Overnight Sensation …

We have two items scheduled to post within the next 16 hours that are jam-packed with violence and sex. Or is that violins and saxes?

Reason Is The ReasonRise Against has announced dates and cities for a fall headlining tour timed to coincide with the release of the band’s latest, Appeal To Reason.

Kitchens: Not Just For Cooking – New Orleans singer/songwriter Theresa Andersson is preparing to hit the road behind her recorded-in-the-kitchen album, Hummingbird, Go! ( Two Free Downloads! )

Link-O-Rama …

Jessie Farrell leads Canadian Country Music Awards nominations – The Canadian Press

There’s an old joke where someone lost in New York asks a native, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” and the answer / punchline is “Practice. Practice. Practice.” That may be true for Carnegie Hall, but to get to Radio City Music Hall all you apparently need is $120,000 – Associated Press

Do you want some free music? It’s gonna cost you. Maybe not now, but eventually everybody has to pay – The Times Online

Customers of Yahoo Music can get Rhapsody credits when service shuts down – PC Magazine

Judge keeps Dad in charge of daughter’s affairs in Britney LandReuters

John Rich of Big & Rich pens pro-McCain song. “I wanted to offer him something that he didn’t have, a rally song, one that really captures that maverick spirit.” – Associated Press

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman head out together during October and November. Dates include Columbus, Ohio at Palace Theatre, October 17 in Atlanta at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, October 24 in Omaha at Holland Performing Arts Center and November 1 in Albany at Palace Theatre. Other cities on the routing include Cincinnati, Roanoke, Paducah, Merrillville, Lowell, Rochester and Clearwater.

Electric Six and Local H go nightclubbing together during October and November. Newly posted dates, most of them with The Golden Dogs, include Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 18 at The Intersection, Madison, Wisconsin on October 25 at High Noon Saloon, November 9 in Tucson at Plush and November 25 & 26 in Cleveland at Grog Shop. This is a very extensive tour and you really need to look at the entire schedule to truly appreciate the geographical splendor represented in the routing.

Dave Mason makes the final deadline today with new dates for Texas, California and New Jersey. October 14 is Austin, Texas at Antone’s, October 16 is The Woodlands, Texas at Dosey Doe, November 11 & 12 is marked for Exeter, California at Orange Blossom Junction and on December 6 Mr. Mason plays Atlantic City.

And we have a few new ones for The Black Lips – September 16 in London, England; November 3 in Charleston, South Carolina; November 8 in Santa Fe, Mexico and November 15 in Athens, Georgia.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Travis, All Time Low, Billy Joel, Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, Todd Snider, The Cribs, Luis Miguel, Three 6 Mafia, Fall Out Boy, Widespread Panic, Bob Schneider, Pinback, Sara Hickman, Oxford Collapse, plus thousands and thousands of bands and artists we just don’t have the time to mention in this space if only because it’s Thursday night and happy hour down at the Service Charge Bar & Grill started one hour ago.

And that wraps up Thursday’s sojourn into the land of concert data. Thanks for walking today’s path with us and we hope you can join us tomorrow for another heapin’ helpin’ of fresh tour dates. Y’all come back now. Ya hear?