 in Des Moines at Blues On Grand, September 25 in St. Louis at BB’s Jazz Blues & Soups, September 26 in Kansas City at Knuckleheads Saloon, October 2 in Omaha at Murphy’s Lounge and October 3 in Lincoln at Zoo Bar.

The Roots have new United Kingdom dates for December. Newly posted shows include December 1 in Nottingham at Rock City, December 2 in Manchester at Manchester Academy, Decmeber 3 in Bristol at Carling Bristol Academy and December 5 & 6 in London at The Forum.

Cansei de Ser Sexy, otherwise known as CSS, has lined up a string of United Kingdom dates for October. Gigs include The Leadmill in Sheffield on October 5, the Kasbah in Coventry on October 9, Liquid Room in Edinburgh on October 12 and Concorde 2 in Brighton on October 15.

The Hold Steady keeps adding new dates almost as fast as we can post them. This morning’s new batch of shows is for the U.K. and includes September 29 in Oxford, September 30 in Manchester and October 1 in Glasgow.

During the first 90 minutes of biz we also updated the schedules for The Rumours, Yeasayer, The Maccabees, The Long Ryders, Rolo Tomassi, Parrots Of The Caribbean, Parmalee, Earl Klugh, Blue Dogs and Ari Hest.

But that’s just putting the ol’ toe in the water next to the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. In other words, we’re just getting started on our quest for new concert data and we’ll have another briefing for you in your Midday Update, coming up around 12 noon (PDT), from!