Sara Hickman shines in the spotlight this afternoon as the singer / songwriter nails down a few new dates for Massachusetts, Texas, Colorado and Maryland. New Texas dates are many, with Ms. Hickman scheduling stops in Austin on September 12, October 8, October 19, November 21 and December 22, Houston on November 7 and Spicewood on November 15. Look for the lady in Boston on August 29 and Denver on October 4.

San Diego indie band Pinback updates today with October gigs in Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois and Oregon. Details include October 8 in Cleveland at Grog Shop, October 10 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall, October 11 in Columbia at The Blue Note, October 12 in Chicago at The Bottom Lounge and October 17 in Portland at Hawthorne Theatre.

Bob Schneider updates his October / November calendar with new listings for Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Indiana and Pennsylvania. Stops include October 20 in Portland at Doug Fir Lounge, October 21 in Seattle at The Tripple Door, October 23 in Denver at Bluebird Theater, October 25 in Lawrence at The Bottleneck, November 5 in Mankato at The Underground, November 8 in Indianapolis at The Music Mill and November 13 in Philly at World Café Live.

Finally, Brooklyn’s Oxford Collapse slots November gigs in U.S. and Canada for September. Today’s update includes September 5 in Seattle at Sunset Tavern, September 11 in Winnipeg at Royal Albert Arms, September 14 in Lawrence at Replay Lounge, September 15 in Columbia at Mojo’s, September 26 in Philadelphia at The M Room and October 4 in Princeton at Terrace Club.

During the last couple of hours we also tweaked the schedules for Ratatat, Misty Boyce, Keller Williams, Flash Cadillac, Super Diamond, The New Year, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, Matt Duke and Camper Van Beethoven.

Two more hours to go and we have plenty of new data guaranteed to titillate the concert lobe section of your brain. Don’t miss your last update of the day – The Closing Bell – coming up around 5 pm (PDT), from!